Here are PovRay(TM) templates for creating amazing 3D plots (histogram, surface, box&whisker). These are macros in PovRay Scene Description Language (SDL), you have to #include into Your scene, manually or by PovEdit Menu System. Nice renderings!
1.Short review of new features implemented in this version
3D Box&Whiskers Plot
3D Charts, v.2.0. Even more bells and whistles ;)
Ancient picture - 3D Surface, surf over it, if you like.
3D Surface, v.2.0. Function plot. Bicubically smoothed.
3DChart, v.2.0, 2010 Edition. Bicubic smoothed surface