Besides 3D wires, and planes, one of the most popular 3-dimensional graph types is 3D scatter plots. The idea of 3D scatter plots is that you can compare 3 characteristics of a data set instead of two.
This tutorial covers how to do just that with some simple sample data. Here is the code that generates a basic 3D scatter plot that goes with the video tutorial:
from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D import matplotlib.pyplot as plt fig = plt.figure() ax = fig.add_subplot(111, projection='3d') x =[1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10] y =[5,6,2,3,13,4,1,2,4,8] z =[2,3,3,3,5,7,9,11,9,10] ax.scatter(x, y, z, c='r', marker='o') ax.set_xlabel('X Label') ax.set_ylabel('Y Label') ax.set_zlabel('Z Label') plt.show()