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Re: plot (x,y,z) triplets as a surface?
- Subject: Re: plot (x,y,z) triplets as a surface?
- From: davidf(at)dfanning.com (David Fanning)
- Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 09:22:36 -0700
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Fanning Software Consulting
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:17073
Andrew (email@example.com) writes:
> I have some surface data that are generated by a computer
> simulation I wrote. The simulation itself is not written in IDL,
> it's an external program that produces an ASCII data set. Before
> switching to IDL, I used a plotting program that required the surface
> data to be z only, with x and y determined by column and row.
> As far as I can tell, this is also IDL's preferred way to read
> surface data. Obviously, it is a more economical way to store surface
> data. However, economy aside, for many reasons I would prefer to
> have my simulation output (x,y,z) triplets. The x,y values ARE evenly
> spaced but I would STILL like to output the data as triplets. Call
> me stubborn.
> Is there any way to read (x,y,z) triplets into IDL and make a
> surface? Sorry if this is a terrible newbie question.
I've been meaning to write an article about gridding
data for a SURFACE plot for about 5 years now. This
question finally pushed me over the edge. You can find
David Fanning, Ph.D.
Fanning Software Consulting
Phone: 970-221-0438 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coyote's Guide to IDL Programming: http://www.dfanning.com/
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