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

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Pie/doughnut chart smarter labeling

There are numerous options in Marthematica for pie chart labels positioning: ...
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Distance between ticks and axes

I draw a plot which looks like below Is any way to increase the distance between ticks and axes? I mean, from my point of view, the ticks below the x ...
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Why doesn't Directive work with some settings (e.g. Arrowheads) for VectorStyle?

In Mathematica 10 on two different Windows machines, VectorPlot[{1, 1}, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, VectorStyle -> "Segment"] works just fine, but ...
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Image Size using {w,h}

Mathematica help file says: "With ImageSize->{w,h} an object will always be drawn in a $w\times h$ region, and will be sized to fit in the region. " However: Doesn't look like "and will be sized ...
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Sizing elements correctly in a DistributionChart with custom ChartElementFunction

This is a follow-up question to Histogram scale error when using DistributionChart; Weird output of DistributionChart is also related. I'd like to make a DistributionChart where the elements are ...
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How to align rotated tick labels?

How can I align tick labels so the tick label text ends centered under the data point? Of Course it works fine with a rotation of 90 Degrees, but not with 45 or similar angles. I see an example of ...
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Plot: How set markers in plot in front of axes

I draw a plot using ListPlot. But I noticed that PlotMarkers are 'covered' by the axes; see example below: I was trying to ...
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Parabola plotting tangential to x = const, and y= const

ContourPlot[ pm Sqrt[x - a] + pm Sqrt[y - b] == Sqrt[c], {x, 0, 2 a}, {y, 0,2 b}] plots a parabola, but only a part between points of tangency (a, 0) and (0, ...
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Visualizing Line Integrals

I have a plane curve $C$ described by parametric equations $x(t)$ and $y(t)$ and a function $f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. The line integral of $f$ along $C$ is the area of the "fence" ...
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Distorted graphics when using custom ticks and AspectRatio -> Full

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and partially persists through 10.0.1 or later I am having a problem using custom tick specifications along with ...
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Simple plot control

Absolute newbie question: Plot[2x-1,{x,-4,4},GridLines->{Range[-4,4],Range[-8,8]}] works about as expected, except that (a) I would like the tick ...
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How can i construct a 3D surface pass through a curve defined by formula and some other controllable points?

For example, If a have a curve defined by x^2+y^2=1 and z=0, and some isolated points having z coordinates, Can I construct a 3D surface passed through? It's better if I can change the surface shape ...
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Plotting the results of NSolve as Horizontal Lines

Suppose I use NSolve to find the Real approximations to the intersections of two separate functions over some specified range: ...
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Thickness definition for ParametricPlot3D

How is the thickness defined in ParametricPlot3D? For 2D plots, the thickness "is given as a fraction of the horizontal plot range," but how does that work in 3D ...
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Plot Legends when first argument was generated by Table[]

I can get a plot to generate legends for different functions when these functions are put into a hand-coded list. However, when I generate the list of functions using Table[] only one legend is ...
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ListPlot multiple datasets over same x-values

Is there a better way to enter my data into a list plot? ...
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Draw a region bound by a sphere and a cylinder

Here is my code for drawing the region bounded by the sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2=1$ and the cylinder $x^2+y^2=x$. ...
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Manipulate Plot with Controller being difference of two variables

I'm not sure if this is possible at all or whether manipulate is the best option to plot this, but currently I'm using the following code to plot Function Func vs. t values for different x values. ...
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How to plot $\frac{x^{-2/3} e^ { \left(-\frac{x^{2/3}}{2}\right)}}{\sqrt{2 \pi 9}}$ for negative real numbers?

While trying to $\text{Plot}\left[\frac{x^{-2/3} e^ { \left(-\frac{x^{2/3}}{2}\right)}}{\sqrt{2 \pi 9}},\{x,-5,5\}\right]$ in mathematica, I was initially wondered (though mathematica's silence was ...
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ParametricPlot3D line not smooth

Multivariate parameters appear to present a jagged appearance of integrands (using default Runge-Kutta ODE integration intervals?) in ParametricPlot3D plotting on a single argument. Higher Mesh.. ...
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ListPlot with conditions Part II

In a previous post Part I @Julian S proposed an interesting method in order to segment the data. A copy of the data file can be found here: data. I know that I should provide a minimal working example ...
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Can not understand the code to join points into line segments

I'm reading the CDF file from Making Formulas… for Everything in wolframalpha blog. It's hard for me to understand the In[17] code of function pointListToLines. I especially want to know what the use ...
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Plot the plane so different condition has a different color

I have a list of functions defined on the plane, and I want to know which one of those functions is smaller than the other functions at particular points. Currently, what I do is ...
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RegionFunction generalized to plot a different colour/style for the largest expression [duplicate]

I have several functions of two variables defined in some region, say functions[x_,y_]:={0,x-y,Sin[x^2-y]} I'd like a plot to show at a glance the regions where ...
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Using Animate/ListPointPlot3D on more than one list

I have a couple orbits defined which have been mapped into one array as shown: ...
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Graphs Plotting Discontinuous

I'm trying to plot a graph from the eigenvalues of a matrix I created. The graph shows with discontinuities in it and I was looking for some feedback. Here's the code: ...
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draw part of parabola using graphics

today I was doing my physics homework. one of the questions was draw velocity-time and position-time graphs from the acceleration-time graph. So for the first step I draw acceleration-time using ...
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Adding walls to a region plot

I've done this code: Plot3D[x + y + 1, {x, 0, 1}, {y, 0, 1}, RegionFunction -> Function[{x, y, z}, 0 <= y <= Sqrt[x]]] Producing this image: In ...
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How to build a constant Graphics object

I'm making an animation with Manipulate for a representation. The code looks like this ...
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Plot command uses same colors when applying pattern on list [duplicate]

When I do Plot[{fun1,fun2} ./ val1->1,{t,0,10}] then both plots are in the same color! If I use instead ...
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Would you give me some advice on Elliott's equation?

I'm trying to solve below equation on mathematica for plotting, but I'm a complete beginner. ...
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Symbolic and numeric calculations (and plots) simultanuosly

I use Mathematica to do a bunch of symbolic calculations (integrals, ...). This is good because I found that sometimes, if I plug in numeric values, Mathematica takes much longer. However, sometimes ...
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Empty plot when calling the SphericalHarmonicY function in Plot or SphericalPlot3D [closed]

I'm getting an empty plot for the following code: SphericalPlot3D[ 2*Pi*Sin[theta]*SphericalHarmonicY[100, 50, theta, phi], {theta, 0, 2*Pi}, {phi, 0 , Pi}] ...
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Flipping y-tick labes or x-tick labels simply

As it is common to most of us, when we plot a figure, x label ticks are located above x-axis and y label ticks are located at the right of y-axis. Is there any simple way to alter this in ...
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Why does the replace all (/.) evaluate differently in plot

I'm plotting this function: Plot[(2 (l/2 π)^2 ((2 π f)/c)^2 /. {f -> (f 10^9), l -> .01, c -> 3 10^8}), {f, 17.5, 26.5}] but it does not plot ...
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Why ContourPlot3D plot is in yxz system?

I was trying to explain to someone projection of points in space. I used ContourPlot3D and plotted the planes x=1, y=1 and z=1 to show that the point (1,1,1) is the point where these three planes ...
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Problem with Plot and ParametricNDSolve

This is my first question on this site, I hope it is written in an understandable way. Let's start. My aim is to plot a certain parametric region, with $x$ and $y$ coordinates given by the following ...
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How to label a GraphicsGrid? [duplicate]

I am constructing a GraphicsGrid from a set of plots. Is there an easy way to add an overall label for the whole grid?
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Test whether point belongs to the region between contour lines in ListContourPlot

A simple question but, unfortunately, I could not find the answer. Suppose I have a ListContourPlot built from some data set, e.g., ...
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How to save and manipulate an already plotted graphic

I have a figure which took some hours to create in Mathematica. I assigned it to a variable myplot, i.e., myplot = Plot[..]. Now ...
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Solve for values which produce negative real Eigenvalues?

Given an n x n matrix "A", with one or more unknown parameters, I'd like to show a plot of which values produce stability (negative Eigenvalues). For example, say you have a simple mass-spring-damper ...
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Equation of line from loglog plot

Given some data that looks linear on a ListLogLogPlot, how can I find the correct equation (and particularly, the correct slope of the line)? I have a sample code here ...
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Show cannot combine two graphics

First we load the data file data = ReadList["data_smp.out", Number, RecordLists -> True]; I know that I should provide some sample data but in this case the ...
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Unequal behaviour of FindRoot to two similar functions

Unfortunately, I have some difficulties to plot a function. Here is my code: ...
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Plotting Multiple Solve Functions

My goal is to plot the functions returned from Solve but assigning each solution to a different function. Here is an example where I do it by hand ...
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Plot an intersection of surfaces [duplicate]

I need to plot a curve in 3D that is an intersection of two surfaces, for example intersect the cylinder $x^2+y^2=1$ with a plane $z=x+y+1$. Here is a related question Plotting the intersection of ...
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Include more padding between tick marks and plot [duplicate]

How can I modify the code below to add some padding between my tick marks and 3D plot? It is not a problem in this example, but often my tick marks collide with my axes. ...