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Limiting the use of discrete graphics card on Mac

Apple's laptop running Mac OS have a pretty nice feature to make the battery last longer: the dynamically switch between the low-power integrated graphics card and the higher-performance dedicated ...
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How do I make a log plot where the plot is logarithmic in the distance from the X-Axis (including negative values)?

For example, if I were to do a plot of Sin[x], I would get what looks like a Log plot of Sin[x], with another log plot of ...
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How to create this four-dimensional cube animation?

This is a tesseract, a four-dimensional cube, which contains two cubes. Here, each side length of the smaller one is 1, while the side length of the bigger one is 2. How do make I it? I am still ...
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ESRI shape files

ESRI shape files (shp): importing the polygon data can yield a very large list. It is computationally intensive rendering the polygon. I have been trying to convert to ...
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How to express ticks in scientific form? [duplicate]

I want to express the ticks in scientific form. I tried two ways as following ...
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How to align rotated tick labels?

How can I align tick labels so the tick label text ends centered under the data point? Of Course it works fine with a rotation of 90 Degrees, but not with 45 or similar angles. I see an example of ...
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Preventing ColorFunction bleed in ListLinePlot

Given this dataset (~2100 year precipitation estimates in New Mexico, based on tree-ring data, courtesy of NOAA and Henri Grissino-Mayer) ...
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Is there possibility of exporting mathematica code directly into $\LaTeX$?

I'm a very novice user of Mathematica - is there possibility of exporting Mathematica code directly into $\LaTeX$? I'm interested only in exporting mathematical formulas. Also, from which version of ...
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How to ensure that Polygon[list] plots a simple polygon?

Consider the following code which plots a triangle. p = {{0, 0}, {.2, 0}, {0, .2}}; {Cyan, Polygon[Dynamic[p]]} // Graphics Then adding (for example) ...
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Speed Up SphericalPlot3D

I was wondering if I could speed up SphericalPlot3D? I tried editing PlotPoints, and ...
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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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Convert Graphics3D containing BSpline to polygon primitives for export to 3DS?

Graphics3D[] objects created with BSpline functions will not export to 3DS format, which only supports the more basic primitives. Is there any straightforward way ...
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Controlling the 2D $x–y$ aspect ratio of a 3D plot

I have some data representing a nested list, each element being composed of 3 real numbers like ...
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Animation of Differential Equations from NDSolve with ParametricPlot3D and Evaluate

I have a system of differential equations (referred to as "s") and use NDSolve to obtain the solution. I substitute the interpolated functions for the original ...
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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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Preventing label crowding in PieChart RadialCallout and RadialCenter

Is it possible to avoid this unreadable situation with label crowding when using PieChart's RadialCallout and ...
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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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How can I draw the Olympic rings with Mathematica?

How can I draw the 5 interlocking Olympic rings with Mathematica? (SVG version) Edit Hard choice, but some pretty cool answers here. I didn't have 3D answers in mind when I posted the question ...
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Finding concave hull for separated small clusters

Data : data3D = Import[file, "VertexData"]; Graphics3D[Point[data3D]] How to find concave polygon for separated small clusters.
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Finding a Concave Hull

I have a 3d clustered data: Is there any other way to get concavehull of 3D data points?
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Exporting a rasterized Row of Graphics

I'm running some code based on @R.M.'s answer to this question to create a couple plots side by side. I want to export the plots rasterized to a png. However, when I ...
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Tool to locate bloat in a notebook?

In developing a notebook, I often find I have created a very boated file that takes a long time to save. I would like to slim it down. It is usually the result of graphics and images, but they may be ...
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Create magnified call-out loupe effect on image

I'm trying to create a Mathematica Manipulate that generates a graphical call-out using a 'loupe'-style or magnifying glass enlarger - a possible solution is shown ...
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Creating diagrams for category theory

Lately I've been doing algebra and I have found myself drawing a bunch of diagrams when I attempt to solve a problem. Most of the diagrams are very simple so I thought, I bet I can do this in ...
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How to insert guide-lines in graphics without specifying range?

Is it possible to insert guide lines in Graphics - for example a horizontal line through y=0 coordinate without specifying the range of the line? Originally I assumed Infinity might do the trick: ...
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Removing clipping masks from exported PDFs

I usually export graphics from Mathematica as PDFs which I tweak with Adobe Illustrator. When most plots are exported from Mathematica as PDFs they contain a large number of mostly useless clipping ...
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Hakim's Sphere in Mathematica?

Hakim El Hattab's Sphere, consists of only a handful of lines of Javascript, and would probably be even terser if written in Mathematica. How difficult would it be to "transcode" Mathematica to JS? ...
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How to pad Background size in Style calls

When highlighting text using Style and Background, as in ...
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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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How to rotate TickMarks in DateListPlot?

Is there a way to rotate TickMarks in DateListPlot to avoid overlap, eg: Part of the code used to generate this is: ...
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Working around behaviour of EdgeRenderingFunction

One can make graphs GraphPlot[{1 -> 2, 2 -> 3, 3 -> 4, 4 -> 5, 5 -> 1, 1 -> 1, 5 -> 5}] and one can generalize the input such that one ...
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DynamicModule with constant image size

I am new to this forum - I wonder if someone can help me improve this code. I would like the angle $\theta$ to start in the middle of the slider i.e. $\theta = 0$ instead of starting at $\theta = ...
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ListPlot Inset coordinates problem

Inset seem better suited for ad-hoc labels and legends than for precision, programmatic placement of annotation. Given the following 'bottom-up' graphic expression: ...
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Is there a way to outline text?

If I have: Graphics[ {Red, EdgeForm[Directive[White, Thick]], Inset[Style[Text@"Hi!", 44], {0, 0}]}, Background -> Black ] I unfortunately get: ...
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Using Dynamic with UpdateInterval and EventHandler Together

I've been having some difficulty with the aforementioned use of these three functions/options and would greatly appreciate some help. I know that they're is probably an easy way of making a disk move ...
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Manipulating spacing in a text object

I want to visually illustrate substitution in a mathematical expression. This is an example: ...
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Color ramp banding in PDFKit when exporting Raster image Inset to PDF

Here I produce a Raster image with large uniformly colored rectangles and put it in an Inset: ...
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Two-sided slider getting stuck

I'm implementing a two-sided slider to be able to set upper and lower bound in just one slider: The problem is that it can get stuck when both locators are at the far left: And I'm unable to ...
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Epilog->Inset crops text with large font sizes

Why does Epilog->Inset crop the first and last letters here ("a" and "g") when FontSize is set to large values (which varies ...
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Inserting a jpeg image at a specified point in the XY-plane

I know how to import an image into Mathematica using the Import command. The original image can come from anywhere, but call this image "myimage" after importing ...
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Question about VertexTextureCoordinates

Background: consider the following snippet: ...
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How to texturize a Disk/Circle/Rectangle?

The documentation for Texture states that "other filled objects" can be texturized: Texture[obj] is a graphics directive ...
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Camera Troubles in Mathematica

I'm trying to animate a torus being cut by a plane, so that as the plane enters the torus the part in front of the plane disappears (the idea is to show the cross section). That much I can do, but I ...
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Dates as FrameTicks on a ListLinePlot

For reasons too lengthy to explain, I would like to display a list of dates or years (as numbers or strings) as FrameTicks on a ...
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How to position legends exactly where I want them?

I just noticed another plot legend question today and while user solutions to this, in particular code by @Jens, are IMO better than the built in solutions, exact positioning often still requires some ...
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Cutting bagels into linked halves

I recently came across this video: Mathematically correct breakfast, which shows how a bagel can be neatly sliced into two identical linked halves. I'd like to try this with Mathematica. Here's a ...
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How to calculate mix of 4 colors defined in CIELAB L*a*b* model?

I have 4 colors that I converted from RGB to CIELAB L*a*b* model. How can I calculate mix of these 4 colors when I have (L,a,b) for each such color? How can I ...
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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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DateListPlot FillingStyle problem

In the following query, If the option PlotStyle->{Red,Blue} is inserted it works but FillingStyle->{Red,Blue} does not: ...
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Finding the centroid of a disk in an image

I got about 100 images of the sun and have to find the centre of the star in the images. I have binarized the images and used ComponentMeasurementsto find the ...