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extract line from position data

I got a picture like this, and what I want to do is to extract lines from the picture. what I have done now is ...
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How to plot a decahedron with Mathematica?

I wrote Graphics3D[{Opacity[.9], FaceForm[Yellow], PolyhedronData["Dipyramid", "Faces"]}] and I get this picture: I would like to plot a decahedron without ...
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Generating high quality charts in Mathematica for use in LaTeX and Word

I frequently have a probelem using my charts in reports because the text (axes labels and tick marks) look low resolution (fuzzy). When I export my charts, i export them as PNG files. Unless I'm ...
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Plotting solutions of differential equations with different parameters

I want to plot x[t], when i manipulate w from 0.1 to 1.5. Here is what I've attempted, which does not work as expected. ...
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Order of symbols in Graphics labels

Do you have any idea how to force an order of Greek letter in the graphics? When I type in AxesLabel -> {Cost, Δ OverBar[π]} the order is π Δ. How can I ...
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How can I add drop shadows and specular highlights to 2D graphics?

I thought I'd share some code in the form of a self-answered question, but other answers are of course welcome. Drop shadows are a familiar visual effect, giving the impression of a graphical element ...
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Dynamically Update Inset within Graphics with RunScheduledTask

I followed the instructions given below to play with RunScheduledTask within DynamicModule. ScheduledTask with scoped ...
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1answer
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GatherBy and two conditions

I have a list of 4 dim points, given by ...
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1answer
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How to fill a whole rectangle with text?

I have a rectangle with specified dimensions and I'd like to fill it with text, so that the text uses all (well, as much as possible) of the available area. I tried to do it with ...
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Dot shading a.k.a. Stippling effect [duplicate]

I am trying to convert grayscale images to black and white, where I hope to have certain artistic effect, called stippling: I have tried two methods; dithering (with ...
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StreamPlot for Bifurcation Diagram

When we do a StreamPlot, I want to show the bifurcation when $a = 0$ transitions to $a >0$, but do not see a better way to do this than the following. ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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How to change ColorFunction after plotting

Say I have a plot like plot = DensityPlot[Exp[-((x-5)^2+(y-5)^2)/5^2], {x, 0, 10}, {y, 0, 10},PlotRange -> {0,1}] Is there a way to change the ...
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How to partition a disk into individually spaced bricks?

What I want to do is in any way produce a picture that looks like this Given a set of words, how can I partition a disk into bricks for these words, such that it looks good? Here is my sucky ...
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How can I generate and color annular sectors?

How can I generate such an image and fill every annular sector with a random colour?
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Plot hangs Mathematica through NETLink

I have a C# function that calls Mathematica via Wolfram.NETLink. On our home computers all the test calls work perfectly, but on our AWS server (both a microinstance and a beefy c3.xlarge instance), ...
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2answers
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Extract coordinates from a polygon [duplicate]

I need to extract the coordinates from a 2D polygon then calculate the maximum and minimum of the x and ...
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1answer
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Drawing a series of circles with `MapThread` & `Graphics` [closed]

I'm attempted to use MapThread to draw a series of circles at coordinates correspond to some list, like so: ...
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Graphic Timelines in Mathematica in v9 (2014)

I noticed a previous question on this site: how to make graphic timelines in mathematica The question concerned the creation of "graphic timelines" of this form: ...
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Implementing a Beeswarm plot in Mathematica

I am looking for a Beeswarm plot implementation in Mathematica. Consider the following data: ...
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1answer
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Calculate the centroid of a group of pixels with the same PixelValuePositions

My question is about how to recognise objects in a image. I would like to recognise objects of the same color. Then I want to calculate the centroid of these objects. I want to apply this calculation ...
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Packed Graph or GraphPlot output with non-square layout?

Graph or GraphPlot produce square layouts for disconnected graphs: Graph[Table[i -> Mod[i^3, 100], {i, 1, 100}]] I´d like to get a rectangular layout with ...
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How to create word clouds?

Word clouds are rather useless fancy and visually appealing plots, where words are plotted with different sizes according to their frequency in a corpus. Many applications exist out there (Wordle, ...
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How does PlotLegends actually work with ListPlot3D?

I'm sensing this might be a rookie mistake but normally I roll my own legends but decided to try the built in legends for a ListPlot3D. ...
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1answer
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Making a rectangular label for RegionPlot

I have a plot that includes a Region Plot. I want to make a rectangle with the same shading as in the region plot to show as a legend. The dumb way I can think off ...
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Error bar plot - no bars but rather point size determined by errors

Looking for a way to create an ErrorListPlot (x,y,error) with the radius of the PlotMarker ...
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Prevent Grid from resizing images

Aligning my images in Grid causes one of them to become smaller, despite specifying each of their sizes with ImageSize: ...
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What is PointForm?

I stumbled across a function called PointForm but the only documentation I can find is the pop-up line offered by autocomplete, which contains the same information ...
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How to plot an implicit equation with separate dispersion lines of Lamb waves

I'd like to plot (to try reproduce) dispersion curves of Lamb waves as in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamb_waves But I can't to separate each lines. I was reduce the dispersion equations as X=ωd/Vs, ...
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How to change the format of FrameTicks

Here is a plot with the default frame ticks S1 = Plot[Sin[x], {x, -7, 7}, Frame -> True, Axes -> False] Now, if I define myself the range as well as the ...
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Multiple curves plotted with different colours [duplicate]

I am trying to use ColorFunction for 2 functions on the same plot. I only want the cubic equation to change colour. ...
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3d graphic for publication [duplicate]

Journals are very strict and some of them require special formats. They suggest the .tiff or .jpg format for graphics with many colors. I have problem how to export, for example, this figure consists ...
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Tick labels above axis [duplicate]

Is there any way to place tick marks on the x-axis above the axis? Note that I am talking about marks on the axis, not on a frame (because my graph has no frame). To be more specific, here's the ...
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Get Coordinates 4 significant digits limitation

The tool "get coordinates" (clicking on a plot), seems to work with a fixed number of significant digits (4), in a way that we can quickly lose sensibility (the tool really becomes useless). The ...
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Using Manipulate, how do you display the points on the curve and the tangent vector? [duplicate]

I'm new to Mathematica and my assignment is very vague... I'm hoping someone can explain to me a bit more of that this quesion means: Given the curve C, display the point on the curve and the ...
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Labeling points on a graph with their coordinates in parentheses

I need to create some graphs in Mathematica with a bunch of labels, such as axes labels, graph labels, etc. In particular, there must be some points that must be labeled with their coordinates. Thanks ...
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plot cropped in large amount when setting Text Style to some specific sizes and in some locations

I make a Graphics and then add Text[Style["b",size] to it. When changing the size, I noticed that the overall graphics gets ...
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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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How to plot image of a complex function with a given domain [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out a way to either draw a curve in the domain of a complex function in one plane and then show the result in another plane (simultaneously?). Actually, just plotting ...
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Plotting a line segment from the degenerate case of an ellipse [duplicate]

An ellipse degenerates into a line segment when the defining constant distance from the two foci is the actual distance between the two foci. The ellipse closes into a line segment. The following ...
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Export Graphics using Move in Optica

I am modeling an eye and am using TurboPlot and DrawSystem. I would like to export the graph, but using the ...
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Unwanted PlotMarkers appear at non-existent places

In this simple code ...
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How to display each step of an A star algorithm?

I wrote a pathfinding program: A*, which is an extension of Dijkstra. I want to see the result of each step at a time. Which function should I use? The main program is the notebook Astar, which is ...
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densityplot + world map overlay [duplicate]

I can make a world map, and I can make a density plot, but I can't seem to get them to overlay. Was trying to use Show to overlay: ...
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Transforming an image as an object

The problem is following: I have a following animation: ...
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Speeding up this fractal-generating code

I used the code below (which is a sample from this gist containing more similar code) in my answer to my own question about Mandelbrot-like sets for functions other than the simple quadratic on ...
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Poor rendering of fractals

Could someone explain why I get those ugly graphics .. ..trying to use fractals in mathematica 8 ? I'd also like to know if it is possible to draw 2D fractals in Mathematica My configuration ...
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Recognize simple shapes in an image and color them randomly?

I have an image of polygons built from a polar function (see below). I'd like to color each triangle or quadrilateral a random color. Firstly, I'm not sure how to separate the simple shapes. ...
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Generating social network graph from a CSV file

I am new to Mathematica and wanted to generate undirected graph for data sets that show the relationships of organizations with each other. The data is in a square matrix. The cells of the matrix ...