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Contour plot algorithm

Paul Bailey
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Joined: Oct 20, 2000
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Hi, I'm looking for a place that has algorithms. I'm specifically interested in those that are used to draw 3d data (contour plots, 3d plots, et cetera). Does anybody know of a good resource for such algorithms?
Stephanie Grasson
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Joined: Jun 14, 2000
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Maybe you would be interested in Java3D? Here is a link for you to check out:
Frank Carver

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I looked all over for contour plot algorithms a couple years ago, and ended up writing my own (which I'm not particularly happy with). Please keep looking, and if you do find anything, please let us know here.

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Sean MacLean
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Here are a couple of articles specific to Contour plotting
Contour Plottign In Java:
A Sample Applet With Source (based on above):
In general, I've seen a few advanced graphics books that address various algorithms and such but I've yet to find a repository on the web. Something like a "Numeric Recipes" for graphics would be great if it existed.
Paul Bailey
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Joined: Oct 20, 2000
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Thanks for the pages, they were helpful. I realized that I had already interpolated my data as far as finely I wanted it interpolated, so I am just making contours from a preexisting result.
Thanks everybody for responding.
I agree. Here's the link:
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