||A New Visualization for Web Server Logs|
|Subject:||Surface plot, viewing 3D|
Response to: Surface plot, viewing 3D
Surfaces do look better than clouds but my hesitation is due to two things:
But you do bring up an important point: interactivity. Plots such as the ones in the article are dead objects that cannot tell you any more about the displayed data. A good interactive tool would let the user mouse over the points and describe each data point. Excel charts can do this as, I am sure, many others too. Excel has many other well-known limitations which precluded its use for decent-sized log files. I would love to try out my data with a proper 3D tool such as the one you linked to.
If you have such a tool and could load it up with similar data, I would be grateful if you put up a screenshot to show that it does indeed look good.
Surface plot, viewing 3D
2007-02-15 18:04:44 Nick_3D [View]