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3D Surface Accuracy

Hi guys,

I started using 3D plots with Plotly JS and noticed several inconsistencies between a rendered surface and data it uses as input.

Using the “Mnt Bruno” dataset, the first inconsistency is that the rendered surface does not seem to actually ‘reach’ Z values from the data set (the peak on the surface is below the Z value of 372.8826 outlined by the ‘wire’ on the data label):


Another inconsistency is that a Plotly’s surface seems more ‘jagged’ than the original data or even Excel’s surface built with same data (see the peaks, for example):

Excel Surface

Can someone please explain why I see these inconsistencies?


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