I have often encountered situation where I want to plot a function in 3D but it either takes multidimensional input or the function itself can't be specified over some kind of matrix multiplication. So I wrote this the other night, a wrapper function for the 3D plotting in Matlab. Basically it takes a function handle and the domain of the two variables it is supposed to vary and outputs a 3D mesh plot. I also implemented a parfor loop in it so if one wants additional speedup just start Matlabpool.
See file attachment for download and here is the function head
% function plotMyFunIn3D ( fun, input, domain, variable_dims, varargin ) % % usage % plotMyFunIn3D ( fun, domain, variable_dims ) % % input % fun: Function handle of the function you want to plot. % input: A vector the same size as the input for the function with % the values to be held constant in it. The variable parts of the % vector can be put to zero or other. % domain: Domain of the variable input variables. It is written as a 4X4 % matrix where each row specifies lower and upper bound. % variable_dims: Specifies the which input of the function i.e. dimension % to be varied. % varargin: 1x2 vector. How fine the Mesh should be, by specifying how fine the % grid should be. % % output % A 3D meshplot of the function on the specfied domain. % % description % Takes a function using multiple dim vector input and does a 3D plot of it by % varying two chosen variables on the specified domain while keeping % the other variables constant. % % copyright % CC BY-NC 3.0 % % author % Martin Hjelm, firstname.lastname@example.org