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What do you use for 2-D data plotting?

Ravi Shankarappa
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I am in need of plotting 2-D data. For example X-axis and Y-axis are distance and Z is intensity at each X-Y point. Could someone point me to a good java library for this purpose?

-Ravi
Lester Burnham
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Since you mention X, Y and Z it sounds more like you need a 3D library, not a 2D library, yes? For 2D plots I would have suggested JChart2D, although JFreeChart and OpenChart2 may also fit the bill.
Ravi Shankarappa
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Lester Burnham wrote:Since you mention X, Y and Z it sounds more like you need a 3D library, not a 2D library, yes? For 2D plots I would have suggested JChart2D, although JFreeChart and OpenChart2 may also fit the bill.


Thats right. I have used JFreeChart before for 2D plotting, but there is real scarcity of good Java library for 3D plotting. I need it for scintific data plotting and not for visual effects that you normally associate with gaming etc.

-Ravi
Lester Burnham
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Maybe http://jmathtools.berlios.de/doku.php or http://jas.freehep.org/jas3/
Ravi Shankarappa
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Following your suggestions, I stumbled on Jzy3D. Looks very promising. Thanks for the suggestions.

-Ravi
 
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