Article:
  A New Visualization for Web Server Logs
Subject:   Surface plot, viewing 3D
Date:   2007-02-15 18:04:44
From:   Nick_3D
Response to: Surface plot, viewing 3D

Yes, your hesitation is correct in some respect. True spread data has little or no sense in surface representation. The things are different if you have at least 2 continuous directions such as Z (volume or hits in your case) and X (time in your case) then surface works perfectly fine as it is sown in links above. 3D surf is constructed as bands or 3D tapes, interpolation only in continuous directions. Feel free to drop a line to my friends at www.ScienceGL.com to get demo, evaluation whatever. Contact Alex.
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