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How can I draw a Cuboid given its center and its dimensions? [duplicate]

I want to draw a Cuboid accroding to the coordinates of its geometric center and its dimensions, rather than its diagnoal coordiantes. And How can I draw a triangular prism?
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Using ChemicalData to make molecule graphics

I would like to take the acetone $((CH_3)_2CO)$ and chloroform $(HCl_3)$ molecules that Mathematica's chemical data provides, and plot them together. I want to show how chloroform can hydrogen bond ...
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Automatically tracing and keeping ViewPoints in a list while manually rotating 3D graphics

I will need to make a video from the manual rotation of a 3D graphics. In order to do this, I will need to record the set of all view points that I made during rotation. There is method that we can ...
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How do I represent a system dynamics feedback loop?

In System Dynamics, if I want represent the relationship between Speed and Distances, I create a Flow (Speed) and a Stock (Distance) as you can see in this Insight Maker Sample . Heres an Image of how ...
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How can I change the position of my plot legends?

As the title indicates, I want to change the current position of the legends in a combined plot. The Mathematica code I used is ...
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NetLink Exporting Images doesn't work (Unknown string escape)

Exporting Image files (intermittently) doesn't work: I get messages back indicating the error is to do with escaping characters: ...
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Precision of rendered Rectangles in stiff-scale graphics

The attchd graphics called chromograms represent a set of discrete-state, continuous-time - ie, discrete-event signals, generated with Mathematica 9 on OSX with a Cinema display. • Top 2 rows are ...
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Density plot for data with a wide dynamic range

I'm generating some figures for a paper. One of them has a pattern like the following figure: ...
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How to export a plot into a file?

I am trying to save some graphics into a file, and it seems impossible. ...
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How to control the speed in Manipulation

As the title says, I want to control the speed when I use Manipulate. I have the following piece of code ...
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Tooltip not working in web deployed cdf

I deployed a CDF file in a web page. I used both Mouseover and Tooltip functions. They both work in the raw CDF file. The ...
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Creating a 2D meshing algorithm in Mathematica

As what is proving to be a difficult, but entertaining task, I am attempting to adapt a 2D meshing algorithm created for MATLAB and port it to Mathematica. I understand meshing functions already exist ...
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Illustrating half life

I'm teaching some lessons on negative exponents and one application listed was half life since the rate of decay can be written as 2^-1 every __ years. I found this nice animation on the net. ...
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Create triangular mesh from random list of points

I have a list of points. I would like to take these points and create a mesh of triangles from them, making sure triangles don't overlap. So here's a list of points: ...
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How to remove unwanted regions in a three-dimensional surface

As the title indicates, I want to delete some unwanted regions in a three-dimensional surface created using ContourPlot3D. Here is the corresponding code ...
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Parameters for the CIE XYZ Color Space in Mathematica

In Mathematica, producing a color based on its RGB parameters is easy; one can use (for example) ...
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Adjacency List representation of a graph

I am looking to draw a graph knowing a simple adjacency representation of the graph like: A = {{1, 3}, {2, 3}, {3, 4, 5}, {4, 5}, {5}} Where ...
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Changing default range for x- and y-axis in ListPlot3D

How do I change the default values for the x- and y- axis in this example without altering the z-axis values? For instance, I want the x-axis to follow a range based on "x= 0.01 i+3" (not just i) , ...
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Equidistant points on a polyline

Set of 2D-points connected by a polyline B-spline function: ...
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How do I determine the original aspect ratio of an imported image?

Say I import a TIFF, JPEG, or PDF image. How can I quickly determine the original aspect ratio of the image so that I can properly scale its size? I have thus far been unable to find an answer ...
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Snapping two “Drawing Tools” objects together while decorating an image

I'm using "Drawing Tools" to decorate an imported image (a TIFF file). I need to create a set of regularly spaced parallel lines, and my solution for doing this is to create a pair of parallel lines ...
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three-dimensional graphic objects that are not simple cuboids

I am trying to draw some graphics with Mathematica. The objects I want to draw are just a little bit more complex than a cuboid -- the difference being that the top and bottom faces are of different ...
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Drawing partition diagrams on spheres

I will be doing a few presentations at an undergraduate research conference later, the topics of which are somewhat tentative at the moment, but one of the things I wanted to go over were some of the ...
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How can I change a Slider's appearance?

I am using Mathematica 9.0 and Windows 7. I want to create a Slider that looks like the following: I tried the following: ...
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Tick marks shrinking with ImageResolution [duplicate]

High resolution PNG export is handy for print quality plots, however tick marks are not scaling properly. Does anyone know a solution or a work-around, preferably for M7 (on Win7)? ...
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Image Rotation, Line Symmetry

I'd like to import an image, superimpose it, reduce the opacity of the overlaid image, and then use a manipulate to rotate the top image to illustrate rotational symmetry. The image below is using ...
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Axes Origin & Labels in 3D Plot

I'm looking for a way to have the axes at the origin in a 3D plot and to label the (x,y,z) axes in the usual way---with x near the end of the drawn portion of the x axis, y near the end of the drawn ...
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MatrixPlot for DFT in black and white with ContourLabel

I have several data files such as this: ...
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How can I invert the colors in a color bar

I have this Mathematica code ...
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Something wrong with RectangleChart and Tooltip?

Currently I'm working on a diagram showing the merit order of power plants in the Netherlands. On the horizontal axes you see the cumulative power and on the vertical axes you see the costs per MWh. ...
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Synchronizing manual rotations for multiple Graphics3D outputs?

Say I make a set of three Graphics3D images, here of three different cones, by evaluating: ...
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How can i generate a curve arrow tube?

Following the document, I generate a curve arrow tube using following code: ...
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Using With in combination with Graphics [duplicate]

Assume that we are given a symbol p={x,y} which should represent a 2D point. If x and y have ...
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Exporting a Video of a Simulation of Pendulum Motion

In a series of previous questions, I asked how to solve a series of differential equations describing a series of coupled pendulums, and then how to plot this data by coloring the different pendulums. ...
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Color function doesn't span the whole color range in MatrixPlot

In matrix visualization, for instance, MatrixPlot[{{1, 2}, {3, 4}}, PlotRangePadding -> 0, ColorFunction -> "Rainbow"] the color map does not cover the ...
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Coloring Points in a Plot, based on their position in the list

Before I describe the question, I'd like to say that I've seen the excellent answers posted here but have not managed to get them to work for my own data. I have a list of values that I would like to ...
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Increasing the size of numbers in a legend bar

I would like to know how you go about increasing the size of numbers which appear in a legend to make them larger than the default (which is too small for publication purposes). Example: ...
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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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Spiral pattern and Fibonacci numbers

I'm want to generate a 2D spiral pattern like the the one shown in the following figure. I can generate the spirals one by one, but I think there ought to be a more efficient method for generating ...
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Manipulating a Graphics3D output with a large number of geometric primitives

I'm attempting to view and rotate a Graphics3D object with a very large set of geometric primitives ($\approx 10^6$ objects such as spheres or lines), and everything is functioning very slowly. Are ...
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How to draw a higher-genus surface

NB: By higher-genus surface, I mean a closed orientable surface of genus at least 2. This question has come up before on math.SE, and even MathOverflow, but most posters suggested using either ...
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Graphing the amount of time a function takes

I know I can find out the amount of time a function takes to run like this: In:= function1[100] //Timing Out:= {0.043334, Null} How can I graph this over a set ...
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How can I make points “glow”?

I have a set of points in the plane which I would like to have "glow". I would like for each point to glow individually and I would also like some increase in the intensity corresponding to an ...
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Mathematica color schemes for the colorblind

Does Mathematica have a graphics option that makes plots intelligible for people with colorblindness?
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Helio chart for canonical correlation

I'm trying to create a chart usually called "Helio chart". It's a chart type very suited for canonical correlation analysis involving several dependent and independent variables. However, it is a ...
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Calculating a minimum bounding box for a set of 3-space coordinates / spheres

I have a set of 3-space coordinates for the atoms of a molecule (I could also transform them into spheres with radii corresponding to the atoms they represent). I would like to place this molecule ...
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Draw only the top of the boundary of a function in Plot3d

So currently I have via combining 3 Plot3D's in a show. My question is how can I make it so that the ONLY portion of that border highlighted green, is the "curving portion" in the xy plane, rather ...
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Copy and pasted graphics are fuzzy

I have a function that creates a 2D line with filling to the axis. When I copy this graphic into word it is very fuzzy, so much so that the numbers and text are almost unreadable, not to mention the ...
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Color coding based on 4D data within a building

I am trying to create something similar to a Heatmap within a building. Suppose I have a room with dimensions, {30,40,50} as length, width, and height respectively. I have a set of data that is of ...
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ContourPlot of a complicated function

I have the function $pot_1(x,y,z)$ which is given in analytical form. So, in order to plot the contours at the primary planes $(x,y)$, $(x,z)$ and $(y,z)$, I use the following ...