Plot3 in Python – ‘almost’ like Matlab

Here’s an interesting picture titled “language family” from 1985!! Found via this blog.


But this post is really about mimicking  Matlab’s very useful plot3 command in python using matplotlib !!

The following function gives a bare bone plot3 command in python.

Plot3 in python

def plot3(a,b,c,mark="o",col="r"):
  from matplotlib import pyplot
  import pylab
  from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D
  fig = pylab.figure()
  ax = Axes3D(fig)
  ax.scatter(a, b, c,marker=mark,color=col)

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