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I am having difficulty related to 3D plotting task. I have a set of data points in the following form :

data={{1x, {1y1,1y2},1z}, {2x,{2y1,2y2},2z},....{nx,{ny1,ny2},nz}}

The set of points (1x...nx) and (1z...nz) correspond to the values labelled on the x and z axis as usual. On the other hand the points (1y1,...,ny1) and (1y2,..,ny2) represent two independent parameters to be labelled on y-axis. I would like to include all the points in the data above either by using ListPlot3D or ListPointPlot3D functions. Is there a way to do it? More precisely, considering the 3D bounding box for List3DPlot (or ListPointPlot3D) , I would like to show the points {1y1...ny1} and {1y2...ny2} in the plot such that they are labelled on y-axis; on opposite sides of x-y plane. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    – bbgodfrey
    Mar 19 '15 at 18:48
  • $\begingroup$ One obvious way to plot 4 parameters in 3D is to use a color scale for the fourth parameter. However, it is up to you to decide, how it is better to do it depending upon the sense of the plot. I might propose the idea to plot {x,(y1+y2)/2,z} as a 3D point and (y1-y2)/2 as a color. Check Menu/Help/DocumentationCenter/Plot3D/Options/PlotLegends to see how the color code can be added. $\endgroup$ Mar 20 '15 at 8:14

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