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How to peel the labels from marmalade jars using Mathematica?

How can I detect and peel the label from the jar below (POV, cylinder radius, jar contents are all unknown) to get something like this, which is the original label before it was stuck on the jar? ...
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Movable text on a curve

Having an arbitrary curve defined as InterpolatingFunction, what is the best way to place a text on this curve? The text generally has two rows, for example: ...
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Unexpected behavior of GeometricTransformation

I have the following mapping on the complex plane: $$ z \mapsto \tau \mu z-1, $$ where $\mu$ is complex, $\tau$ is real number. I want to draw the image of left unit semidisk and play with $\tau$. ...
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How to draw a great circle on a sphere?

I apologize for the text description, but new users are not allowed to post images. I want to draw a circle that cuts through the center of a sphere and has an inclination of 15 degrees with the ...
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How to transform this matrix & swap its columns in a simple way?

I would like to transform matrix $\mathbf A = \begin{pmatrix} a&b&i&j\\ c&d&k&l \\ e&f&m&n \\ g&h&o&p \end{pmatrix}$ into matrix $\mathbf B = ...
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Rotate a grid, made up of lines, so that it aligns with the xy axes

While working on an answer for another problem I hit upon one of my own. I took the image given in that question and cleaned it up so that I could detect the grid lines: ...
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Identifying when two graphic objects overlap

I'm designing a small demonstration that helps to visualize the reason behind shaping an electrode that is used to probe a surface: ...
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Custom TransformationFunction in Graphics? GeometricTransformation::nonaffine error

There are many functions in Mathematica, which return expressions with TransformationFunction head, for example RotationTransform. Unfortunately, there is no ...