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Ad hoc graphics primitives-like objects

Sphere is one of the three-dimensional graphics primitives available in Mathematica and can be easily used to created very useful images. For instance, in the ...
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Graphics plot of point using unfilled circle

I'd like to be able to place points on a plot using Graphics[{Point[{a,b}],....}] but have the plot symbol be an unfilled circle. I've looked around but can't find ...
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How to insert graphics primitives into a plot?

I have a standard normal curve rendered with the following command: Plot[{1/Sqrt[2*Pi] Exp[-1/2*x^2]}, {x, -3, 3}, Filling -> Axis] It looks exactly as you ...
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Obtain Data points from a graph on an image without axes

I have the following image: (which is a oscillation of the "magnetic susceptibility of gold" in y-direction, in arbitrary units, over the "magnetic field strength" from bmin = 36540 Gauss to bmax = ...
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Combining graphics

Original question I would like to put a coloured grid behind the following plot: which was generated by: ...
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How to draw line connecting points on circle

Consider the list {1,2,3,4,3,4,2,1}. I want to label these points on circle the way they appear on list(clockwise, counter clock wise doesn't matter). After that I want to connect same points by ...
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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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How can I create a rectangular graphic with curved edges?

I want to make some button shaped graphics that would essentially be a rectangular shape with curved edges. In the example below I have used Polygon rather than ...
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Drawing Rotated views while ignoring the Bounding box

I am trying to make an animation of a rotating cube using the following code: ...
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Rasterize: Resolution option not working properly

Something about Rasterize which doesn't seem to work as intended. Recipe: Make some simple vector graphics: ...
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How can I visualize 6 square matrices as a cube?

I have six square matrices of the same dimensions in a list, for example: ...
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How can I make a cell that contains an image which can be shifted?

When you're looking at some help pages, they may have cells containing images which can be shifted within the cell by left-clicking and dragging the mouse. Here is a sample: ...
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How to properly project a Graphics object consisting of line primitives

My problem starts from attempts at depicting overlapping lines of different thickness, i.e. ...
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Find intersection of pairs of straight lines

I have a list of 24 points, in which 2 consecutive points (1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, ...) are supposed to form a line. ...
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Customize your FrameTicks in a MATLAB way

The figure below is made by MATLAB. However, the scientific form of numbers in FrameTicks that how MATLAB deals with is quite different from that of Mathematica. ...
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Is there a “GrabHand” and “OpenHand” MouseAppearance in Mathematica?

MouseAppearance[Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 5}], "LinkHand"] Unfortunately I cannot get a screen grab to show the link hand but it is a cartoon hand with a finger ...
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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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Want Interactive PlotRange of Graphics[{}]

I am trying to do: ...
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LocatorPane, selecting multiple Locators

Consider the following snippet ...
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Fit an image within a Rectangle [] in Graphics

Based on the following Code (yet the white text in the image is added with PPT), I would like to have an image fit within one of the rectangle. For Example the image from there : ...
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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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How to draw timing diagram from a 0 and 1 string list

What is the most elegant way to draw a timing diagram from a "0 and 1" string list? Here I started to draw the clock pulse diagram, and like to continue to draw the timing diagram for a given 0 and 1 ...
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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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Why do Arrowheads interfere with ImagePadding?

Bug still present in version 10 under Windows. In a recent posting, Belisarius solved a problem related to the display of arrows on the x and y axes by setting ...
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How can I highlight a moving bar in an animation of a bar chart?

I wrote the following code, but I don't know how to highlight the moving bar. ...
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Why is ListDensityPlot unable to plot datasets with extreme ranges

Consider the following dataset: data = Flatten[ Table[{x 10^-9, y 10^-9, x^2 + y^2},{x, -100, 100, 10}, {y, -100,100, 10}] , 1]; If I try to ...
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Height-dependent filling color in 3D Data Plots

I would like to have the filling of my ListPlot3D display the same color than the one applied to the data. This question makes sense only in the case of conditional coloring of data (according to ...
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Generating high quality charts in Mathematica for use in LaTeX and Word

I frequently have a probelem using my charts in reports because the text (axes labels and tick marks) look low resolution (fuzzy). When I export my charts, i export them as PNG files. Unless I'm ...
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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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Labels and tickmarks inside Frame

Is there a way to force Plot and related functions to place the tick labels inside, rather than outside a frame? For example, consider, ...
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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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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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Convert Graph to Graphics

In Mathematica 9, a graph is returned as an object with head Graph: In[8]:= CompleteGraph[8] // Head Out[8]= Graph ...
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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 rotate TickMarks in DateListPlot?

Is there a way to rotate TickMarks in DateListPlot to avoid overlap, eg: Part of the code used to generate this is: ...
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Weird output of DistributionChart

I have a larger data set and want to display it using DistributionChart. ...
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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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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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List Contour Plot: Delete some contour lines, but keep the colors

I'm trying to make a Contour plot of a set of data of the kind: $(x,y,f(x,y))$ What i'd like to do is to remove the majority of the iso-line and just leave two of them, but keeping the changing of ...
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How to make PlotMarkers constructed from Graphics track plot style?

In this plot the Disk[] markers are not colored according to the style of the line to which they belong: ...
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How to place more than one ChartLabel in a BarChart

I have the following data: ...
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How to set the ratio between the vertical and horizontal scales of plots?

The documentation says that when AspectRatio->Automatic is specified, Mathematica determines the ratio of height to width from the actual coordinate values ...
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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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How can text-specific antialiasing be disabled in Rasterize?

While tinkering with the code in the Falling Matrix question, I was hoping to improve the rendering speed by making the rasterizations of the text grayscale. I changed the base color of the text to ...
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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 ...