I am trying to plot a surface plot, but the surface plot is empty. It does show the frame of the plot if I plot with ListPointPlot3D, but not with ListSurfacePlot3D.

How can I make this data into a surface plot?

v = Table[Table[{xgrid[[i]], xgrid[[j]], u[[i*j]]}, {i, 1,Length[xgrid]}], {j, 1, Length[xgrid]}];

ListPointPlot3D[v, ViewPoint -> {0, -2, 0}] /. Point -> Line
ListSurfacePlot3D[v, PlotRange -> All]
ListPlot3D[v, Mesh -> All]

Here is ListPointPlot3D: ListPointPlot3D

Here is ListSurfacePlot3D: ListSurfacePlot3D

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    $\begingroup$ Try ListSurfacePlot3D[ Flatten[v, 1] ] $\endgroup$
    – Jason B.
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 20:32

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The structure of your table is wrong. Look at the nesting of the lists. For ListPlot3D or ListSurfacePlot3D, you need v to be of the form {{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2},...}.



and then do ListPlot3D or ListSurfacePlot3D on v2.

  • $\begingroup$ Or just Flatten[v, 1] $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 23:33
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I should have looked! $\endgroup$
    – Frank
    Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 0:34

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