.. _mplot3d-2dcollections3d_demo: mplot3d example code: 2dcollections3d_demo.py ============================================= .. plot:: /home/tcaswell/src/p/matplotlib/doc/mpl_examples/mplot3d/2dcollections3d_demo.py :: """ ======================= Plot 2D data on 3D plot ======================= Demonstrates using ax.plot's zdir keyword to plot 2D data on selective axes of a 3D plot. """ from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt fig = plt.figure() ax = fig.gca(projection='3d') # Plot a sin curve using the x and y axes. x = np.linspace(0, 1, 100) y = np.sin(x * 2 * np.pi) / 2 + 0.5 ax.plot(x, y, zs=0, zdir='z', label='curve in (x,y)') # Plot scatterplot data (20 2D points per colour) on the x and z axes. colors = ('r', 'g', 'b', 'k') x = np.random.sample(20*len(colors)) y = np.random.sample(20*len(colors)) c_list = [] for c in colors: c_list.append([c]*20) # By using zdir='y', the y value of these points is fixed to the zs value 0 # and the (x,y) points are plotted on the x and z axes. ax.scatter(x, y, zs=0, zdir='y', c=c_list, label='points in (x,z)') # Make legend, set axes limits and labels ax.legend() ax.set_xlim(0, 1) ax.set_ylim(0, 1) ax.set_zlim(0, 1) ax.set_xlabel('X') ax.set_ylabel('Y') ax.set_zlabel('Z') # Customize the view angle so it's easier to see that the scatter points lie # on the plane y=0 ax.view_init(elev=20., azim=-35) plt.show() Keywords: python, matplotlib, pylab, example, codex (see :ref:`how-to-search-examples`)