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Finding the point of minimum distance between two parametric functions

I have two functions re and rm, for which I computed the minimum distance between them. Now I would like to add a point at the ...
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ListLinePlot of multiple series with data value and legend appearing as the cursor moves over ploted lines

I have multiple series and I am plotting using Mma's ListLinePlot function. But I am trying to implement a feature to my plot so that I can view legend and corresponding values of the series at a ...
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Around the Clock

I want to produce with Mathematica something like this Or this 12 hours should be arranged in a pleasing ("rotated") style around / within a rectangle. I don't ask for the hands - depending on ...
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1answer
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ListPlot with background image?

I need repetitive plots like this below. I invented that I refuse to use pen and I will plot the points in Mathematica, then change opacity, then change contrast and voula get the points to the graph ...
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Strange behaviour when line-wrapping text in a Pane

I noticed some strange behaviour of Pane. In the result from the following code, the line wrapping is not consistent: why do the first and last line contain four ...
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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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How can I completely remove the ListAnimate controls?

I want to use ListAnimate to show an animation but I want to remove the slider and all of the buttons from the top and show the animation panel only. There is an ...
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1answer
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Preventing Colors of Graphics from Blending

I am displaying multiple Disks that overlap and many of the Disks are different colors. Currently, the regions in which the Disks overlap are a color that is a mixture of the two Disks. I would like ...
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1answer
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How can I adjust ContourPlot in Mathematica?

I have problem because of the max point and min point, when I have too high or low data point, it just make it white. Here is example of data ...
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Changing the atom color for plotting xyz-files

Mathematica takes the standard color code for atoms when plotting an xyz file, but I want to customize the color for the specific atoms. I really become desperate as I did not get it so far. ...
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Exclude data from a list

Let's create some random sample data data = Table[{RandomReal[{-10, 10}], RandomReal[{-10, 10}]}, {i, 1, 300}]; Then we plot them using ...
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Displaying a matrix as an array of solid rectangular blocks [duplicate]

I would like to plot an array of numbers as a surface, with each number the height of a square, and with the squares connected to adjacent squares with vertical rectangles, up or down as appropriate. ...
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1answer
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Implementing a first person view of 3D objects in a scene

I've created the following scene with a Chinese-style building surrounded by trees, and a horse and a rabbit grazing on the grass in Mathematica (don't ask me why there's a bust of Beethoven in ...
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Opacity renders lines incorrect in certain viewing angles

Trying to learn how Opacity works, I found a possible issue. Generating points in a square spiral with: ...
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Mapping StreamPlot onto spherical surfaces

Suppose I have some vector field equations $(f(\theta,\phi), g(\theta,\phi))$. The StreamPlot can be created easily in 2D, but I would like to visualize the stream ...
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Sizing elements correctly in a DistributionChart with custom ChartElementFunction

This is a follow-up question to Histogram scale error when using DistributionChart; Weird output of DistributionChart is also related. I'd like to make a DistributionChart where the elements are ...
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2answers
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How to align rotated tick labels?

How can I align tick labels so the tick label text ends centered under the data point? Of Course it works fine with a rotation of 90 Degrees, but not with 45 or similar angles. I see an example of ...
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1answer
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Plot: How set markers in plot in front of axes

I draw a plot using ListPlot. But I noticed that PlotMarkers are 'covered' by the axes; see example below: I was trying to ...
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2answers
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Opacity function applied to Graphics Objects

I think this is a stupid/banal question, but I have searched the forum and I haven't find a solution (yet). I need to apply a variable opacity function to a graphics object (say a rectangle). For ...
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passing values between widgets in GUIKit

I am writing a short GUIKit script with one TextField widget that takes the path of the image and a button widget which imports the image. The problem I have is ...
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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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Simple plot control

Absolute newbie question: Plot[2x-1,{x,-4,4},GridLines->{Range[-4,4],Range[-8,8]}] works about as expected, except that (a) I would like the tick ...
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1answer
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How to create a Poincare disk type kaleidoscope in Mathematica?

Creating a Kaleidoscope in Mathematica is not a new topic at all, examples can be found from the links like: Wolfram reference and Wolfram demonstrations. My question is how to create Poincare disk ...
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1answer
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Manipulate Slider Value on the Plot

Lets say I have a very simple manipulate in Mathematica given by: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[a x],{x,-2 Pi,2 Pi}],{a,0,5}] I want two things which I am unable to do: I ...
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ListPlot with conditions Part II

In a previous post Part I @Julian S proposed an interesting method in order to segment the data. A copy of the data file can be found here: data. I know that I should provide a minimal working example ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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Changing the width of BarLegend

Is it possible to change the aspect ratio of the BarLegend in Mathematica? The option LegendMarkerSize, in my case below, only ...
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“Partial” graph layout (with a fixed core)?

Is there a way to apply a graph lay out algorithm to a Graph object in such a way that a subset of its vertices and a subset of its edges are fixed beforehand, and ...
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Show cannot combine two graphics

First we load the data file data = ReadList["data_smp.out", Number, RecordLists -> True]; I know that I should provide some sample data but in this case the ...
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1answer
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Image shaking when Manipulate with slider

How to prevent the Graphics3D object in following code from shaking when continuously changing the phi parameter? ...
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Problem in Plot at start [duplicate]

The derivative can be used to calculate roots. However the same function cannot be plotted.The error is at start point of domain: ...
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Empty Graph for Absolute Function

I wanted to plot the following equation: Plot[((x/7)^2 Sqrt[(Abs[Abs[x] - 3]/(Abs[x] - 3))] + (y/ 3)^2 Sqrt[(Abs[y + 3 Sqrt[33]/7])/(y + 3 Sqrt[33]/7)] - 1) (Abs[x/2] - ((3 ...
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Rotated Rectangles

I would like to produce an image similar to the upper half of this graphics by Victor Vasarely. All I could produce so far is this dilettante image: ...
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Showing the coordinates on a plot in TraditionalForm

I just want to show the coordinates (Log[y/x],Log[x/y]) of a point on a Graphics object, but TraditionalForm fails to convert ...
0
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1answer
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Use separate options for different elements in Show

I have a few plots of different type. plot1 has gridlines and the rest do not. I use the option Method -> {"GridLinesInFront" -> True}] when plotting plot1. When I use Show to combine the plots the ...
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How to visualize the interior of a complicated 3d plot

I have an external data file (can be downloaded here: link 1 or link 2) which contains a dense grid of initial condition in the (x,y,z) space. I read it with Mathematica and plot these initial ...
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Phase portrait on a cylinder

It is very nice and very easy to make a sketch of a phase portrait with StreamPlot. For example, for the classical pendulum, defined by $$ \dot x=y,\\ \dot y=-\sin x, $$ The code ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Set the same color scale across multiple ListContourPlots?

This is probably straightforward - but how would I set the same color scale across multiple ListContourPlots? if I have values from 10 to 25 on one ListContourPlot and values from 40 to 100 on ...
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Generating hatched filling using Region functionality

Before v.10 came out there were several Q&A on generating hatched filling for Plot, ListPlot etc. In v.10 we have new ...
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Intersection of many planes

I'm working with a family of planes, given by $2a_1 x_1 +2 a_2 x_2 - x_3 +a_1^2+a_2^2=0$. I would like to use mathematica to plot these planes for many values of a and b, say a range of $-10\leq ...
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How can we get this infinite prism lattice to look more like `PolyhedronData[{“Prism”, 3}]`?

This is D$_3$h prism with order 12 (8 currently, needs 4 more edges) and rotational symmetry D$_3$ with order 6. A d=11 version is shown here. Using this code: ...
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Vertex merging in graph?

Given a Graph such as the one produced with the following code ...
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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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2answers
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Artefacts in 3d plots

I am trying to plot a simple function ...
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Change in direction when a line hits an ellipse?

I'm trying to simulate reflecting light off an elliptical mirror. I currently store the ellipse in the form {center,{radii},rotationAngle} and the ray of light is ...
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1answer
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Automatically wrap abritrary-length text in graphics

Question: How to insert Styled text of unknown style and length into a graphics and have it wrap at a Scaled width? Attempt: I ...