Example of Make Mesh Data

Create data for a function and then create a graph of the data.

  1. Choose File > New > Worksheet.
  2. Choose Calc > Make Mesh Data.
  3. Under Store in, type X in the first box and type Y in the second box.
  4. In Store Z variable in, type Z.
  5. Select Use function example, then select Egg Carton.
  6. Click OK.
    The X, Y, and Z data are now in the worksheet.
  7. To create a 3D surface plot of the X, Y, and Z data, follow these steps:
    1. Choose Graph > 3D Surface Plot > Surface.
    2. In Z variable, enter Z.
    3. In Y variable, enter Y.
    4. In X variable, enter X.
    5. Click OK.


The worksheet contains the generated X, Y, and Z data for the egg carton function. The surface plot displays the data for the function.

C1 C2 C3
−5 −5 0.544021
−4 −5 −0.222669
−3 −5 0.411718
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