This may be a dumb question, however i have been scratching
my head trying to figure out how to plot a 3 dimensional plot with with a
colour map different from the elevation(Z) parameter.

An example of this done in Matlab would be

[X,Y,Z] = peaks(30);

C=Z'% could be anything other than Z
as long as it has the same dimensions

surf(X,Y,Z,C)

axis([-3 3 -3 3
-10 5])

Is this possible with matplotlib '0.99.1'

If so how do i go about doing this is there some
sample code?

Mike Alger, M.A.Sc

malger@ryerson.ca