% Distraction-free plotting in three dimensions
% Author: Stefan Kottwitz
% https://www.packtpub.com/hardware-and-creative/latex-cookbook
\documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone}
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\begin{comment}
:Title: Distraction-free plotting in three dimensions
:Tags: Mathematics;Functions;Plots;3d;Graphics;PGFPlots;Chapter10
:Author: Stefan Kottwitz
:Slug: 3d-reduced-plot
We will use pgfplots for a three-dimensional plot of an
exponential function.
We will apply a style for reduced and shifted axes, to get
a distraction-free visualization.
If you don't have it already, download the file
http://pgfplots.net/media/tikzlibrarypgfplots.shift.code.tex,
and put it into your document folder.
Load this style in your preamble by:
\usepgfplotslibrary{shift}
Now, we can use the shift style, as in this short example.
The code, and more, is explained in the LaTeX Cookbook,
Chapter 10, Advanced Mathematics, Plotting in three dimensions.
\end{comment}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\usepgfplotslibrary{shift}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis} [shift3d]
\addplot3 [surf, colormap/hot2, domain = -2:2, samples = 50]
{ x/exp(x^2+y^2) };
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}