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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A one-liner to place some number of Graphics3D polytopes on a plane and to randomly assign colorations

I'm looking for a nice one- or two-liner to randomly place some number, $N$, of Graphics3D polytopes on a plane with dimensions $X \times Y$, and to specify that $k ...
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Button ImageSize x-dimension ignored

How can a small square button be created with ImageSize -> {20,20}? The x-dimension won't go below about 70. (Using version 9.0.1 on OS X.) ...
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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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Adding a coordinate label to individual squares in ArrayPlot[…]

Can I write text, or add a specific text label to individual squares of an ArrayPlot[...] graphic? Specifically, I would like to assign an two-dimensional integer coordinate label to each square.
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Debugging graphics

All the examples I am seeing on internet are related to normal functions that carry out loops and assignments but I have not seen one example where I can see a graphics based program being debugged. ...
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Rules governing Plot line generation

I was looking at the Documentation Center for Round, Ceiling and Floor when I noticed that ...
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Problem in RegionPlot3D

I tried to plot the region bounded by the three planes. This is supposed to give me a pyramid type of shape (actually two, but I am just taking one of them). The code is given by ...
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How to highlight various parts of a plot

I'd like to show students a graph of a function, say $(x,y)\mapsto\sqrt[3]{x^3+y^3}$, and then highlight its various properties connected with (non)differentiability at certain points etc. Having ...
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Using one table for multiple arguments

So I want to plot two graphs (on the same plot). One which is the $\frac{\sum_{i=0}^n x_i}{n}$ and the other $\frac{\sum_{i=0}^n x_i}{n-1}$ where x is a set created by ...
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Animating magnetic field lines on a circle

So I want to create a changing vector as a function of theta and have it's origin stay on the path of a circle. The vector I want to plot is: ...
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Animating N points

So I'm trying to create an animation of N interacting particles in two dimensions confined in a box. Generating the data is fine and it's being stored in a text file with two columns for each ...
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Restricting VectorPlot3D to a specific region

I'm trying to visualize the vector field on $\mathbb{R}^3$ given by the matrix $$\begin{pmatrix} 1 & 0 & 0\\ 0 & \cosh(t) & \sinh(t)\\ 0 & \sinh(t) & \cosh(t) \end{pmatrix},$$ ...
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Manipulate a 2D point controlled simultaneously by Locator and its coordinates

I'm trying to have a point in the plane which can be manipulated both using Locator as well as inserting its $x$ and $y$ coordinates. My attempts at doing this are: ...
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How to change the atom size of LatticeData [duplicate]

Using the "Image" property of LatticeData, I can generate representation of lattice structures (like the first basic example ...
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Keeping Font Relative Size to Object/Graphics/Plot Object upon Resize

I want to keep the text generated within a graph/plot to remain the same relative to an element (a disk of size 0.2) of the image upon resize, not the image itself, while maintaining the original ...
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Specifying the style of edges in directed graphs [closed]

How do I specify the style of individual edges in a directed graph (in Mathematica version 9)? Consider maybe this ...
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How to obtain the GIF by Mathematica?

Is it possible to create such GIF illustration amination by Mathematica? and the rendering effects of each trigonometric function curve. UPDATE I have mainly two puzzles: 1) how to obtain the ...
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Radius Values not Displaying in (List)PolarPlot

I'm having troubles with the PolarAxes option in ListPolarPlot under Mathematica 8.0. To be more specific, when I run the ...
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How can I get Inset to use ImageScaled, but preserve aspect ratio?

This code produces two identical images, despite the difference in the rectangles: ...
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project moving point onto a line

The following code displays three solutions to the logistic ODE with an animated points that follow the solutions.. My goal is to project the solutions on to a vertical phase line. I need to be able ...
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Expand Graphics based on all elements

How might I force the following Graphics element to expand to contain the Inset text? ...
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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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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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In a DynamicModule, is it possible to use multiple EventHandler declarations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wrapping EventHandler by Table I am running Mathematica 7. However, I am new to using Dynamic, ...
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Lines with label in Plot options syntax

I wrote a little function to add lines with labels to plots. It just creates customized {GridLines -> ..., Epilog -> ...} code: ...
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How to partition MatrixPlot graphics?

Is there an easy approach - hopefully built-in - to partitioning MatrixPlot graphics into rows or columns (or both) of graphics sharing the same underlying options? ...
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Graphics[] not working from within For[]

Why is the following code not plotting the set of points from {1,1} to {10,10} ? For[i = 1, i <= 10, i++, Graphics[Point[{i, i}]]]
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Plotting best-response functions

I'm a newbie in Mathematica. I'm trying to solve for two functions (best-response functions in a simple game), and then to plot the functions on the same graph. One function is p1 = resp1(p2) and the ...
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Rough edges plotting a surface

I'm trying to use SphericalPlot3D to create some images of a surface but I get some rough edges on the surface around the boundary. However, after rotating the ...
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Forcing a graph not to resize

This code: ...
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Hasse Diagrams from Adjacency Matrix

Let's say I have a rather large adjacency matrix for a partial order relation. Say an 80x80 matrix. What is the best way to display Hasse diagram? I have tried AdjacencyGraph and it does a not so bad ...
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Rectangle or Polygon with no filling

I have: ...
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Update or Animate an ArrayPlot or MatrixPlot?

I am trying to add new row or column or points to a 2D plot as I keep generating the values. The trick is by using this method I will not be required to store the big array or matrix and will be ...
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ContourPlot has extra mesh

There is an odd white mesh that appears on top of any contour plot I make. ContourPlot[x + 2 y, {x, 80, 300}, {y, 50, 100}] Any ideas on how I get rid of this? ...
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Temporarily setting built-in function options at lower levels

Slightly extending rcollyer's handy helper (originally "BlockOptions") to TemporarilySet system function options via an operator ...
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How to hide and show graphics within Show (in Manipulate)

There is a well documented way to "Dynamically Hide and Show Plots" (link). In the example 'Opacity' option is effectively used. Is there an efficient way to make the same functionality with "Show"? I ...
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Multiple animation in Mathematica

I have the following in Mathematica: ...
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How to smoothly change the radius of a circle by dragging its circumference?

I am attempting to set an EventHandler to change the radius of a circle by dragging on its circumference. But the response to the dragging is terribly slow. What is ...
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Making multiple sideways histograms/bell curves around temporal data

I don't quite remember what this type of plot is called, but here is the idea: I have some data which is indexed by time, and I want to look at the evolution of the distribution of that data as time ...
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Adding and summing overlapping Airy (or Gaussian) disks on a plane

In a previous question of mine, I asked how one might draw an Airy disk on a plane: Generating an Airy disk on a plane, and recieved some impressive answers from the users Timothy Wofford and ...
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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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FrameStyle in Inset with Framed expression

I am creating some plots that use FrameStyle->AbsoluteThickness@5 and PlotStyle->AbsoluteThickness@0.5. In my plots' ...
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double arrow in GraphPlot

Is it possible to combine two edges into one with a double arrow? For example: ...
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Insert a 2D graph in a 3D graph

I have this question: Suppose I have some two dimsensional graphic element, say "flower" (i.e. a picture of a flower) in a Mathematica notebook. I want to insert this figure, say at a specific ...
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Animating a circle to move along an curve

Basically, I want to move a graphic (such as a circle) along a given path (such as sin(x)). I was thinking that the trick might be making the x and y coordinates of the circle vary based on the ...
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Labeled and Graph don't mix?

In an attempt to create a legend for a graph drawing, I find that Labeled only works without the position options (except for Center). ...
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Bring Vertices to the foreground

I'm having some issues with being able to trigger the Tooltip in an AdjacencyGraph, as the edges are "covering" the vertex labels. In the example provided, there are no issues to display the tooltip ...
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LocatorPane, Dynamic and deleting locators

Compare the following two code snippets : Version 1 ...
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How can Magnify be forced to ignore the notebook's window width?

In a new notebook, I can illustrate how the action of Magnify is cut off by the window width: ...