1.297 FAQ-1188 How to smooth contour plotted from matrix?

Last Update: 8/1/2023

Currently only contour graph plotted from XYZ worksheet data has smoothing options (Smoothing controls in Plot Details dialog).

If you create a contour from matrix or virtual matrix, and want to get smoother contour lines/gradient colormap, you will need to

  1. Convert your matrix/virtual matrix data to XYZ columns:
  2. Create a new contour plot from XYZ columns.
  3. Then you can use Smoothing options in Plot Details dialog to smooth the new contour: Plot Details dialog > Contour Info tab > Smoothing group.

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