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Re: 3D-Surface-Plot:Help!

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  • Subject: [mg1656] Re: 3D-Surface-Plot:Help!
  • From: "Aleph. N. S" <Shanks at>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Jul 1995 06:15:38 -0400
  • Organization: The institute for all things

h.hochmeister at (Hannes Hochmeister) wrote:
>To all Mathematica-Freaks and -Specialists:
>Please, can you help me with following Problem:
>We have to plot the surface of a landfill or a certain landscape in a
>Also we need a ContourPlot in 3D of this surface.
>In Mathematica Journal, Vol. 4 Issue 2 and 4 are two articles which give a
>solution for the problem, but only when the data are values of a function or
>of a regularely matrix.
>But we have only unregular data (coordinates in x, y, z). In this case
>Mathematica can not find and plot the z-ordinate to the values of x and y.
>If you have a solution for this problem, please send an e-mail to:
>Hannes Hochmeister
>A-1130 Vienna, Austria
>e-mail: h.hochmeister at
>Many Thanks!

I am not going to hack it out right here, but you should definityl look 
into the interpolate function.  This will creat an arbitrary function 
that passes through all of you data points.  You can then plot the 
function or load it into a matrix.


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