Questions about specific or optimal placement of objects in a shape or volume. For questions about packed arrays use [tag:packed-arrays].

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Implementing a Beeswarm plot in Mathematica

I am looking for a Beeswarm plot implementation in Mathematica. Consider the following data: ...
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Generating visually pleasing circle packs

EDIT: I want to thank you all guys for this unexpected intellectual and artistic journey. Hope you enjoyed as I did. I would like to generate a circle pack that ...
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Packing squares into a circle

I am currently trying to solve and understand a problem about packing the maximum of squares into a circle. What I am trying to do, is to calculate the maximum number of variable sized squares (with ...
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Efficiently filling area with disks located at certain points

Starting from a set of points, I want to fill an area using disks. Each disk's center should be one of the points and the disks should not overlap. I've managed to write a function that, given a list ...
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Randomly packing spheres of fixed radius within a cube

How can I have Mathematica randomly place spheres in a cube so they won't overlap? The cube is $20 \times 20 \times 20$, and the spheres have a radius of $0.7$.
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How can I pack circles of different sizes into a spiral?

Given a list of circles of different areas, I need to arrange them tangentially in order of increasing area and spiraling outward. An example of the type of packing I'm attempting is shown by the ...
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Tiling a square

I wondered if there was a way to automate the process of finding a way to tile a tile into a square. The idea is to represent the tile with a matrix of $0$s for blank space and $1$s for filled spaces ...
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Efficient way to generate random points with a predefined lower bound on their pairwise Euclidean distance

Using Mathematica what is an efficient way to generate a list of $n$ random two dimensional points $\{x_i,y_i\}$ where $i=1,...,n$ so that no two points $p_1$ and $p_2$ in the list has an Euclidean ...
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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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How to create word clouds?

Word clouds are rather useless fancy and visually appealing plots, where words are plotted with different sizes according to their frequency in a corpus. Many applications exist out there (Wordle, ...