triangulation_order3_contour, a MATLAB code which reads datafiles describing a set of nodes, their triangulation, and the value of a scalar quantity at each node, and creates a color contour plot of the scalar.

The program reads three data files:

The program automatically displays three plots:

  1. An line drawing of the triangulation;
  2. A color contour plot with color constant over a triangle.
  3. A color contour plot with color linearly interpolated to make a very nice picture.


triangulation_order3_contour ( 'prefix' )


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the MIT license


triangulation_order3_contour is available in a MATLAB version.

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table, the data format which is used for each of the three input data files.

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triangulation_corner, a MATLAB code which patches triangulations so that no triangle has two sides on the boundary.

triangulation_delaunay_discrepancy, a MATLAB code which measures the amount by which a triangulation fails the local delaunay test;

triangulation_histogram, a MATLAB code which computes histograms of data over a triangulation.

triangulation_mask, a MATLAB code which takes an existing triangulation and deletes triangles and their corresponding nodes as requested by the user.

triangulation_order3, a directory which describes the format for the node and element files describing an order 3 triangulation.

triangulation_order3_contour, a MATLAB code which makes a contour plot of scattered data, or of data defined on an order 3 triangulation.


triangulation_order6_contour, a MATLAB code which can display a contour plot of scalar data defined on a triangulation of order 6.

triangulation_orient, a MATLAB code which reads data defining a triangulation, makes sure that every triangle has positive orientation, and if not, writes a corrected triangle file.

triangulation_quad, a MATLAB code which estimates the integral of a function over a triangulated region.

triangulation_refine, a MATLAB code which reads data defining a triangulation, replaces each triangle by four congruent smaller ones, and writes the new triangulation information to a file.

Source Code:

Last revised on 10 April 2019.