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3D surface that looks like a virus

I have been recently using Mathematica for composing animations that are part of the supplementary information of my papers. I am currently trying to build an animation that involves a viral ...
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Animate point go round a triangle

How can I animate a point moving on triangle sides? I can generate traingle and point but I have no idea how to define point movement. I'm guessing that I have to use sin and cos in coordinates but I ...
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How do I reverse the axis in ParametricPlot?

In astronomy, right ascension is usually plotted with positive values that increase from right to left. I have seen discussions of successful and unsuccessful attempts to reverse the order of an axis ...
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How to add a Bar Legend to a density plot over the surface of a sphere?

I have a function with variables (theta,phi) the spherical coordinates. I want to represent it as a density plot over the surface of a sphere. following an answer to a previous question Density ...
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A plot with labeled points in one plotting command?

For my work, I am examining the values of a complex function as I vary the input according to a real parameter, and I want to both give the general plot and the plot of specific points, with labels ...
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GraphPlot with black edges no rendering function

Is there any way to make the edges of a GraphPlot black without tediously writing out a long "EdgeRenderingFunction"? I guess you could ask the same kind of question about vertex labeling. For ...
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Drawing a Gradient Between Two Circular Arcs

Suppose I wanted to use Mathematica graphics primitives to create a gradient of colors between two circular arcs. It's easy enough to make an area between two circles a solid color, but what if I ...
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LayeredGraphPlot: how to specify edge endpoints?

What directive within the LayeredGraphPlot command specifies where the edges attach to vertices? For example, instead of the left output below, I'd like to have the right one. ...
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Problem about an ant walking up a hill

An ant is walking up a hill given by $f(x)$. At what point can it see a blade of grass. I've been working on this problem with Mathematica and by hand. Help with either would be fantastic. The ...
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How to display MeshRegion without vertices

I'm writing a library for handling very large and complicated (boundary) mesh regions on the order of ~150,000 vertices, ~450,000 edges, and ~300,000 triangles. The regions themselves are the cortical ...
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1answer
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Adjusting contrast of a color scale with ListDensityPlot

I am using ListDensityPlot to plot data of the form {{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2}, …}. It results in the plot shown below. But I'd like to adjust the color scale contrast to better show the variations in ...
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combine two ParametricPlot3D plots

I have the following parametric equations ...
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How to make Inset graphics maintain relative sizes when combined

I am learning a little about Inset, but after trying all options, I can't get this to work. I need to inset separately made Graphics2D objects, into one main ...
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2d perspective projection of a sphere

I am looking for improved quality of 3d plots. I don't want to keep the object in Mathematica notebook - just export it to a .pdf file. Because it will be just one "side" of the plot I was thinking ...
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Why can't a Plot be rendered by Graphics if it's a member of a list?

I grabbed the code to render a gear from a Mathematica Demo, but I'm having difficulty reproducing the way it's to be used: ...
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0answers
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Strange extrapolation in ListContourPlot?

I have some Table of {x,y,z} values (energy as a function of radial and azimuthal frequencies in a galaxy if you care to know): ...
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3answers
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How to get the real PlotRange using AbsoluteOptions?

The problem in general involves the unreliable behaviour of AbsoluteOptions when option values are implicitly specified (e.g. ...
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Creating a realistic, photo-like 3D effect from an image or document

Suppose I have an image or a document, provided in a high-quality PDF file. You can open and view it in a PDF viewer, but then it has a kind of static look: it's not something tangible, it's just an ...
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ListDensityPlot seems to break down for large arrays

(Using Mathematica 10) When using ListDensityPlot to plot 40000 + data points, the produced plot seems to be blurred/incorrect for points occurring later in the list. For instance, in the following ...
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3answers
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How to create a Disk with smoothly changing coloring?

I want to have a disk. But this disk shouldn't have a fixed color; instead, I'd like it's color to fade smoothly. Until now, I came up with two ideas how to achieve this. Idea #1: ...
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Cropping a Voronoi diagram

Someone know how can I get the correct crop of this Voronoi image using RegionFunction? As you can see, there is a lot of undesired white regions inside the left ...
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ColorFunction in GeoRegionValuePlot

I don't understand ColorFunctions so any general pointers will be greatly appreciated. My specific question is the following. I want to animate a GeoRegionValuePlot. In the toy case below I have two ...
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1answer
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Keeping Font Relative Size to Object/Graphics/Plot Object upon Resize

I want to keep the text generated within a graph/plot to remain the same relative to an element (a disk of size 0.2) of the image upon resize, not the image itself, while maintaining the original ...
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Mollweide maps in Mathematica

Context In my field of research, many people use the following package: healpix (for Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization) which has been ported to a few different languages (F90, C,C++, ...
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1answer
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Histogram 3D: use different bin width in two directions

I'm trying to plot an histogram of a set of data, I would like to use a bin of different width in x and y direction. I've tried using the following two codes: ...
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1answer
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Epilog does not work as expected with Show [duplicate]

I was trying to answer this question (here) and I found that I can't use Epilog with Show. consider this Example: ...
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Version incompability Mathematica 10 CDF Player 9

I have aleady looked at these two questions: Is there a CDF Player for Mathematica 10? and Problem with NDSolve in Mathematica 9 / 10. My problem is as follows. I am simluating neurons, which ...
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Finding the pixel positions for the straight line joining two points [duplicate]

Please help me solve the given problem. Find the pixel positions for the straight line joining P1 (10, 20) and P2 (18, 25)
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ErrorBarFunction styles [duplicate]

I am having trouble making sense of the help I have found for the ErrorBarFunction command. I am looking for basic instructions on how to change the width, style, and color of my error bars. ...
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1answer
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Why does `Table` returns values but `Plot` doesn't plot them?

The Table function works fine and return a nice list of values ...
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1answer
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Drawing all lines between a set of points

Given that I have the array of points, ...
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How can I make an linear breakdown chart similar to those seen on iCloud? [duplicate]

How can I make a interval breakdown chart like this: Update: I checked BarChart and Gauge they do not have this capacity.
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Get x and z coordinate from an image and make a parametric surface

In this blog entry, this step is mentioned: I grabbed an image of a Peugeot wine glass from the web and used the Get Coordinates function to digitize its outline, which I fed to Interpolation to ...
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Join a surface and a density plot [duplicate]

My question is if it's possible to do something like this with Mathematica: I know that it is possible to plot a surface with Plot3D and a 2D plot with DensityPlot, so I was wondering how to join ...
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3answers
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Using DiscretePlot to graph the Riemann sum of a parabola

I want to graph the Riemann sum (upper sum) of $y=x^2$ with $1\leq x\leq 4$ using 6 rectangles. I want the rectangles to be green. On the Wolfram Mathworld website, I can render exactly what I want ...
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1answer
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Dynamic overlay of graphics and plot while maintaining uniform coordinates [closed]

I have a plot and a graphic that I want to overlay onto one another while retaining a uniform sense of coordinates throughout the whole thing. I have tried to do this two ways and both suffer from ...
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cut and project tilings — Amman Beenker tilings

A certain research paper gives a recipe for building Amman-Beenker tilings as a special type of cut-and-project algorithm. The result is usually a pleasant kind of aperiodic tiling shape. The ...
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How can I make a map of Sierra Leone at the district level?

Hi I am trying to make a map of Sierra Leone and am running into trouble. SL has 4 provinces: Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western, which are diced up into 14 districts as shown here: ...
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2answers
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Placing text within a plot

I want to place text within a plot. The text is always centered relative to the coordinates. How can I left-align or right-align the text relative to the coordinates? For example: ...
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1answer
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Maximum but still limited magnitude region is not plotted with ContourPlot [duplicate]

The function is well defined in the whole region. But it just skips plotting the center region. I've tried PlotPoints, Mesh, Contours - it didn't help. After making more contours. White hole is ...
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How to plot an implicit value funtion

Previous question has been solved (Gap in a continuous plot). Here is a new related question. ...
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1answer
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Tube and CapForm

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 I am using version 10 to draw tubes. With the CapForm set as Butt the first pipe is as expected but the bent pipe has one rounded end. Is this a bug? ...
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How to make a “flat” plot (or a grid of 2 plots) of 3 variables in Mathematica (sample picture attached)

Is it possible to plot that kind of graph in Mathematica? (picture attached) If yes, it can be used to visualise a simple "balance system" of the form: X = f[e]; ...
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1answer
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Specifying the style of edges in directed graphs [closed]

How do I specify the style of individual edges in a directed graph (in Mathematica version 9)? Consider maybe this ...
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Embedded Graphics: General Relativity

Is there a way to make the following graph with two dimples? Like the central indent and another indent to the side to simulate a central mass like the sun and another smaller mass like the Earth in ...
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Unnecessary and slow conversion between simple polygons and geometric regions

To my knowledge some (but not all) of the new geometric region functions in Mathematica version 10 require an additional step to convert from geometric shapes into regions. However this step Does ...