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Generating convex polyhedron from face planes?

Suppose I have lists of normals and points for planes. There's a convex polyhedron whose faces lie on these planes and are bounded by plane intersections. What would be the easiest way to produce an ...
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Can a LatticeData image be displayed in a space filled fashion

I'd like a FaceCenteredCubic image as in the in LatticeData docs, but space packed, and cropped on all the boundaries, so that it illustrates the geometry of the calculation that leads to the ...
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How to draw a moving point with time?

I am new to Mathematica. Try to draw a point moving with time. Like at t=0, a point is at p1(coordinates are random numbers); at t=1, this point is at p2. And there is always ONE point on the graph. ...
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how to generate a 3d graph of HCP crystal structure [duplicate]

I am confused with lattice parameter and the basis. The structure I generated is not HCP. To verify this, one could use this plotting function from the answer to Can a LatticeData image be displayed ...
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Manipulate slider freeze, and empty value in box

Here's a MWE code to show two problems I'm experiencing with the sliders and their value box, under Manipulate : ...
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Out of range red glow on inter-dependant sliders in manipulate

In manipulate, I need to define two sliders : one basic slider, and a second one for which the end value depends on the current value selected on the first slider. How can I achieve this in ...
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Vector graphics in Export for Video rendering

I am trying to generate a vector graphics video in Mathematica. I stumbled upon SWF format (PNG are raster images which I'm not interested in). SWF format works fine for me but the axes and the ...
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Show only the outlines of graphic primitives

I want to go from Graphics[{Red, Rectangle[{0, 0}, {1, 3}], Blue, Polygon[{{1, 1}, {3, 1}, {2, 2}}]}, Frame -> True] to I have rather clumsily written: ...
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Insufficient size of Graphics

The following code returns a framed text box that is longer than the standard width of `Graphics'. ...
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Plotting certain time points in a parametric equation? [on hold]

I'm using Mathematica 5.0 and I have the following problem. I have the following parametric equation that I plotted successfully. ...
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1answer
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FilledCurve inside GraphicsComplex doesn't interpret the integers as points

Bug introduced in V9.0 or earlier and persisting through V10.3.1. Here's an example: ...
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How can we draw a stencil for discretization of PDEs?

How can we draw some multi-node (e.g. 5-node, 9-node, etc.) stencils that occur in the process of discretization of PDEs, such as the following ones? or As a matter of fact, I would like to ...
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How to make a contour shading like this

How can I adjust the contour shading to appear like below?
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No Way to paste a Picture from Clipboard under Linux?

As far as I remember, on a Windows PC in the old days of Mathematica 4 I could paste an image from the clipboard by just pressing Ctl-V. This seems to be no longer available on my Linux PC. If I try ...
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Rasterize and Graphics, size difference

I am writing my own TreeForm function and for this I want to make sure that framed text boxes in Graphics do not overlap. First, ...
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ListContourPlot and ListContourPlot3D use better interpolation for arrays of values than for lists of tuples (i.e. {{x,y,z,f[x,y,z]}..}

From reading the documentation, it seems that ListContourPlot3D should work equally well on an array versus a list of tuples, ?ListContourPlot3D ...
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How to plot points in 2D without restricting their apparent positions to pixel grid?

Compare the two renderings of the same point in the following code (this is just a reduced example, I know I could just zoom in the scene, it's not an option in original code): ...
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How to extract the vertices value of a polygon? [closed]

I developed a code where I can extract the vertices of the polygon with highest adjacent. These are the index values of each polygon: ...
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Labels and tickmarks inside Frame

Is there a way to force Plot and related functions to place the tick labels inside, rather than outside a frame? For example, consider, ...
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Getting consistent tick lengths and positions of labels

Bug introduced in 7 or earlier and persists through 10.3.1 or later I'm trying to have identical tick mark lengths for both horizontal and vertical ticks and I wish them to look outside of the plot ...
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Ploting a parallel graph for an animation

I am sorry that my attempt to obtain a fully functional plot as I want failed badly because I am not able to integrate the features to the graph. Here is my simple code: ...
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Arrows from GraphicsComplex not converted to Normal form correctly

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.3.1 or later Show @ Graph[{1 -> 2, 2 -> 3}, Frame -> True] Normal @ % Is this a pure bug, ...
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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 10.3.1 or later I am having a problem using custom tick specifications along with ...
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Convex and concave regions of a closed curve [duplicate]

A few days ago, in Mathematica's help, I saw a function for recognizing if a closed curve has a positive or negative radius (convex or concave) like in the picture I found on the web, but without the ...
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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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TimelinePlot - Handling dates prior to Year Zero

Interested in Using TimelinePlot to help me understand/remember important time periods in Earth prehistory and history. Following an a simple example in the Documentation I create a TimelinePlot for ...
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Change the height of a function being plotted

How do I alter the height of any function plot using the Plot function? Mathematica seems to limit the height of the plot up to the range of a function and distort ...
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Artefact at joints within BSplineCurve of low Opacity

I want to eliminate the dots of higher opacity that occur at the joints within a BSplineCurve of low opacity. Small rectangles of greater opacity, shown below, ...
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Printing graphics files on a 3D printer [closed]

What is the easiest way to have a 3D graphics of a surface created by Mathematica printed on a 3D printer?
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Inset in ArrayPlot

It seems the options in the Inset object will be ignored when passing to ArrayPlot: ...
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Creating a cloud of blocks that form I ♥ U in different viewpoints

This picture shown bellow has three shapes with different view angle (I ♥ U). How to do this type of model? A few tries: ...
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Copy/Paste of a plot leaves whitespace

I'm trying to copy Mathematica figures into word, but when I do, I get tons of extra white-space for some reason. Either standard ctrl-c - ctrl-p or "copy graphic" does this. I understand that I ...
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Graphics`Mesh`FindIntersections[ ] fails to detect intersections

Graphics`Mesh`FindIntersections[ ] is an undocumented function for, well, detecting intersections very efficiently. Take a look: ...
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Faces and NetFaces relation in polyhedron

I'm trying to generate some plots of polyhedra with coloured faces. To determine the colours, I require the adjacency information of the faces. For the 3D plot this works really well. Say I want to ...
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1answer
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Import graphml file in mathematica

I am trying import a graphml file I created with NodeXL in mathematica in order to create a network. However when i try to import it I get the error message: "Cannot import data as GraphML format". ...
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How to demonstrate a limit without having to pre-calculate certain points

You have a circle of radius r centered at the origin. You have a circle of radius 1 centered at (1,0). You draw a ray through the point (0,r) and the point where the circles intersect. Let R be the ...
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How to get a full closed contour image [closed]

In this program, I need to select the point on the contour image that has the same abscissa as the center of the contour and has the highest ordinate. However, since the contour is not full closed, ...
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How to add a fading trail effect in Animate?

I would like to add a smooth fading effect to the end of a curve, while it is animated. Here's a minimal working example which shows a particle moving on a circle (the circle is drawn while the ...
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1answer
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How do I plot this (x^3 - 2*x)^Ln[x]? [closed]

y=(x^3 - 2*x)^Ln[x] I'm totally clueless. I tried with y=e^(Ln[x] Ln[-2 x + x^3]) by Ln-ing on both sides but there is ...
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Manipulate a random walk [closed]

For a college project I am manipulating a random walk. I managed to make a walk but in the manipulation every time a step is added the manipulation shows an entirely different walk. I understand why ...
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Hasse Diagrams from Adjacency Matrix

Let's say I have a rather large adjacency matrix for a partial order relation. Say an 80x80 matrix. What is the best way to display Hasse diagram? I have tried AdjacencyGraph and it does a not so bad ...
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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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Approaching infinity

I'm using Mathematica to visualize the autocorrelations of all kinds of wave-types. Obviously, my waves aren't infinite and don't have infinite periods though, so the autocorrelation I get is a ...
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How to check a clockwise direction for a list of point [closed]

Suppose that we have a list of points and we need to order them in clockwise direction by starting from a special point. I implemented this code to order them but I need to detect if it is ordered in ...
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Make smooth plot from data

After some awesome tips from @qwerty I still have some doubts As I said, I´d Like to make a smooth function with some other colors, I plot the graph, there is a lot of data. The situation is this: I ...
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1answer
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How to make smooth function from data [closed]

After some awesome tips from @qwerty I still have some doubts As I said, I´d Like to make a smooth function with some other colors, I plot the graph, there is a lot of data. The situation is this: I ...