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How can this image (optical illusion) be created with Mathematica?

I came across this image the other day: and liked the sensation of it pulsing. I was wondering if anyone would know how to create something similar with Mathematica (without the Pink Floyd Dark ...
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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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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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Understanding Pie Chart Annulus generation and alternate style using Disk[]

Background I have been working with a set of data for some time now and I recently decided to change the format. The data is a tree-styled listing of hierarchical names and positions. (* Names ...
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Custom arrow shaft

Inspired by Sjoerd C. de Vries' nice answer to this question, and the desire to pimp a Graph I did with Mathematica recently I would like to know if there are ways to customize the arrow's shaft ...
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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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Make a map of squares

I'm trying to use Mathematica to make a map similar to the one here i.e. a US map where each state is represented by a square of a given size, located as close as possible to its true geographical ...
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How to detect crosses and circles in 60x60 raster images?

I have hand-written 60 pixel times 60 pixel squares. I need to detect whether they are empty, x or circle. TextRecognize function fails. Is there some other function to process this kind of raster ...
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How can I wrap text around a circle?

How can I wrap text around a circle? For example: the text in the sectors of this chord plot. Perhaps one could use FilledCurve[] and then apply a ...
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LocatorPane and PlotRange

Consider the following snippet from the documentation on LocatorPane ...
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How to convert a 2D image into a 3D graphics?

I have an image I would like to make into a .dxf and to do this I need a Graphics3D object. Is there anyway I can do this? Can ...
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Autorotating 3D plots

These days, I have to produce quite a few 3D surface plots (mostly functions of the type $\rho(\theta,\phi)$ plotted with SphericalPlot3D). To exchange these ...
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Prevent graphics render inside held expression

Assuming each odd line is input I would like the even lines to be the output of the following lines. In the above the Graphics are inside ...
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How to save plots in grayscale

As sophomoric as this question seems, how should I save plots in grayscale in Mathematica? I generally like eps images for their scalability and I use ghostscript or other third party perl scripts ...
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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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How to express ticks in scientific form? [duplicate]

I want to express the ticks in scientific form. I tried two ways as following ...
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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 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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How can I replace bi-directional DirectedEdge pairs in a Graph with a single UndirectedEdge?

The Cayley graphs produced by Mathematica 8.0's CayleyGraph function represent actions that are their own inverses in an unconventional way: rather than using a ...
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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 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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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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Label area on plot

I created the following plot using Mathematica: ...
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Tool to locate bloat in a notebook?

In developing a notebook, I often find I have created a very boated file that takes a long time to save. I would like to slim it down. It is usually the result of graphics and images, but they may be ...
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Diagonal Tick Marks

I would like to draw diagonal tick marks around a plot, and simultaneously rotate the tick labels as well. I've mocked up what this would look like: Is there an easy way to do this in Mathematica? ...
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Drawing a graph with specified edge lengths

I was wondering if it was possible to ask Mathematica to draw a graph provided some set of vertices: $(v_1, ..., v_N) \in V$ connected by $M$ edges $(e_1, ..., e_M) \in E$, where the length of each ...
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How to insert a plot into another overlay plot

I want to insert a plot into another overlay plot. Here is my code: ...
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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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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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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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Change base font for all graphics objects

How can I change the base font style for all graphics objects, including the ones generated using plotting functions? I would like to change this a single time and have it affect all graphics ...
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Saving high-quality graphics through commands

Say I make and display a graph in a Mathematica notebook: graph = CompleteGraph[100] If I drag the corner of the graph to increase its size, and then save it to ...
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Structure of Graphics (esp. those produced by Plot, ListPlot, etc.)

I'm looking for a description of the structure of Graphics objects, aimed at the advanced Mathematica programmer. The motivation for this question is the ...
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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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Crash when displaying / rasterizing graphics with textures at high resolutions

CAUTION/Disclaimer: execution of some of the code below can result in a complete crash of Mathematica or even your system. Save all your work and do not try in a productive situation. For a graphical ...
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Opacity and overlapping multiple polygons

Let's say I have 100 polygons that are all different but most of them overlap. All I want to do is to draw/plot them in one single graphic with linearly adding gray values; i.e., a point with ...
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Is it possible to render Graphics with more than “Byte” bitdepth?

I wonder is it possible to render Graphics in Mathematica with bitdepth higher than "Byte" which is the maximum bitdepth ...
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Spreading colors in ListDensityPlot

I want to create a two-dimensional plot using data from an external file. This file contains several triplets of numbers. The first two columns indicate the x and y position, while the third one works ...
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Draw a partial line in Animate

I have a list of points that my line must go through, all at varying distances from one another. I'd like to draw just a piece of this line in an Animate, where the various segments are traversed at ...
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Plot Option Precedence while combining Plots with `Show[]`

I like to build sophisticated plots by combining simpler ones with Show[]. Typically this involves setting non-default Plot-Options with the different ...
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Why does GridLines option fail with Function?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 The Plot option GridLines can be specified either as a list of explicit values ...
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Failure to export graphics by right-click when Notebook magnification is changed

When I try to export graphics as PNG, JPG and other rasterized formats using the right-click and choosing Save Graphic As..., if the notebook magnification is ...
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Can a LatticeData image be displayed in a space filled fashion

I'd like a FaceCenteredCubic image as in the in LatticeData docs, but space packed, and cropped on all the boundaries, so that it illustrates the geometry of the calculation that leads to the ...
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Non-geometric transformation of Graphics3D primitives

I want to apply non-geometric transformations to polygons etc, the goal is to have a Manipulate objects that behaves like that famous möbius transform video. Since ...
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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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How to make a resizable chess board?

For some reason I need to create a chess board. I can create a chess board by following command: ...
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Increase 3D Graph thickness for 3D printing in Mathematica?

My code: Plot3D[{(2*x*y)/(x^2 + y^2)}, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}] Output: And now I can export this to STL by using the export STL command, however, when I try ...
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How to combine ArrayPlots?

Define: fat = ArrayPlot[RandomReal[1, {20, 10}], ColorFunction->"Rainbow"]; skinny = ArrayPlot[RandomReal[1, {20, 1}], ColorFunction->"Rainbow"]; What ...
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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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Preventing cell height adjustment when rotating 3D graphics

I have a large dataset of scattered x,y,z coordinates. I am trying to use ListPointPlot3D to identify outliers in 3D. This involves generating a plot and then ...