neophyte question about constructing a Set & Field

Hello to the VisAD mailing list,

i have a (another beginner) question about constructing a Set and
corresponding Field.  i'm trying to render isosurfaces of a medical data
set, a CAT scan of a cadaver hear.  The data set is regularly spaced,
single variate (i.e. density i believe) samplings in 3 dimensions: X,Y,Z
and it is only sampled at 1 time (i.e. no additional time dimension in
this data set).  Right now, i am not even trying to read in actual data
(see code), just throwing a few test numbers to see if i can get some
output.  Here is what i have so far:

        RealType[] types3D = { RealType.XAxis,
                               RealType.ZAxis };

        RealTupleType headLocation3D = new RealTupleType(types3D);
        RealType density = new RealType("density", null, null);
        FunctionType grid_tuple = new FunctionType(headLocation3D, density);

        float[][] data = new float[1][3 * 3 * 3];

        for (int i = 0; i < 27; i++) {
            data[0][i] = i/(float)10;
            System.out.println("data[0][i]=" + data[0][i]);
        Gridded3DSet griddedSet = null;
        try {
            griddedSet = new Gridded3DSet(density, data, 3, 3, 3);
        } catch (VisADException visade) {
            System.out.println("How do I handle this?");

        /* Trying to set up a function like:
         * Real: ((x,y,z) -> density)
        FunctionType grid_tuple = new FunctionType(headLocation3D, density); 
        display.addMap(new ScalarMap(RealType.YAxis, Display.YAxis));
        display.addMap(new ScalarMap(RealType.XAxis, Display.XAxis));
        display.addMap(new ScalarMap(RealType.ZAxis, Display.ZAxis));
        display.addMap(new ConstantMap(0.5,    Display.Green));
        display.addMap(new ConstantMap(0.5, Display.Blue));
        display.addMap(new ConstantMap(0.5, Display.Red));

        ScalarMap map1contour = new ScalarMap(density,Display.IsoContour);
        DataReferenceImpl ref_grid3D = new DataReferenceImpl("ref_grid3D");
        display.addReference(ref_grid3D, null);

i'm having trouble setting up the Gridded3DSet.  i can see that it is
throwing an exception, and on page 42 of the VisAD Developers Guide it
says, "If the manifold dimension is less that the domain dimension [which
mine is i believe] or any of the grid sizes is 1, then the valueToIndex
and valueToInterp methods will throw an Exception."

Now i don't know how to construct the Set or how i should handle the
exception.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  My poor old Master's
thesis is on the line here. :)  Thanks ahead of time.

-cheers, bob

PS Thanks to Bill Hibbard and Erik Paulson for answering my last question.

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