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Under OS X, is there a way to view graphics output when running in the command line?

Being a long time unix shell person, I prefer Mathematica's command line interface, over the notebook. (command history, etc...) It just learned that on OS X, the cli is available as MathKernel. ...
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Ugly plots when printing notebook to pdf

One image is worth one thousand words, so: Question: At what options should I be looking, so that what I see in my notebook is what I get in my printed pdf ? Here is the code I'm using: ...
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Using MatrixPlot, how can I dynamically zoom in and out with my mouse? [duplicate]

I have a MatrixPlot output which I would like to zoom around in, drawing boxes that define a zoom region with my mouse. These things are all fairly standard in Labview... surely Mathematica must have ...
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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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Extracting a single layer from a SHP file

I have an ESRI ShapeFile (SHP) that I've loaded. It has a number of layers which I can see the names of by using: Import["file.shp", "LayerNames"] I get ...
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X label in GraphicsColumn is cut off

I'm trying to use GraphicsColumn to plot two curves with very different ranges. for example, ...
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LocatorPane, Dynamic and deleting locators

Compare the following two code snippets : Version 1 ...
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How to create a bar graph that evolves in time to monitor a simulation

I imagine a random process that proceeds as follows: Suppose there are $n$ dice. ($n$ is pretty big). They exist in an arena. They are all bouncing around. They start in a random configuration. If ...
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Generate nonoverlapping random circles [duplicate]

I want to distribute n circles unformly in an area(e.g. free plannar space). The circles could touch each other but cannot overlap. ...
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Calculate pixel intensity in two regions

I am just beginning to learn about image processing. I would like to know 1) How to show an original image with a visible mask of an arbitrary shape? 2) how to calculate the pixel intensities in the ...
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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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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 to embed graphic-element-specific metadata within a Graphics object?

One of the most crucial requirements for rich, interactive scientific graphics is being able to "annotate" individual graphic elements (e.g. the data points of a scatterplot, the individual curves in ...
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Making a movie with specific frame-rate out of ListPlot outputs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to prerender animation in Wolfram Mathematica? Does Mathematica support variable frame rate for any video format, in analogue of GIF-style “DisplayDurations”? ...
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Detecting a nonlinear edge in a 2D point pattern

Following an earlier post here, I have generated a point pattern on the unit square $[0,1]\otimes[0,1]$, which is described by a piecewise constant intensity function constructed so that (in ...
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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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ListPlot : range from $0$

I want to plot values of a table for example: table = {0.456, 0.7899, 1.3456, 9.8908} But I want to Plot points (x,y) like: ...
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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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Problem with transparency when I export an eps file

I have the following simple Mathematica code: ...
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How do I put a data point in a 3D graph? I need it in (0,0,1) [closed]

This is what I have now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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ErrorBars with BarChart, ChartLabels are not working?

In the Add Error Bars to Charts and Plots How To in the Mathematica documentation a function ErrorBar is given: ...
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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 ...