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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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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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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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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 to draw a contour diagram in Mathematica?

This answer at Math.SE contains a neat contour diagram created using Mathematica: What Mathematica functions I can use to draw diagrams like this?
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Speed up DensityHistogram rendering (display)

When I tried to present some pre-calculated density histograms inside Manipulate I noticed that the display of DensityHistogram is extremely slow. Here is a simple ...
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Interpolating a plot with missing values

With data = {{1, 1}, {2, 2}, {3, 3}, {4, 4}, {5, 5}, {6, 6}, {7, 5}, {8, 4}, {10, 3}, {10, 2}, {11, 1}} and ...
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How can I share objects with dynamic content with non-Mathematica users?

Often when I construct some cool Manipulate[] function, I would like to share it with others—non-Mathematica users. Some software, notably Cinderella, ...
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How can I generate and randomly assign color to annular sectors?

How can I generate such an image and fill every annular sector with a random colour?
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How to separate paths from the output of EdgeDetect?

I have been trying to find a way to separate the various closed paths that can be output by EdgeDetect. For example, taking the output of: ...
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How to combine one or more rotated graphics objects?

I wish to produce an image with more than one composite graphics objects which have been modified using Rotate. I feel this should not be difficult, but haven't yet found a solution. A simple example ...
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WaveletScalogram in polar coordinates

For given dataset data = Re[Zeta[1/2 + I Range[0, 100, 0.01]]]; It is nice that Mathematica can plot data in both Cartesian and Polar coordinates. ...
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3answers
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Adapt ticks in plot and font in legend

Some of my 2-dimensional data are displayed with a code similar to this: ...
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4answers
352 views

Arranging connector lines

Heike gave an absolutely wonderful answer to my question about arranging subplots around a main plot and including connector lines. This is the result: Starting from Heike's answer, what is the ...
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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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548 views

How to visualize the interior of a complicated 3d plot

I have an external data file (can be downloaded here: link 1 or link 2) which contains a dense grid of initial condition in the (x,y,z) space. I read it with Mathematica and plot these initial ...
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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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353 views

Is there a way to programmatically set global preferences?

Can I set global preferences that are accessible via "Edit"->"Preferences" programmatically from within a notebook? As learned from this question, turning off anti-aliasing can make a huge difference ...
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Mark an 2d-area on a 3dPlot (ListPlot3d)

I have a list {(IC,s,FK)}, which I use to generate a 3d-plot with the help of the command ListPlot3D. ...
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338 views

Transition between graphs

I want to visually demonstrate the manipulations made to a graph. For instance, I have a graph g where using the command ...
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486 views

What is my problem with MeshFunction?

I want plot the max value in a sine plot. We can use the following code ...
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314 views

Accidentally corrupted graphics (?) data of notebook — now it won't open

In the process of editing my scripts' variable names with a haphazard "replace in all open files" in my text editor, I accidentally replaced portions of graphics data in a notebook (and I believe this ...
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460 views

How to get full-screen graphics canvas?

Is it possible to create a full-screen graphics without any front end elements like cell brackets and scrollbars? The zero approximation can be ...
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1answer
857 views

How do I prevent fonts sizes and line weights from scaling in exported graphics?

It's common to export graphics from Mathematica that are subsequently scaled to various sizes that cannot (at least not conveniently) be anticipated. This is problematic in cases where (as is common) ...
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What does the AspectRatio option actually do?

The Documentation for AspectRatio on its first line under the "Details" section states: "AspectRatio determines the scaling for ...
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Extruding a wierd 2D shape to make a prismatic 3D shape

I have the outline of a 2D shape defined by a periodic radius R[θ]. I would like to extrude this linearly to a prismatic 3D object that has my cross-sectional ...
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422 views

How do I constrain the region where I can drag a Locator?

How do I constrain the region where I can drag a Locator to conform to rules, including rules that apply to computations resulting from the value of the ...
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497 views

How to use MathPSfrag package in Mathematica 10?

I am interested to use LaTeX like labels in the plots that I prepare in Mathematica, and hence, I downloaded the MathPSfrag package from this website ...
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How to fix a PDF line rendering problem in V9

If I run this in V8 ...
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253 views

Grid ItemSize is smaller than expected

If I execute MatrixPlot@IdentityMatrix@100, the result is a good size. However, if I evaluate ...
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160 views

Keeping Font Relative Size to Object/Graphics/Plot Object upon Resize

I want to keep the text generated within a graph/plot to remain the same relative to an element (a disk of size 0.2) of the image upon resize, not the image itself, while maintaining the original ...
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How can Magnify be forced to ignore the notebook's window width?

In a new notebook, I can illustrate how the action of Magnify is cut off by the window width: ...
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How do you draw the plane on which two vectors lie?

Given two arbitrary vectors $\textbf{v}_1$ and $\textbf{v}_2$, how can I draw the plane which they span?
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Generate a Unit Circle Trigonometry

Struggling often with Trigonometry I would like to have some code to generate this Unit Circle Trigonometry. Would be of great help when I need to transform some data :
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Animate point going around a triangle

How can I animate a point moving on a triangle's sides? I can generate a triangle and point, but I have no idea how to define point movement. I'm guessing that I have to use $\sin$ and $\cos$ in ...
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Phase portrait on a cylinder

It is very nice and very easy to make a sketch of a phase portrait with StreamPlot. For example, for the classical pendulum, defined by $$ \dot x=y,\\ \dot y=-\sin x, $$ The code ...
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How to determine numeric equivalent of Tiny, Small, etc. image sizes for Graphics?

Is there a way to find the numeric equivalents of Tiny, Small, Medium, and ...
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729 views

How to plot a barycentric line

I want to plot a barycentric function on an equilateral triangle (ternary plot). For example f1 = {Abs[Sin[x]], Mod[x, 2], Abs[Cos[x]]}; At the moment I evaluate ...
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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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The mysterious gap inside Grid

There's this gap inside Grid which I cannot seem to remove. Perhaps someone knows how. ...
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Changing default ImageSize in the frontend?

I would like graphs to appear somewhat larger in my notebooks (running v8.0.4 on OSX 10.8.2). Naturally I can specify ImageSize in each individual plot, or drag ...
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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 pcolor which could ...
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How can I display a multigraph with different colored edges?

I'm new to Mathematica(version 9) and I'm trying to display a multigraph with different colored edges. Here's my code so far: ...
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How to calculate mix of 4 colors defined in CIELAB L*a*b* model?

I have 4 colors that I converted from RGB to CIELAB L*a*b* model. How can I calculate mix of these 4 colors when I have (L,a,b) for each such color? How can I ...
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767 views

How to draw symmetrical parts of a circle

Let's consider the following simple case: ...
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How to compile Heike's winding number function?

Heike gave the following function for winding number: ...
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862 views

data visualization on a lattice grid

Is it possible to visualize an array whose elements are angles as actual angles on a lattice grid? E.g., say, if the input is: ...
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Way to find color at a point in a Graphics?

I need to figure out a way to find out the RGB color value at a certain coordinate in a Graphics object. The Graphics object I am dealing with is continually Dynamically updated, so it is made of ...
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How do I plot the images of oriented curves under complex transformation?

I'm working on a complex transformation sketch that I'd like to create via mathematica. I'm working with the function $$w=z^2\tag{0},$$ where its real and imaginary parts are $u=x^2-y^2$ and $v=2xy$, ...
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Identifying when two graphic objects overlap

I'm designing a small demonstration that helps to visualize the reason behind shaping an electrode that is used to probe a surface: ...