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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Is there an option to plot the Z axis reversed (as shown in the figure)?

Normally the Z axis is plotted from bottom-to-top as shown below : I got a plot with the axis (axes to be more precise) reversed as shown below: Is there a way to force the axes to be plotted ...
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Dealing with numbers too large for machine precision in Graphics

Graphics only supports machine precision numbers (i.e. number that can be converted to machine precision). Take for example ...
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Graph stories, 3-d volumes

I saw a lesson plan that had students filling different shaped bottles at a constant rate. The idea was to graph height vs. time to show the students how different shapes would produce different ...
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Producing a bar chart with height and color determined by two distinct lists

I am trying to visualize a list of positive integers using a bar chart. In general, integers in that list may appear more than once. For example, I may have ...
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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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Effects of single-point and multi-point calls of Point on plot range

Several Graphics primitives are listable. For instance, Point accepts lists of coordinates so that multiple calls to Point are ...
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Incorporating an additional graphics element when using Animate and ParametricPlot3D

I'm trying to animate some curves that wrap around a cylinder. OK so far: ...
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Generating graphs interactively (GUI)

I want to create graphs interactively using a GUI. I thought of using a ClickPane[] environment. The code I have (in part borrowed from the Documentation) works ...
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ErrorBars with BarChart, PlotLabels are not working?

In the Add Error Bars to Charts and Plots How To in the Mathematica documentation a function ErrorBar is given: ...
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Labeling a bar chart, changing how rotated labels are centered

I'm trying to label a bar chart with rotated labels see this simple example: ...
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Avoiding white lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF or PS

When doing a RegionPlotand then exporting (or saving from the front end) as PDF or EPS, there are small white lines in the filling of the region. Here's an example ...
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Labels and tickmarks inside Frame

Is there a way to force Plot and related functions to place the tick labels inside, rather than outside a frame? For example, consider, ...
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Drawing Rotated views while ignoring the Bounding box

I am trying to make an animation of a rotating cube using the following code: ...
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Create a “perspective animation”

Inspired by How can this confetti code be improved to include shadows and gravity? I would like to create my new experiment/stimuli using Mathematica. The idea is to study how people move their eyes ...
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How to plot Venn diagrams with Mathematica?

How does one plot Venn diagrams with Mathematica? I've searched quite a bit and I've found one source at MathWorld which provides the source code for doing them. But I don't understand this code, can ...
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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 hide Box in Graphics3D?

I might be doing something stupid, but I can't see what it is. This simple example shows that I'm trying to hide the Box, but failing. (I tried it just once, in different positions, too.) The code is ...
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Generate a Unit Circle Trigonometry

Struggling often with Trigonometry I would like to have some code to generate this Unit Circle Trigonometry. Would be of great help when I need to transform some data :
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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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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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Multiple panel figure from combination of plots - bad alignment

I am trying to combine 3 ListContourPlots to obtain a 3 in-row panel figure in Mathematica 7, to export in one single eps file. One of the plots has also its own ...
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Too much vertical space in a CDF file

When I prepare a CDF file to be included into a web page, far too much blank vertical space is left over the pane. Is there a command to reduce that? This is illustrated by the files SimpleDemos.nb ...
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ErrorListPlot marker missaligned with error bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Point Renderings Slightly Off in Mathematica I'm using the ErrorListPlot function in the ...
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Arranging connector lines

Heike gave an absolutely wonderful answer to my question about arranging subplots around a main plot and including connector lines. This is the result: Starting from Heike's answer, what is the ...
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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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Retrieving the ImagePadding in absolute units

Consider the following graphic: g = Graphics[Circle[], Frame -> True, FrameLabel -> {"one", "two"}] Retrieving the ...
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Sizing cells in a GraphicsGrid/GraphicsRow

I would like to add a colour bar to a plot. I tried to use GraphicsRow for this. In a GraphicsRow, each item is given the same ...
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Show[] combines my Graphics3D objects in an undesirable way

Thanks to those (Heike, Jens, MrWizard, and R.M.) who helped me yesterday with figuring out how to plot an EM wave. Now I am running into trouble with the Show ...
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Subplots with connector lines

I am looking for advice from people who have more experience in this area on what is the best (simplest, least effort) way to create a graphic like the following: This is a rough mockup made in a ...
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What is the best way to clip a graphic to a region?

What is the best way to clip a graphic to a certain region? Here's a very simple implementation to show what I mean: ...
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How do I plot a plane EM wave?

I would like to display an electromagnetic (EM) wave. I have written code that works, but it does not "shade" the area between the graph and the axes. Both the ...
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Rectangle with rounded edges

Inspired from : Fit an image within a Rectangle [] in Graphics I would like now to fit an image within a Rectangle[] with rounded edges as shown in the example below : Is it possible ?
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How to add fill color to a 2D Graphics object?

Problem / background: consider the following code snippet. ...
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Text[] using Graphics

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What is the most efficient way to save a big graphic?

I want to generate a graphic using DiscretePlot[primePercent[x], {x, 10^10}, ImageSize -> Full, Filling -> None, Joined -> True] where ...
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Dimensions of the results of Text[] within Graphics[]

Is there a way to get the dimensions that the results of a Text[] will occupy within a Graphics[]? Specifically, if I run ...
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Adding a point to an already existing graphic

This is just a follow-up of this post: Beginner 2D animation with maths equations Part of the code is: ...
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Animating a rotating disk

I have a system with 3 degrees of freedom that I want to know if it is possible to visualise with Mathematica in the two-dimensional $X-Y$ plane. I have a plane ...
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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: ...
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Mathematica: Label specific vertices in GraphPlot

How can I label particular vertices in GraphPlot? And have the arrows space out accordingly, for the width of the label? I have Mathematica 7, but I think this question applies to all versions. ...
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Exporting graphics to PDF - huge file

I want to draw some basic surfaces, export them to PDF and include them in a LaTeX file. I create a simple 3D graphics object, for instance with ...
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Recovering data points from an image

Unfortunately, some data can only be obtained in picture form (Japanese publications anyone?). Since this cannot be worked with, it has to be converted to a dataset that can; I was wondering whether ...
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Apply 2 Styles within Text[]

Please consider : ...
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Take off {} using Position []

Please consider : ...
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Export a Row or Column as an image

How could I export the following as a single image and set its dimensions ? ...
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How to fix the orientation and scaling of Graphics3D?

To visualize an eigenvector and value calculation I tried to display the eigenvectors (scaled by the eigenvalues) as arrows in a Graphics3D plot using Manipulate. The (symmetric) matrix is a function ...
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How do I draw a triangle given the lengths of the sides?

I know, of course, how to draw a triangle in the plane given the vertices: Graphics[Polygon[{{1, 0}, {0, Sqrt[3]}, {-1, 0}}]] But I'm not sure how to simply draw ...
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How do you draw the plane on which two vectors lie?

Given two arbitrary vectors $\textbf{v}_1$ and $\textbf{v}_2$, how can I draw the plane which they span?
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Plotting several functions

I'd like to plot a function of one real and one integer variable, but I don't want them all shown in the same 2-D plot - I'd like to see them as separate curves so I can see both 'axes', more like ...