# Tagged Questions

Questions on the construction of 2D and 3D graphics through the direct use of primitives, directives, and functions. Include the graphics3d tag for questions specifically on 3D graphics. This tag is not to be used for basic questions on visualizing functions and lists using the various flavors of ...

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### VertexRenderingFunction (or EdgeRenderingFunction) with movable nodes?

In GraphPlot, I'd like to use VertexRenderingFunction (VRF) and have the resulting object behave the same way under dragging verticies as it does when I do not use VRF. The same issue occurs for ...
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### How does epilog position work in logplots?

I'm trying to use Epilog in my plots but the way that Epilog uses coordinate positions isn't making sense to me. As a minimal ...
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### Labeling backplanes in a 3D plot using “enclosed numbers” (i.e. ①, ② …)

When we use ListPlot3D or Plot3D in Mathematica, a box is generated to contain the plot, as shown below. In the drawings below, ...
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### Epilog with text not shown

I use the Epilog option in order to print in the vertical axes a label between 0 and 20 as follows ...
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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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### Adding dynamic graphics to an animation

I'm making this demonstration that draws a parametric plot of the unit circle, while at the same time has two plots off to the side that draw the sine and cosine curves. I have this made up as an ...
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### Manipulate a 2D point controlled simultaneously by Locator and its coordinates

I'm trying to have a point in the plane which can be manipulated both using Locator as well as inserting its $x$ and $y$ coordinates. My attempts at doing this are: ...
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### Dynamic graphics appears first with wrong background [duplicate]

This is one of those annoying things that you put aside for years before making a post of it. Put a dynamic Graphics into a gui object (...
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### ParametricPlot3D colorfunction for a specific region of an object

I have created a 3D parametric plot of an oblate spheroid, and I want to apply "TemperatureMap" as a colorfunction to its surface as a gradient in the Z direction. However, I only want to apply this ...
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### Arranging and combining multiple plots and graphics

I have 4 plots/schematics. They are either created with ArrayPlot[], ParametricPlot3D[] or Graphics[]. As I play with calculation resolutions their absolute sizes will change. I would like a neat way ...
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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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### How can I remove edges from my DiscretePlot?

By default, DiscretePlot displays "edges" along the sides and, prominently, align the top when ExtentSize -> Full is set. For ...
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### How to embed a filled Region in a Graphics?

Let for example: regn = RegionDifference[Rectangle[{-2, -2}, {2, 2}], Disk[{0, 0}, 1]]; The only documented way I found to draw a gereric region ...
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### Order of symbols in Graphics labels

Do you have any idea how to force an order of Greek letter in the graphics? When I type in AxesLabel -> {Cost, Δ OverBar[π]} the order is π Δ. How can I ...
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### Smooth Curve using Drawing Tools Palette

I am learning to use the drawing tools palette that comes packaged with Mathematica. I'm attempting to create some diagrams for class using Mathematica's drawing tools rather than Adobe. Is there ...
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### Generate $n$ randomly oriented non-intersecting cylinders with fixed radius and length

This post is in reference to the previous question here. How could I adapt the solution given to have the following constraints: fixed radius, fixed length, number of cylinders, and within a ...
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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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### Finding intersection and graphing [duplicate]

1) How do I find the intersection of f[c_] := y^2 - 2 x^2 (x + 3) == c ((y + 1)^2 (y + 9) - x^2) between the plots of f[0] and f[2] I tried plugging-in numbers. ...
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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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### How to draw cylinders inside a cylinder

It can be considered as a sequel to 98724 I adopt the code of ybeltukov (thanks again) and I slightly modify it. ...
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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 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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### General techniques for creating complex animations

I love good animations of abstract concepts, and when I try to create them myself, I prefer doing so in code to make sure they are exact (and because some things are just way too fiddly to do by hand)....
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### Vectorizing an image like “Trace Bitmap” in Inkscape

Lately, we had a nice question about artistic image vectorization which got very nice answers. As Szabolcs pointed out himself Since "true" vectorization performed by various specialized software ...
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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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### Mathematica color schemes for the colorblind

Does Mathematica have a graphics option that makes plots intelligible for people with colorblindness?
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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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### 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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### 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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### Mathematica: 3D plot based on combined 2D graphs

I have several sigmoidal fits to 3 different datasets, with mean fit predictions plus the 95% confidence limits (not symmetrical around the mean) and the actual data. I would now like to show these ...
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Ten years ago I bought a book by Tom Wickham-Jones, Mathematica Graphics: Techniques and Applications. I read parts of it but then I forgot its existance. In recent years I read the nice book of ...
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### How to change ColorFunction after plotting

Say I have a plot like plot = DensityPlot[ Exp[-((x-5)^2+(y-5)^2)/5^2], {x, 0, 10}, {y, 0, 10}, PlotRange -> {0,1} ] Is there a way to ...
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### How can I get the color of overlapping disks to be equal in any order?

When Graphics is used, necessarily the objects come in order. This affects which ones obscure others. When Opacity is not 1, it also affects the color. I would like the color of overlaps to depend ...
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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, however ...
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### Programmatically combine 2D contour plots with 1D projections

I regularly need to plot 2D and 1D data together. I want to be able to show a 2D contour plot with the projections along each of the axes. As it is now, I create the three plots separately and use ...
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### How do you draw credible regions/intervals on a 2D PDF?

I have some numerical data from which I generate a PDF via: pdf = HistogramDistribution[data]; Which can then be easily visualised thus: ...
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### How can I export graph as PDF with metadata such as Title and Author fields

I want to export a figure from Mathematica in PDF format. Moreover, I want to fill Author and Title fields of the PDF. For example, to fill Author field, I use the following code: ...
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### Combining 3 graphics of different coordinate systems

I have 3 graphics in different coordinate systems and I want to join them in as in the following figure. This is just a sample figure, not the real one. My functions are as follows. ...
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### Is there a better way to add elements to a Graphics expression repeatedly?

Consider simple example where a set of points is generated and some are displayed. ...
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### How to get 2D graphics into 3D without background?

Consider the following code: ...
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### ShearingTransform and Dynamic

Background: I have a geometric transformation composed of a RotationTransform, ScalingTransform and ...
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### Quirk in VertexColors interpolation when displaying Polygon

When using VertexColors, the docs state: The interior of the polygon is colored by interpolating between the colors specified by ...
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### Graph smoothing keeping vertices fixed?

Context Given a Graph like this one: ...
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### How to make a tight crop of a 3d plot?

I like Mathematica, but it's syntax baffles me. I am trying to figure out how to minimize the whitespace around a graphic. For example, ...
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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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### Find intersection points with V10

My question departs from this one: Find intersection of pairs of straight lines but now I want to find the points with the new V10 Region-functions. ...