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Rotating an image along a Möbius strip?

I am trying to make a GIF which will be a rotating Möbius strip, with some text printed along its (one!) side. I am trying to (obviously) do this in Mathematica. After some diligent searching and a ...
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Animating a rotating disk

I have a system with 3 degrees of freedom that I want to know if it is possible to visualise with Mathematica in the two-dimensional $X-Y$ plane. I have a plane ...
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Animating a 3-D arrow given the vector's x, y, and z components as a function of time

I am trying to show how a vector M varies over time. I have the following code: ...
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Computing the bounding boxes for Text objects

Regardless of AspectRatio, the Text boxes overlap. ...
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LocatorPane and multiple EventHandlers, PassEventsDown option

Consider the following piece of code from Heike as an ( accepted ) answer on LocatorPane, selecting multiple Locators - Basically the code implements dragging polygons on a LocatorPane. ...
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Control which variables get embedded inside Manipulate

While trying to analyse several different datasets I got what I thought was a good idea: define a "function" that returns a Manipulate object. But this has some ...
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Speed up DensityHistogram rendering (display)

When I tried to present some pre-calculated density histograms inside Manipulate I noticed that the display of DensityHistogram is extremely slow. Here is a simple ...
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LocatorPane, Dynamic and deleting locators

Compare the following two code snippets : Version 1 ...
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On drilling holes with minimal redundancy (and with colors!)

The old Mathematica package Graphics`Shapes` featured the function PerforatePolygons[], which drilled a hole in any ...
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How to define and work with temporary graphics data?

Background: I am working on a program that produces design patterns ( using wallpaper- and frieze-group theory ). This is for example a 'generating region' for a frieze or a wallpaper. ...
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What does DisplayFunction->Identity do to graphics functions?

Does DisplayFunction->Identity do anything at all in Mathematica 8? In the third edition of Programming in Mathematica, Roman Maeder gives the following ...
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How to create a floating image with no window background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the most effective way to setup a Notebook with transparent background but solid contents? When MMA 8 starts, a floating image of spikey is shown. As you can see ...
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Encoding format used by GraphicsData?

I am trying to extract some graphics stored in PICT format from a Mathematica notebook, using a platform that doesn't support PICT. If I look at the .nb file in a ...
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Frame or EdgeForm disappearing out of PlotRange

I am trying to obtain a thin frame around the bars in this chart but it's proving rather tricky. Can anyone suggest a solution? ...
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Is there a way to access the (lexically) current colour inside Graphics?

Note that this is not a duplicate of the question over there. That one asks for a given point, while I'm asking about the lexical structure (which, of course, is not directly related to any point in ...
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Using Mathematica or WebMathematica to develop interactive, crowdsourced timeline visualizations

I aim to develop a series of timeline ZUI visualizations which will display a set of events similar to Wolfram's own Timeline of Computable Knowledge, but that can also handle crowdsourced uploading ...
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Coloring Points in a List Plot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ListPlot with each point a different color and a legend bar I want to color the points in a list plot using a function of the (x,y) values. I tried this (example with ...
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Using one table for multiple arguments

So I want to plot two graphs (on the same plot). One which is the $\frac{\sum_{i=0}^n x_i}{n}$ and the other $\frac{\sum_{i=0}^n x_i}{n-1}$ where x is a set created by ...
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Combining Rasterize with ParametricPlot

The goal is to create an image like the one below which was created using ParametricPlot[{t, t^2}, {t, 0, 1}, Epilog -> Disk[{0.5, 0.5}, 0.09]] but instead ...
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Plotting vectors originating from the origin in 3D

I have an array of data with 3D elements. Ex: x = {{1,2,3}, {3,4,5}, {5,6,7}}. I want to show this data in 3 dimensions, such that each point in the space is shown ...
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Unsatisfactory view of Panel, when transformed to pdf

I like very much to wrap Mathematica images by Panel, which gives many of them a much better view. To be precise, if image is some illustration, plot etc. I would ...
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How can I model composite 3D structures?

I know that Mathematica isn't built to model 3D, but most of my models are equation-defined so here's my question: is it somehow possible to combine ad-hoc 3D objects as well as ...
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Create self-contained plots when Ticks or FrameTicks require external functions

Let's say I define tick marks for a plot in a separate function outside of the plot: ...
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Shading in squares crossed by a diagonal

You have a rectangle and it is diagonal. How many squares will be crossed by the diagonal (I guess assuming the side length of the rectangle are nice whole numbers) I've seen an implementation in ...
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Why is ListDensityPlot unable to plot datasets with extreme ranges

Consider the following dataset: data = Flatten[ Table[{x 10^-9, y 10^-9, x^2 + y^2},{x, -100, 100, 10}, {y, -100,100, 10}] , 1]; If I try to ...
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Composite graphics with Row, Column, data aggregation and layout control

This chromogram shown here represents data (mouse activity patterns during visits) for ~20 physicians in a study, each of which may have a variable number of visits in the study (physicians are color ...
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What is the best way to clip a graphic to a region?

What is the best way to clip a graphic to a certain region? Here's a very simple implementation to show what I mean: ...
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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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Using the Graphics command, how do I limit the output to a specified region, say a disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to clip a graphic to a region? Given a set of circles and disks I can plot using the Graphics command. I wish to limit the output to a specified ...
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Plot legend inside a Show [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using PlotLegends with Show messes up the graphics I have created a composite plot function: I want to add a legend to it, but ...
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Animating a Voronoi Diagram

edit: Excellent answers have been provided and I made an animation which is suitable for my use, however, all the examples rely on bitmap/rasterized data; is there a vector based approach? I would ...
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Plotting Error Bars on a Log Scale

I have a plot with ErrorListPlot ...
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Rotate doesn't work with BarChart and BoxWhiskerChart

Rotate@BarChart[RandomReal[1, {4, 5}], ChartLayout -> "Percentile"] Even though the FullForm generated by BarChart is Graphics expression, Rotate has no ...
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Too much vertical space in a CDF file

When I prepare a CDF file to be included into a web page, far too much blank vertical space is left over the pane. Is there a command to reduce that? This is illustrated by the files SimpleDemos.nb ...
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Way to find color at a point in a Graphics?

I need to figure out a way to find out the RGB color value at a certain coordinate in a Graphics object. The Graphics object I am dealing with is continually Dynamically updated, so it is made of ...
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Height-dependent filling color in 3D Data Plots

I would like to have the filling of my ListPlot3D display the same color than the one applied to the data. This question makes sense only in the case of conditional coloring of data (according to ...
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Memory Leak in Frontend - anyone know a workaround?

When using Rasterize on a Graphics expression composed of many differently coloured Graphics objects memory is allocated in the frontend which is then not released or reused when a similar graphic ...
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Can 2D and 3D plots be combined so that the 2D plot is the bottom surface of the 3D plot boundary?

I have a ListlinePlot function, that I would like to combine with both a Graphics3D plot and a ...
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How to reduce the memory necessary for the image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Exporting graphics to PDF - huge file I have a figure that is created to use in a paper. Here it is: ...
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Adding a circle to an already existing drawing

With reference to my earlier post: Adding a point to an already existing graphic I would like to add an outer circle to the whole drawing. This outer circle is a fixed one of ...
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How to draw a gene regulatory state space diagram in Mathematica

Is it possible to draw in Mathematica a state space diagrams like these two?! I tried a lot but since I am fairly new to Mathematica, I could not reproduce the desired result.
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Effects of single-point and multi-point calls of Point on plot range

Several Graphics primitives are listable. For instance, Point accepts lists of coordinates so that multiple calls to Point are ...
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Ad hoc graphics primitives-like objects

Sphere is one of the three-dimensional graphics primitives available in Mathematica and can be easily used to created very useful images. For instance, in the ...
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Multiple panel figure from combination of plots - bad alignment

I am trying to combine 3 ListContourPlots to obtain a 3 in-row panel figure in Mathematica 7, to export in one single eps file. One of the plots has also its own ...
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Is there an option to plot the Z axis reversed (as shown in the figure)?

Normally the Z axis is plotted from bottom-to-top as shown below : I got a plot with the axis (axes to be more precise) reversed as shown below: Is there a way to force the axes to be plotted ...
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Dealing with numbers too large for machine precision in Graphics

Graphics only supports machine precision numbers (i.e. number that can be converted to machine precision). Take for example ...