surf plot behaves strange!

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Miro 2012년 6월 15일
i generate a surface with surf. The problem is, that the coloring does not match the actual Data.
The Data is shown by the Z-Value in the surface (as usual). I uploaded the created Image. There i pointed out what i mean exactly:
How can the same color be attached to such different z-values?Is this a bug? Has anybody an idea how i can fix this?
Thanks for the attention


Kevin Holst
Kevin Holst 2012년 6월 15일
Surf attaches a color to a face based on one point on that face, and each face will be created by 4 points, so that color may not make sense for 3 of those points. This is especially true when there is a lot of variation point to point.
What I typically do is set shading to interp either within the call to surf itself or after the call.
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Kevin Holst
Kevin Holst 2012년 6월 18일
Your top picture shows surf(data) which plots each data sample versus its row/column numbers. So your data matrix must be something close to size of 50x560. The reason that when you use meshgrid, you're getting a different looking plot is because it appears that there aren't 560 distinct values in the y-direction. It appears that some are repeated due to the resolution of your y-variable.
One color makes sense (programatically) for those two points you show because of how the surf function attaches a color to a surface face by default. It requires 4 points to make a face, and it chooses 1 of those 4 points to base the color of the face on.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson 2012년 6월 15일
The colors of a surf() plot or a pcolor() plot are not directly derived from the Z value of individual points. Instead they are interpolated from nearby points. See under "Algorithms"
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Miro 2012년 6월 18일
exactly. And this works fine if i plot the data without a specified meshgrid. But when i use the dimensioned grid, the problem occurs. The y-Axis is a time vector, and the time is not continuous, could that possibly be the reason?

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