In this lesson we will learn how to plot 3D, contour, and profile plots. Data for such plots can be organized as XYZ columns or an array of cells in a worksheet, or in a matrix window.
You can add multiple horizontal, vertical, or arbitrary lines using the buttons in the dialog. The graph layers will display overlaid curves for the profiles in the appropriate layers. Profile plots can also be made from data in a matrix or worksheet.
The Import Wizard can be used to parse an ASCII file to extract variables from header lines. The file you chose already has a predefined filter which is applied when you click the Finish button.
Data from different matrices or virtual matrices can be plotted in the same 3D graph layer by specifying an appropriate offset value for each, and further specifying which datasets to flatten. This allows to examine related data together in the same graph.
A parametric function can be added to an existing graph, thus allowing you to combine such plots with real data. Visit 3D Function Gallery to view and download more examples.
Save your project file.