Two-dimensional plots are the bread and butter of data visualization. However, if you want to show off, nothing beats a good three-dimensional plot. I was in charge of a software package that could draw contour plots and three-dimensional plots. The software could even draw plots that when viewed with special glasses would pop right in front of you.
The matplotlib API has the
Axes3D class for three-dimensional plots. By demonstrating how this class works, we will also show how the object-oriented matplotlib API works. The matplotlib
Figure class is a top-level container for chart elements:
Figureobject as follows:
fig = plt.figure()
Axes3Dobject from the
ax = Axes3D(fig)