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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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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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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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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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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ImageSize as absolute (metric) value

I have wondered more and more often lately how the size of an image is handled when displayed or exported. The documentation implies that the via ImageSize the ...
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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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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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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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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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Hatched bars and bar-specific background in BarChart

I would like to diagonally hatch the bars in BarChart and to have three different background colors for the different bars, like this: Any ideas how to ...
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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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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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ListPlot3D - How to make the Color depending on a second list

From a simulation (solid state physcis) i obtained a list1={{300,0,0},...} with x values=300,400,...,1500 and y-values=0,0.08,...,20 and z values. I plotted them ...
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How can I get even steps on x and y axes in a plot?

I'm plotting the shortest distance from a point to a line using the following code ...
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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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transparency in image used for texture?

Is there a way to set a transparancy channel in a raster image used for a texture in 3d graphics? this creates a raster image with a transparency channel: ...
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Distorted graphics when using custom ticks and AspectRatio -> Full

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and partially persists through 10.0.1 or later I am having a problem using custom tick specifications along with ...
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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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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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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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Manipulating plot of random iterated function system fractal

I'm generating the Sierpinski Gasket by implementing a chaos game in Mathematica. What I'd like to do is create an interactive manipulation with a slider, whereby moving it forward, plots all the ...
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How can I extract the points from a ListSurfacePlot3D?

How can I get numerical output of ListSurfacePlot3D, i.e., a list of all the points, $(x,y,z)$ , used to construct the plot? Thanks to your help I now have a list of (x,y,z). But the new mesh is ...
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Synchronizing manual rotations for multiple Graphics3D outputs?

Say I make a set of three Graphics3D images, here of three different cones, by evaluating: ...
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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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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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Plot Ellipse based on EigenSystem

Please consider the following : ...
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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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How can I have an axis label automatically positioned below the X-axis?

I'm attempting to generate some histograms, and I'd like to automatically label the X-axis. However, Histogram[. . ., AxesLabel -> {"X", "Y"}] places the "X" ...
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Rules governing Plot line generation

I was looking at the Documentation Center for Round, Ceiling and Floor when I noticed that ...
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Why is this expression being held, and how can I evaluate it?

I can't figure out why an expression isn't evaluating, even though there's no Hold* in its FullForm: ...
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Phase portraits and StreamPlot

I typed StreamPlot[{y, x-x^3-0.3y+0.5Cos[1.25t]}, {x, -2.5, 2.5}, {y, -2.5, 2.5}] but all I got was a blank plot. What did I do wrong and can I fix it?
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Generating visually pleasing circle packs

EDIT: (my conclusion and thank you note) I want to thank you all guys for this unexpected intellectual and artistic journey. Hope you had fun and enjoyed it the same as I did. I would like to ...
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Animating mathematica.se logo

As we all know our site's logo was completely generated by Mathematica. I suppose it is quite natural to make the next step -- to generate the animated version of this logo. There's a lot of space for ...
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How to plot Venn diagrams with Mathematica?

How does one plot Venn diagrams with Mathematica? I've searched quite a bit and I've found one source at MathWorld which provides the source code for doing them. But I don't understand this code, can ...
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Drawing pairs (planar graph, circle packing)

Circle packing theorem states: For every connected simple planar graph G there is a circle packing in the plane whose intersection graph is (isomorphic to) G. How to use Mathematica to draw examples ...
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Implementing a Beeswarm plot in Mathematica

I am looking for a Beeswarm plot implementation in Mathematica. Consider the following data: ...
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How to quickly calculate intersections of filled curves?

I am trying to quickly calculate the intersection of polygons with more than 6,000 points. A compiled solution would be preferable. Here is one example of the problem: ...
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Distance between point and line segments

How would you determine the shortest distance between a point and one or more segments? For example, what is the shortest distance between the point and the two segments below? Clearly the point is ...
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Dynamically splitting Disks with Mouseover

I've recently stumbled across this site: Koalas to the Max, and the first thought that came to my mind was "I want to recreate this with Mathematica". As a first step I tried to create a ...
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How can I draw a 3D cross-section of a 3-torus embedded in 4D Euclidean space?

I have a $3$-torus ($\mathbf S^1\times\mathbf S^1\times \mathbf S^1$) embedded in 4D Euclidean space. How can I draw the cross-section of this $3$-torus cut by a 3D Euclidean space in an arbitrary ...
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How to draw a spring?

I am new to Mathematica and have recently been exploring graphical animations. So I was experimenting with simple concepts in periodic motion and hence wondered how can I draw a simple spring? Is ...
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Is there a way to have Plot draw points on a function where the function is undefined as circles as in textbooks?

A very common feature of graphs of functions used throughout textbooks are simple indications, such as open circles, of the points at which a function is undefined. Is there a way to do this in ...
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How do I draw a Circular Graph colored like this in Mathematica?

I must plot some data in radians and would like to use this image as a background to that graph. Although it looks good the lines are degraded in image form. thus the reason for this question. Can ...
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How to change ColorFunction after plotting

Say I have a plot like plot = DensityPlot[Exp[-((x-5)^2+(y-5)^2)/5^2], {x, 0, 10}, {y, 0, 10},PlotRange -> {0,1}] Is there a way to change the ...
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Morphing Graphics, color and location

I would like to make a small animation : 1-We start with a random distribution of gray points : ...