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How can I stop PlotRangePadding from cutting off points in a ListPlot?

When I perform a 2D plot and want to highlight specific spots in the plane, ListPlot seems like a good idea. However once I want to get rid of the padding, my points are getting cut off. This is ...
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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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Color Blend in BezierCurve

How can I color a BezierCurve from Red into Green just as ...
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Boxed -> False does not work and I cannot figure out why? [on hold]

I am trying to construct the following graph, but when I add Boxed -> False I still have 2 vertices given. I cannot figure out why. Any help is highly ...
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Error in FullGraphics V10.1 [duplicate]

Error in FullGraphics. FullGraphics[Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}]] Any idea why? Thanks
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Filling using colors rendered corresponding to the difference between two curves

Suppose there are two curves f1[x] and f2[x], and we want to fill the area between them using colors corresponding to the vaule ...
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What is wrong with my expression for compiling?

Following code was translated from a snippet matlab code. Without compiling it worked slowly. I want to compile it, but am getting a numerical error. How do I compile this in a correct way? ...
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Mapping Contour Plot onto ListPlot3D (or by using color variations)

I am trying to overlay a contour plot I have created on a ListPlot3D graph. I have seen a few questions answered on this website that answer my basic question. ...
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Performance Issue When Using Manipulate

Any help would be appreciated! I've been attempting to manipulate the graphics for time t. We need to have Di set to 11.2, however when it is set to any value greater than .1, we see a great deal of ...
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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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Are there more pre-existing ColorFunction options?

Such as "DarkRainbow", "Rainbow", "BlueGreenYellow", and ...
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On coloring the faces of a surface differently with parameter-dependent colors

Old versions of Mathematica ($VersionNumber < 6) supported a particular syntax of ParametricPlot3D[] that allowed for ...
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Center Graphics elements relative to one another, rather than to the full figure

Suppose I wish to generate the following figure in Mathematica: My thought was to build it in parts. First, I make the plot: p = Plot[Sin[2 Pi x], {x, 0, 3}] ...
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Plotting several functions

I'd like to plot a function of one real and one integer variable, but I don't want them all shown in the same 2-D plot - I'd like to see them as separate curves so I can see both "axes", more like how ...
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How to change the atom size of LatticeData

Using the "Image" property of LatticeData, I can generate representation of lattice structures (like the first basic example did). But it seems that the atom size is a constant, can I enlarge it? ...
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Taylor series/expansion [on hold]

I want to make a second-order Taylor series expansion around point (x,y) = (1, Pi) of the function f(x,y)=x^2*Sin(xy/2) Plot inclusive
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How to hide and show graphics within Show[] function (in Manipulate wrapper)

There is a well documented way to "Dynamically Hide and Show Plots" (link). In the example 'Opacity' option is effectively used. Is there an efficient way to make the same functionality with "Show"? I ...
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Swing of the pendulum [duplicate]

I would like to visualize a swing of the pendulum. I want to write a function springmass[z, nzigzag], which will draw the spring (line) and the swinging weight ...
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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 can I make FilledCurve smoother?

In How can I generate and randomly assign color to annular sectors? J.M. showed an interesting way to create a sector graphic using FilledCurve. Unfortunately it ...
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Gradient in a plotstyle

I'm trying to replicate the figure below. Now a nice first approach to do this is by using Mathematica, by making some kind of contourplot with circles and just add a gradient to the contourstyle. Now ...
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Controlling the 2D $x–y$ aspect ratio of a 3D plot

I have some data representing a nested list, each element being composed of 3 real numbers like ...
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How to create an adjustable Bézier curve?

I tried to create an adjustable Bézier curve with the following simple code. However the curve didn't show up. What is the problem? Please help. ...
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Delete Edges in Kpartite Graph

I need to make a K7,2 partite graph , with deleting 2 vertices and plus 2 more random edges , and after that my vertices should be green color. I made the graph K7,2 and deleted 2 vertices with this ...
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Delete duplicates by a criterion

The description This question came from my recent work. I achieved four groups points by data processing and then visualized them with Mathematica (shown as below) And I know that ...
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Export collection of plots to A4 pdf

Sometimes I want to Export a collection of plots or other Graphics to a pdf in A4 format. Right now I'm using a GraphicsGrid inside a panel which is an inset in a Graphics object. Here is an example: ...
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Setting an image as the background of a GeoGraphics image

It's easy to set the background of a GeoGraphics image to black, e.g., ...
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How to restrict the mouse cursor to stay within a box?

I'm trying to use Mathematica to write small games, and I find that it would help to restrict the player's mouse into the game window (just like other games do). Is there any way to achieve this? ...
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Tooltips do not seem to work with InfiniteLine (ConicHullRegion) in 2D Graphics

Fixed in 10.1 The InfiniteLine functionality added to version 10 is very handy for obvious reasons, however a Tooltip added ...
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InfiniteLine Woes [closed]

I am puzzled that the InfiniteLine below intersects with only one of the two points. ...
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How to draw a revolute joint and Prismatic joint? [closed]

and I want to add a bar on the surface of the blue cubiod so that I can move the joint with the bar. Also it's best to add a function code(a code to describe how it moves)
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How to calculate whether a ray intersects an arbitrarily oriented bounding box? [migrated]

The bounding box is not axis-aligned. It can be rotated. I now have the origin of the ray, and direction and each coordinate of the eight vertices of the bounding box. what can I do to find out this ...
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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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AspectRatio option works unpredictably?

Let us examine the agreement between specified value for the AspectRatio option and the actual aspect ratio of generated plot. For this purpose I define a function ...
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Coloring points via “TemperatureMap” [duplicate]

I have a collection of 3D points, and each is associated with a real number in [0,1]. A typical element looks like {{x,y,z},c} where ...
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Projection of triangles onto a sphere

I am trying to find the solid angle taken up by a large set of triangles around a central point. I have normalized the vertices of the triangles to a unit sphere around the central point, But the ...
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How can I mark a point on a slider control?

I have a Slider control inside a Manipulate which spans some range of values, say from 0 to 10, like in: Manipulate[ Sin@x, {x, -2 Pi, 2 Pi} ] I would like ...
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How to align coordinate systems of Inset and enclosing Graphics?

Suppose we have some plot with AspectRatio not being Automatic: ...
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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.1 or later While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in ...
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How to construct a treemap using non-rectangles?

I've written the standard version of a tree map (a graphic that shows nested data) and I'm looking to improve on this layout by switching to different types of polygons or perhaps circles. Can anyone ...
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Is FullGraphics an abandoned function? Is there an alternative?

FullGraphics hasn't worked entirely for a long time and the situation appears to be getting worse instead of better. In Mathematica 10.0 and 10.1 a simple usage ...
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Constructing a grid from a matrix

I would like to construct a grid from a matrix. For example, one possible matrix is $M1$. $$M1= \begin{pmatrix} c2 & a1 & a1 & a1 & a1 & a1\\ a2 & b1 & c2 & a1 & ...
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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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How do I draw a DensityPlot in polar coordinates?

I am trying to plot $J_m(\chi_{mn} r) \cos(m\phi),$ where $J_m(\chi_{mn}) =0,$ as a DensityPlot in polar coordinates (solution to 2D wave equation in polar ...
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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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The envelope of a set of translated and rotated ellipses

I achieve a dynamic graphics by using Manipulate as follows: ...