# 2.8.35 xyzarea(Pro)

Analysis: Mathematics: XYZ Surface Area

## Brief Information

Calculate surface area of XYZ data

This feature is for OriginPro only, 8.1 SR0.

## Command Line Usage

 

xyzarea iz:=col(c) area:=area; 

## Variables

Display
Name
Variable
Name
I/O
and
Type
Default
Value
Description
Input Data iz

Input

XYZRange

<active>
Specify the input XYZ range for area calculation.
area area

Output

double

<>
Specify where to output the area result. The output result is always put into the Results Log window.

## Description This X-Function is used to calculate the area of the input XYZ surface. You can specify a variable for the result area. Also, the result area will be always put to the Results Log Window automatically.

## Examples

This example is going to calculate the area of the input XYZ data range.

1. Create a new project and import data <Origin Program Directory>\Samples\Matrix Conversion and Gridding\3D XYZ.dat.
2. Highlight Column C, Change the type of Column C to be Z by selecting the right-click menu Set As: Z.
3. Keep Column C selected, run xyzarea -d; in Command Window to bring up the xyzarea dialog box. 4. Click the OK button, then the area of the input data is put to Results Log Window. ## Algorithm

In three dimensions Cartesian space, the area of a general triangle $A = (x_A, y_A, z_A), B = (x_B, y_B, z_B), C = (x_C, y_C, z_C)$ is $S=\frac{1}{2} \sqrt{ \left( \det\begin{pmatrix} x_A & x_B & x_C \\ y_A & y_B & y_C \\ 1 & 1 & 1 \end{pmatrix} \right)^2 + \left( \det\begin{pmatrix} y_A & y_B & y_C \\ z_A & z_B & z_C \\ 1 & 1 & 1 \end{pmatrix} \right)^2 + \left( \det\begin{pmatrix} z_A & z_B & z_C \\ x_A & x_B & x_C \\ 1 & 1 & 1 \end{pmatrix} \right)^2 }$.

To calculate the area of XYZ data, triangulation performance (like picture shown below) is going first, then the area of XYZ data is the sum of the area of every resulting triangle. 