Rudresh Ajgaonkar - 1 year ago 114
Python Question

# Color 3D Surface Based on Categories that passes through scatter points

I have the data in the following format:

## X,Y,Z,Category

I used plotly to generate a scatter plot and then a fit a Curve through the scatter points using the following code.

from scipy.interpolate import griddata
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib import cm
from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D

x=np.asarray([3,5,9,3,3,7,6,9,1,9]);
y=np.asarray([4,3,3,10,8,2,4,10,9,3]);
z=np.asarray([1,2,4,10,1,7,10,3,1,7]);
# x = np.random.random(100)

xi=np.linspace(min(x), max(x),50)
#print xi
yi=np.linspace(min(y),max(y),50)

X,Y= np.meshgrid(xi,yi)
Z = np.nan_to_num(griddata((x,y), z, (X, Y), method='cubic'))

fig = plt.figure()
ax.scatter(x, y, z)
ax.plot_surface(X, Y, Z, rstride=1, cstride=1, cmap=cm.coolwarm,
linewidth=0, antialiased=False,alpha=0.4)
plt.show()

What i am looking to do is to color the plot according to categories something like this :

Where red represents the category 1 and Blue represents category 2.
So inorder to get something like this I need to generate a 2D Array and then use a colormap/colorscale to color the categories accordingly.

The above output have been created using XLSTAT where it took category as the 4th col as the category.

Can someone explain me how do i generate the Z data which will help me color the categories differently?

I have tried to something like dividing the 2D matrix into halves 0's and half 1's and got output something like this.

Considering the following sample data :

x y z Category
3 4 1 Cat 1
5 3 2 cat2
9 3 4 cat2
3 10 10 cat3
3 8 1 cat3
7 2 7 cat2
6 4 10 Cat 1
9 10 3 Cat 4
1 9 1 Cat 1
9 3 7 cat2

I need to generate 2D Data that will represent the surface color and color the different categories with custom color

Just as griddata can be used to interpolate the 1D z array to a 2D grid, you can use griddata to interpolate a 1D color array to the same 2D grid:

color = [colormap[cat] for cat in category]
C = np.nan_to_num(griddata((x, y), color, (X, Y), method='cubic'))

Then you can use the colormap cm.coolwarm to map values in C to RGBA facecolors:

ax.plot_surface(X, Y, Z, rstride=1, cstride=1, cmap=cmap,
linewidth=0, antialiased=False, alpha=0.4, facecolors=cmap(C))

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib import cm
from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D
from scipy.interpolate import griddata

x = np.asarray([3, 5, 9, 3, 3, 7, 6, 9, 1, 9])
y = np.asarray([4, 3, 3, 10, 8, 2, 4, 10, 9, 3])
z = np.asarray([1, 2, 4, 10, 1, 7, 10, 3, 1, 7])
category = np.array(['Cat 1', 'cat2', 'cat2', 'cat3', 'cat3',
'cat2', 'Cat 1', 'Cat 4', 'Cat 1', 'cat2'])
# coolwarm: 0 --> blue, 1 --> red
# want: 'Cat 1' --> blue, 'cat2' --> red, 'cat3' --> ?, 'Cat 4' --> ?
colormap = {'Cat 1': 0, 'cat2': 1, 'cat3': 0.333, 'Cat 4': 0.666}
color = [colormap[cat] for cat in category]

xi = np.linspace(min(x), max(x), 50)
yi = np.linspace(min(y), max(y), 50)
X, Y = np.meshgrid(xi, yi)
Z = np.nan_to_num(griddata((x, y), z, (X, Y), method='cubic'))
C = np.nan_to_num(griddata((x, y), color, (X, Y), method='cubic'))

fig = plt.figure()