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vec2grid

version 1.3.0.1 (3.57 KB) by Kelly Kearney
Reshapes vector data to a grid

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Updated 23 Sep 2021

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This is a simple utility to rearrange a list of data points into an ndgrid-style grid. It allows the original data points to be listed in any order, and allows for missing grid points (which become NaNs in the final grid).

Note: In order to support higher dimensional data, I opted to return data in ndgrid format rather than meshgrid format. This means output will often need to be transposed to be used with plotting functions like surf, pcolor, etc.

Syntax

[xg, yg] = vec2grid(x1, x2, ..., y);
[xg, yg] = vec2grid(xy);
[xg1, xg2, ... yg] = vec2grid(...);

Example

Let's assume we have a list of 2D data points, with a corresponding vector of z-data for each x-y point. The data points are stored in random order, and a few points are missing from the full grid.

[x,y] = ndgrid(1:4,1:5);
z = (1:numel(x))';

order = randperm(numel(x), numel(x)-3)';
x = x(order); y = y(order); z = z(order);

[x y z]
ans =

     1     3     9
     3     5    19
     4     3    12
     3     3    11
     2     2     6
     2     4    14
     4     5    20
     1     5    17
     2     3    10
     2     5    18
     4     2     8
     3     2     7
     3     4    15
     2     1     2
     1     1     1
     1     4    13
     3     1     3

We use vec2grid to return the data to a gridded format.

[xg,yg,zg] = vec2grid([x y z])
xg =

     1
     2
     3
     4


yg =

     1
     2
     3
     4
     5


zg =

     1   NaN     9    13    17
     2     6    10    14    18
     3     7    11    15    19
   NaN     8    12   NaN    20

Cite As

Kelly Kearney (2021). vec2grid (https://github.com/kakearney/vec2grid-pkg), GitHub. Retrieved .

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