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Compaq Array Viewer: How to reassign data colums for a contour plot ?

TommyCee (Civil/Environmental) (OP)
10 Nov 09 10:37
I'm working w/ Compaq Array Viewer (v1.5) which was bundled w/ CVF6.5.  I'm wanting to do a simple 2D contour plot of ASCII data stored in a file.  The 3-column data format (X/Y/Z resp.) is very simple: X & Y are position coordinates, & Z is the associated "intensity".

Among the available graph types, the display I'm wanting is what CAV calls "Image Map".  When I import the data, for some mysterious reason, CAV - as a default - correctly interprets the  1st column as X, but reverses the 2nd & 3rd columns, so that they come out X/Z/Y !!

So, or course, the plot is screwed up.

Unfortunately, I see no way on the tool bar options (e.g., Settings|Data View or Settings|Axis) to deliberately force the choices for dimensions.  It seems almost "hard wired".
And I've perused on-line help extensively and get no clues.

Stranger yet, if I choose as graph type Vector Graph, the good news is that it interprets the X and Y columns properly.  The bad news is that it imposes a height to the intensities (instead of a color).  Therefore, I get a 3D plot, not 2D.

In this case, I really want to use CAV if I possibly can.  Previously, I've brought the same data into Surfer and produced lovely plots. And the nice things about Surfer is that it gives you complete and easy control in setting the columns for plotting - control I wish I had in CAV.

Does anyone know how, if at all, I can do this in Compaq Array Visualizer?

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