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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Using Manipulate with a control variable for selective recalculation

I'm trying to adapt Nasser's method for using a control variable inside Manipulate to selectively choose what part of the code should be recalculated depending on the controls changed. I've also read ...
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Problem with transparency when I export an eps file

I have the following simple Mathematica code: ...
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A problem on generating convex hull

For example, I typed the following: ...
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Combining Histogram and SmoothHistogram

How can we draw Histogram and SmoothHistogram together for two data sets?. I'd like to show the first data set using ...
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Using Show to place a ParametricPlot on a LogLog scale

I wish to have a few plots on the same graph: ListLogLogPlot, LogLogPlot and a ParametricPlot drawing lines perpendicular to the x-axis. The problem is however that ParametricPlot doesn't seem to have ...
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How to set image DPI? [duplicate]

For publications usually images in TIFF format are required in high resolutions. Where can I change settings for images that are being saved (using RMB click "Save Graphic As..."), so I don't need to ...
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How can I draw a picture like this? [closed]

How can I draw a picture like the following using Mathematica's graphics primitives?
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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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Upon PDF export, edgeless rectangles do not tile perfectly, and corners may be cut. Is this a bug?

Note: this problem is no longer present in version 10. Exporting the following as a PDF file ...
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Effects of single-point and multi-point calls of Point on plot range

Several Graphics primitives are listable. For instance, Point accepts lists of coordinates so that multiple calls to Point are ...
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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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How to define a custom 2/3D graphic primitive like built-in?

There are lots of basic graphic-pimitive in Mathematica, such as 2D- pimitive: Line[], Circle[], Disk[] and 3D-pimitive: ...
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A bug in Rasterize?

I plot a straight diagonal line and then simply rasterize it. Consider what happens (Mathematica 10.2 on Windows 7 x64): ...
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How to use Undocumented Functions Prism, Tetrahedron and Hexahedron

Taking a look at this question and this one, I checked to see if Mathematica really does not have a Prism primitive. To my surprise the function ...
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Where is the other half of my fourth degree Bézier curve?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.2 When I enter the following command, half of the fourth-degree spline is missing from the graph (i.e. it doesn't touch the last point). Is this a bug in ...
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Creating a certain image (3D shadows, highlighted intersections)

I would like to learn how to code within Mathematica the following picture: I tried using ...
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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 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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Plot Ellipse based on EigenSystem

Please consider the following : ...
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Change appearance of ConvexHullMesh

I'm struggling to understand the behaviour of ConvexHullMesh (or rather the non-behaviour). I have a polynom p ...
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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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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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Why does Arrow not work well with Scaled coordinates in 3D?

Bug introduced in 8.0 and fixed in 10.4 or earlier. I am a little puzzled by the fact that if I try to use Arrow with Scaled ...
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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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Plot3D constrained to a non-rectangular region

I would like to make a nice 3D graphic of a parabolic bowl, with a cylindrical rim. If I do the following: Plot3D[x^2 + y^2, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}] I get a ...
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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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How to color the same contour line with different colors according y value

Here is an example: ContourPlot[Sin[y - x^2] == 0, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -10, 10}] Because all these separate lines come from the same contour line ...
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how recover lost data of coordinates from contourplot of mention data?

I have made Contour Plot for a lot of data, like this ...
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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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Mathematica 10.4 crashes when using too many font sizes

While working on How to make the digits of π around like this? I encountered a problem that Mathematica would crash at regular intervals with an internal self-test error, either ...
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InterpolationOrder has no effect on ListContourPlot when the data is of the form {x,y,f[x,y]}

This is related to the issue brought up here, if you want to mark it as duplicate feel free to do so, but it is slightly separate. Take two sets of data, identical except for the form, ...
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Background colour of text in graphics [duplicate]

I see this strange behaviour when both the containing cells and the graphics have a non-white background. I set the style of a notebook to "Standard Report" (Format -> Stylesheet) and did this: <...
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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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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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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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How to plot graphics objects such as lines or polygons logarithmically

I am making ListLogLog plots with polygons in the Prolog and lines in the Epilog, and I want ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to user-define the percentages for lower/upper whisper/fence in BoxWhiskerChart of MMA? [duplicate]

BoxWhiskerChart draws a box-and-whisker summary of the distribution of the input data. I would like to show the 2nd, 25th, 50th (the median), 75th, and 98th percentages of the input data. Is ...
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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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Overlapping Spheres with a Shared Blank Region

We have two similar overlapped spheres in a way that the distance between their centers is smaller than the sum of their radius (2R>a). As I show here: Also, we want to draw them in a such way that ...
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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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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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Edit Plot/Graphics after it's been drawn. [duplicate]

Sometimes I run into a situation when there are graphics objects (mostly plots) that take a while to draw. Good practice would suggest you do all your evaluation outside ...