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Finding a Moore neighborhood connected path of bright pixels along the contour of a text character

I have a simple image, for example a blowup of a Times New Roman character like 'R' saved as a PNG. I then perform the following operations to extract a minimum representation of the contour lines ...
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Combining graphics

Original question I would like to put a coloured grid behind the following plot: which was generated by: ...
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How to adjust the correct ImageSize between two plots

Let's consider the following simple plot ...
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Rectangles of the Same Size Aren't Shown the Same!

I've written a mathematia code which arranges $n$ unit squares in columns of length $m$ (of course, when $n$ is not divisible to $m$, then the last column is not full). This is the code: ...
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ImageSize as absolute (metric) value

I have wondered more and more often lately how the size of an image is handled when displayed or exported. The documentation implies that the via ImageSize the ...
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Making multiple sideways histograms/bell curves around temporal data

I don't quite remember what this type of plot is called, but here is the idea: I have some data which is indexed by time, and I want to look at the evolution of the distribution of that data as time ...
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How to draw a spring?

I am new to Mathematica and have recently been exploring graphical animations. So I was experimenting with simple concepts in periodic motion and hence wondered how can I draw a simple spring? Is ...
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Exporting a Table of Graphics into Individual Files [duplicate]

The command Table[Polt[Sin[k x],{x,1,10}],{k,1,30}] generates a list of graphics. I want to export each list item as an individual jpg file, named according to ...
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How to visualize the interior of a complicated 3d plot

I have an external data file (can be downloaded here: link 1 or link 2) which contains a dense grid of initial condition in the (x,y,z) space. I read it with Mathematica and plot these initial ...
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Positioning Labeled points in ListPlot gives unexpected results and errors

Original question can be seen in the edit history.... UPDATE: a simpler example - same "problem" ...
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How to rotate the z label in 3D plots

Let's take the following simple and funny case ...
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Does Mathematica allow you to change the shape of your graph? [closed]

Does Mathematica allow you to change the shape of your graph? Say I use a sin or cos function or some sort of function, do they allow you to change the amplitude or phase shift on the graph? would you ...
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Enlarge the axes text

Plot[Sin[x^2], {x, 0, 3}, AxesLabel -> {"x value", Sin[x^2]}] In the above code give a graph. In the graph the axes fonts are too small. My problem is that, ...
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Change base font for all graphics objects

How can I change the base font style for all graphics objects, including the ones generated using plotting functions? I would like to change this a single time and have it affect all graphics ...
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638 views

How to draw symmetrical parts of a circle

Let's consider the following simple case: ...
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How to color the surface of the Box of 3D graphics

Is there any possibility to color the surface of the Box of a Graphic3D[]? ...
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Redirect of mathematica graphics output to another computer screen

I need send the result of my calculation to the screen connected to HDMI output as a full-screen image. As I understand, I need change the DisplayFunction to usage of certain OutputStream. Do anybody ...
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259 views

transparency in image used for texture?

Is there a way to set a transparancy channel in a raster image used for a texture in 3d graphics? this creates a raster image with a transparency channel: ...
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ListPlot with redundant labels for tick marks

Is it possible to have two sets of labels for the $x$-axis tick marks using ListPlot? For example, could we have tick marks labels: {1,2,3,4,...}, and then right ...
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Cubic Splines Functions

I have this set of three data points and want the natural cubic spline functions for them: dat = {{-.0247500, .5}, {.3349375, -.25}, {1.101000, 0}}; I tried: ...
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Combining an imported PDB file with a set of Graphics3D objects

Imagine we import a PDB file like so (using the example from ref/format/PDB in the help directory): ...
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How to draw this kind of plot?

Apologies if the question is too basic; I've searched the manual and the web but couldn't find a solution. I would like to present some data on a discrete plot. The data is divided into $K$ series or ...
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How to draw line connecting points on circle

Consider the list {1,2,3,4,3,4,2,1}. I want to label these points on circle the way they appear on list(clockwise, counter clock wise doesn't matter). After that I want to connect same points by ...
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Cell copy results in jaggy, aliased output

When I copy a cells by selecting them from the collapse bars on the right, then using the context menu option "Copy", the pasted image of plots is not anti-aliased and in general the text seems to ...
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1answer
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Create Slider to start/stop/move Point

I want to be able to start, stop, and move the dynamically moving point simultaneously in both animations. The "PlayPauseButton" in the animations only controls the given animation. Indeed, I want ...
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1answer
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GraphPlot labels overlapping

If I plot the following graph with an EdgeRenderingFunction, the position of both the labels are at dead center, and with a large graph I have the labels completely ...
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How can I scale a plot in vector graphic or PDF form?

I am not at all a computer graphics expert, but it seems that portable document format (PDF) files have a "native size," even though they may (and usually do!) contain vector graphics that can be ...
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Animate curve parametric plot on a surface

I have a surface s = Plot3D[{x,y,F[x,y]},{x,-1,1},{y,-1,1}] with $F$ predefined, and a curve ...
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Grid ItemSize is smaller than expected

If I execute MatrixPlot@IdentityMatrix@100, the result is a good size. However, if I evaluate ...
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Why is this expression being held, and how can I evaluate it?

I can't figure out why an expression isn't evaluating, even though there's no Hold* in its FullForm: ...
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Plot3D missing a zone

I am trying to plot a simple graph using Plot3D: ...
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Display Part Of or Summarize Other Notebooks

How might I display parts of(or basically summarizing) one Notebook from parts of several other Notebooks? This isn't a strict question question but more of a general/wiki question of how to organize ...
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How Can I superpose an image and a graphics?

I want to superpose an image with a graphics in order to evaluate their alignment. I am writting this exemple of code. ...
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Texture[] not working properly with Image AlphaChannel

I recently encountered a problem when combining multiple texture layers in an graphics object when the texture comes from an image with alpha channel. Apparently the alpha channel of the image passed ...
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1answer
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Customizing AxesStyle->Arrowheads

How do I call AxesStyle->Arrowheads[ ] in order to control whether or not an arrow appears on each of the four ends of the axes in a ...
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Adding and summing overlapping Airy (or Gaussian) disks on a plane

In a previous question of mine, I asked how one might draw an Airy disk on a plane: Generating an Airy disk on a plane, and recieved some impressive answers from the users Timothy Wofford and ...
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1answer
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Copying each object in a plot separately as an image

I would like to copy a plot from Mathematica as an image, into a PowerPoint slide. This plot has two curves. When I try to do the (naïve) usual "copy graphics" and paste, I find the full plot (along ...
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1answer
158 views

Remove overlapping red and green color

How to remove overlapping red and green color regions, leaving only red ones?
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Hovering mouse cursor over a plot to display a “corresponding” point in another plot

(Apologies for not having gotten around to responding to and accepting answers on my other recent questions—as a meticulous and thorough type, I'd like to take my time to fully comprehend and ...
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Generating an Airy disk on a plane

I wish to generate a surface intensity plot of an Airy disk (or perhaps a two-dimensional Gaussian approximation to an Airy disk) on an (x, y)-plane at a specified coordinate. The hope is to have ...
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A one-liner to place some number of Graphics3D polytopes on a plane and to randomly assign colorations

I'm looking for a nice one- or two-liner to randomly place some number, $N$, of Graphics3D polytopes on a plane with dimensions $X \times Y$, and to specify that $k ...
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In version 9 PlotLegends, how can I remove the strange edges that appear around LegendMarkers?

I'm running Mathematica version 9. I am using ListPlot to plot two sets of data. For each data set, I am using different ...
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Fixing Spline curves so as to not overlap with themselves - (Diagrams)

Statement of the problem: Conceptually, what I'm trying to achieve is pretty simple. I have some code that generates a set of diagrams from a list of sets of points using BSplineCurve. Certain ...
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How to combine two plots with the same y-axis

I have a data file which contains three columns of data. The first and the second column correspond to $x$ coordinates, while the third column to $y$ coordinate. Here is a small sample of the data ...
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How can I create an image like this

I'm trying to get an algorithm that generates a picture like this So far I've tried a little something with the help of the knowledge center, getting a graphics grid of squares already. But what ...
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Too much whitespace in a GraphicsGrid containing Legended Plots

Where is all the vertical whitespace coming from, and how do I get rid of it? ...
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Manipulate Locator warping (snap to cursor)

I'm looking to have a Manipulator Locator that moves in discrete steps and requies the user to click on/near the locator position.. consider these two examples: ...
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2answers
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How to increase the size of the dot produced by OverDot[]

As the title says, I want to find a way to increase the size of the dot produced by OverDot[]. Here is a simple code ...
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Plot Ticks disappear when combining Plot with Graphics

I'm attempting a simple Plot that I want to add asymptote markers to: ...
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Hatched bars and bar-specific background in BarChart

I would like to diagonally hatch the bars in BarChart and to have three different background colors for the different bars, like this: Any ideas how to ...