Questions on creating visualizations from functions or data using high-level constructors such as Plot, ListPlot, Histogram, etc.

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Method options for DensityPlot and ContourPlot

What Method options are allowed for DensityPlot and ContourPlot? I am unable to find this ...
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How can I improve ContourPlot to get smooth curve?

I am working on the ContourPlot to creat contour line of a InterpolatingFunction recently. This is my data. This is my simple ...
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MathematicaPolarPlot Question [on hold]

Using this as an example PolarPlot[{1,Sin[3 θ]},{θ, 0, 2 π}] Now consider the family of polar curves r=a+Sin[3 θ] as we vary ...
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How do I plot results of complicated calculations in Mathematica?

I am new to Mathematica and am struggling with making plots of how features of solutions vary with parameters. For example, I can find the eigenvalues and zeroes of a Sturm Liouville problem (showing ...
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Plot of Implicit Equations

I've read Cool Graphs of Implicit Equations recently. In the article, it mentioned a software GrafEq which can draw graphs of arbitrary implicit equations. For example, And I've tried several ...
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Polar Plot Confusion [on hold]

Make a Manipulate that places a green point on the rose r=a+Sin[θ] at the point {r[t] Cos[t],r [t]Sin[t]}. You do this by using ...
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Export to PDF on OS X, font missing on Windows

Here is another problem with Mathematica plots and PDF. I have Mathematica 9.0.1 on Mac OS X. I want to export my plots to PDF to include them in a LaTeX document. If I export the plot with the ...
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How can I use ContourPlot to creat streamline for a free surface domian: proper arrow orientation and correct domain?

I get into trouble when I use ContourPlot to draw streamlines in a free surface flow domain. This is my data.The data are a little bit big, please be patient. ...
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Specifying and solving a PDE on an L-shaped domain

I wish to solve Laplace's equation with Dirchlet boundary conditions on an L-shaped domain as described here http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/tulink/FEM14/Ch1_ElmanSyvesterWathen_Ox05.pdf I know how ...
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Understand MeshFunctions with Intercepts

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.0.2 or later While I've been thinking about this question, I tried to visualize the Intercepts. I use three snippets, actually snippet ...
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Align axes in GraphicsGrid - with one rotated figure

I would like to align the axes of the three plots: g3, gPosteriorMarginalMu and gPosteriorMarginalSigma: ...
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Add a legend to a DiscretePlot - Version 8 [duplicate]

I have found several topics with legend issues but no answer to my problem. I have a function and I need to plot it for integers only (hence discrete plot) and then add a legend too. But ...
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Derivative of a plot [on hold]

I plotted a graph numerically, so I don't have a definition of the plotted function. Now I want to plot the derivative of this graph. Is there any way to do it in Mathematica? I have the following ...
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ParametricPlot3D: The Mesh shows some unexpected wires to the origin. How to remove them?

In the code below a hexagonal shape is defined and plotted. The ParametricPlot3D shows the hexagonal design almost as intended. However, the mesh makes some strange "wires" to x=y=0. This is ...
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How to share LineLegend among sub-figures in GraphicsGrid?

Using GraphicsGrid, I have put two figures that share the same x-axis in a row. However, I failed to let them share a common ...
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Dynamic overlay of graphics and plot while maintaining uniform coordinates

I have a plot and a graphic that I want to overlay onto one another while retaining a uniform sense of coordinates throughout the whole thing. I have tried to do this two ways and both suffer from ...
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ArrayPlot copied to PDF shows blurred mesh

Certain (but not all) images displayed in ArrayPlot, and then copied to PDF, show what appear to be fuzzy mesh lines in white areas. An example is shown below. I ...
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Colorize an image using two parameters

I have a matrix of data. I use Colorize[Image[Rescale[data]],ColorFunction->"Rainbow"] to create an image from the data where the value of each pixel is used ...
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Ratio of variables AxesLabel is messed up when plot exported to pdf

On the vertical axis of a Plot whenever I have a ratio of variables in a string as axes label, the exporting of the plot to PDF format messes this ratio up. Minimal working example: ...
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GraphicsGrid output is incorrect - image seems compressed [on hold]

I want to plot a large number of large data files but the output images are incorrect when I'm iterating over a GraphicsGrid with the Export command. ...
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How to draw multi curves in a graph with errorbars

The curves are composed by several 2*n nested lists. I want these curves be placed in a 3d way, like the xy plane is for the data, different curves are located in several parallel xy planes with ...
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Mathematica 10 ListPointPlot3D PlotTheme bug?

I am using Mathematica 10 to generate a 3D point plot of a crystal lattice structure. I wanted to set the PlotTheme to ...
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plot both parts of a two-sheeted hyperboloid [on hold]

Is it possible to plot both parts of a two-sheeted hyperboloid in one input with the following parametrization, meaning that the z-component would be plus minus ...
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Incorporating the minimum and maximum of the function in a Dynamic plot

I'm working on my project for class and it's supposed to be a graph that can take functions from the user and display it along with finding the max and min of the graph. But I just don't know how to ...
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Plotting the real positive solution to a parametric equation [duplicate]

I have the following parametric equation $$ x^2-a=0 $$ where $a$ is a given parameter. I would like to plot the nonnegative real root ($\sqrt{a}$) using NSolve as $a$ varies from $0$ to $1$. Can ...
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Plotting the vector field of a function [on hold]

$f(x, y) = x^2y - y^3$ In := Grad[{x^2*y - y^3}, {x, y}] Out := 2 x y, x^2 - 3 y^2 In := VectorPlot[{2* x* y, x^2 - 3 *y^2}, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}] Do I ...
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Reverse x and y in pairs data set [on hold]

I have a list of data {{x,y}}={{2,4},{5,6},{2,1},{7,4},{3,4},{4,6}}.Mathematica automatically plots x in horizontal axis and y in vertical axis. I would like to switch axis position such that new ...
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Customizing the order of appearance of legends in PlotLegends

I have a graph with four curves and I want to custom order their appearance in the legend. In particular, in the graph below, ...
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Plot table versus table [duplicate]

I have two tables like: nex1 = Table[l3*10^3/4*10^14, {l3, 1, 30, 1}]; nex2= Table[l4, {l4, 1, 30, 1}]; How can I plot nex1 versus nex2 so that nex1 is x axis ...
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How to plot a ternary plot? [duplicate]

Does anybody know how to plot a ternary plot (equilateral triangle)? Suppose, I have a list of lists like this (triplets): ...
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Bug in ListVectorPlot?

Trying to evaluate the following expression kills my kernel (Mathematica 8.0.0.0): ...
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Plotting Earth's position with units

I'm trying to plot the Earth position with the Sun in the origin. I have two lists like this: ...
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ListContourPlot interpolation fails if x and y axes have different scales

To summarize what is below: ListContourPlot doesn't work when the domain has different x and y scales (fails when x/y~10^4, which seems surprisingly small). Is it possible to call ListContourPlot ...
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Placing a ContourPlot under a Plot3D

I would like to combine a 3-dimensional graph of a function with its 2-dimensional contour-plot underneath it in a professional way. But I have no idea how to start. I have a three of these I would ...
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Plot function failure, and understanding how mathematica selects recursion points for correction

I think it is best to start out by directing everyone to this link. The discussion concerns why the Plot function fails to accurately generate a simple sine wave for given parameters. The answer given ...
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Speed up ContourPlot

I created the following code, but the contours are drawn slowly with the movement of the slider, could you advise me how I should optimize the code? ...
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Help Please : Error in plotting the solutions of FindRoot

I want to find the roots of an equation using FindRoot as a function of a real parameter K and then plot the real and imaginary solutions vs. the parameter K. The function I'm trying to find the ...
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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 ...
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Constructing primitive cell using information from ChemicalData

I would like to construct a primitive cell (figure shown) and possibly the two-dimensional layout (figure from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transition_metal_dichalcogenide_monolayers) using the ...
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Save as pdf broken in version 10.0.2?

It looks like the save as pdf is broken after I update to version 10.0.2. The labels in the plot become a mess. Are there ways to fix it? The Export function works ...
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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in V10 has been fixed in 10.0.2 there remain ...
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Glitch in Filling?

Bug introduced in 8.0 and persisting through 10.0.2 or later I ran into a problem while plotting and I was able to narrow it to this. Before I start "spelunking" I'd like to know if I am ...
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Missing tick in plot

update Still have problem in version 10.0.2 Consider this ...
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Break axes on listcontourplot

I would like to insert a break on both of the axes of a ListContourPlot near the origin, to include a datapoint which has axis values quite far away from the others. The question is similar in nature ...
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Plotting a large number of data points

I would like to know how to plot when I have a large number of points (arround 600) in a specific format: ...
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How would I rotate a table of Cuboids around the y axis?

Currently I can print out this using Graphics3d: Here's the code: ...