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

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ContourStyle for a particular contour line in ContourPlot

I have the following command: ContourPlot[(-1 + x)^2 (-1 + y) + x^2 y, {x, 0, 1}, {y, 0, 1}, ContourLabels -> True] which gives me I want to highlight the ...
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How can I make ArrayPlot use one pixel per plot point? [duplicate]

If I ArrayPlot an {1200,1600} matrix, the result is a plot with ImageDimensions of ...
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Plotting a function, x = 1024

The function s12 = 1/(Log[2^x]*((7.537/(x^2)) + (30.148/((2 + x)^3)))) returns expected function values for ...
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Modified definition of Sin does not work in Plot

I don't know if this issue has been discussed before, if anyone know any related post, please let me know, thank you :) Unprotect the function ...
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Plot the boundaries of each piece of a piecewise function

I'm wondering how to plot the boundaries of each piece of a bivariate piecewise function. Lets take for instance the following piecewise linear function $B_{111}(x,y)$: ...
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Problems with BarLegend in MatrixPlot

I have the following data: ...
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ContourPlot and Colorfunction

I have the following code: ...
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random number visualization without generator (Spectral Test)

Does anyone have codes for using only numbers to make this kind of random-number visualization and not requiring a number generator? ...
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two histograms ratio

I have two histograms and using listplot to draw both. Now, I want to draw a second plot, below the first, with the ratio of each bin. Does anyone know how to do this? Many thanks. This is the code ...
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Phase portraits and StreamPlot

I typed StreamPlot[{y, x-x^3-0.3y+0.5Cos[1.25t]}, {x, -2.5, 2.5}, {y, -2.5, 2.5}] but all I got was a blank plot. What did I do wrong and can I fix it?
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How can I account for assumed X and Y errors when using findfit? [duplicate]

I'm using very noisy biological data, and I need to assume, when doing linear regression, that there are errors in both X and Y. ...
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Creating legends for plots with multiple lines?

So I have a graph with multiple lists, for e.g. data = {{1,2}, {3,4}, {3,5}, {2,3} . . .} If I then do ...
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Place plot markers in front of error bars with ErrorListPlot

I'm making an ErrorListPlot where the error bars are a different color then the markers and it works, however, the error bars are drawn in front of the markers and ...
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How can I choose the fill color for list plots? [closed]

I have many list plots, and I want to fill them according to my own choice of color. Can I do this in Mathematica? And how I can get different number codes of filling curves? For example, how would I ...
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Plot a 3D vector field from a file [duplicate]

I have a data file with six columns {x,y,z} and {ux,uy,uz} respectively, and I would like to plot the 3D vector field. http://www.mediafire.com/download/udoa61hu0m6itrc/campo.txt I'm trying to do ...
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Explanation about RegionFunction and MeshFunctions?

In the link, ParametricPlot3D, consider the example(Variation on the Spheres) given in the Neat Examples section. Can someone please explain how ...
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Filling from Gridline to edge of plot

Hi I would simply like to fill in the region from a vertical gridline to the right boundry of the plot Here is an example ...
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axis label formatting in Plot3D [duplicate]

I have the following code: ...
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Scatterplots for subsets of multivariate data [Updated]

Update/Re-write There has been a lot of ambiguity over what i'm am trying to do with this question so I have decided to give it a full rewrite. I'm really sorry for the confusion. If you want to see ...
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How can I threshold for a minimum value with MatrixPlot?

Looking at the Options for MatrixPlot, there doesn't seem to be a mechanism for lowerbound threshold - i.e. ignoring values that ...
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Creating DotPlots

I've been struggling to create a DotPlot like the one shown in Cleveland's The Elements of Graphing Data. Using the following dataset ...
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StreamPlot with interpolating functions

While working my way through the Wolfram Blog post on simulating fluid flow I started playing with StreamPlot because I preferred quick and ugly visualizations over ...
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Implementing hexagon binning in mathematica

Hexagon bin plots are a useful way of visualising large datasets of bivariate data. Here are a few examples: With bin frequency indicated by grey level... ..and by glyph size There are packages ...
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Vary the thickness of a plotted function

I know, that I can change the color of a function with the help of PlotStyle: Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 3 Pi}, PlotStyle -> {Green, Thickness[0.01]}] I also know, ...
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PlotMarkers don't change colour for different lines

I have a set of data and several function operating on the same data, that I wish to plot together in a ListPlot. I need different ...
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Clear labelling gray-scale plots

I am plotting a number of functions (at least 4 in one plot) with a legend. Needless to say, it is important that it is clear from the legend which line belongs to which function. I tried to play ...
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FindMinimum gives wrong solutions inside a loop

I have a density function $\rho(r,z)$ and I want to calculate the minimum distance $d_{min} = \sqrt{r^2 + z^2}$ from the center (0,0) in which $\rho$ becomes negative. The easiest way is to find where ...
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Drawing normals to a curve

I want to draw a series of normals to a curve, where the curve has been parametrized by a single angle, i.e., the polar angle. The curve is actually sinusoidal perturbation of a circle of radius ...
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How to transform a DynamicModule into a Graphic

I am generating a graph through a custom function using DynamicModule: graph1 = customFunction[a] If I try to do: ...
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Jumps on a Plot animation

The following code: ...
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Combining manipulated plots

Let's say I have two manipulated plots: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[a x], {x, 0, Pi}], {a, 0, 10}] Manipulate[Plot[Cos[b x], {x, 0, Pi}], {b, 0, 10}] How can I create a ...
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How to align two overlayed plots, one being rotated?

I have two plots which I want to present on a single figure. The bottom left corner is a point of origin of the first plot. The top right corner is a point of origin of the second plot. Also, the ...
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Creating a grid of plots [duplicate]

I'm really a noob on Mathematica. I would like to create a layout of multiple plots in Mathematica. I've a function that calculates the solution, over time, of a system of differential equations. ...
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How to draw grid lines on top of a plot?

I want to use ArrayPlot instead of a DensityPlot because it seems to be faster (more here) I still want axes ticks to have real ...
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How to increase Maximum number of steps in any other functions except NDSolve?

I want to plot an output response from a state space model. I use StateResponse[] to calculate it and then plot it. When I run my code, I face this message: ...
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ListDensityPlot performance when scaling axes

I need to visualize 3D data having 200*200 data points. ListDensityPlot is a good candidate, but it seems to have strange performance issues. I created a small ...
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How to put a list of values on a single axis and add custom labels

I have a table in the following format: Apple 2 Pear 3 Banana 5 Orange 6.5 .... I would like to put the values on a single horizontal axis and add corresponding descriptive labels (apple, pear, ...
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Transcendental equation inside another equation when 3D plotting

I have been trying to solve this plotting problem myself, and I have received a lot of very useful advice from here on Stack Exchange - but I am now at a complete loss as to how to achieve the plot I ...
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Problem with ListVectorPlot3D

I am trying to make a vector plot (3D or 2D) of the following list of 3 vectors. I simply failed to comprehend why I keep getting an error. Neither ListVectorPlot3D ...
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Using MatrixPlot, how can I dynamically zoom in and out with my mouse? [duplicate]

I have a MatrixPlot output which I would like to zoom around in, drawing boxes that define a zoom region with my mouse. These things are all fairly standard in Labview... surely Mathematica must have ...
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Transcendental equation with ContourPlot3D

I am still a newbie to Mathematica, so I am still getting used to the syntax and logic of the program - but I've been trying to do the following 3D plot: ...
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CMYK colours in a graph template

Hi I'm trying to put together a graphing template. Unfortunately, my arrowheads are a different colour than my functions when the graph is exported to something like a PDF. Is there a way I can ...
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Speeding up 2D histogram plotting (perhaps via ListDensityPlot)?

What would be the fastest way to take an array containing about $n=10^6$ to $10^7$ elements and plot a two-dimensional histogram with A x B bins? ListDensityPlot is taking upwards of half-an-hour. ...
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Custom (Frame)Ticks fail when using Mathematica's script engine

I want to define my own ticks in a DateListPlot. It works quite well when I use the code in a Mathematica Notebook but breaks somehow when using it via ...
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Is it possible to style multiple Plot or ListPlot curves using a color gradient?

I am using Mathematica 8. In Mathematica, there is a default PlotStyle coloring in Plot and ...
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PlotMarkers doesn't inherit PlotStyle when first argument to Graphics isn't a list

Could somebody explain, why Circle does not inherit the PlotStyle of the plot when used as ...
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Problem with plotting a function with NIntegrate

Why does the following Plot3D command never terminate? ...
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Plotting data with ListPlot where the coloration of the data depends on its position in an array?

Imagine I have some data in a list I'd like to plot using ListPlot in Mathematica 9, for example: ...
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Cissoid of Diocles not smooth plotted by ContourPlot

Table[ContourPlot[y^2 (10-x)==x^3,{x,0,.1},{y,-.1,.1},PlotPoints->5],{k,1,150,10}] How to get the smooth graph? When ...