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On coloring the faces of a surface differently with parameter-dependent colors

Old versions of Mathematica ($VersionNumber < 6) supported a particular syntax of ParametricPlot3D[] that allowed for ...
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Center Graphics elements relative to one another, rather than to the full figure

Suppose I wish to generate the following figure in Mathematica: My thought was to build it in parts. First, I make the plot: p = Plot[Sin[2 Pi x], {x, 0, 3}] ...
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How to hide and show graphics within Show[] function (in Manipulate wrapper)

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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How can I make FilledCurve smoother?

In How can I generate and randomly assign color to annular sectors? J.M. showed an interesting way to create a sector graphic using FilledCurve. Unfortunately it ...
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Gradient in a plotstyle

I'm trying to replicate the figure below. Now a nice first approach to do this is by using Mathematica, by making some kind of contourplot with circles and just add a gradient to the contourstyle. Now ...
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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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How to create an adjustable Bézier curve?

I tried to create an adjustable Bézier curve with the following simple code. However the curve didn't show up. What is the problem? Please help. ...
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Delete Edges in Kpartite Graph

I need to make a K7,2 partite graph , with deleting 2 vertices and plus 2 more random edges , and after that my vertices should be green color. I made the graph K7,2 and deleted 2 vertices with this ...
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Delete duplicates by a criterion

The description This question came from my recent work. I achieved four groups points by data processing and then visualized them with Mathematica (shown as below) And I know that ...
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Export collection of plots to A4 pdf

Sometimes I want to Export a collection of plots or other Graphics to a pdf in A4 format. Right now I'm using a GraphicsGrid inside a panel which is an inset in a Graphics object. Here is an example: ...
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Setting an image as the background of a GeoGraphics image

It's easy to set the background of a GeoGraphics image to black, e.g., ...
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How to restrict the mouse cursor to stay within a box?

I'm trying to use Mathematica to write small games, and I find that it would help to restrict the player's mouse into the game window (just like other games do). Is there any way to achieve this? ...
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Tooltips do not seem to work with InfiniteLine (ConicHullRegion) in 2D Graphics

Fixed in 10.1 The InfiniteLine functionality added to version 10 is very handy for obvious reasons, however a Tooltip added ...
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InfiniteLine Woes [closed]

I am puzzled that the InfiniteLine below intersects with only one of the two points. ...
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What does the AspectRatio option actually do?

The Documentation for AspectRatio on its first line under the "Details" section states: "AspectRatio determines the scaling for ...
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AspectRatio option works unpredictably?

Let us examine the agreement between specified value for the AspectRatio option and the actual aspect ratio of generated plot. For this purpose I define a function ...
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Coloring points via “TemperatureMap” [duplicate]

I have a collection of 3D points, and each is associated with a real number in [0,1]. A typical element looks like {{x,y,z},c} where ...
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Projection of triangles onto a sphere

I am trying to find the solid angle taken up by a large set of triangles around a central point. I have normalized the vertices of the triangles to a unit sphere around the central point, But the ...
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How can I mark a point on a slider control?

I have a Slider control inside a Manipulate which spans some range of values, say from 0 to 10, like in: Manipulate[ Sin@x, {x, -2 Pi, 2 Pi} ] I would like ...
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How to align coordinate systems of Inset and enclosing Graphics?

Suppose we have some plot with AspectRatio not being Automatic: ...
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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.1 or later While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in ...
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How to construct a treemap using non-rectangles?

I've written the standard version of a tree map (a graphic that shows nested data) and I'm looking to improve on this layout by switching to different types of polygons or perhaps circles. Can anyone ...
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Constructing a grid from a matrix

I would like to construct a grid from a matrix. For example, one possible matrix is $M1$. $$M1= \begin{pmatrix} c2 & a1 & a1 & a1 & a1 & a1\\ a2 & b1 & c2 & a1 & ...
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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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How do I draw a DensityPlot in polar coordinates?

I am trying to plot $J_m(\chi_{mn} r) \cos(m\phi),$ where $J_m(\chi_{mn}) =0,$ as a DensityPlot in polar coordinates (solution to 2D wave equation in polar ...
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data visualization on a lattice grid

Is it possible to visualize an array whose elements are angles as actual angles on a lattice grid? E.g., say, if the input is: ...
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The envelope of a set of translated and rotated ellipses

I achieve a dynamic graphics by using Manipulate as follows: ...
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Anti-aliasing not working in Mathematica 10 and Linux

This issue appears to be fixed in version 10.1 While this works fine in version 9, in version 10.0 the Antialiasing setting has no visible effect any more I'm here on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit ...
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Failure to export graphics by right-click when Notebook magnification is changed

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.1.0 or later When I try to export graphics as PNG, JPG and other rasterized formats using the right-click and choosing ...
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Triangle mapped on a sphere in $\mathbb R^3$?

How can I map a triangle on a sphere? I want to visualize (plot or animate) it for my student in Non-Euclidean geometry. I have no restrictions on the triangle's kind or on the sphere in $\mathbb ...
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Do not like quality of graphics when exported by Mathematica 9

I have been using Mathematica 9 to generate images of fractals for some time, and I noticed an uncomfortable phenomenon when I export the fractal image into a PDF. The lines get thick so that the ...
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Graphics in Notebook Different from Graphics Expression?

Consider the expression TreeForm[a+b^2+c^3+d] which displays as This is a nice Graphics object, as I can prove by typing ...
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Bug: Export sometimes adds unwanted background to PDF files

Update: WRI confirmed that this is a known issue with Export on 2015-05-14. I am trying to export the outputs of some Plot expressions as PDF files for inclusion ...
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Dimension of plotting window vs PlotRange [duplicate]

For example, let's say I'm plotting this function, Plot[x, {x,-3,2}]. From the answer to this question the plot range is ...
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Adding dynamic graphics to an animation

I'm making this demonstration that draws a parametric plot of the unit circle, while at the same time has two plots off to the side that draw the sine and cosine curves. I have this made up as an ...
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How to transform ListPlot ticks

I am sure that this is a standard question, but I have not been able to find it, either by a google search or by searching here on the Mathematica StackExchange. If I have a list plot defined by: ...
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Is it possible to get the locations and dimensions of all boxes in a StandardForm expression renderation?

I can select all the boxes in a StandardForm rendered expression, like I've selected the left parenthesis in the picture above. Is it possible to get the positions and dimensions of all of these ...
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Minimalistic code challenge on Apollonian gaskets

I've been recently fascinated by the beauty, symmetry and mathematical richness of the Apollonian gaskets. So I felt myself challenged to see if it was possible to generate one in Mathematica with ...
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Distorted plot when I plot Sqrt[4 - x^2 - y^2] and -Sqrt[4 - x^2 - y^2 together [duplicate]

When I plot Sqrt[4 - x^2 - y^2] and -Sqrt[4 - x^2 - y^2] together,the z axis doesn't have ...
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Arrowheads not quite working as expected

I apologize if this question already has an answer, but my search has yielded no results, and I can't seem to figure out what's wrong with my code, so I thought I'd ask here. I'm using Mathematica 10: ...
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Locator and manipulate

How can I achieve that the points on a Graphics element could be manipulated both by Locators (clicking and moving) and on the Manipulate panel as well. As you can see, only one of the methods work. ...
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Visualizing data on a world map - flexible record format

I have a list of members of a team, and I want to create a visualization on a world map. I want to plot them on a map, to see some clustering. The fields are: ...
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How do I execute a block of code multiple times? [closed]

Rudimentary pseudoconceptial question: I have a specific block of code that uses random variables and generates a plot at the end based on random code. I want my code to run 10 different times to get ...
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Graphics primitives - graphic design in _Mathematica_

I noticed this question in Graphic Design SE. I wondered whether it was possible / any easier in Mathematica? Image reporoduced below:
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Interactive graphics without creating a new cell

A simple graphics command creates a red circle and a blue square: Graphics[{Red, Disk[{0, 0}, 0.5], Blue, Rectangle[]}] I can "close this up" by double ...
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Font sizes in graphics

I'm trying to find an explanation for the different sizes I'm seeing for fonts added to graphics in different ways, and haven't yet located an easy to understand explanation. Here's a minimal ...