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Removing clipping masks from exported PDFs

I usually export graphics from Mathematica as PDFs which I tweak with Adobe Illustrator. When most plots are exported from Mathematica as PDFs they contain a large number of mostly useless clipping ...
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Quality control when exporting graphics into JPG

If I export a graphics from Mathematica to JPG format the image quality in JPG is visibly lower than that in Mathematica. Is it possible to control and eventually increase the quality of the exported ...
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Exporting a Video of a Simulation of Pendulum Motion

In a series of previous questions, I asked how to solve a series of differential equations describing a series of coupled pendulums, and then how to plot this data by coloring the different pendulums. ...
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How can I build a GraphicsGrid of arbitrary size?

This is actually a very simple scenario, in order to make simpler this question Part I. Consider the following piece of Mathematica code ...
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How can I build a GraphicsGrid of fixed size that rearranges the empty plots?

OK, let's make one final attempt; they say the third time is the lucky one! Following @rm-rf 's suggestions, I will try to be as clear as I can. My Mathematica code reads and plots simultaneously ...
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What is wrong with triangle PlotMarkers in v.10.0.0?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 In Mathematica 10.0.0 we have built-in graphical triangle PlotMarkers. Let us look closer on them: ...
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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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How can I extract the maximum value from a Histogram?

In Mathematica 8.04 I've created a histogram of returns on a stock using: ...
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Map of Specific US States? (Isolated)

My question here is fairly basic, and I'm sure I'm overlooking something basic. I know about CountryData for creating shapes of entire countries, and it works, to ...
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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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PlotMarkers doesn't inherit PlotStyle when first argument to Graphics isn't a list

Could somebody explain, why Circle does not inherit the PlotStyle of the plot when used as ...
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Labeling points of intersection between plots

There are several answers where Mathematica used mesh points to show graphically where curve intersections exist. For example: Marking points of intersection between two curves or Is there a better ...
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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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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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Finding the point of minimum distance between two parametric functions

I have two functions re and rm, for which I computed the minimum distance between them. Now I would like to add a point at the ...
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Dynamically transform one Graphics to another

I would like to have two Graphics objects displayed side by side such that: they are mirror images of each other if I change the left-hand one interactively using ...
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“The function DiscretizeGraphics is not implemented for GraphicsComplex” confusion

Why does DiscretizeGraphics seems to work on one GraphicsComplex and not the other? Here is an example that works: ...
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Manipulating plot of random iterated function system fractal

I'm generating the Sierpinski Gasket by implementing a chaos game in mathematica. What I'd like to do is create an interactive manipulation with a slider, whereby moving it forward, plots all the ...
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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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Obtaining better quality in ListPlot

I have a data file which can be downloaded from here. In order to plot this, I use the following Mathematica code ...
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BSplineCurve Interpolation

Can I get interpolated values from this B-spline, (shown in red)? ...
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How can I restore context menu functionality to a Manipulate that contains Locators?

Before adding a Locator to a Manipulate, I can easily print or export the result using a context menu: But after adding a ...
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How to add a graphics frame to an image without resampling

Using Inset to place an image inside a Graphics expression with Frame -> True provides a ...
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Create self-contained plots when Ticks or FrameTicks require external functions

Let's say I define tick marks for a plot in a separate function outside of the plot: ...
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Shading in squares crossed by a diagonal

You have a rectangle and it is diagonal. How many squares will be crossed by the diagonal (I guess assuming the side length of the rectangle are nice whole numbers) I've seen an implementation in ...
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How to plot an implicit value funtion

Previous question has been solved (Gap in a continuous plot). Here is a new related question. ...
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Extrude 2D cross-section to 3D shape with shrinkfactor

I would like to create a 3D shape from extrusion and scaling of a 2D contour. The 2D contour that I have looks like this: and it consists of a bunch of points (here plotted with ...
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How can I extract the points from a ListSurfacePlot3D?

How can I get numerical output of ListSurfacePlot3D, i.e., a list of all the points, $(x,y,z)$ , used to construct the plot? Thanks to your help I now have a list of (x,y,z). But the new mesh is ...
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Precision of rendered Rectangles in stiff-scale graphics

The attchd graphics called chromograms represent a set of discrete-state, continuous-time - ie, discrete-event signals, generated with Mathematica 9 on OSX with a Cinema display. • Top 2 rows are ...
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How to add fill color to a 2D Graphics object?

Problem / background: consider the following code snippet. ...
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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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BarChart that lines up with dates in DateListPlot

I am trying to create a chart similar to the view offered by TradingChart, but with custom data not relating to finance. ...
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Ugly plots when printing notebook to pdf

One image is worth one thousand words, so: Question: At what options should I be looking, so that what I see in my notebook is what I get in my printed pdf ? Here is the code I'm using: ...
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Using MatrixPlot, how can I dynamically zoom in and out with my mouse? [duplicate]

I have a MatrixPlot output which I would like to zoom around in, drawing boxes that define a zoom region with my mouse. These things are all fairly standard in Labview... surely Mathematica must have ...
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rasterListContourPlot With PlotLegends in Mathematica 9

Jens Nöckel has write functions about (List) Contour Plots with rasterized shading in Mathematica: http://pages.uoregon.edu/noeckel/computernotes/Mathematica/rasterContourPlot.html It works well. ...
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Triangle mapped on a sphere in $\mathbb R^3$?

How can I map a triangle on an sphere? I want to visualize (plot or animate) it for my student in my Non Euclidean geometry. I have no restrictions on the triangle's kind or on the sphere in $\mathbb ...
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How do I represent a system dynamics feedback loop?

In System Dynamics, if I want represent the relationship between Speed and Distances, I create a Flow (Speed) and a Stock (Distance) as you can see in this Insight Maker Sample . Heres an Image of how ...
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Extracting a single layer from a SHP file

I have an ESRI ShapeFile (SHP) that I've loaded. It has a number of layers which I can see the names of by using: Import["file.shp", "LayerNames"] I get ...
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X label in GraphicsColumn is cut off

I'm trying to use GraphicsColumn to plot two curves with very different ranges. for example, ...
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LocatorPane, Dynamic and deleting locators

Compare the following two code snippets : Version 1 ...
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Calculate pixel intensity in two regions

I am just beginning to learn about image processing. I would like to know 1) How to show an original image with a visible mask of an arbitrary shape? 2) how to calculate the pixel intensities in the ...
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ListPlot with conditions

I have a data file containing the position of about $10^5$ stars of a spiral galaxy. Here is the plot and this is the corresponding code ...
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Render dynamic Graphics objects static

As was discussed in the comments of another question (MathLink Graphical Output (Plots) to File), Graphcis objects produced by commands such as ...
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How to embed graphic-element-specific metadata within a Graphics object?

One of the most crucial requirements for rich, interactive scientific graphics is being able to "annotate" individual graphic elements (e.g. the data points of a scatterplot, the individual curves in ...
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How to color a contour plot over a subset of colors displayed in the bar legend

This seems real easy but I can't find the answer. I have a few contour plots that I am combining and want to use only one bar legend that captures all the values. Given that I know the range of ...
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Generate nonoverlapping random circles [duplicate]

I want to distribute n circles unformly in an area(e.g. free plannar space). The circles could touch each other but cannot overlap. ...
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Generate a set of 3D coordinates subject to constraints

Generating a set of random 3D coordinates is ok, e.g. ...
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Detecting a nonlinear edge in a 2D point pattern

Following an earlier post here, I have generated a point pattern on the unit square $[0,1]\otimes[0,1]$, which is described by a piecewise constant intensity function constructed so that (in ...
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Using Manipulate with a control variable for selective recalculation

I'm trying to adapt Nasser's method for using a control variable inside Manipulate to selectively choose what part of the code should be recalculated depending on the controls changed. I've also read ...
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ListPlot : range from $0$

I want to plot values of a table for example: table = {0.456, 0.7899, 1.3456, 9.8908} But I want to Plot points (x,y) like: ...