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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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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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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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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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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 do I fit the parameters describing a 3D object so that it best resembles its projection seen by an observer at a particular position?

I have data which are the longitudes (l) and latitudes (b) for the vertices of the edges of a shape as it appears to an observer at a given location (i.e., as it appears on the observer's sky plane). ...
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Combining Mandelbrot and Monte Carlo

I'm trying to combine plotting a Mandelbrot set with Monte Carlo randomization to plot an equation using random points for complex number z, for the function $z^3-2z+2=0$. Below is the code I have ...
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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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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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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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Arbitrary Oriented and Translated Ellipsoid (Euler Angles)

EDIT! This is a recent post updated and with better wording. The title has also changed. Any attempts to find something relevant have failed so far. The closest is this Ellipsoid. First some ...
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Generate Matlab figure

I am currently working on a project. Because of lack of communication between my team mates and I, I did most of the work (and the graphical figures) in mathematica. Now, I have to pass all the ...
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Using an image as a moving object in an animation

I have 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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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 can I draw the Olympic rings with Mathematica?

How can I draw the 5 interlocking Olympic rings with Mathematica? (SVG version) Edit Hard choice, but some pretty cool answers here. I didn't have 3D answers in mind when I posted the question ...
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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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Mathematica color schemes for the colorblind

Does Mathematica have a graphics option that makes plots intelligible for people with colorblindness?
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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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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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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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Advanced graphics with Mathematica

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 draw a Circle in 3D on a sphere [duplicate]

The Circle function is strictly a 2D Graphics object, so that we cannot directly combine a ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I change the size of the plot markers

I use ListPlot in order to plot four sets of data and also insert legends in my plot. Here is the Mathematica code ...
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Graph smoothing keeping vertices fixed?

Context Given a Graph like this one: ...
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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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How to map rotate, pan, zoom to manipulate controls

I am wondering if there is a way to restrict the motion of the rotate mouse cursor in when moving around a 3d plot. For example, I want the y direction of the cursor to correspond to pulling the z ...
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Dual complex integral over implicit path using contour plot

Context I am interested in doing double contour integral over paths which are defined implicitly. For the sake of debugging, let's assume its $$\oint_{\cal C}\oint_{\cal C} \frac{1}{u\, x} d u d x$$ ...
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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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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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Scaling edge thicknesses

UPDATE There may be some confusion as to the specification of the problem. kguler's answer doesn't really answer the question. I'll try to elaborate a bit at the bottom of the post. One problem ...
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How can I fill-in this Pentagram?

This is my code: Graphics[{EdgeForm[Yellow], Yellow, Polygon[Table[{Cos[t], Sin[t]}, {t, 0, 4 π, (4 π)/5}]]}] which gives this: but I want to get: How?
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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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How to make a ArrayPlot/MatrixPlot in polar coordinates?

in fact, I want to plot a image like: Fig1 The picture above is from a paper Zhou K.-J. et al. 2014 about ion up-flow of ionosphere. In MATLAB, there is a specialized function ...
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3D plots with parallel projection

It is easy to make 3D Plots with Mathematica, e.g. use: Plot3D[Sin[x+y^2],{x,-3,3},{y,-2,2}] But I want to have nice plots in my thesis, so I decided to use ...
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Automatizing PSfrag export

I'm in the early phase of creating a Mathematica function (or package) that exports graphics such that they can be used with $\LaTeX$'s PSfrag. The goal Ideally, the function should take a graphic ...
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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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Custom edge style (e.g. brush stroke, writing ink, etc.)

I would like to draw a graph with Mathematica in such a way that it looks like a handmade drawing or painting. To be more precise, is there a way to set a custom edge style such that it looks made ...
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How to solve for the intersection points of two ellipses?

I have a parametric equation of two ellipses as follow $\begin{cases} x=a_1 \text{sin$\theta $}+b_1 \text{cos$\theta $}+c_1 \\ y=d_1 \text{sin$\theta $}+e_1 \text{cos$\theta $}+f_1 \\ ...
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Show graphics content in front of frame

Consider some graphics which spill over the plot range, like these: ...
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Vertex merging in graph?

Given a Graph such as the one produced with the following code ...
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Connect neighbouring points as list of segments in 2 D

Context I am interested in connecting neighboring points in 2/3D as list of segments. I am guessing this is something within the reach of graph theory, which is well implemented in mathematica. ...