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According to the MMA 9 help:

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ListContourPlot3D accepts input as {{x1,y1,z1,f1},..........} and at position {x1,y1,z1} depending on the value of f1 puts a color to indicate the value f1, at least this is my understanding.

Now:

 plot = Table[{RandomReal[10], RandomReal[10], RandomReal[10], RandomReal[10]}, {i, 1, 10}]

 ListContourPlot3D[plot]

returns an empty cube. I have a similar problem here.

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  • $\begingroup$ Works fine on version 10.0.1 on Win8.1 64bit. What version are you using? $\endgroup$ – Edmund Nov 11 '14 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ On OSX 10.0.0 it works, provided there are enough points (like 100)... edit: as belisaurius just answered! $\endgroup$ – Aisamu Nov 11 '14 at 18:00
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You need more points to find contours:

plot = Table[{RandomReal[10], RandomReal[10], RandomReal[10], 
              RandomReal[10]}, {i, 1, 100}];

ListContourPlot3D[plot]

or better:

ListContourPlot3D[RandomReal[10, {100, 4}]]

Mathematica graphics

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  • $\begingroup$ Come on, smart AND fast!? So unfair! $\endgroup$ – Aisamu Nov 11 '14 at 18:03
  • $\begingroup$ Is there a reason why it won't plot for few number of points? In this form, I cannot achieve what I want. I want to put at each position a small sphere or ball which its color depends on how much big is f1 value. $\endgroup$ – MOON Nov 11 '14 at 19:59
  • $\begingroup$ @yashar That's not the main use of ListContourPlot3D[]. You may use other Mma functions $\endgroup$ – Dr. belisarius Nov 11 '14 at 20:04

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