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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 ...
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Anti-aliasing with the multiple-object form of Polygon?

Observe: rand = RandomReal[1, {4, 3, 2}]; Graphics @ Polygon @ rand Graphics[Polygon /@ rand] I am losing ...
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ListPlot with plotmarkers determined by point

I am trying to build on a simple example here: td = Prime[Range[25]] dsk = Graphics[{Blue, Disk[]}] ListPlot[td, PlotMarkers -> {dsk, 0.7}] How can I make ...
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How do I slice an image of size “width × height” in n² pieces of size “width / n × height / n”?

Background: What I want is to make a jigsaw from an image. (A simple one where the pieces are polygons.) I have the following strategy in mind. Create a set of polygons and assign images (or just the ...
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Creating a Sierpinski gasket with the missing triangles filled in

I'm creating some questions for my math classes. The one below refers to the Sierpinski gasket. I found some great demonstrations to create the gasket. So that's good. Solving the problem is ...
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Applying different color to result of a geometric transformation

Background: consider the following two snippets. ...
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How to manipulate 2D plots?

When it comes to visual analysis, large datasets or data with intricate internal details often makes plotting in 2D useless, as the outcome is either just a fraction of the full dataset, or no details ...
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How to create tournament bracket

I'd like to create a tournament bracket using Mathematica. I've looked around online, but haven't found any examples yet. Can someone show me how to do this? Specifically, I'd like to have a ...
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remove quotes in a combination of a text with graphics in the JournalArticle Style

I have a puzzling and very specific question. It may be of limited interest to community. I apologize in advance in this case. Let us see. I am making an illustration to a text that I write in the ...
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How can I customize arrowhead shape to match common LaTeX styles?

How do I control the shape of my arrow heads? LaTeX's TikZ package has a wide variety of predefined arrowhead styles, some of which I'd like to try to match for Mathematica figures I'm importing into ...
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Varying plot sizes for identical PlotRanges in ListLinePlot, where one has a legend

I am trying to make some figures using ListLinePlot in Mathematica 8. Although the PlotRanges are the same, the resulting frame sizes are different. The only difference (as I see it) between the two ...
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Want Interactive PlotRange of Graphics[{}]

I am trying to do: ...
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Create complicated text formulas in graphics

I want to put somewhat complicated, or at least non-standardly formatted, text on some of my graphics. For example, I'd like to be able to use f^[4](x) (where the ...
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Color based on (discrete) derivative of function

I am making a very basic stock simulation. I want ListLinePlot to color my stock viewer based on whether the price went up or down from the previous price. Here is ...
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can the color in MeshStyle be specified by a ColorFunction, such as “SunsetColors” for example. If so, what is the correct syntax?

This is an example given in Help: Plot3D[Sin[x y], {x, 0, 3}, {y, 0, 3}, MeshStyle -> Gray] Could this be changed to something like ...
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Formatting Ticks and FrameTicks labels with a function

Is there a convenient way to format tick labels? In this example I would like to use the default Mathematica tick intervals, but simply convert the X axis labels to strings with "s" added. As you ...
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How can I pack circles of different sizes into a spiral?

Given a list of circles of different areas, I need to arrange them tangentially in order of increasing area and spiraling outward. An example of the type of packing I'm attempting is shown by the ...
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how to make graphic timelines in mathematica

Hi does anyone know how to make timelines with mathematica? http://images.nationmaster.com/images/motw/atlas_middle_east/turkey_timeline.jpg something like that would be great! thanks
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How to render a 3D tubular graphics from a 2D image path

Question: Is it possible to create a tubular 3D image like Extruding along a path using "Tube" function in mathematica for following images? Image (1) Image (2) Thanks I have been ...
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Adapt ticks in plot and font in legend

Some of my 2-dimensional data are displayed with a code similar to this: ...
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Graphics and panel size

Consider the following snippet: ...
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How can I create a rectangular graphic with curved edges?

I want to make some button shaped graphics that would essentially be a rectangular shape with curved edges. In the example below I have used Polygon rather than ...
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How to draw an ellipse arc in 3D?

There is no Circle or Disk object in 3D. I quickly found a way to use Cylinder (thin lines, no faces, very flat): ...
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Graphics copy paste

Background. I have a function ( stored in a package ) that creates 2D graphic images, its prototype looks like this: ...
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ListPlot3D - How to make the Color depending on a second list

From a simulation (solid state physcis) i obtained a list1={{300,0,0},...} with x values=300,400,...,1500 and y-values=0,0.08,...,20 and z values. I plotted them ...