Hi, I recently sent a mail to matplotlib-users regarding the

> availability of 3 axes plots and histograms in 2/N D and got

> no feedback. I understand this may not be a very exciting

> issue but if anybody has any input there (see below), it

> would be welcome. Thanks in advance!!

I was out of the country and my mail server died, so I missed some

messages...

> Eric ============================================= 3 axes

> plot ======== The more I am using matplotlib, the more I

> like it. But using it more means I more often hit the limits

> of the code, so I was wondering if there is any plan for a

> routine to plot data points w.r.t 3 axes (so a perspective

> scatter plot with x,y,z, data and a viewing angle). Of

> course another (maybe more difficult) goal would be to be

> able to draw surfaces, but already a simple scatter plot in

> 3D would help tremendously there (I realize the concept of

> "axis" has then to be revised, but well I have no idea how

> much effort this is).

> (if there is no - coming - plan for this, is there any way

> around it?)

There is a lot of interest in this -- at least three of the developers

besides me have expressed interest in working on this, so hopefully we

can get something going. Maybe sometime this summer...

> Any hint there (I realize this is more a numarray question

> but I thought of first asking your community first since

> someone may have done it already)? And maybe also of how to

> generalize this in N dimensions? (for 1D matplotlib has the

> hist function..)

The plotting part for a 2D hist would be fairly easy (as a pcolor or

image). Is there no Nd histogram function in scipy or numarray?

JDH