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 can I set the background color to the Popupmenu?

I want to set the Background color of a PopupMenu to blue. I already searched in the documentation center, but I didn't find any ...
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Op-art Graphic Images

This image comes from Michael Trott's Mathematica Guidebook for Programming. It's just a chapter image though, and he doesn't show the code. I was wondering what would be the best approach to ...
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How to draw Fractal images of iteration functions on the Riemann sphere?

Prof. McClure, in the work "M. McClure, Newton's method for complex polynomials. A preprint version of a “Mathematical graphics” column from Mathematica in Education and Research, pp. 1–15 (2006)", ...
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Automatizing PSfrag export

I'm in the early phase of creating a Mathematica function (or package) that exports graphics such that they can be used with $\LaTeX$'s PSfrag. The goal Ideally, the function should take a graphic ...
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Exported graphics texture to eps is too dark

Why is the exported graphics eps file so dark? It looks much lighter (and better) as the Mathematica output appearing the notebook. After running ...
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Placing a ContourPlot under a Plot3D

I would like to combine a 3-dimensional graph of a function with its 2-dimensional contour-plot underneath it in a professional way. But I have no idea how to start. I have a three of these I would ...
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How to obtain xyz-axes of same length? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Controlling the 2D $x–y$ aspect ratio of a 3D plot I am plotting 1000 points in a 3-dimensional cartesian coordinate system, the plotting range for the x, y, z axes is ...
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Color mixing or blend

Color mixing seems not only one type. Here is RGB_color_model I wrote this one: ...
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Use output from Plot3D as an object in Graphics3D that I can transform

I'm trying to draw up an optical system where I can show an example of wavefront error on an exit pupil. It would be great if I could take the results of a 3D function from Plot3D and use it as a ...
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how to draw a moving point on a curve?

I almost remember an example that has a moving red point on a given curve, which will moving time and time again, with no controls... now, here is my question: given a curve by ...
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Timing display of Graphics (Front End timing)

I want to know how much wall-time it takes to display a Graphics For example this one: ...
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How to join each of the spheres? Or, how to make a 3D grid?

Graphics3D[{ {RGBColor[#], Sphere[#, 1/50]} & /@ Tuples[Range[0, 1, 1/5], 3] } ] It gives this: Now I want to get this one: How? As simple as ...
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Generating convex polyhedron from face planes?

Suppose I have lists of normals and points for planes. There's a convex polyhedron whose faces lie on these planes and are bounded by plane intersections. What would be the easiest way to produce an ...
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Antialiasing of horizontal lines

Consider the following graphic: g = Graphics[{Circle[], Table[Line[{{-1, i}, {1, i}}], {i, -1, 1, 0.2}]}, ImageSize -> 150] (You may need to look directly ...
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Obtain Data points from a graph on an image without axes

I have the following image: (which is a oscillation of the "magnetic susceptibility of gold" in y-direction, in arbitrary units, over the "magnetic field strength" from bmin = 36540 Gauss to bmax = ...
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Uniform scaling of a Table of Graphics objects?

Row[Table[Graphics[Rectangle[{0, 0}, {2^k, 1}]], {k, 0, 5}]] yields However, I'd like uniform scaling of the rectangles, i.e., each rectangle should look twice ...
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Constructing election cartograms?

I found this pretty neat page showing cartograms for the US elections and I don't really know how to get started doing these graphics in Mathematica. For those who don't know, a cartogram is a map in ...
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exporting eps figures maintaining the same size

I need to export some (2D) graphs from mathematica in eps format (only, unfortunately). The graphs are of similar nature (plotted from our different functions), and I have used the ...
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Gradient/ColorFunction in Disk with transparent background

My goal is to make an iOS-like enable/disable switch like this: I use a LocatorPane for the slider with so-called "jumps" to only make two settings possible: ...
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Why aren't the locators independently enabled/disabled?

I am wondering why the Enabled setting for the first locator (point1) overrides the Enabled setting for the second locator ...
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Graphics legend: How do I split tables into parts?

Using Jens's code: ...
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How can I prevent ColorFunction from disabling antialiasing in graphics?

When I use ColorFunction, the appearance of my plots is ruined, changing from this which has the normal smooth lines and antialiased fonts, to this in which ...
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How can I create facetted histograms?

I love Mathematica, and I would love to be able to use it for all of my data analysis tasks, but there is one type of analysis which I find almost trivial in R, and I have no idea how to approach in ...
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Median marker style in BoxWhiskerChart

I was trying to adapt the BoxWhiskerChart to obtain a minimalistic quartile plot, like this: What I obtained is the plot below that is, however, unsatisfying; ...
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Why are my images not printing at the expected size?

I understand how (in theory) to get images to be a specific size in inches, but when I follow the documentation, all of my output seems to be scaled down by a factor of a bit less than 70% (e.g., ...
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How can I restore context menu functionality to a Manipulate that contains Locators?

Before adding a Locator to a Manipulate, I can easily print or export the result using a context menu: But after adding a ...
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3D plots with parallel projection

It is easy to make 3D Plots with Mathematica, e.g. use: Plot3D[Sin[x+y^2],{x,-3,3},{y,-2,2}] But I want to have nice plots in my thesis, so I decided to use ...
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Dual complex integral over implicit path using contour plot

Context I am interested in doing double contour integral over paths which are defined implicitly. For the sake of debugging, let's assume its $$\oint_{\cal C}\oint_{\cal C} \frac{1}{u\, x} d u d x$$ ...
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How do I constrain the region where I can drag a Locator?

How do I constrain the region where I can drag a Locator to conform to rules, including rules that apply to computations resulting from the value of the ...
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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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Use single ListPlot for multiple sets of data (on separate graphs)

This is the code I have working for a single set of data. Is there a way I can structure this to have multiple sets of data? ...
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Trying to generate a list of data to plot a graph with error bars. Need help creating the looping function

This is the sets of data I want to put into a form which will allow me to plot error bars from the min and max data. ...
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Rasterized image together with vector-graphics axes

Following some of the questions here on Mathematica Stack Exchange, I am trying to export an image that contains a rasterized object and vector-graphics axes. Here is an example: ...
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How to convert an output to a graphic that can be selected like a plot?

EDIT: István Zachar informed me of the Rasterize[] command, which does exactly what I need. Danke! I have a self-built function that uses Grid[] to create a table that is more presentation-friendly ...
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How can I independently move vector components (in 2D)?

Here's what may well be a simple problem that I have been having difficulty with: There are two connected vectors, v1 and v2, such that: v1 begins at the origin and and ends at point a1 v2 begins ...
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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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How can I fill-in this Pentagram?

This is my code: Graphics[{EdgeForm[Yellow], Yellow, Polygon[Table[{Cos[t], Sin[t]}, {t, 0, 4 π, (4 π)/5}]]}] which gives this: but I want to get: How?
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How do I add arrowheads to circular arcs?

I have figures containing several arcs showing the extend of angular measures, and would like to indicate the directions in which angles are measured with arrowheads. How do I add an arrowhead at the ...
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Programmatically combine 2D contour plots with 1D projections

I regularly need to plot 2D and 1D data together. I want to be able to show a 2D contour plot with the projections along each of the axes. As it is now, I create the three plots separately and use ...
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Overlapping accurately Images and Graphics (without loss of resolution)

Context In a previous post, I learned how to produce these kind of plots, which are of interest in astrophysics and geophysics. I am now interested in combining them. Attempt For this purpose, ...
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Approximating an ornamental curve

How do I go about approximating this ornamental curve? Note variable thickness typical in calligraphy. Handbook and Atlas of Curves by E.V. Shikin (1995) contains many directions, including curve ...
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Mollweide maps in Mathematica

Context In my field of research, many people use the following package: healpix (for Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization) which has been ported to a few different languages (F90, C,C++, ...
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Demonstrating Ackermann's Function

The Ackermann function is an extremely fast growing function. There are some slightly different versions of the function, but the one that I am looking for can be defined as: $$ A_0(x)=x+1 \\ ...
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Mathematica code for Bifurcation Diagram

At the moment I am trying to construct a bifurcation diagram of the iterative function $f(x)=$ $ax-1.1975x^3$. I've scoured the internet for pre-made bifurcation diagrams and found many (mostly of the ...
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Making a screen icon by Mathematica

Is it possible to make within Mathematica an image file to be used as a screen icon? Could you kindly give an example?
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How do I reverse the axis in ParametricPlot?

In astronomy, right ascension is usually plotted with positive values that increase from right to left. I have seen discussions of successful and unsuccessful attempts to reverse the order of an axis ...
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How can I set the axis for ScalingFunction in a BarChart?

Why is the scaling function being applied to the wrong axis? Here, the log ticks are on the Y axis, but they should be on the X axis: ...
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Why are my FrameTicks not working on ArrayPlot?

For some reason the ticks don't work on this: ...
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Making fractals with Mathematica

I recently saw this post on math.stackexchange and was curious as to how to generate the image in Mathematica. I tried the following naive approach; however, it is extremely slow. ...
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Clustered and Grouped Bar Chart in Mathematica v8.0

How would I create a clustered and grouped bar chart that looks like this (which was painstakingly created using Excel)? I have seen examples for Mathematica v6.0 but none for Mathematica v8.0. The ...