Serhiy - 4 months ago 34

Python Question

I have three 1D vectors, first two are coordinates and third is a value. I can't figure out a simple way to plot them using

`pcolor`

`imshow`

`csv_data=StringIO("""subsample, colsample, val`

0.6, 0.6, 0.87277

0.7, 0.6, 0.87408

0.8, 0.6, 0.87294

0.9, 0.6, 0.87242

0.6, 0.7, 0.87341

0.7, 0.7, 0.87238

0.8, 0.7, 0.87290

0.9, 0.7, 0.87285

0.6, 0.8, 0.87268

0.7, 0.8, 0.87392

0.8, 0.8, 0.87353

0.9, 0.8, 0.87223

0.6, 0.9, 0.87147

0.7, 0.9, 0.87271

0.8, 0.9, 0.87247

0.9, 0.9, 0.87324

""")

df = pd.read_csv(csv_data, sep=', ')

X, Y, Z = df.subsample.values, df.colsample.values, df.val.values

As you can see for each value of X there is a full set of Y values. And for each value of Y there is a complete set of X values with Z already calculated. How can I construct x, y and z as meshgrids based on this data?

Answer

The data must be in 2D array's, this can be easily done with your data with the reshape method.

```
X = X.reshape((4,4))
Y = Y.reshape((4,4))
Z = Z.reshape((4,4))
plt.contourf(X,Y,Z)
```