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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

0
votes
3answers
146 views

Labeling different curves on a LogLinearPlot

I have created a couple of two-variable plots of the form f(x,y)=x*y where there's a number of result curves, each representing an answer (image example below). ...
2
votes
3answers
907 views

How can I save both the plot and the legend together?

In this example, How can I punt the Legend INSIDE the graph. Because when I save the graph, only save the graph BUT not save the legend. ...
4
votes
1answer
144 views
2
votes
1answer
82 views

What is the need for function parameters? Many possible inputs

If I have many possible variables related to one another, why do I need to define my function with parameters for plotting? For example, if I have an equation like: ...
1
vote
1answer
146 views

Plotting - recursive

Slightly clearer, hopefully: I would like to plot Solve[Normal[Series[E^(n x), {x, 0, n}]] == 0 for incrementally increasing n, and show all plots overlayed. Here is my effort with up to n=63 using ...
3
votes
1answer
168 views

Specifying coordinates for Inset on a LogPlot

If I use Epilog->Inset within a Plot, the coordinates specified within that Inset match ...
4
votes
1answer
228 views

ListPlot3D of a set of points in a non-convex region

I would like to plot a set of points in the same style as ListPlot3D does, but only in a non-convex region that I can specify (e.g. using a ...
4
votes
1answer
142 views

Dark artifacts in mathematica plot

When plotting in Mathematica I just got some "dark artifacts". Here is my code: ...
8
votes
6answers
567 views

How to draw symmetrical parts of a circle

Let's consider the following simple case: ...
1
vote
1answer
148 views

Show multiple plots with single variable

Using the same example code as in this question, is it possible to show all 10 plots (ie, each step of the manipulation) simultaneously? If a manipulate function is a series of listplots based on a ...
2
votes
2answers
474 views

How could I make a drawing canvas?

My question is related to Change all Options of Plot Dynamically where Mathematica remembers the series of changes in the appearance of a drawing using Plot or ...
5
votes
3answers
339 views

Plot 3D image of function

I'm (very!) new to Mathematica, and trying to use it plot a set in $\mathbb{R}^3$. In particular, I want to plot the set $$ \big\{ (x,y,z) : (x,y,z) = \frac{1}{u^2+v^2+w^2}(vw,uw,uv) \text{ for some ...
2
votes
2answers
188 views

Is there a way to plot a single level curve of a function of x and y through a given point?

For example, I am trying to plot the single level curve of f(x,y)=xsin[y/x]+ysin[2x] that goes through the point (3pi,3pi). Can anyone show me how to do this?
0
votes
1answer
70 views

How do you ContourPlot3D an implicit function of x,y, and z?

This is what I am trying to do: ContourPlot3D[4 Log[x^2 + y^2 + z^2] == 1, {x, -10, 10}, {y, -10, 10}, {z, -10, 10}] but all I get is the empty box. Can anyone ...
3
votes
4answers
268 views

Change all Options of Plot Dynamically

I am trying to make a series of changes in the appearance of the Plot of some function. I am trying to use Manipulate for my experiments. I tried to change the following code ...
2
votes
2answers
149 views

Plot3d of explanation of partial partial derivatives

I want to plot a two functions together that looks like this: But I am only able to come up with this;"which is clearly wrong" ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

How to color ParametricPlot3D based on the parameter?

I have a set of ODEs I am solving, and then plotting (several) trajectories of in ParametricPlot3D. I want to have a color of each plot reflect the time (i.e. the Parameter) at that point. I tried ...
5
votes
4answers
271 views

Is there a more Mathematica-y way to label these plots?

I am studying an infinite square well in the context of quantum mechanics. ...
1
vote
1answer
119 views

How to force the RegionPlot to shade a narrow region?

I have an interactive demonstration, which (very simplified to leave out unnecessary details) looks as follows: ...
1
vote
3answers
162 views

How do i draw a hemisphere using SphericalPlot3D?

I want to know what ranges must be set for theta and to get a hemisphere of radius 5 from SphericalPlot3D.
3
votes
1answer
77 views
0
votes
1answer
156 views

Plotting a function only non-zero for discrete values of argument

I have a function like: $$ f(E)= \Sigma_{n=0} \Sigma_{\ell=0} \, \delta\left(E+\frac{\ell+2n+2} {R\sec{\rho}}\right) w(n,\rho,\ell)\,, $$ i.e. the function is zero unless $$ ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I make a 3DPlot using cylindrical coordinates?

I'm trying to plot a function of the form $z(r,\theta)$ where $r \in [0, R]$ for a finite R, $\theta \in [0,2\pi[$, and z is the third coordinate, a function of the first two. I couldn't find anything ...
1
vote
1answer
120 views

Draw the plane on ParametricPlot3D with one parameter

I need to make semitransparent coordinate plane(s) at ParametricPlot3D with one parameter. If I add the second parameter the curves becomes ugly. ...
10
votes
6answers
607 views

Ugly output when combining 2 plots with GraphicsRow

Here are the data that I want to plot: ...
3
votes
3answers
169 views

Highlight selected curve on the plot

I have several curves on the same parametric 3D plot and I would like to highlight some curves dynamically by choosing them from list. ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Set maximum streamline length in VectorPlot for implicitly seeded streamlines

I have written a function that is meant to illustrate the solution of a DE: ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

ListPlot with redundant labels for tick marks

Is it possible to have two sets of labels for the $x$-axis tick marks using ListPlot? For example, could we have tick marks labels: {1,2,3,4,...}, and then right ...
6
votes
3answers
302 views

Fill circle layers with colors according to read values from a plotted curve

I want to read (temperature) values from plotted (cooling) curves and visualize them in layered circles. I have an example made manually for clarification: 3 plotted curves, at certain time steps ...
3
votes
1answer
179 views

How to reverse the gradient and ticks in BarLegend

I created a plot with a horizontal BarLegend for TemperatureColors (see1). Code: ...
6
votes
2answers
168 views

Implement planar correction for skewed 3D profilometric data

I have some data that represents small-scale surface topography. The data is planar but not flat because it's impractical to level this microscope to a tolerance of microns. It looks like this: I'd ...
-2
votes
1answer
159 views

How can I combine two plots that were created in different notebooks?

I have two different programs for simulating a system. when I get the results I have plotting result for each. now I want to combine both drawings so that I compare between them. I want to put both of ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

Replacement variable in list plot

I would like the replacement: /. {ComplexInfinity -> 0} to be treated as a variable. I am trying to overlay the following list plots: ...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

Plot[ D[Sin[x]] ] and Evaluate[] [duplicate]

Why does t = 2 Pi; Plot[D[Sin[x],x], {x,0,t}] (* Plotting the derivative of Sin[x] *) not work, but ...
1
vote
2answers
183 views

How can I increase the number of polygons / resolution for this plot?

I have generated the following plot: Code: RegionPlot3D[ x^2 + z^2 < 1 && x^2 + y^2 < 1, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}, Axes -> False] ...
8
votes
4answers
641 views

Showing a rectangular plot on an almost-closed sphere

I am currently teaching some students about the "point at infinity", and how it allows us to treat circles and lines as "the same", etc. I would like to kind of show this happening with a series of ...
-3
votes
1answer
104 views

Exporting combined data plots as a PDF file [closed]

I am trying to export a graph similar to the one attached as PDF. I am having troubles with the error bars and legends. Is there a simple example someone can share and demonstrate how to do this?
-2
votes
1answer
259 views

Plotting a graph

Could anyone help me with plotting the following graph? Integrate (-Inf, Inf) (exp(-i*x*t))/((4*pi)((x-1)^2 +25)(exp(-100x) +1)) It's not a code obviously, but I ...
5
votes
1answer
237 views

Why is Plot3D giving me a surface with gaps?

I am trying to get plot for the band structure for graphene. ...
5
votes
1answer
294 views

How to draw this kind of plot?

Apologies if the question is too basic; I've searched the manual and the web but couldn't find a solution. I would like to present some data on a discrete plot. The data is divided into $K$ series or ...
7
votes
4answers
301 views

Slow plotting of trigonometric functions

I have two sets of solutions for a and b. I'm plotting solution only if it is positive for both ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

ListPlot and ColorFunction [duplicate]

I've been searching for the use of ColorFunction as an Option for ListPlot, but haven't found anything about it in the documentation. When trying the code ...
1
vote
2answers
307 views

ParametricPlot3D with three variables

ParametricPlot3D can be used with one or two variables to plot paths and surfaces in 3-D such as ...
3
votes
1answer
185 views

How can I produce a branch cut in a surface plot based made with ListPlot3D?

I need to create some surface plots, based on a function that is computationally expensive (a few minutes per point). The function has some branch cuts. The command ...
29
votes
3answers
3k views

How does one set a logarithmic scale in a ContourPlot?

How does one set a logarithmic scale for both x and y axes in ContourPlot in Mathematica?
2
votes
3answers
230 views

Animation is jerky, but slider is not

When I do the following simple animation (from the book Mathematica Navigator, p. 316) the slider control changes the image smoothly, but when I play the animation it is jerky. Is there anything that ...
3
votes
2answers
715 views
3
votes
2answers
75 views

Cell copy results in jaggy, aliased output

When I copy a cells by selecting them from the collapse bars on the right, then using the context menu option "Copy", the pasted image of plots is not anti-aliased and in general the text seems to ...
2
votes
1answer
231 views

How do I label contour lines that are superimposed on a 3d plot?

I need to generate a 3D plot of a function, say $z = \sin(x)\cos(y)$, with contour lines drawn at specified intervals. I also want to label each contour line with its $z$-value. I have discovered how ...