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Ace_ventura on 14 Apr 2015
Edited: Michael Haderlein on 14 Apr 2015
Hi Guys. I am creating a building structure.Various coordinates are inputted to define the geometry of the structure. The coordinate system that I have used is different from the default coordinate system of mat lab. So, when I used plot3 command ,I got an absurd geometry. Can I carry on with the analysis? Would it still give me correct results?

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Michael Haderlein
Michael Haderlein on 14 Apr 2015
Edited: Michael Haderlein on 14 Apr 2015
Usually there's a way to map one system to another, e.g. to go from a spherical system to a Cartesian, you'll use some (a)tan() and so on. So I suppose there will be a similar transformation for your case.
In any case, plotting is just visualization. So, if you're sure your calculation is correct and visualization is not your primary goal, why should it not be possible to carry on with whatever analysis you mean?
However, visualization is often helpful to find logical errors. For this reason it might be worth to think about the coordinate transformation to get a good visualization done.

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