I am trying to plot 3D plots with pgfplots. I have started with an example from documentation:

% \usepackage{3dplot}
% this yields a 3x4 matrix:
\addplot3+[mesh] coordinates {
(0,0,0) (1,0,0) (2,0,0) (3,0,0)
(0,1,0) (1,1,0.6) (2,1,0.7) (3,1,0.5)
(0,2,0) (1,2,0.7) (2,2,0.8) (3,2,0.5)};

When I look into the file .log I can read:

! Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/mesh' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you misspelled it.

I have re-installed pgfplots package and the result is the same.

  • Welcome to TeX.sx!. I removed the thanks and sign-off at the end. This is just the style here, to keep questions and answers clean. Thanks is best expressed by upvoting answers that help you. In addition, I have indented the block of code with four spaces, which the presents the result with syntax highlighting. With the quote I put angle brackets beside the lines. These are available as buttons in the editor too. To see what I did, hit edit and take a look.
    – qubyte
    Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 10:34
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    Can you place a Minimal Working Example in the code block please? When I added the appropriate minimal code around what you have here it compiled fine.
    – qubyte
    Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 10:38
  • Your code works fine on my computer. Can you also include the document preamble?
    – percusse
    Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 11:13
  • Make sure that you have the current version (1.5.1) of pgfplots. You will need at least version 1.4.1 of this package. Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 11:14
  • Here is the document preambule I use :\documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} % \usepackage{3dplot} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[!h] \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} % this yields a 3x4 matrix: \addplot3+[mesh] coordinates { (0,0,0) (1,0,0) (2,0,0) (3,0,0) (0,1,0) (1,1,0.6) (2,1,0.7) (3,1,0.5) (0,2,0) (1,2,0.7) (2,2,0.8) (3,2,0.5) }; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} \end{figure} \end{document}
    – Loïc
    Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 12:00

1 Answer 1


The example works well with the new version of pgfplots and tikz.

The newest version of tikz is available at sourceforge:

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