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

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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.
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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 $$ ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Ugly output when combining 2 plots with GraphicsRow

Here are the data that I want to plot: ...
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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. ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to reverse the gradient and ticks in BarLegend

I created a plot with a horizontal BarLegend for TemperatureColors (see1). Code: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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] ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Why is Plot3D giving me a surface with gaps?

I am trying to get plot for the band structure for graphene. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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ParametricPlot3D with three variables

ParametricPlot3D can be used with one or two variables to plot paths and surfaces in 3-D such as ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Omitting singularities from plot by specifying them in range

See the Mathematica 'basic plotting' documentation: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/BasicPlotting.html Scroll down to the third plot on that page, which says the following: "The ...
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How can I scale a plot in vector graphic or PDF form?

I am not at all a computer graphics expert, but it seems that portable document format (PDF) files have a "native size," even though they may (and usually do!) contain vector graphics that can be ...
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Incorrect behaviour of Locator inside Show?

Why doesn't Locator behave correctly in the following code? ...
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Animate curve parametric plot on a surface

I have a surface s = Plot3D[{x,y,F[x,y]},{x,-1,1},{y,-1,1}] with $F$ predefined, and a curve ...
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Plotting: Is anyone familiar with gradientfieldplot command?

I am trying to plot this graph showing the electric field lines and lines of equipotential based off the electrode configuration(in black) of two parallel lines. This is what I've been using for other ...
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How to draw the image of a circle under the action of a transformation of the phase flow?

How to draw the image of a circle $x^2+(y-1)^2<1/4$ under the action of a transformation of the phase flow for the equation $\dot{x}=y,\ \dot{y}=-\sin x$? Here $\dot{x}$ means $dx/dt$. Any help or ...
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How to plot a function $\psi(r,\theta,\phi=0)$ in polar coordinates?

I have a function $\psi(r,\theta,\phi=\phi_0)$ with $\phi_0\in \Re$, $r\in[0,R]$ with $R\in \Re$, and $\theta \in [0,\pi]$ (spherical polar coordinates) and I want to plot it in Mathematica. I guess ...
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Reading between blank lines in external data files

I have an external data file with several columns and thousands lines of data. For the sake of this question, let's assume that we use ...
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Plot hermite spline [closed]

I'm new to Mathematica and cannot figure out a way to plot a 2d hermite spline. My points are: $p_0=\{143.05;195.606\};$ $p_1=\{159.373;181.845\};$ $p_2=\{160.891;179.26\};$ $p_3=\{176.423;171.878\};$ ...
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Plot: how to have the y-range automatically scale to min-max on the x-range?

I have a long list of {date,value}. I would like to use DateListPlot to plot only a subrange, from date1 to date2, with the range on the y-axis automatically chosen to be between the min and max ...
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Placing a contourPlot under and 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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How can I change the position of my plot legends?

As the title indicates, I want to change the current position of the legends in a combined plot. The Mathematica code I used is ...
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Plotting values above a threshold in ListPlot3D

I'm able to plot a 3D plot of a grayscale image using ListPlot3D, where it plots a 3D surface of the image pixel intensity. But I would like not to plot the pixel ...
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Draw plot with locator & slider

I would like to create a plot whereby both the slider and the locator 'draw' the plot. In the following code, the locator & the slider act independently: ...
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plotting xy, yz, zx plane at

I have a data list in the following form, data = {x, y, z, f} I would like to present three kinds of subdata set as a density (or contour) plot on the ...
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how to plot 3d graph with its projection on the plane? [duplicate]

I know that using matlab we can plot above kinds of graphics, looking very nice and informative. For so long time, I have been wondering how to plot those kinds of figures in mathematica. I was ...
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Plot producing many error messages when given complicated function

I'm new to Mathematica and am running in to all sorts of silly difficulties with coding in it. I'm trying to calculate a function f[x, k], normalise it with another ...
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Plotting multiple lists of complex numbers

The user #Nasser showed an elegant way to plot complex numbers: ...