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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Read in bezier curve from svg file

I am trying to do some calculation of some svg file,After read in with Import["filename","XML"]and some easy operation, I can get the string of the bezier curve, ...
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Problem with BSplineCurve 3D

I have a problem using the function BSplineCurve [ ] . I have to represent a line passing through about 3000 points in 3D. I managed to plot the points separately, but when I use the 3D BSplineCurve ...
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Exporting multiple sizes of the same image

I have generated an image using (for example) out = Plot[x^2, {x, -2, 0}, PlotLegends -> {x^2}] and would like to export two versions of that image, one that ...
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Looking for an extensive gallery of Mathematica's 2D graphics

I am having a hard time conveying to my co-workers why I think that what they consider "advanced", "high-quality" scientific graphics1 does not hold a candle to what one could do already do with ...
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How can I use Kenneth Moreland's “Diverging Color Maps for Scientific Visualization” in plots?

I often want to plot two dimensional data that is centered around zero (for me, this is usually a 2D optical spectroscopy signal, but there are other cases), and the MATLAB "Jet" color scheme is ...
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Is there a way to programmatically set global preferences?

Can I set global preferences that are accessible via "Edit"->"Preferences" programmatically from within a notebook? As learned from this question, turning off anti-aliasing can make a huge difference ...
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Arrow head halfway along parametric plot

I have a problem with putting arrowheads on my parametric plot, I have looked through the various examples on here, which all work fine, but when I replace it with the code for my parametric plot, I ...
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Show intersection points between a curve and a line [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to Mathematica. I'd like to show the intersection points in my graphic. These are my inputs: ...
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PlotStyle according to PlotRange

I have the function Hypocycloid[{R_, r_}, θ_] := {(R - r) Cos[θ] + r Cos[θ (R - r)/r], (R - r) Sin[θ] - r Sin[θ (R - r)/r]} For, e.g., R=5 and ...
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Polar color coding for complex function plots?

Having browsed this Q on plotting complex functions and the Zeta page, I don't see anything as nice as this plot from Matilde Marcolli's slides "Geometry and physics of numbers". Looks like ...
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Updating ParametricPlot3D code from Getz and Helmstedt book to use V10.3 features

I purchased a version of Graphics with Mathematica, Fractals, Julia Sets, Patterns and Natural Forms, by Chonta Getz and Janet Helmstedt, written in 2004. Really fun book. I'm looking at the ...
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ListPolarPlot does not allow PolarAxes->True or PolarGridLines->True? [closed]

I am running the personal version of Mathematica 9 on a MacBook Air with OS 10.10.5. When I try to activate PolarAxes->True and/or ...
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draw part of parabola using graphics

today I was doing my physics homework. one of the questions was draw velocity-time and position-time graphs from the acceleration-time graph. So for the first step I draw acceleration-time using ...
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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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Scaling in “GraphicsGrid” command

I want to plot four ellipses on the same graphics, along with some vectors and disks. I am using the Graphics command to create the arrows, ellipses and disks, and ...
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Why is DiscretizeGraphics missing points on my curve?

I have a graphics expression which renders nicely as a closed curve when put in Graphics, I don't understand why I can't get the lines from DiscretizeGraphics or ...
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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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Jumping from one dimension (1D) to two dimensions (2D) Part II

Here is a sample data file data = {{-10,3,1},{-7.5,12,3},{-1.5,5,2},{2,4,4},{3,7,4},{6,9,5},{7,1,5}, {8,3,1},{9,12,2},{10,8,5}}; The first element of the list ...
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Jumping from one dimension (1D) to two dimensions (2D)

Here is a sample data file m = {{-10,3,1},{-7.5,12,3},{-1.5,5,2},{2,4,4},{3,7,4},{6,9,5},{7,1,5}, {8,3,1},{9,12,2},{10,8,5}}; The first element of the list ...
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Plotting a 2D shape along a 3D parametric function curve

Say I have a 3D curve that is parametrically defined. How would I be able to plot shapes like figure 8's whose centers are aligned along the 3D curve? Say the curve was: ...
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Filling a between lines using table and line

Graphics[{ Table [Line[{{0, step}, {1, step}}], {step, 0, 10}], Table [Line[{{0, step}, {10, 5}}], {step, 0, 10}] }] I am trying to fill between all the ...
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Making single letters non-italic in Graphics/Text/Style objects

Suppose that I use Graphics, Text, and Style to type one letter in the subscript of a letter ...
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How to put single points inside the plot? [duplicate]

I wrote this simple code for a basic plot (two lines): ...
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Drawing a square root spiral

Here is a start. I'm looking for a nice way to draw it. ...
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How can I delineate the outline of a complex shape?

I have a picture of a lake as follows: And I want to delineate the outline of the lake. I binarized the picture and obtained img: ...
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Anti-aliasing won't work when there is PlotStyle command

I've found that if there is PlotStyle command in the input, anti-aliasing will not work. However if the Style code is ...
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Is there a Graphics primitive for a cone without a base?

Is there an easy way to get a graphics primitive for a cone without a base without using RevolutionPlot3D? I'm trying to create an "manipulable" animation of the ...
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How to export heterogeneous data to single file?

I want to export structured heterogeneous data (containing images) to some standard file format. The expression to export can contain 3 atomic types: numbers, strings, images, and be nested with 2 ...
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Can't get rid of vertical background color

I am trying to use GraphicsGrid, the background option is set to white, as well as for the separate graphs. But there are still grey stripes. What is the reason for ...
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Narrow a Drawing Tools Window

I used the Graphics->New Graphic, then the Drawing Tools to create this in my notebook. Now, you can see that there is ...
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How to use Show with Rotate

The following use of Show produces an error (Could not combine the graphics objects in Show) even though the two graphics objects are constructed just fine. ...
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Basins of attraction of equilibrium points

The Henon-Heiles potential is the following V = 1/2*(x^2 + y^2) - y*(1/3*y^2 - x^2); which has four equilibrium points ...
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How to hide and show graphics within Show (in Manipulate)

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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Basins of attraction using Newton's method Part II

For the function $F(z;Q,a) = 3z - \frac{z}{|z|^3}\left(1 + \frac{3a}{2|z|^2}\right) - Q$ the Newton iteration formula is $z_{n+1} = z_n - \frac{F(z_n;Q,a)}{F_z(z_n,a)} = ...
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create an (almost) hexagonal mesh on an ellipsoid

EDIT I edited the question in order to take into @Kuba's comment. I want to create this figure with Mathematica (in particular an almost hexagonal mesh on an ellipsoid; thanks to @Kuba I know this ...
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MeshFunction at azimuthal angles for RegionPlot3D

Edit: I said "polar angle"... It should be "Azimuthal angle". Sorry. I want to plot a mesh line at a certain azimuthal angle in RegionPlot3D. My goal is to ...
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Basins of attraction using Newton's method

In this question Original Post the user provides a working Mathematica code which plots the basins of attraction using the Newton's iteration method. However the code works only for the function $p(z) ...
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making a graphic of two variables

I have a two variables system (let say $c$ and $s$ for this variables) and as the system is too complicated to solve analytically, I try to find corresponding values for these two variables ...
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Copying each object in a plot separately as an image

I would like to copy a plot from Mathematica as an image, into a PowerPoint slide. This plot has two curves. When I try to do the (naïve) usual "copy graphics" and paste, I find the full plot (along ...
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Copy and pasted graphics are fuzzy

I have a function that creates a 2D line with filling to the axis. When I copy this graphic into MS Word it is very fuzzy, so much so that the numbers and text are almost unreadable, not to mention ...
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How can I insert an EPS file exported from RegionPlot into MS Word?

I generate a figure using RegionPlot and then Export it as "EPS". When I insert this picture ...
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Transfer graphics from Mathematica to Word without loss of quality

I want some high-quality 2D graphics produced by Mathematica in my paper. My step-by-step operation as follows: First I make the plot, for example, ...
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Bug in Export - known by Wolfram Support - upper plot margin depends on string length of upper horizontal axis label

Bug introduced in 9.0 and persisting through 10.3 or later ! See at bottom the answer by Wolfram Research. I am running Mathematica 10.3. For test purposes I have used the following code: ...
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How to set the bar exactly in the center of plot marker?

ErrorListPlot usually does not put the error bar exactly in the center of the plot markers. For example: ...
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InterpolationOrder has no effect on ListContourPlot when the data is of the form {x,y,f[x,y]}

This is related to the issue brought up here, if you want to mark it as duplicate feel free to do so, but it is slightly separate. Take two sets of data, identical except for the form, ...
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How to produce a outer frame around a plot [closed]

The following question is related to plots and graphics. For a plot: ...