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Small output glitch with Histogram

I'm experiencing a small formating glitch with an histogram. I want to define an histogram with a square frame, with precise vertical ticks from 0 to 10. But I'm still getting a larger range, and I ...
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How can I change the position of my plot legends?

As the title indicates, I want to change the current position of the legends in a combined plot. The Mathematica code I used is ...
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Periodic boundary for 3D sphere packing

I have the $x,y,z$ coordinates and radius $r$, of $N$ spherical particles, packed in a box with size $L$. For some cases, $x \pm r$ and/or $y\pm r$ and/or $z\pm r$ go outside the box. I want to be ...
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Clock - label and arrows [closed]

I have 12 circles. How every single circle sign (from 1 to 12). I know only how to sign with my range {a, 0, 2 π - π/6, π/6}, but I need to have numbers 1-12. ...
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Rounding the Corners of a Shape

I was wondering whether there is an option in Mathematica that enables me to smooth the corners of a shape. The example I want to start with is the pentagon. This can be crudely specified as ...
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How to add/insert a well aligned graphics on top of another one?

I need to add a small graphics on top of a larger one, and the small graphics should stick very close to the large one, with their axis aligned. Here's a minimal code to work with, using some ...
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NumberLinePlot — scaling coincident points

it doesn't seem the native function NumberLinePlot is able to scale points to reflect coincident points. When an expression such as ...
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Use (network) graph as vertex

I have a Markov chain with graphs as the states. Basically how one network structure would evolve to another in the next period. To avoid confusion, I'll use the term "network" instead of "graph". I ...
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Is it possible to draw this figure using Mathematica?

The figure is See the how-to video or a speeded-up GIF. I believe it should be possible to draw this figure programmatically using some Random function, but I'm ...
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Generating periodic structure using RegionPlot3D

I am trying to create a periodic structure from a unit cell figure which I created using RegionPlot3D: ...
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How to plot coordinates with different colors on a map?

How can I plot different sets of coordinates with different colors? For example, the two maps below would be merged into one map, with two colors. I'm using the commands below to create the maps ...
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Plotting several functions

I'd like to plot a function of one real and one integer variable, but I don't want them all shown in the same 2-D plot - I'd like to see them as separate curves so I can see both "axes", more like how ...
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vector graphics of a ListPlot3D

My problem is quite simple and yet I can't seem to find a solution to it. I'm trying to create a figure in vector format but if I export it to EPS I get a very bad gradient in the colors. If I export ...
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ListDensityPlot boundary is extrapolated

I have a solution of a finite element analysis and I have a list of data {{x,y,a}....} where x, y are the coordinates and a is the value to be plotted. The geometry is half of a tooth like this but ...
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How to interpolate colors on scattered points for a smooth visualization

I am a novice user, so please bear with me! I have a set of random points which are color-coded by some function. The point distribution is fairly dense so I should be able to see a smooth color ...
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Plot with Color Data as Third Coordinate of Ordered Pairs

Suppose I have a data set data={{0,0,-1},{0,1,-0.5},{1,1,0},{2,1,0.5},{2,2,1}}; where the first two coordinates are x and y values, and the third is input for ...
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Understanding FaceGrids

I'm having difficulties with FaceGrids. This should be pretty basic, but the documentation isn't helpfull with its fancy and mostly useless examples (again!) I ...
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How to generate a graph from a tetrahedral lattice

My goal is to generate a graph from a 3D isotropic array of vertex connected tetrahedrons. Each tetrahedron represents a node of my graph, and connects to 4 other neighbors. Then my idea is to ...
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How to change random values in manipulate?

I made a Manipulate box that is working very well, using lots of random numbers. I would like to add a button to "reset" (i.e. to change, randomize, or reselect) all the random parameters. Here's ...
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A way to show all the 3D curve, with view still centered on {0, 0, 0}

I frequently have this graphics output problem : I draw a 3D curve using NDSolve, and depending on the initial data, there's no way I could predict the shape and ...
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Import graphml file in mathematica

I am trying import a graphml file I created with NodeXL in mathematica in order to create a network. However when i try to import it I get the error message: "Cannot import data as GraphML format". ...
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Labeling backplanes in a 3D plot using “enclosed numbers” (i.e. ①, ② …)

When we use ListPlot3D or Plot3D in Mathematica, a box is generated to contain the plot, as shown below. In the drawings below, ...
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Plotting a complicated 3D wave on the surface of a sphere [duplicate]

Suppose you have a vectorial wave described by a complicated function of time and cartesian coordinates $t$, $x$, $y$ $z$ (very simple example below) : ...
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How to get a C4-symmetric (coincides after 90° rotation) matrix via `ImageData` from `Graphics`?

I tried an easy example with Disk centered at {0,0} with radius 1. Obviously, that object is C4-symmetric. Further, ...
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Generating stippled (Penrose-style) drawings of surfaces

In The Road to Reality there are plots of surfaces that use a variable density of dots to suggest curvature. You can see some examples here and here. I suppose they've been drawn by Penrose, but ...
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Constructing an Equilateral Triangle Inscribed Inside a Circle

How to plot something like this? I need only the triangle and the 3 circles green. Thank you!
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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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General techniques for creating complex animations

I love good animations of abstract concepts, and when I try to create them myself, I prefer doing so in code to make sure they are exact (and because some things are just way too fiddly to do by hand)....
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How to use BezierCurve or BSplineCurve to define a quarter of a circle?

I know the command Circle can do that too, however, I want to be more flexible later on and want to know how to define this with the above mentioned functions. ...
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How do I Define a Module Which Displays Some Graphics and Returns Some Data?

I want to bundle some actions of a task in a module to call it a few times. The task shall display some Graphics and it shall return some data (as a list). But I can't do that (it would have been ...
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Aligning Overlay and GraphicsGrid plots

I need to make several plots displaying a ListPlot overlaid with a Histogram and close to it (ideally even sharing X axis) a ...
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How to implement Bifurcation of delayed Lorenz system? [closed]

The delayed Lorenz system is as follows: (Bifurcation parameter as $\tau$) $$\begin{align*} D^\alpha x_1(t) = & a_1(x_2(t-\tau)-x_1(t)) \\ D^\alpha x_2(t) = & a_2x_1(t)-x_2(t)-x_1(t)x_3(t) \...
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Graphics option to suppress lines between adjoining polygons

In 10.3.1 there was a Graphics option -- it might be a sub-option of Method -- which erases the thin line visible at the join ...
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Bad output for SwatchLegend using LegendMarker with an EdgeForm

Consider the following input which should give a legend with a red rectangle and a black frame: ...
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Connecting the points surrounding the adjacent polygons

I'm trying to connect the points surrounding the adjacent polygons. I know how to find the adjacent polygons on a Voronoi mesh. However, I'm unable to adjacent of the adjacent polygons. What I'm ...
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A shift of a trapezoid and a connect to the original

I have: Graphics[{ Line[{{0, 0}, {30, 0}, {55, 50}, {-25, 50}, {0, 0}}] }] Now, I'd like to keep it in place, then shift a copy up and to the right, then ...
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How to define variable “Rainbow” curve colors?

Firstly, I'm not asking about blending a color gradient on a curve. I would like to make the curve color uniform on all its lenght instead, but the color should change dynamically while we slide a ...
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ErrorBars with BarChart, ChartLabels are not working?

In the Add Error Bars to Charts and Plots How To in the Mathematica documentation a function ErrorBar is given: ...
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Undocumented form for FilledCurve[]

New in Mathematica 8 is FilledCurve (and its cousin JoinedCurve). The docs state that this function can take a list of segments ...
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Step plot with log-log scale

Anyone know how to impose a log scale on both the $x$ and $y$ axes after using ListStepPlot? There's nothing special about the data set I've used, just a list of ...
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How to apply a color gradient to a Rectangle primitive? [duplicate]

How can we apply a color gradient (say "Rainbow") to a Rectangle primitive ? Of course, I searched the documentation : http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Rectangle.html, and also the site : ...
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Faces and NetFaces relation in polyhedron

I'm trying to generate some plots of polyhedra with coloured faces. To determine the colours, I require the adjacency information of the faces. For the 3D plot this works really well. Say I want to ...
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How to remove extra space around polar plot in manipulate? [duplicate]

In Manipulate, PolarPlot adds lots of useless space around the exterior circular grid. Is there a way to remove that space, so the whole circular plot could take more space ? Here's a MWE showing ...
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How to make the digits of π go around in a spiral like this?

Here is a start. MapIndexed[Text[Reverse[First[RealDigits[Pi,10,252]]][[Tr@#2]],#]&, Table[{t Cos[t],t Sin[t]},{t,0,16Pi,0.2}]]//Graphics
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Ticks on axes with a frame without frameticks [duplicate]

I would like to draw a simple 2D graphics with a frame, without any FrameTicks, but still having central axes with ticks. The code is this : ...
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How to draw a density (list) polar plot?

I have the function $P_{ns}$ which gives me the amplitude of a signal. The angles $\theta_B$ and $\phi_B$ are known. (25 and 180 for example) ...
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Buttons in graphics

I've created a workflow using Drawing Tools. It consists of Images, lines, and in some places I have cut and pasted Button objects. These buttons work fine if you paste directly into the Graphic frame....
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Avoiding white lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF or PS

When doing a RegionPlotand then exporting (or saving from the front end) as PDF or EPS, there are small white lines in the filling of the region. Here's an example ...