Questions on the construction of 2D and 3D graphics through the direct use of primitives, directives, and functions. Include the graphics3d tag for questions specifically on 3D graphics. This tag is not to be used for basic questions on visualizing functions and lists using the various flavors of ...

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Convert Graph to Graphics

In Mathematica 9, a graph is returned as an object with head Graph: In[8]:= CompleteGraph[8] // Head Out[8]= Graph ...
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An efficient circular arc primitive for Graphics3D

As many people have noted, the 2D graphics primitive Circle doesn't work in a Graphics3D environment. Several solutions to this ...
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How can I get even steps on x and y axes in a plot?

I'm plotting the shortest distance from a point to a line using the following code ...
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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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How do I implement Dynamic Graphics? [closed]

I'm interested in learning to implement graphics like to those shown here My pendulum c++ code (source & csv's located here) outputs the positions of each mass into separate csv files. -== My ...
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Why do I get empty graph when adding 'Abs' function?

Can someone be so nice to provide some help for this particular situation? I try to plot a graph of a derivative which contains modulus. Without it the graph is drawn correctly: But when I wrap the ...
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Drawing Cylindrical Segment with Graphics3D

For a visualization I need a combination of 3 Cylindrical segments to visualize the incident, reflected and refracted beam of light at a surface. I got as far as the following code. ...
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BSplineCurve Interpolation

Can I get interpolated values from this B-spline, (shown in red)? ...
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How can I assign specific colors and sizes to 2D coordinate arrays being plotted with ListLogPlot?

I'd like to plot two sets of coordinates in two different arrays using ListLogPlot, and be able to individually specify the sizes and colors of the datapoints for each array. Things seem to work ...
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How can I change the size of the plot markers

I use ListPlot in order to plot four sets of data and also insert legends in my plot. Here is the Mathematica code ...
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Diagonal Tick Marks

I would like to draw diagonal tick marks around a plot, and simultaneously rotate the tick labels as well. I've mocked up what this would look like: Is there an easy way to do this in Mathematica? ...
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rasterListContourPlot With PlotLegends in Mathematica 9

Jens Nöckel has write functions about (List) Contour Plots with rasterized shading in Mathematica: http://pages.uoregon.edu/noeckel/computernotes/Mathematica/rasterContourPlot.html It works well. ...
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How can this image (optical illusion) be created with Mathematica?

I came across this image the other day: and liked the sensation of it pulsing. I was wondering if anyone would know how to create something similar with Mathematica (without the Pink Floyd Dark ...
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Generating a “flare” effect in Graphics3D?

I'm attempting to indicate that there is a point-source of light at some position in a Graphics3D-generated image. Is there any built-in tool to do this? My patch-work solution thus far has been to ...
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Isomorphisms for graphs with loops and multiple edges

I am working with graphs with multiple edges and loops, and I want to eliminate all isomorphic graphs from a long list I've generated. The FindGraphIsomorphism ...
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How to insert a zoom inside the main plot

As the title indicates, I want to add inside the main plot (preferably at the lower left part) a zoom. Here is the corresponding Mathematica code: ...
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Is there a way to prevent audio from becoming out of sync with graphics?

The code below could be used to say help Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten children learn about the numerals and numbers from one to 9. The problem is that this age group would be prone to just ...
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Finding the common areas of two contourplots

I used ListContourPlot to specify an area for which the function value is less than a number. For example consider the following areas: ...
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Difference of old Graphics`Graphics3D`ListSurfacePlot3D and the current ListSurfacePlot3D

Consider the following example data which creates the lines of a cylinder ...
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Statistical analysis of data-list with recurring x-values

I have a list of data as follows with repeated x-values: ...
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Mollweide maps in Mathematica

Context In my field of research, many people use the following package: healpix (for Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization) which has been ported to a few different languages (F90, C,C++, ...
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Arcs of rotation for angles

How can I draw trigonometric angles of any radian measure associated with the unit circle, complete with the x-axis and y-axis? How can I draw arcs of rotation inside positive or negative angles? Is ...
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how to Export raster data as a tiff unmolested

I feel certain there is a simple answere here.. how do I export image data to a tiff without any scaling? I want to read back in the exact data. ...
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distance between two curves

I try to compute the distance between two curves. I use the EuclideanDistance to do that. Here my code: ...
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Use NotebookWrite with Graphics?

I am trying to use NotebookWrite to paste a plot into another notebook. The code looks something like: ...
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Coloring with Hue for a function on a lattice grid

I wish to color a 2-dimensional lattice grid according to the value of a function at each lattice-node. More specifically, if I have 9 angles in a 3x3 array, ...
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Issue with ListDensityPlot when using logarithmic scale

I have got some frequency response data from a speaker measured with different incident angles between speaker and microphone taken in an anechoic chamber. The data can be found here. The whole ...
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data visualization on a lattice grid

Is it possible to visualize an array whose elements are angles as actual angles on a lattice grid? E.g., say, if the input is: ...
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Draw network graph and get the coordinates of each node

I would like to draw an undirected graph by specifying the nodes and the edges among them. This is currently done by, for example: ...
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Consistent Plot Styles across multiple MMA files and data sets

I am starting to write a thesis for which I want to use MMA for all my plotting needs, mostly because a lot of the basic analysis has been done there. To ensure that I am applying styles consistently ...
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Customize your FrameTicks in a MATLAB way

The figure below is made by MATLAB. However, the scientific form of numbers in FrameTicks that how MATLAB deals with is quite different from that of Mathematica. ...
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Speed Up SphericalPlot3D

I was wondering if I could speed up SphericalPlot3D? I tried editing PlotPoints, and ...
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Creating a 2D meshing algorithm in Mathematica

As what is proving to be a difficult, but entertaining task, I am attempting to adapt a 2D meshing algorithm created for MATLAB and port it to Mathematica. I understand meshing functions already exist ...
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Why do vertex labels disappear when I edit with drawing tools?

I'm trying to change the text and arrow style in GraphPlot using the drawing tool, but the the vertex labels disappear when I do that: ...
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How can I extract the points from a ListSurfacePlot3D?

How can I get numerical output of ListSurfacePlot3D, i.e., a list of all the points, $(x,y,z)$ , used to construct the plot? Thanks to your help I now have a list of (x,y,z). But the new mesh is ...
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double arrow in GraphPlot

Is it possible to combine two edges into one with a double arrow? For example: ...
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How can I draw a 3D cross-section of a 3-torus embedded in 4D Euclidean space?

I have a $3$-torus ($\mathbf S^1\times\mathbf S^1\times \mathbf S^1$) embedded in 4D Euclidean space. How can I draw the cross-section of this $3$-torus cut by a 3D Euclidean space in an arbitrary ...
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How to calculate mix of 4 colors defined in CIELAB L*a*b* model?

I have 4 colors that I converted from RGB to CIELAB L*a*b* model. How can I calculate mix of these 4 colors when I have (L,a,b) for each such color? How can I ...
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Plotting Chebyshev's theta function $\vartheta(x)$

The function I would like to plot is defined as $\sum\limits_{p\leq x}\log p.$ The following gives me I think a plot of the points of interest, but the function is defined for all $x > 0$ and so ...
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Combining Two Plots to Create a Zoomed Callout

I want to combine two images to create a zoomed callout, as illustrated below. The plot on the right is the zoomed in version of the boxed area on the left. The dotted lines connect the ...
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How can I simulate a pot lid rotating around an axis that is quickly rotating?

How can I simulate the rotation of a pot lid about an axis that is quickly rotating as in the following image? I'm particular interested in the motion of the red dot. Here is my attempt: ...
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Colorbar doesn't appear

I have a list of data with dimensions $(2000,4)$. I plotted it using ListPointPlot3D, setting the fourth dimension as the color. As follows: ...
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Antialiasing in 3D

Is it possible? Is it platform specific? Does it rely on the graphics hardware? Why does the antialiasing slider under Preferences > Appearance > Graphics do nothing? I remember seeing some ...
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How to use Show in case one of the graphics doesn't exist?

I tried to combine three and more graphics with the Show command; but sometimes there is no data, so some of the graphics are empty lists. I tried this: ...
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How to remove unwanted regions in a three-dimensional surface

As the title indicates, I want to delete some unwanted regions in a three-dimensional surface created using ContourPlot3D. Here is the corresponding code ...
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Graph Plotting? [duplicate]

I am trying to produce publishing quality graphs. I would like to export graphs from a Notebook to Ai (Adobe Illustrator). How do I do this? Just started using Mathematica, very new! Thanks, Anousheh ...
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define the range of Longitude from 0-360 in the World plot from CountryData

How can I change the Longitude range to 0-360 in the such plots? ...
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World plot without borders between countries

I would like to plot the world map without the countries' borders and just the coastlines (in Mathematica 8). I need to overlap a temperature contour plot on the world map. When I plot country data ...
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substitution rules for Penrose tiles

This page on W|A shows a nice substitution rule to draw kites and darts. I'd like to implement the rule in Mathematica, so I've drawn the original kite and its replacement (separately). I've also ...
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Visualize Pascal's triangle and other triangle shaped lists

How can Pascal's triangle be visualised like this in Mathematica? Or more generally, how can a 'triangular' list like {{1},{1, 1}, {1, 2, 1}} be visualized in ...