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

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What are the standard colors for plots in Mathematica 10? [duplicate]

Mathematica 10 release appears to have changed the default styling of plots: the most visible changes are thicker lines and different default colors. Thus, answers to this stackoverflow question are ...
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Using ListPlot and Joined, how to keep markers in colour but make all joining lines gray?

I want to create a ListPlot with three sets of data, where the data in each set are joined by a line. This is an example: ...
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How to examine the structure of Graphics objects

One difficulty I'm encountering in studying the structure of Graphics objects is that I have not yet found a way to print or display such structures that are ...
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How to combine a plot with an image

I have an external data file data which contains the position of stars of a galaxy simulations and it looks like this ...
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How does Mathematica identify outliers? [closed]

I don't see anything in the documentation about how Mathematica identifies outliers (in a box plot for example). What definition is being used?
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Finding maximum/minimum value of system of inequalites

How would I get the maximum values for x1 and x2 given that I have plotted the region governed by the following system of ...
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Parametric regions

I'm trying to plot $a x^2 + b x + c$ where $a, b, c$ (and $x$) take on a range of values. I tried ...
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Getting messages Rest::norest and Divide::indet from ContourPlot3D

Note: The bug described in this post is found in Mathematica version 9 and seems to have been fixed in version 10. Ok I don't know if it's a bug or what, but here's what I found: If I use this ...
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Plotting an implicit polar equation

Mathematica can use ContourPlot to draw implicit Cartesian equations, but doesn't seem to have a similar function to plot an implicit polar equation, for example ...
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How do I plot a proper streamline plot, including spacings and line endings?

Mathematica includes two nice built-in tools to visualize vector fields, VectorPlot and StreamPlot. The latter is a useful tool, ...
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Manipulate is evaluated slowly

I have this function: f[k_, θ_, ϕ_] := Cos[k*Cos[θ]*x + k*Sin[θ]*y - ϕ] I want to change the parameters $\theta, \phi,$ and $k$ to see the effects on the ...
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Why doesn't PlotMarker option None return no PlotMarkers?

After reading the PlotMarkers documentation it seems to be all or nothing. For example if you wanted markers on some of you lines the code below seems ...
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ErrorListLogPlot gives wrong error bars on log scale

From this and this post I learned how to use ErrorListLogPlot and its family to add error bars on top of a list of mean values. However, consider this simple ...
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Plot sets in the complex plane [duplicate]

I just want to know if there's a way to plot sets in the complex plane. For example $$A=\{z\in \mathbb{C},z+e^{z}=0\},\\A=\{z\in \mathbb{C},\Re(z)+e^{z}\geq0\}.$$
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Why does Rotate in PlotMarkers behave strangely?

While answering Change the inner color of markers I came across a behavior that may be a bug. I would like to know if there is another explanation. First a basic example of normal behavior: ...
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How to make PlotMarkers constructed from Graphics track plot style?

In this plot the Disk[] markers are not colored according to the style of the line to which they belong: ...
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Change the inner color of markers

I would like to have a marker with white as its inner color, to be able to make this kind of graph: If I use PlotMarkers -> Style["\[FilledSquare]", White], ...
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ListPlot with conditions

I have a data file containing the position of about $10^5$ stars of a spiral galaxy. Here is the plot and this is the corresponding code ...
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Fourier Analysis: How to get rid of a discontinuity

When I compute the phase error of a spatial series data using Fourier analysis in Mathematica there's a discontinuity @ parameter ...
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How to plot stability region of Fourier analysis

Stability limits for Runge–Kutta methods in the complex ΩΔt-plane are needed to be plotted like this: For example, let P=1+z where ...
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How can I graph an equation with five variables?

{c*((a - b*Cot θ)/(Subscript[r, 1])^4) + ((b*Csc θ)/(Subscript[r, 2])^4) This is a form of Poiseuille's Law I need to graph. I want the value of the variables to ...
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Plot groups based on unique tag

I have a .csv file that has 12 columns and 511 rows. data = Import["C:\\Users\\Documents\\data\\AllResults\\result1.csv"]; The first two columns are id tags. I ...
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BoxWhiskerChart with logarithmic axes 2

I actually already found my answer on the question, however it is not working. see BoxWhiskerChart with logarithmic axes I want to create a boxwiskerchart with a logaritmic axes. But when I try ...
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How to automatically plot asymptotes? [closed]

I'm a newbie to Mathematica and I'm reading through "The Student's Introduction to Mathematica, Second Edition" and am on the "Using Mathematica’s Plot Options" section of chapter 3. The examples for ...
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Is it possible to plot a second-order curve by its non-canonical equation?

I have this second-order polynom: $$ 6xy+8y^2-12x-26y+11=0 $$ And I need to reduce it to a canonical form of a second-order curve. I solved this, but is it possible to draw a plot of the original ...
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Manipulate gives the output as a blank plot, but I'm not sure why [duplicate]

I'm using Mathematica 9 to try to manipulate a 3D plot. My code is: ...
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why the variable scope is not local when using evaluate to plot multicurve?

I noticed a surprising problem when using evaluate to plot multicurve, "evaluate" function actually consider global variable first, not the local! I can illustrate the problem using the following ...
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Controlling the placement of the y-axis

I use ListPlot for showing the results of my numeric computation. I make my own ticks, so I never know before hand where the vertical center of my plot will be. ...
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How do I exclude the vertical line plotted at a discontinuity?

Condsider function = Tan[1 x] + Tan[2 x] Plot[function, {x, 0, 1.5}] It has a strong discontinuity around 0.8. The problem is , if I want to find ...
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How do I plot a U- form cylinder

I'm really new to Mathematica, trying to learn some things, but I need help trying to plot this kind of cylinder, a U tube like cylinder. Tried to use an example code like this, and then vary some ...
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Specifying parameters for the Ticks option [closed]

I'm trying to use Ticks option with ListLinePlot to put ticks at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 on the x-axis the points and at 1, 2, ...
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Providing a color function for ListPointPlot3D

Is there a way to write ListPointPlot3D expression, so when given a list of points, the the color of the points plotted is a function of the index/element number of ...
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How can I mend this broken heart?

Try to evaluate the following code: ...
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Line style thickness differences between Mathematica 9 and 10

I execute the same code in Mathematica 9 and MAthematica 10, and have this different results. ...
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Spike train representation

I have a spike train. The data shows the time at which the neuron fired a spike. I want to plot them like this picture: Here is the data for one spike train which corresponds to the one of the ...
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Extrude 2D cross-section to 3D shape with shrinkfactor

I would like to create a 3D shape from extrusion and scaling of a 2D contour. The 2D contour that I have looks like this: and it consists of a bunch of points (here plotted with ...
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Changing the data indices for a large dataset plotted with ContourPlot

I have a large (square) dataset that I am plotting with ListContourPlot ... The data is 128x128 -- without coordinates for each point. I.e. - {{0,0,1,0,...,0},{0,2,1,1,...,1},...{3,1,1,1,...,2}} So ...
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Aborts and beeps without error warning

I have a piece of code that generates a figure, performing a calculation to generate each pixel. At a certain resolution it runs fine, but after a high enough resolution it fails. Mathematica beeps ...
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How to avoid joining MathieuCharacteristicA in a plot? [duplicate]

In the documentation As a function of the first argument, MathieuCharacteristicA is a piecewise continuous function So how to avoid joining different pieces of the function? For example, ...
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Line Breaks in AxesLabel or PlotLabel?

Searching got me peripherally related threads, but not exactly what I was looking for. I'm making some graphs which I want to use on exams. Sometimes, labels (specifically in AxesLabel and PlotLabel) ...
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Set min and max ranges for axes in ParametricPlot

I'm having trouble with this one plot I'm trying to make. I'm using NDSolve on a system of differential equations and when I plot it with ParametricPlot, the scales or lengths of the graphs axes come ...
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How to draw a plane parallel to one of the coordinate planes? [closed]

Sorry for the fact that I ask actually the same question on three different stackexchange sites (stackoverflow, mathematics and now here), but I need to find an answer to my problem as quickly as ...
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Conversion of 3D plot to 2D Contour Plot

Is it possible for Mathematica to convert a 3D plot into a 2D contour plot without having to recompute the values for each point? I realize that looking directly down at the 3D plot will be similar to ...
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Plotting Geodesics in Kerr

I'm interested in plotting the trajectories of null geodesics near a rotating black hole (given by the Kerr solution) which involves a system of first order differential equations. Some Context (not ...
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Plot a perfect looking circle using two functions, always look like an ellipse [duplicate]

I want to use the the following two functions to plot a perfect looking circle, but the graph always ends up looking a bit squashed. I've been playing with some of the parameters of the function but ...
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What is wrong with ContourPlot [duplicate]

Why does this plot have a big blank hole in it? ...
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I see error messages when I use LogLinear Plot but not when I use Plot

I have written an application with Manipulate that plots the results of several calculations. What I find strange is that when I have my application use ...
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How can I scale a plot in my Manipulate?

I want use scale in the same way as Mister Trevor Cole in his most excellent demonstration at the Wolfram Demonstrations site: ...