16
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1answer
388 views

Fast DensityPlot

Is it possible to increase the perforamce the DensityPlot? For example, let's try to plot this "flower" ...
5
votes
1answer
125 views

How to speed up multi-curve plotting?

The following example is a very simplified version of the problem I'm working with, though I hope it still captures the essentials. First, the definitions: ...
19
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5answers
385 views

Compiling ColorFunction for faster complex phase-amplitude plots

I have gotten into the habit of plotting complex-valued functions on a plane using a color-function along the lines of ...
2
votes
2answers
141 views

Reducing quality of Graphics3D scene to improve performance?

ProteinData["SERPINA1", "MoleculePlot"] gives the detailed Graphics3D plot below. I'd like to make many small copies of this ...
2
votes
0answers
182 views

why version 9 is much slower than version 8 in producing these graphics

Consider this example(taken from Thomas's question here) ...
4
votes
2answers
144 views

Speed up plot of $\sum_{j\ge1} 2^{-j}(1-2^{-j})^{n-1}$

I'm a beginner at Mathematica. I would like to plot the following function: $${n\over2} \sum_{j\ge1} 2^{-j}(1-2^{-j})^{n-1}$$ However the following code is just too slow: ...
30
votes
3answers
1k views

xkcdConvert routines perform slower in Mathematica 9

I am experiencing some rather large performance decreases in Mathematica version 9.0 using the xkcd-styled plotting routines. I had used the xkcdConvert code ...
13
votes
1answer
322 views

Using Evaluate and Evaluated -> True in Plot

A few use cases: (1) This, as expected, returns (almost) immediately: f[x_?NumericQ] := Evaluate[(Pause[1]; x)] Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 1}] (2) This takes ...
4
votes
2answers
102 views

Factor out invariant code from Plot

Given a simple Gaussian kernel UnscaledKernel[a_, b_, sigma_] := Exp[-(((a - b)/sigma).((a - b)/sigma))/2] and un-normalized smoothing function ...
3
votes
2answers
636 views

Why is my animation so slow?

I have an animated plot of the kind ...
9
votes
3answers
676 views

PolarPlot render oddities

I apologize if this is a obvious question and answer, I don't often use Mathematica to display plots or graphics in general to be honest. So, I was tutoring my cousin yesterday in relation to Polar ...
8
votes
4answers
292 views

Plotting the components of a function that returns a list in different colors without redundant evaluations of the function

I have a function f which takes a number as input, and returns a list of numbers (the length of the list is constant). f is hard ...
27
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4answers
2k views

Is it possible to speed up ContourPlot on multi-core machines?

It is not very difficult to face a function for which ContourPlot works too slow. And it seems natural that this function can be parallelized well. Anyway, naive ...