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How to plot a surface in cylindrical coordinates

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I have a matrix of radial distances which I would like to plot as a kind of cylinder. I want the row to represent height and the column to represent angle. Is this possible?
Many thanks, Sam

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Randy Acheson
Randy Acheson on 11 Apr 2017
I don't see why this wouldn't work. There's no built-in MATLAB function to do this that I know of, so you would have to write your own. I would start by converting your matrix into proper cylindrical coordinates, then you can turn those coordinates into Cartesian with the 'pol2cart' function. The first step would have to be done by yourself, but here's another MATLAB Answers post about plotting proper cylindrical coordinates:

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