As a geologist, I use ternary diagrams quite a bit — there is an example ternary plot in the Online Examples (File > Online Examples…) that can be found quickly by using the Search box and typing “ternary”. Enjoy!
I use ternary plots all the time as a geologist too. I would like to see the ability to have a 4th variable to use as a bubble (like a bubble cross plot) and the ability to add contours and heat maps to the plot. Very usefull.
Yes – we have a Ternary template but it is a bit simple.
There is a way to use the Scalar field command (in the beta) to add heat map. We will work on uploading some additional examples.
If anyone can point us to a dataset in your field that we could use for some better examples, that would be very helpful (or email us example data email@example.com). Or post a screen shot of something you are trying to create.
Thomas, I think the simplest way to re-arrange the X, Y, Z axis is to actually rearrange the data columns such that the calculated x,y plotting points reflect the plot you are looking to create. I would think the axis ticks would remain as you have shown, if that is what you are asking about. The polygons/lines I think would plot as you have them if you only change the order of the data – I think.
Below is an example of ternary plot I created and have used. I have a fourth variable I use to vary the marker size.