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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How to place more than one ChartLabel in a BarChart

I have the following data: ...
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3D isosurface plotting

I have a matrix of data of the form of 3 vectors R, Z, M1, M2, M3 ..., cylindric coordinates representing a measurement M of an axisymmetric hypersonic flow at the position R, Z (I don't measure along ...
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Trying to combine an image with a Plot

I've got this picture: The image has a resolution of 2001x2001. The left most pixel has an x-value of -2, and the right most pixel has an x-value of 2. Same goes for the y-values. Now I am trying ...
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How To interactively create a Polygon in a Graphic?

Background: suppose I start with the following (working) snippet. Manipulate[Graphics[Line[{{0, 0}, p}], PlotRange -> 2], {{p, {1, 1}}, Locator}] Ideally, I ...
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Labeling vertices by number in Graph: Getting text to display at the right size

Minor aesthetic question here. I was playing around with Graph's and decided to render a cute-looking family of directed graphs, with the vertices being the number ...
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3answers
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How to change the number of markers in Plots?

Two questions, but I am not sure whether they are already answered or not. How can I create PlotMarkers (in ListLinePlot) with ...
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How to control the layering of graphics displayed with Show

I am trying to combine two graphics objects using Show. The first one is an isosurface: ...
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How to find a fit for a function?

I have the following function: ...
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Extruding along a path

I'm trying to render a 3D image of a path by extruding a circular cross-section along the path, creating a "snake-like" path. Here is an image I found to illustrate: I can't seem to figure out if ...
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Label each panel of Grid

I have a set of figures that I would like to show as grid for a publication. I currently just export the figure as an eps and use another software package to add Labels (A,B,C,D) to each panel of the ...
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Combine a contour plot of a conic and an inset with an polygon such as all its vertices are on the conic

I have a difficulty to programmatically adjust the size of a polygon within an inset of a conic (here I limit myself to a circle) in order to have all its vertices on the circle: ...
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2answers
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ListLinePlot with colors from data

I am trying to color a simple 2D plot (using ListLinePlot) based on data in the form of 3-vectors. ...
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Background image in a polygon / CountryData

Is it possible to use a background image in a polygon without rasterizing the polygon? I tried with textures, but they seem to be viable only for simple polygons. I want to put a flag as the ...
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Tooltip over a picture & creating complex forms [closed]

I have some picture like the one seen below. Now, I'm trying to create some tooltip with some descriptions when moving with the mouse over a body part e.g. "this is the head", "This is the left arm" ...
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GraphicsGrid command

When we merge some colorful plots to a single image, with the command GraphicsGrid, the quality of output image will be lost, slightly. That is, for instance all ...
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Tick marks on curves [duplicate]

I would like to put tick marks on a curve. In this trivial example I have managed to put some ticks. ...
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1answer
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Using Mathematica to make a graphics array of circles

I need to make .svg file that contains an array of black circles that all have radii of 5 units ad are evenly spaced apart from each other 32 units. The difficulty in creating this design is the ...
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1answer
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ArrayPlot of square matrix: how does ColorFunction -> Automatic work?

Suppose you have the following: tt = Table[{i, j}, {i, 0, 10}, {j, 0, 10}] The table tt is a matrix of pairs, ...
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1answer
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How to make a big image/dashboard containing various data-graph

I want to make and image/dashborad (to export to PDF) with many VERTICAL bullet graphs gauges. And I can´t make it, in a automatic way. In general, the questions are: QUESTION 1: How to make a ...
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3answers
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How can I find the boundary function in RegionPlot?

I have a problem with finding the function that gives the boundary curve in RegionPlot comamnd. I use the following code to make the regions in which two ...
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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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Plotting a set of trajectories (not a vector field) in 3D

Consider a set of trajectories in 3D space, that possibly converge. By visualizing trajectories as arrows the result will look crowded as each arrowhead will be placed where the attractor is. In 2D, ...
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Showing the empty space in a Graphics3D plot

I would like to be able to visualize the empty space in a Graphics3D plot. For example, if I plot hexagonally close packed spheres using something like: ...
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Change the color of a Locator in a Manipulate

How can I change the color of a Locator in a Manipulate? As an example, consider the following. ...
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1answer
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Intersecting/Overlapping Image Elements Counts?

I have what I believe should be a relatively easy problem to solve that I have not been able to find an elegant solution for. I need to compare two binary 2D images and count if any of the elements ...
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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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Get x and z coordinate from an image and make a parametric surface

In this blog entry, this step is mentioned: I grabbed an image of a Peugeot wine glass from the web and used the Get Coordinates function to digitize its outline, which I fed to Interpolation to ...
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4answers
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Interpolating a plot with missing values

With data = {{1, 1}, {2, 2}, {3, 3}, {4, 4}, {5, 5}, {6, 6}, {7, 5}, {8, 4}, {10, 3}, {10, 2}, {11, 1}} and ...
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Edit Automatic PlotRange

if I have a plot let us say Plot[x^2 - 5 x - 10, {x, 0, 8}] I want o check if there is a way to know the automatic plot range and to add or subtract from that ...
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Showing Two Manipulated Plots Together

I want to show a scatter plot and bar chart next to each other in order to show the change in both factors for each county. The scatter plot shows life expectancy per county on the basis of income, ...
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Using ListPointPlot3D to simulate 2D plots moving in time

I wrote a 1D solver for the heat equation $u_t=u_{xx}$, and I can animate the solution using normal ListPlot command, where the x-axis is the rod length, and the ...
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Creating ghost trail effects

Does anyone know how to create a ghost trail effect? For a simple example look at this screenshot: You can find the actual animation here. What I would ultimately like to see it happen is to make ...
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1answer
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Autorotating 3D plots

These days, I have to produce quite a few 3D surface plots (mostly functions of the type $\rho(\theta,\phi)$ plotted with SphericalPlot3D). To exchange these ...
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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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Filling a polygon with a pattern of insets

I am trying to fill a shape with diagonal lines. I am aware of Texture, but it rasterizes the fill pattern, which is not desirable. Here was my crack at it: ...
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1answer
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Visualizing vectors [closed]

How to visualize a set of vectors with 3 coordinates $(x,y,z)$, e.g.,$(1,1,1), (1,-1,-1),(-1,1,-1),(-1,-1,1)$? In fact there are many of them. I try the function "Graphic3D" with the following code ...
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Flipping axis on a plot

I want to make a 2D plot where the x-axis is flipped so the higher numbers are on the right and lower numbers are on the left. I've managed to do it by flipping the data and making new ...
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Show that three given vectors lie on a line, a plane, or span 3-space

Given three vectors, {2, 0, 0}, {0, 2, 2}, {2, 2, 3}, how could I see if they are all on the ...
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How to generate Koch curve in mathematica [duplicate]

How is done in Mathematica to generate the curve? Exists in the fractal geometry Koch curve, consisting of partitioning a line segment of lngitud 1 in three equal parts, by removing the central part ...
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1answer
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Cropping a non-cubic lattice unit cell

I would like to crop the hexagonal close-packed system as a hexagon and not as a cube. I would like to use the following volumetricPlot already given on this ...
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Why are graphics rendered as MathML when I set $PrePrint = MathMLForm?

For external usage, I set output in MathMLForm by using $PrePrint=MathMLForm Everything goes well but makes graphics rendered ...
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1answer
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Generate a set of 3D coordinates subject to constraints

Generating a set of random 3D coordinates is ok, e.g. ...
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1answer
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Convert Tube[BSplineCurve[…]] Graphics3D object to polygons [duplicate]

I wish to voxelize a complex shape composed of Tube[BSplineCurve[...]] objects, while maintaining the additional information of the (unvoxelated) surface normal ...
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How can I remove edges from my DiscretePlot?

By default, DiscretePlot displays "edges" along the sides and, prominently, align the top when ExtentSize -> Full is set. For ...
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Adding a legend to a MatrixPlot

I have produced this MatrixPlot: Rows refer to countries and columns to ranks. Row 1 refers to Norway with many 1 ranks, row 15 to Greece with many 15 ranks. Other countries are inbetween. I would ...
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2answers
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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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Graphical solution of a a two-variable system containing an equation and an inequality

I'm currently studying atmospheric-gravity waves and their dispersion relations. I want to have look at values of $(x,y)$ that solve the following system : \begin{equation}\label{}(1) \left\{ ...
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VertexSize with GraphPlot [closed]

I'm constructing a graph using GraphPlot and I want some vertices to have a different size than others, like this: ...