I've been trying to get my y and z axes log-scaled on a 3D list Point Plot, for example (test data):


ListPointPlot3D[data, AxesLabel -> {"x", "y", "z"}, 
 BaseStyle -> {FontSize -> 30, FontFamily -> "Times"}, 
 LabelStyle -> Black, ImageSize -> 1000

I have tried everything I could find in old posts, but everything seemed to be geared towards Plot3D - and doesn't seem to work for ListPointPlot3D.

Any suggestions? Thanks so much!


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You can use the option ScalingFunctions for this purpose. For instance:


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    $\begingroup$ Ah - I tried this earlier but got the "unknown option name" error, so I assumed it wasn't compatible. If this works for you it must mean my version is too old I guess (I have 10.4?). :) Thanks! I'll look into updating. $\endgroup$
    – zack
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 23:32
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    $\begingroup$ @zack ScalingFunctions were only introduced in version 11. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 10:03
  • $\begingroup$ Dang! Oh well :) Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – zack
    Commented Sep 21, 2018 at 1:26
  • $\begingroup$ I have Mathematica Version, but the ScalingFunctions option isn't recognized for ListPointPlot3D (for Plot it is). Is there any known workaround? $\endgroup$
    – Sebastian
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 15:49

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