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Overlapping accurately Images and Graphics (without loss of resolution)

Context In a previous post, I learned how to produce these kind of plots, which are of interest in astrophysics and geophysics. I am now interested in combining them. Attempt For this purpose, ...
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How can I scale a plot in vector graphic or PDF form?

I am not at all a computer graphics expert, but it seems that portable document format (PDF) files have a "native size," even though they may (and usually do!) contain vector graphics that can be ...
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Caching of Graph Graphics

In this answer, Simon Woods concludes that when you display an expression with head graph more than once, something is getting stored somewhere. I looked into it too and found out this only happens if ...
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Is it possible to induce Mathematica to chop off parts of Graphics objects that exist outside of a Frame?

I am running Mathematica 7. In a Graphics environment I am setting Frame -> True (and using ...
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Formatting Ticks and FrameTicks labels with a function

Is there a convenient way to format tick labels? In this example I would like to use the default Mathematica tick intervals, but simply convert the X axis labels to strings with "s" added. As you ...
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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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PDF exports of ArrayPlot's are fuzzy (OS X)

[The following problem occurs on OS X; I don't know if it also occurs with other OS's.] If I produce a Graphics object with ...
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How to add graphics options to an already produced plot having manipulator?

I am new to Mathematica and stuck with one problem i.e. How can I add a graphics option to an already made plot which a manipulator to control itself. ...
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Tile image on specific location without space between them [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to combine images with the same dimensions in a grid? I would like to arrange images without any space between their edges as each piece is made to connect with ...
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Bresenham's line algorithm

Bresenham's line algorithm is producing discretized line for given two points for purpose of plotting for example. Like that: I have to stress that I'm interested in positions, not a plot. ...
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Adding an image background to a graph that uses vertexposition

Hello Mathematica stackexchange community! I need your help on a research project. I'm looking to create a graph g with vertices in specifies places and then use an image I have as the background of ...
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TextRecognize with crosses, circles and spaces results into oddities, why?

I am investigating this answer here about detecting crosses and circles with TextRecognize. I tried to solve this problem here by directly using the builtin command TextRecognize but it does not work ...
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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 plot rectangles aligned by their center?

Supose I have a rectangle which area is $x^2$. In some cases I may not know what is the size of each side, for $x=12,$ we have several possibilites: ...
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How to position legends exactly where I want them?

I just noticed another plot legend question today and while user solutions to this, in particular code by @Jens, are IMO better than the built in solutions, exact positioning often still requires some ...
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Why aren't the locators independently enabled/disabled?

I am wondering why the Enabled setting for the first locator (point1) overrides the Enabled setting for the second locator ...
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Plot Ellipse based on EigenSystem

Please consider the following : ...
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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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How do I avoid the gaps introduced by a frame on a plot?

You can see that there are gaps on all sides of the plot between the frame and the extent of the line that I've plotted. How do I get rid of these? I'd like the frame to cover $[0,1]\times[0,1]$ and ...
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How to draw rectangle in mathematica with arrow

I have a basic question but i cant seem to find an answer for it. How do i draw a rectangle in mathematica with either clockwise or counterclockwise arrow heads. In this picture i know two points ...
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Edit Plot/Graphics after it's been drawn. [duplicate]

Sometimes I run into a situation when there are graphics objects (mostly plots) that take a while to draw. Good practice would suggest you do all your evaluation outside ...
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Color function doesn't span the whole color range in MatrixPlot

In matrix visualization, for instance, MatrixPlot[{{1, 2}, {3, 4}}, PlotRangePadding -> 0, ColorFunction -> "Rainbow"] the color map does not cover the ...
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How to smoothly change the radius of a circle by dragging its circumference?

I am attempting to set an EventHandler to change the radius of a circle by dragging on its circumference. But the response to the dragging is terribly slow. What is ...
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How does epilog position work in logplots?

I'm trying to use Epilog in my plots but the position of the Epilog isn't making much sense. As a minimal example consider, ...
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Moving a locator based on the movement of another

My problem is: I want two Locators to simulate a vector in the following sense: The first Locator is the base and the second ...
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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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Exporting graphics without X server

I have a Mathematica installation on a Linux server that is intended to be used for batch processing. Some of the things that will be processed will include rendering of graphics. However, if I use ...
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Graphing the amount of time a function takes

I know I can find out the amount of time a function takes to run like this: In:= function1[100] //Timing Out:= {0.043334, Null} How can I graph this over a set ...
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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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Anti-aliasing won't work when there is PlotStyle command

I've found that if there is PlotStyle command in the input, anti-aliasing will not work. However if the Style code is ...
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TextCell going awry due to ImageResolution (in Mathematica 7)

Can anyone see how to fix this text display? The example is from a larger project. I need to export the graphic at high resolution, but the text is going wrong. ...
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Transforming an image as an object

The problem is following: I have a following animation: ...
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How to show legend in a combined plot of many lists,

I am having trouble with adding a legend to a plot. The example I discuss here is simpler than my real problem, but describes it well. I have a vector, called X with dimensions (100 x 6). I use the ...
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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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How to create this four-dimensional cube animation?

This is a tesseract, a four-dimensional cube, which contains two cubes. Here, each side length of the smaller one is 1, while the side length of the bigger one is 2. How do make I it? I am still ...
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How to construct a treemap using non-rectangles?

I've written the standard version of a tree map (a graphic that shows nested data) and I'm looking to improve on this layout by switching to different types of polygons or perhaps circles. Can anyone ...
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How to make a stereogram in Mathematica?

Given a background and a pattern jpg files, is there a quick and easy way to produce a stereogram by using Mathematica? The following picture was produced from Photoshop, spent about half an hour. ...
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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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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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Using Inset[..] to overlay a Graphics3D with its raster version

Preamble First let me explain the why. You can skip this and go directly to the question if want to answer it right away. We had more than one discussion about how to produce nice looking 3d plots ...
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How to measure segment length and branch angle

I am trying to measure segment length and branch angle or bifurcation angle between each pair of segments. My image after thinning looks like this: ...
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Creating diagrams for category theory

Lately I've been doing algebra and I have found myself drawing a bunch of diagrams when I attempt to solve a problem. Most of the diagrams are very simple so I thought, I bet I can 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 partition a disk into individually spaced bricks?

What I want to do is in any way produce a picture that looks like this Given a set of words, how can I partition a disk into bricks for these words, such that it looks good? Here is my sucky ...
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Approximating an ornamental curve

How do I go about approximating this ornamental curve? Note that the curve has somewhat variable thickness as typical in calligraphy, which I would also like to replicate. The excellent reference ...
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Spiral pattern and Fibonacci numbers

I'm want to generate a 2D spiral pattern like the the one shown in the following figure. I can generate the spirals one by one, but I think there ought to be a more efficient method for generating ...
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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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2D Visualization of links and knots

I am trying to draw a picture using Mathematica of three loops linking together in 3D as follows. ...
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Roads network visualization by thickness and color intensity by population from GIS files

We can have road networks of the countries in GIS shape file.For exmple from here. Normally traffic flows are proportionate to populations of the cities. I wonder how we can have the same in ...
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Morphological Filtering in 3D to produce skeletons

Context As a follow up of this question and that answer, I would like to identify the special lines separating 3D watersheds. These are useful in the context of astronomy to identify the ...