I want to be able to see 3D data (a clouds of points) as in any gnuplot terminal - at least to be able to rotate as it is for images on p. 171 in this document.

Is it possible to insert a script in .plt gnuplot format or to generate data in some another format suitable for adding in LaTeX document (I use LyX)?

What is general approach to add such a 3D interactive images to PDF?

  • Have a look at TikZ and PGFplots. – TeXnician Feb 8 '17 at 13:17
  • @user124577 Thank you for the hint. What tags are related to searching that? – Tomilov Anatoliy Feb 8 '17 at 13:18
  • That depends. Just try to find something like "pgf 3d data" (like tex.stackexchange.com/questions/118131/…) – TeXnician Feb 8 '17 at 13:22
  • The first question is how does PDF do it? Second, does hyperref or tikz support those features? I should also note that at 8.7Mb for an 11 page document, it would seem that the animation consists of selecting one of many images stored. – John Kormylo Feb 8 '17 at 13:45
  • @JohnKormylo Bad news :(. But it may worth this. – Tomilov Anatoliy Feb 8 '17 at 13:48

Asymptote (http://asymptote.sourceforge.net/) is what you are after. It produces interactive 3D models in the PRC format which are eventually embedded using the media9 LaTeX package. See Sect. 7 of the media9 documentation which explains the procedure and which contains an Asymptote generated example.

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  • I hope it is not too complex to deal with. – Tomilov Anatoliy Feb 8 '17 at 13:59
  • Well, the learning curve of Asymptote is rather steep, but the web page is full of examples and you may get help here too. – AlexG Feb 8 '17 at 14:01

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