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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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can a ColorFunction have side effects?

Can anyone explain this (to me) odd behavior. If I run this code once (fresh kernel) it works as intended. ...
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Finding minimal region with padding and linear map to circle

Suppose I have n ordered points. I would like to find a simple region that contains all the points and is close to the smallest region that contains the points except it is smooth and has some ...
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2D Gaussian distribution of squares coordinates

I would like to imitate the structure of this great painting from Ellsworth Kelly in Mathematica. Yet with all the colored squares in Black and the beige one in white. Below is what I have wrote to ...
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How to make Excel-like data bars?

I would like to make a grid where each cell background is partially filled according to the numerical value being represented (on a scale from 0 to 1). Similar functionality to the one requested in ...
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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 draw a higher-genus surface

NB: By higher-genus surface, I mean a closed orientable surface of genus at least 2. This question has come up before on math.SE, and even MathOverflow, but most posters suggested using either ...
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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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Coloring Points in a Plot, based on their position in the list

Before I describe the question, I'd like to say that I've seen the excellent answers posted here but have not managed to get them to work for my own data. I have a list of values that I would like to ...
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Creating a Sierpinski gasket with the missing triangles filled in

I'm creating some questions for my math classes. The one below refers to the Sierpinski gasket. I found some great demonstrations to create the gasket. So that's good. Solving the problem is ...
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Poor rendering of fractals

Could someone explain why I get those ugly graphics .. ..trying to use fractals in mathematica 8 ? I'd also like to know if it is possible to draw 2D fractals in Mathematica My configuration ...
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Sinusoid modelling

There are lots of great demonstrations that show how to get periodic functions in the unit circle. I'm wondering how hard it would be to simulate a "moving grid" similar to this video on youtube ...
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Why do some CountryData flags render at low resolution?

This question is related to data analysis introduced here Why do some flag images from the CountryData dataset render at very low resolution both in Front End and ...
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Unsatisfactory view of Panel, when transformed to pdf

I like very much to wrap Mathematica images by Panel, which gives many of them a much better view. To be precise, if image is some illustration, plot etc. I would ...
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How to remove unwanted regions in a three-dimensional surface

As the title indicates, I want to delete some unwanted regions in a three-dimensional surface created using ContourPlot3D. Here is the corresponding code ...
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Use different ColorFunction for each function plotted

When plotting two curves on one plot, you can specify different colors for each function: Plot[{Sin@x, Cos@x}, {x, 0, 4π}, PlotStyle -> {Red, Blue}] To ...
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Finding a Concave Hull

I have a 3d clustered data: Is there any other way to get concavehull of 3D data points?
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ShearingTransform and Dynamic

Background: I have a geometric transformation composed of a RotationTransform, ScalingTransform and ...
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Encoding format used by GraphicsData?

I am trying to extract some graphics stored in PICT format from a Mathematica notebook, using a platform that doesn't support PICT. If I look at the .nb file in a ...
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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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Is there an option to plot the Z axis reversed (as shown in the figure)?

Normally the Z axis is plotted from bottom-to-top as shown below : I got a plot with the axis (axes to be more precise) reversed as shown below: Is there a way to force the axes to be plotted ...
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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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How can I prevent ColorFunction from disabling antialiasing in graphics?

When I use ColorFunction, the appearance of my plots is ruined, changing from this which has the normal smooth lines and antialiased fonts, to this in which ...
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Redirect of mathematica graphics output to another computer screen

I need send the result of my calculation to the screen connected to HDMI output as a full-screen image. As I understand, I need change the DisplayFunction to usage of certain OutputStream. Do anybody ...
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How to get and set default font parameters for Plot, ListPlot, LogPlot, etc.?

How can I find the default font parameters (family, size, etc.) for the text that appears in Graphics produced by Plot, ...
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Unwanted PlotMarkers appear at non-existent places

In this simple code ...
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How to use legends from PlotLegends in LevelScheme?

I've been attempting to find efficient ways to generate graphics with legends for export, and have been working with both LevelScheme and the new (to v9) ...
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Diagonal Tick Marks

I would like to draw diagonal tick marks around a plot, and simultaneously rotate the tick labels as well. I've mocked up what this would look like: Is there an easy way to do this in Mathematica? ...
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Camera Troubles in Mathematica

I'm trying to animate a torus being cut by a plane, so that as the plane enters the torus the part in front of the plane disappears (the idea is to show the cross section). That much I can do, but I ...
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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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How to vary color of fill between listplots based on y-distance between them

I have two lists with the same x-values but different y-values. I have used ListPlot to plot and fill the space (line) between them; however, I would like the color ...
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Can I define new graphics directives?

Is it possible to define new graphics directives? For example, suppose I want to be able to use the following code: ...
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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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Detecting edge/region in contour plot

I am interested in improving this plot: which I produced with the following command: ...
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How do I map a Mollweide projection onto a sphere?

I have this Mollweide projection of the Earth circa 600 million years ago (http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/370moll.jpg).(1) I want to map this onto a sphere. My results have big black splotches in ...
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Plot a 2D vector path onto a surface

In my calculus 3 course, we're studying gradients and have a project that takes a combination of 3D Gaussian radial surfaces and a basic parametric path $r(t) = \{x(t),y(t)\}$ to see how the gradient ...
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How can I create a fountain effect?

Inspired by this (please use Chrome or Firefox), I tried to simulate it, but I couldn't do it. I'm not familiar with Dynamic. Here is my simple code: ...
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Export Graphics[] without white edges

I am trying to generate & Export[] Image with the below code, but as shown in the images I get some white border around my rectangle. How could I export an images that stopes right at the edge of ...
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Creating an animation illustrating the time-evolution of a pre-computed orbit

As the title says, I would like to use Mathematica in order to create an animation depicting the time-evolution of a three-dimensional (3D) orbit. To begin with, I have an ASCII file which contains ...
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Labeling a bar chart, changing how rotated labels are centered

I'm trying to label a bar chart with rotated labels see this simple example: ...
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Epilog->Inset crops text with large font sizes

Why does Epilog->Inset crop the first and last letters here ("a" and "g") when FontSize is set to large values (which varies ...
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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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How to bend a logarithmic number line into a circle

One way to plot a sequence of numbers on a logarithmic number line is this: ...
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Preventing label crowding in PieChart RadialCallout and RadialCenter

Is it possible to avoid this unreadable situation with label crowding when using PieChart's RadialCallout and ...
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How to convert a 2D image into a 3D graphics?

I have an image I would like to make into a .dxf and to do this I need a Graphics3D object. Is there anyway I can do this? Can ...
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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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Drawing Cylindrical Segment with Graphics3D

For a visualization I need a combination of 3 Cylindrical segments to visualize the incident, reflected and refracted beam of light at a surface. I got as far as the following code. ...
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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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“Stacked” BarChart with BarOrigin $\to$ Top makes y-tick marks negative

When BarChart layout is "Stacked", setting BarOrigin -> Top makes the y-axis tick marks ...
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Image Processing: Finding Orientation and Position of Symmetry Axes

Background I'm currently toying with Principles of Design by Charlotte Jirousek in order to learn some basics of image processing. As main principals she suggests Balance, Proportion, Rhythm, ...