Plot a Triangulation

TRIANGULATION_PLOT, a MATLAB program which plots a triangulation.

TRIANGULATION_PLOT reads one file listing the nodes, and a second file consisting of groups of 3 or 6 nodes that make up triangles, and creates an Encapsulated PostScript image of the triangulation.


triangulation_plot ( 'prefix', node_vis, triangle_vis )
where 'prefix' is the common prefix for the node and triangle files, and will also be used to name the output file: and node_vis is an integer defining the node visibility: and triangle_vis is an integer defining the triangle visibility:


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


TRIANGULATION_PLOT is available in a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

Related Data and Programs:

FEM_BASIS_T3_DISPLAY, a MATLAB program which displays a basis function associated with a linear triangle ("T3") mesh.

FEM_BASIS_T6_DISPLAY, a MATLAB program which reads a quadratic triangle mesh and displays any associated basis function.

TABLE_DELAUNAY, a FORTRAN90 program which can construct the triangulation data for a given node file.

TRI_SURFACE_DISPLAY, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a triangular mesh of a 3D surface and displays it.

TRIANGULATION, a MATLAB library which is useful for working with triangulations.

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

TRIANGULATION_DELAUNAY_DISCREPANCY, a MATLAB program which measures the amount by which a triangulation fails the local Delaunay test;

TRIANGULATION_DISPLAY, a MATLAB program which displays the nodes and elements of a triangulation on the MATLAB graphics screen;

TRIANGULATION_DISPLAY_OPENGL, a C++ program which reads files defining a triangulation and displays an image using Open GL.

TRIANGULATION_HISTOGRAM, a MATLAB program which computes histograms of data over a triangulation.

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

TRIANGULATION_ORDER3, a data directory which describes the node and triangle files used for an order 3 triangulation.

TRIANGULATION_ORDER6, a data directory which describes the node and triangle files used for an order 6 triangulation.

TRIANGULATION_ORIENT, a MATLAB program 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 program which estimates the integral of a function over a triangulated region.

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

TRIANGULATION_SVG, a MATLAB program which creates an SVG image of a triangulation, which can be displayed by an web browser.

TRIANGULATION_TRIANGLE_NEIGHBORS, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a triangulation, determines the neighboring triangles of each triangle, and writes that information to a file.


  1. Marc deBerg, Marc Krevald, Mark Overmars, Otfried Schwarzkopf,
    Computational Geometry,
    Springer, 2000,
    ISBN: 3-540-65620-0,
    LC: QA448.D38.C65.
  2. Joseph ORourke,
    Computational Geometry,
    Second Edition,
    Cambridge, 1998,
    ISBN: 0521649765,
    LC: QA448.D38.

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Last revised on 10 April 2019.