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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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 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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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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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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750 views

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 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 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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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3answers
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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 ...
10
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1answer
270 views

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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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. ...
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1answer
571 views

Building a molecule viewer: aesthetic rotations

I am working on building a molecule viewer in Mathematica and am running in to problems with controlling rotation of the molecule (which is rendered as a ...
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Packed Graph or GraphPlot output with non-square layout?

Graph or GraphPlot produce square layouts for disconnected graphs: Graph[Table[i -> Mod[i^3, 100], {i, 1, 100}]] I´d like to get a rectangular layout with ...
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Change the color of a Locator in a Manipulate

How can I change the color of a Locator in a Manipulate? As an example, consider the following. ...
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How can I create a ColorFunction using Blend?

As shown below, I am trying to find a cool way to show some variance weighted deviation from the mean. There are 10 attributes that I compute the distance for. How can I add a color function such ...
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2answers
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Why is DiscretizeGraphics missing points on my curve?

I have a graphics expression which renders nicely as a closed curve when put in Graphics, I don't understand why I can't get the lines from DiscretizeGraphics or ...
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1answer
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How can we show the boundary of a WordCloud shape?

WordCloud can arrange the words inside a shape. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?
9
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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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What are the default Frame / Axes styles and how can I find them?

I'm sure this must have been asked before but I am unable to find anything here on SE or on Google in general. I simply want to know what the default color and thickness are for a ...
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1answer
584 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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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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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 to speed up TextJustification in Mathematica 10

Based on this question: - Version 7 print environment - I set up two 10 page test documents in version 7.0.1 and version 10.1. The version 7 document exported to PDF in 4.18 seconds whereas the ...
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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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Cropping a Voronoi diagram

Someone know how can I get the correct crop of this Voronoi image using RegionFunction? As you can see, there is a lot of undesired white regions inside the left ...
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World plot without borders between countries

I would like to plot the world map without the countries' borders and just the coastlines (in Mathematica 8). I need to overlap a temperature contour plot on the world map. When I plot country data ...
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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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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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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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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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How to make a depth map from a 3D model?

Given a 3D .obj model, for example a rabbit. How can we make a depth map out of it? Any idea or help would be much appreciated.
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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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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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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 ...