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Another one problem with legends on GraphicsGrid

I have used ListLinePlot to generate this grid of plots: and I want to add a legend in Row Layout below this grid. My code, has as follows: ...
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Making single letters non-italic in Graphics/Text/Style objects

Suppose that I use Graphics, Text, and Style to type one letter in the subscript of a letter ...
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Recover data points from RGBColor of known ColorScheme

In general I want to recover the z-values from an image of a DensityPlot. A simple example might just be ...
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Read in bezier curve from svg file

I am trying to do some calculation of some svg file,After read in with Import["filename","XML"]and some easy operation, I can get the string of the bezier curve, ...
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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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Country borders and grids with CountryData plot?

I am coloring several countries in the manner of the following: ...
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Graphics in Notebook Different from Graphics Expression?

Consider the expression TreeForm[a+b^2+c^3+d] which displays as This is a nice Graphics object, as I can prove by typing ...
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Bresenham's line algorithm

Bresenham's line algorithm is producing discretized line for given two points for purpose of plotting for example. Like that: I have to stress that I'm interested in positions, not a plot. ...
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Don't understand why Mathematica is complaining about my Graph expression; how can I fix it?

The Tube in Arrow problem is fixed in version 10. Note that in version 10 Graph3D must be ...
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Creating a dynamic plot directly from the recurrence relation

I have the following recurrence relation that has no general solution: $$x(t+1) = \frac{x^2 + x(1-x)(1-sh)}{x^2 + 2x(1-x)(1-sh) + (1-x)^2(1-s)}$$ In Mathematica language it gives: ...
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How to reverse the direction of the y axes on Graphics

Question related to this one, except I need the same for the Graphics. Lets say I have the following drawings: ...
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Plot Wiener Process and its running maximum

I want to plot a Wiener process $B=(B_{t})_{t≥0}$ and its running maximum $S_{1}=\max_{0\leq t\leq1}B_{t}$ on Mathematica. Can anybody help? I only know how to generate a Wiener process using ...
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How to restrict the mouse cursor to stay within a box?

I'm trying to use Mathematica to write small games, and I find that it would help to restrict the player's mouse into the game window (just like other games do). Is there any way to achieve this? ...
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Highlighting or coloring certain words / substrings appearing in a larger string

I have one longer string, longString, and a set $S$ of shorter strings {ss1,ss2,ss3,...}. I'd like to print out ...
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3D plots with a continuous and discrete input [duplicate]

How can I plot a function with one discrete and one continuous input? Plot3D wants everything continuous while ListPlot3D and ListPointPlot3D want everything discrete. I would like be able to say ...
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Creating sculptural forms using graphics primitives

This is a question based on this answer by halirutan. Some amazing images can be created with this code, and I was wondering whether it was possible to extend the principle to different shapes. I ...
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Mouse motion makes frame disappear in Overlay of long ListPlots

Using M9, OSX 10.8.4, most parts of the Frame in the following overlay disappear (also partially occluding some FrameTicks) ...
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Issue in displaying a rotated PolarPlot with Show

I can use PolarPlot to generate a plot; however, I would like to rotate the plot by 90 degrees and then output the result using Show. Here is the code ...
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Controlling output of graphics, the role of “;” and code structure/formatting

";" is described under Compound Expression as a delimiter, such that only the output of the last item in the compund expression is given. Situation: 1/ Print[] produces output whether followed by ...
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Map of Swedish regions?

There have been some questions dealing with how to draw individual US states since such data doesn't come with Mathematica through its CountryData which offers ...
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Why does the order of arguments in Show influence the result?

I am wondering why there is a difference in the results from evaluating the two expressions, which differ only in the order of the arguments given to Show. When I ...
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Color of first and last point in a graphic

I'm trying to make a graphic of a random walk in 1D, but i want that the first and the last point have a color (in this case the first one red and the last blue), but i dont know what i'm doing ...
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Map of Specific US States? (Isolated)

My question here is fairly basic, and I'm sure I'm overlooking something basic. I know about CountryData for creating shapes of entire countries, and it works, to ...
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Set PointSize to pixel size

I have a set of 1million 2D points and I would like to produce an image 200x200 pixels where each point will have the size of a pixel (no more). Additionally each point may repeats several times so I ...
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Accessing Draw Tools objects with notebook commands

In a notebook I would like to be able to access and modify the properties of draw tools objects after I've drawn them on a graph by hand. For example, if make a plot and, with draw tools, make a ...
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Mathematica style (drawing cubes)

I wanted to draw (lattice-aligned) unit cubes inside a sphere with a given radius centered on the origin, so I wrote this program: ...
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project moving point onto a line

The following code displays three solutions to the logistic ODE with an animated points that follow the solutions.. My goal is to project the solutions on to a vertical phase line. I need to be able ...
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Expand Graphics based on all elements

How might I force the following Graphics element to expand to contain the Inset text? ...
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Combine Plots into a single non-rasterized Graphic with no spacing [duplicate]

Suppose that I have two plots, pl1 and pl2: ...
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How to draw rectangle in mathematica with arrow

I have a basic question but i cant seem to find an answer for it. How do i draw a rectangle in mathematica with either clockwise or counterclockwise arrow heads. In this picture i know two points ...
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Visualising Special Relativity

Mathematica newbie learning by doing (or not so far, in this case). Problem: Special Relativity - consider two inertial frames $A$ & $A'$ in relative motion. At a time $t0$ as measured in $S$, ...
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Problem with CurrentValue[“MouseOver”] when graphics are wrapped with Deploy

Bug reproduced in: V 9.0.1 - 10.1 Please take a look at following toy example: ...
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Render dynamic Graphics objects static

As was discussed in the comments of another question (MathLink Graphical Output (Plots) to File), Graphcis objects produced by commands such as ...
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Resizing graphics with an inset when exporting

I am generating a number of graphics using Mathematica that contain text. Adding the text to the graphic has been a considerable challenge, but I have finally come up with the following: ...
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Combine two functions in mathematica to get one image with two elements

I am trying combine this two functions into one piece in grid. ...
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TrackedSymbols affected by CurrentValue. Another problem with SetDelayed(:=)+OwnVales in Initialization

It is MWE, only a Disk[] that should print "Click" when clicked. Also "date... updating" ...
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extract line from position data

I got a picture like this, and what I want to do is to extract lines from the picture. what I have done now is ...
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How to plot a decahedron with Mathematica?

I wrote Graphics3D[{Opacity[.9], FaceForm[Yellow], PolyhedronData["Dipyramid", "Faces"]}] and I get this picture: I would like to plot a decahedron without ...
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Generating high quality charts in Mathematica for use in LaTeX and Word

I frequently have a probelem using my charts in reports because the text (axes labels and tick marks) look low resolution (fuzzy). When I export my charts, i export them as PNG files. Unless I'm ...
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Plotting solutions of differential equations with different parameters [duplicate]

I want to plot x[t], when i manipulate w from 0.1 to 1.5. Here is what I've attempted, which does not work as expected. ...
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Order of symbols in Graphics labels

Do you have any idea how to force an order of Greek letter in the graphics? When I type in AxesLabel -> {Cost, Δ OverBar[π]} the order is π Δ. How can I ...
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GatherBy and two conditions

I have a list of 4 dim points, given by ...
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How to fill a whole rectangle with text?

I have a rectangle with specified dimensions and I'd like to fill it with text, so that the text uses all (well, as much as possible) of the available area. I tried to do it with ...
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Dot shading a.k.a. Stippling effect [duplicate]

I am trying to convert grayscale images to black and white, where I hope to have certain artistic effect, called stippling: I have tried two methods; dithering (with ...
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How can I add drop shadows and specular highlights to 2D graphics?

I thought I'd share some code in the form of a self-answered question, but other answers are of course welcome. Drop shadows are a familiar visual effect, giving the impression of a graphical element ...
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StreamPlot for Bifurcation Diagram

When we do a StreamPlot, I want to show the bifurcation when $a = 0$ transitions to $a >0$, but do not see a better way to do this than the following. ...
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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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How can I generate and randomly assign color to annular sectors?

How can I generate such an image and fill every annular sector with a random colour?
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Plot hangs Mathematica through NETLink

I have a C# function that calls Mathematica via Wolfram.NETLink. On our home computers all the test calls work perfectly, but on our AWS server (both a microinstance and a beefy c3.xlarge instance), ...
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Extract coordinates from a polygon [duplicate]

I need to extract the coordinates from a 2D polygon then calculate the maximum and minimum of the x and ...