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Rotated Rectangles

I would like to produce an image similar to the upper half of this graphics by Victor Vasarely. All I could produce so far is this dilettante image: ...
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Generalize WASD Function First Person Viewing

How might I generalize the following WASD question such that it works with any Graphics3D object and includes q and ...
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Fractal dimension of a large networked molecular system

I am trying to determine the fractal dimension of this complex biomolecule (figure attached). Any clues as to how this can be done. In trying to determine this quantity, I wonder how its ...
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2answers
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Drawing pairs (planar graph, circle packing)

Circle packing theorem states: For every connected simple planar graph G there is a circle packing in the plane whose intersection graph is (isomorphic to) G. How to use Mathematica to draw examples ...
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1answer
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Are there more pre-existed ColorFunction options?

I mean such as "DarkRainbow","Rainbow","BlueGreenYellow" and"NeonColors",If yes,Please tell me how to find them. Sorry for my poor English.
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1answer
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Creating a three dimensional fullerene molecule

How do I modify the following program to create a nice coloured molecular plot of C60 or fullerene as shown in the attached figure This figure was retrieved from ...
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1answer
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Undocumented overload for Graph?

I stumbled (here, in the expression for the block diagram) upon a version of Graph that I don't see in the documentation over here. That documentation admits three overloads (the following are in my ...
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4answers
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Point Renderings Slightly Off in Mathematica

The Mathematica code ...
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2answers
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Short form of Graphics

Sometimes I want to investigate the structure of Graphics/Graphics3D which is produced by ...
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3answers
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2answers
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A question regarding “DiscretizeGraphics”

I want to find the volume of a torus torus = RevolutionPlot3D[{2 + Cos[t], Sin[t]}, {t, 0, 2 Pi}] ...
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3answers
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An inverted pyramid

I want to draw a pyramid approximately like this ...
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1answer
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What is wrong with triangle PlotMarkers in v.10.0.0?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 In Mathematica 10.0.0 we have built-in graphical triangle PlotMarkers. Let us look closer on them: ...
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1answer
193 views

Why does GridLines option fail with Function?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 The Plot option GridLines can be specified either as a list of explicit values ...
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3answers
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How do I plot the images of oriented curves under complex transformation?

I'm working on a complex transformation sketch that I'd like to create via mathematica. I'm working with the function $$w=z^2\tag{0},$$ where its real and imaginary parts are $u=x^2-y^2$ and $v=2xy$, ...
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1answer
218 views

Strange opacity behavior

I edited my question and included the code: here I make the general definitions for the parametric plots I have to do later (these are simply the definitions of the x and y coordinates of the points ...
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4answers
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drawing core-shell structure [duplicate]

I am pretty new in Mathematica drawing. I am trying to draw a core-shell structure, it means a core sphere with a shell sphere, like this It can be in 2D or preferentially in 3D. Does someone can ...
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2answers
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How to specify units for ImageSize Option? [duplicate]

I'm trying out making a CDF and I want it to print within the margins of Letter paper. There is an ImageSize option that I would like to set; some plots will be in ...
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2answers
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How can I only draw outer common tangent to two circles?

I have code worked for drawing common tangent lines to two circles(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangent_lines_to_circles), now I want to delete the inner common tangent lines, how? ...
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1answer
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ListContourPlot is blank

This is probably very simple. I want to do a simple ListContourPlot. ...
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7answers
702 views

What is the equation to plot a vertical line?

Please help. Trying to find area between three curves, e^-x, x = 2, y = 1. Can't find out how to plot x = 2. Don't want to use ...
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3answers
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Accurately distort graphics

I would like to accurately distort this plot of $\sin(x^{1/2})$ (and others like it) so that the wavelengths are evened out (ie - "inverse-square root" it). I should like to do the same to "de-log" ...
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1answer
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How to make a stereogram in Mathematica? (2)

Given a tiled background and a depth map, both of the same dimension, I tried to produce a stereogram using the following codes which was adopted from the method given by Simon Woods, but in a ...
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2answers
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Attaching a legend to BallAndStick picture

I am looking for a way to add a legend showing the identity of various atoms (with different colours) to this picture. Any Clues? ...
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2answers
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How to obtain the GIF by Mathematica?

Is it possible to create such GIF illustration amination by Mathematica? and the rendering effects of each trigonometric function curve. UPDATE I have mainly two puzzles: 1) how to obtain the ...
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1answer
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Comparing data sets with fade transitions (Code speed-up)

I am using the utility below for data comparison. However, with my real (more complex) charts the processing is quite slow, so setting the Pause time under ...
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1answer
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WindowSize error message when saving Graphics object as PNG

When I try to save a Graphics object using the menu File ▶ Save Selection As... or via right click and Save Graphic As... the Messages window pops up with the ...
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3answers
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Force change in aspect ratio of Inset image

I have an image that I want to place in the background of a plot and stretch it to cover the entire plot area. However, the aspect ratio of the image does not match the aspect ratio of the plot, and ...
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0answers
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How can I export graph as PDF with metadata such as Title and Author fields

I want to export figure from Mathematica in PDF format. Also I want to include Author and Title fields into the PDF. For example, to include Author field, I use the following code: ...
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1answer
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Plots in version 10.0 look washed out compared to previous versions

Recently installed the new version but I can't get the graphics to look the way I want them to. If I run this code Plot[x^2, {x, -5, 5}, PlotStyle -> Thick] ...
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4answers
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How do you turn off the Dashed graphics directive? [duplicate]

I'm looking at Graphics Directives but can't figure out a way to turn off the Dashed graphics directive. For example, given ...
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1answer
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Show graphics content in front of frame

Consider some graphics which spill over the plot range, like these: ...
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3answers
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Show only the outlines of graphic primitives

I want to go from Graphics[{Red, Rectangle[{0, 0}, {1, 3}], Blue, Polygon[{{1, 1}, {3, 1}, {2, 2}}]}, Frame -> True] to I have rather clumsily written: ...
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2answers
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How can I visualize an array of very small vectors spaced on very large grid? [duplicate]

I have data in the form points = {{1, 1, 1}, {1, 1, 2}, ...} vectors = {{2, 2, 5}, {2, 1, 7}, ...} Can somebody help to edit this data so I can ListVectorPlot a ...
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0answers
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Graph embedding and edge weights [duplicate]

Does functions like GraphPlot take in to account edge weights in case of springelectrical embedding? In case of spring electrical embedding I expect the vertices connected by heavy edges to be pulled ...
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1answer
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ContourPlot is slow and unwieldy and generates a large-data graphic [closed]

I'm constructing a single contour showing the points in a plane that satisfy a function. The general form is ContourPlot[f[x, y] == 0, {x, 0, .5}, {y, 0.2, .5}] ...
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1answer
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How to combine objects from different .obj files?

I got a screw .obj model with the head diameter of 2cm, and a board .obj model of 10cmx10cmx4cm in dimension. I would like the ...
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2answers
215 views

How to round tick line ends in the plots

I would like to have rounded ticks in my Mathematica plots. They look much better for thick frames ...
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0answers
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How to draw block diagrams as Graph objects?

In the documentation ClosedLoopResponsesWithAPIDController, There is a very nice block diagram. I want to create my own block diagrams similar to this. I clicked on the diagram and pressed ...
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0answers
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How to export .mtl files for 3D textured objects

I would really like to deploy my textured 3D graphics in the web with sketchfab in my blog. Unfortunately, Mathematica only exports the shape of the 3d graphics, i.e. the .obj file, but omits the ...
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6answers
182 views

How to build a game board [duplicate]

I have - rather lazily - constructed a chessboard like this: ...
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2answers
313 views

Dimensions of the results of Text[] within Graphics[]

Is there a way to get the dimensions that the results of a Text[] will occupy within a Graphics[]? Specifically, if I run ...
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6answers
722 views

How to make a resizable chess board?

For some reason I need to create a chess board. I can create a chess board by following command: ...
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1answer
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Manipulate Parametric Plot [closed]

Is it possible to plot the values of x and y in Mathematica? ...
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1answer
144 views

How to use MathPSfrag package in Mathematica 10?

I am interested to use LaTeX like labels in the plots that I prepare in Mathematica, and hence, I downloaded the MathPSfrag package from this website ...
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1answer
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How to create a neon light effect in Mathematica?

I tried to use Glow to create a neon light effect on a torus object. The result shown on the left of the picture below looks quite different from the real one on ...
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2answers
240 views

How to create an adjustable Bézier curve?

I tried to create an adjustable Bézier curve with the following simple code. However the curve didn't show up. What is the problem? Please help. ...
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2answers
146 views

VectorPlot differences between v9 and v10

The following code displays differently with v9 & v10: ...
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2answers
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How to create a stacked-alphabet image efficiently?

By adopting the answers from Mr. Wizard to my previous question, I tried to create a stacked-alphabet image from a person's portrait, the alphabets were taken from the name of the portrait subject. ...
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1answer
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Color ramp banding in PDFKit when exporting Raster image Inset to PDF

Here I produce a Raster image with large uniformly colored rectangles and put it in an Inset: ...