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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TreePlot with centered vertexes

I want to draw a tree plot for Euler totient function for this question like the following: I generate the EulerPhi for first 20 numbers into a list: ...
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What should I call the messages that appear when the mouse moves over failed graphics output?

I attempted to evaluate the following Plot[x^2, {x, 1, 2}, PlotStyle -> {RGBColor[a]}] which, of course, failed. After the failure, putting my mouse over the ...
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How can I get better control over StreamPlot?

I'm having some difficulties with the command StreamPlot in Mathematica 7.0. Here's the basic plots I'm doing : ...
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How to Rasterize in “Printout” style

I am trying to ascertain how large a justified text block will be when printed by rasterizing it in the "Printout" style environment. However, ...
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Dealing with numbers too large for machine precision in Graphics

Graphics only supports machine precision numbers (i.e. number that can be converted to machine precision). Take for example ...
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How to get rid of the blank areas around alphabetical images?

I attempt to test the mean graylevels of the alphabets "W" and "Z". I used the following code to create the images of them. ...
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Coloring a honeycomb structure

I am trying to generate a honeycomb structure. With the help of this MMA.SE question & this website, I got ...
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Does it make sense to ask for the color of a Graphics3D “voxel”?

Say I generate some Graphics3D object, e.g.: Graphics3D[{Red, Sphere[{0, 0, 0}, 1], Blue, Sphere[{1, 0, 0}, 1]}] Does it make sense to ask for the color of a ...
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Deformed style when exporting eps files

I want to export a plot into an eps file. Below I present a sample plot code in order to demonstrate the two issues that appear. (1). LabelStyle: When I use ...
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How can I restore context menu functionality to a Manipulate that contains Locators?

Before adding a Locator to a Manipulate, I can easily print or export the result using a context menu: But after adding a ...
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Getting all the countries' flags and then using them as chart labels?

What's the code to list all the world's flags? CountryData["G8", "Flag"] works to get those particular flags, but what about all the world's flags? ...
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How do I transform a rasterized graphic's coordinates back to its original ListPlot data coordinates?

From this question I successfully made an elliptical fit for my data. However, when I try and collect the datapoints within the ellipse via this question the coordinates of my ellipse correspond to an ...
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Animating a rotating disk

I have a system with 3 degrees of freedom that I want to know if it is possible to visualise with Mathematica in the two-dimensional $X-Y$ plane. I have a plane ...
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WindowSize error message when saving Graphics object as PNG [duplicate]

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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Why does Arrow not work well with Scaled coordinates in 3D?

I am a little puzzled by the fact that if I try to use Arrow with Scaled coordinates in 3 dimensions the arrowheads are all over ...
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Why does a heavy background slow LocatorPane from updating, even if only the locators are Dynamic?

I'm having some trouble getting a dynamic plot to operate efficiently, and I think I've tracked down at least part of the problem to some pretty weird behaviour on the part of ...
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Subdividing a polygon , equivalent fractions

I see that I was a real "doofus" here and my original question was flawed. You can't divide a polygon like you can a circle or a rectangle, except in special cases... I should have seen that right ...
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some Graphics output do not fully render on the screen until an extra click is made into the notebook

Sometimes when using a command such as Grid and looking at the output, some of the actual lines (frame, gridlines) that make up the display will be missing on the ...
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Exported graphics texture to eps is too dark

Why is the exported graphics eps file so dark? It looks much lighter (and better) as the Mathematica output appearing the notebook. After running ...
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Median marker style in BoxWhiskerChart

I was trying to adapt the BoxWhiskerChart to obtain a minimalistic quartile plot, like this: What I obtained is the plot below that is, however, unsatisfying; ...
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Why can't a Plot be rendered by Graphics if it's a member of a list?

I grabbed the code to render a gear from a Mathematica Demo, but I'm having difficulty reproducing the way it's to be used: ...
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Fill curve betwen specified abscissa points [duplicate]

I am plotting the Maxwell-Boltzman distribution of molecular speeds. I want to be able to select a region to integrate using a manipulate function. Then I want to have that same region filled in on ...
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Conveying density of 5-smooth (Hamming) numbers

A number is 5-smooth if its only prime factors are 2, 3 or 5. Example: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, … Interesting thing is that as they become larger ...
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Style changes between controls and graphics

In the following Manipulate, the style (font?) of the a changes between when it is a control label and when it is a label in the graphics. Is there a way to make ...
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Filling and Shading an Harmonic Curve

Suppose I have an equation plotted as shown: ...
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Transform 3D data into 2D color map like Matlab's surf/imagesc

I have a bunch of 3D data (x, y coordinates and values) which is generated in Matlab and I need to render them in a 2D color map with certain axis ranges. Here are the Matlab code and the generated ...
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Loading graphics consumes execution time

I have created a grid, and also made a list of control objects(ex:inputfields, buttons, etc..). Then, I lay the list in my grid. There is no problem. However, the final layout takes a lot of time. I ...
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Use single ListPlot for multiple sets of data (on separate graphs)

This is the code I have working for a single set of data. Is there a way I can structure this to have multiple sets of data? ...
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How do I make a log plot where the plot is logarithmic in the distance from the X-Axis (including negative values)?

For example, if I were to do a plot of Sin[x], I would get what looks like a Log plot of Sin[x], with another log plot of ...
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White Lines in Contour Plot and 3D Plot

This is a follow up question to the original question here (has a solution). I am plotting another different total potentials and for this particular case the repulsive potential is a rectangle (open ...
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Using DiscretePlot to graph the Riemann sum of a parabola

I want to graph the Riemann sum (upper sum) of $y=x^2$ with $1\leq x\leq 4$ using 6 rectangles. I want the rectangles to be green. On the Wolfram Mathworld website, I can render exactly what I want ...
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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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How can I export graph as PDF with metadata such as Title and Author fields

I want to export a figure from Mathematica in PDF format. Moreover, I want to fill Author and Title fields of the PDF. For example, to fill Author field, I use the following code: ...
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How to draw a normalized tangent arrow [closed]

I want to draw a normalized tangent arrow, so I use the Normalize command as follows: ...
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Arranging and combining multiple plots and graphics

I have 4 plots/schematics. They are either created with ArrayPlot[], ParametricPlot3D[] or Graphics[]. As I play with calculation resolutions their absolute sizes will change. I would like a neat way ...
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Tick labels above axis [duplicate]

Is there any way to place tick marks on the x-axis above the axis? Note that I am talking about marks on the axis, not on a frame (because my graph has no frame). To be more specific, here's the ...
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Using high RasterSize or ImageResolution changes contour pattern

I found that the detailed contour pattern will be altered if we Rasterize the original graphics using high RasterSize or ...
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Creating a grid of plots [duplicate]

I'm really a noob on Mathematica. I would like to create a layout of multiple plots in Mathematica. I've a function that calculates the solution, over time, of a system of differential equations. ...
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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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Exporting PDF file - incorrect graphic [closed]

I export graphics to PDF using: Export["/path/figure.pdf", plotname] It gives me more than enough quality for PDFLatex. But somehow, some exported plots have ...
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Insert a 2D graph in a 3D graph

I have this question: Suppose I have some two dimsensional graphic element, say "flower" (i.e. a picture of a flower) in a Mathematica notebook. I want to insert this figure, say at a specific ...
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Animating a circle to move along an curve

Basically, I want to move a graphic (such as a circle) along a given path (such as sin(x)). I was thinking that the trick might be making the x and y coordinates of the circle vary based on the ...
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How to partition MatrixPlot graphics?

Is there an easy approach - hopefully built-in - to partitioning MatrixPlot graphics into rows or columns (or both) of graphics sharing the same underlying options? ...
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Problem in RegionPlot3D

I tried to plot the region bounded by the three planes. This is supposed to give me a pyramid type of shape (actually two, but I am just taking one of them). The code is given by ...
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What is the most efficient way to save a big graphic?

I want to generate a graphic using DiscretePlot[primePercent[x], {x, 10^10}, ImageSize -> Full, Filling -> None, Joined -> True] where ...
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How can I fit the parameters describing a given 3D object such that its projected shape best matches the silhouette observed from a given location?

[I'm reposing my previous question to make it clearer]. I have data which are the longitudes (l) and latitudes (b) for the vertices of the edges of a shape as it appears to an observer at a given ...
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Barchart recognize time series data?

I can't seem to get Barchart to recognize TimeSeries data. For example, my data is: {{1891, 1}, {1892, 1}, {1897, 1}, {1898, 1}, {1903, 1}, {1904, 1}, {1905, 1}, {1908, 4}, {1909, 6}, {1910, ...
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How to set viewpoint Graphics3D to a different default orientation?

I'd like to have a SphericalPlot3D show up with the "z-axis" oriented horizontally by default. For example, in ...
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How can I create a minimal surface with trefoil knot as inner edge and circle as outer edge?

This minimal surface is the subject of Michael Foster's beautiful wood-turned sculpture "Inversion" (see http://breezyhillturning.com/styled-2/photos-2/index.html). In addition, how can one create 2D ...