.. _mplot3d-scatter3d_demo: mplot3d example code: scatter3d_demo.py ======================================= .. plot:: /home/tcaswell/source/p/matplotlib/doc/mpl_examples/mplot3d/scatter3d_demo.py :: ''' ============== 3D scatterplot ============== Demonstration of a basic scatterplot in 3D. ''' from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import numpy as np def randrange(n, vmin, vmax): ''' Helper function to make an array of random numbers having shape (n, ) with each number distributed Uniform(vmin, vmax). ''' return (vmax - vmin)*np.random.rand(n) + vmin fig = plt.figure() ax = fig.add_subplot(111, projection='3d') n = 100 # For each set of style and range settings, plot n random points in the box # defined by x in [23, 32], y in [0, 100], z in [zlow, zhigh]. for c, m, zlow, zhigh in [('r', 'o', -50, -25), ('b', '^', -30, -5)]: xs = randrange(n, 23, 32) ys = randrange(n, 0, 100) zs = randrange(n, zlow, zhigh) ax.scatter(xs, ys, zs, c=c, marker=m) ax.set_xlabel('X Label') ax.set_ylabel('Y Label') ax.set_zlabel('Z Label') plt.show() Keywords: python, matplotlib, pylab, example, codex (see :ref:`how-to-search-examples`)