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

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Setting OperatorSubstitution to False has issues with PDF and EPS exports. Are these bugs?

In Plot, I would like to use my own font, eg Inconsolata, for operators such as ×, so I set OperatorSubstitution to ...
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Problems with RootLocusPlot

I am having some trouble to understand how the RootLocusPlot works (options, drawing and etc.) Here is an example ...
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Problem with the Plot of Functions and PlotLegends

For some odd reason the PlotLegends output is not as expected. ...
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Does resizing plots produce new data? [duplicate]

What I do: ListPlot, Select the plot area, A tooltip says: Double-click to edit, Double-click the line or a point on the line, Take a handle to resize the red ...
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Evaluation in Manipulate [duplicate]

I have an expression assigned to a variable. For example: exp1 = a*x+b Now I would like to plot it using something like this ...
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Visualizing vector-spherical waves

This is a follow-up question to this one on visualizing vector-spherical harmonics. This time, I would like to visualize the vector spherical waves (including the radial dependence). The functions ...
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How can I convert a plot to pdf or eps without errors?

Mathematica 9.0.1, Linux. I try to save a plot as a pdf. I tried four different options. In each case some errors appeared as blank space ( http://yadi.sk/d/h1koyDci4z3rc ). I also tried to save ...
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What is wrong with this Cobweb plot [closed]

Something is wrong with my cobweb plot code but I couldn't figure out where do the mistakes come from. So basically we have the iterative map $x_n == x_{n-1}^{2} - 3 \mu$. I would like to draw a ...
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Sharp background image in plot

How do I get rid of blurry transitions between pixels of the background image below. It's the fault of Texture[], previously discussed in this answer. I haven't ...
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Problem with extracting specific contour from a ContourPlot

I am trying to exctract contours of specific value (2.6*10^-6) out of a ContourPlot and measure their area. Below you can see the code. It is noticable that not all of the relevant contours showed in ...
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How to create a 3D curved surface, given some discrete points in space?

I have some 3D point data and I want to create a curved surface with these points, and export the curved surface data (point coordinates) according to points density on the curved surface. How can I ...
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Adding custom GridLines to the “automatic” ones

I need to add custom (vertical) grid lines to a plot (to a DateListPlot, to be precise). I know there is the option of ...
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Discrete 3D Plot with date on one axis

1) How do I plot the following data in 3D (large data, only a part of it is used here): ...
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Distribution above pointplot [duplicate]

This is my first question here, so I'm sorry if I do something wrong. Also I'm fairly new to Mathematica (using 8). I've used it about 2 months. Only 2 weeks intensive. The rest was about ...
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Strange 3D plot behavior

Two Part Question Part 1: As you can see from the data and plot below, the plot does not accurately display the data sets but adds lines beyond and in different dimensions. Both u and v datasets are ...
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Graphics3D: the box vertices do not coincide with triangle

I have drawn a triangle using Line graphics primitive and Graphics3D function: ...
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How to tell Mathematica to use Real Only Mode [duplicate]

How do I tell Mathematica to use real only mode. For example if I want to graph $(x-1)^{1/3}$ for $-3<x<3$, I need to use Real Only mode to get the right graph.
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Visualize Plot of a function of 3 Variables using color and contours

I would like to plot a function of three variables, say for example: $$f(x,y,z) = x^2+y^3+z^4$$ over $[-1, +1]$. I want my plot to use colors and maybe contours to make this visualization possible ...
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Plotting points and functions in one graphic

I have this plot: Plot[{0 x, -x, x, -Sqrt[2 - x^2], Sqrt[2 - x^2]}, {x, -3, 3}, PlotStyle -> {Purple}] Now I want to do the following. I want to plot the ...
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List Plot 3D the same colour scale

I have a transient problem of pressure disipation. I want to plot severals 3D plot but I have a problem with colours. Case: One of my ListPlot3D presents pressure ...
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Concerning ShowLegend in Mathematica

I found a code for Mie Scattering from 2007, written for Mathematica. I have edited it quite a bit, since there are package definitions that we don't need, etc. But I am having difficulties ...
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How to plot filling under a curve?

I want to mark critical areas for statistical test on the plot. How can I do this? This: ...
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Scaling the x-axis in ListLogLogPlot[] or ListLogPlot[] in lieu of DataRange

I will present my existing workaround but I am wondering if there is a better solution that takes less time (my solution seems to ~double the time it takes to produce the desired plot). Using ...
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DAE - varying initial conditions

I want to solve a DAE-system and I want to vary more than one initial conditions and to manipulate them. I looked here: Putting NDSolve into ParametricPlot But it does not work: ...
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Reversing the ColorScheme used in an ArrayPlot and setting the font size in the color bar

I have a matrix of data that I am plotting via ArrayPlot. ...
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Exporting plots

I want to export a plot which includes curve fitted to a multiple data set. shortly ( I use autolegend function Here ) ...
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The plot of roots of polynomials

I have polynomial equation like Tribonacci Polynomials for example: $T_3(x)=x^4+x$. After finding the roots of this polynomial, I want to show these roots in the complex plane. I have tried lots of ...
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Simple problem with Manipulate and Plot

Would anyone have an idea why the following doesn't work: rule = {z -> x^2 + 2 x + y}; Manipulate[ Plot[z /. rule, {x, 0, 10}], {{y, 2, "y"}, 1, 5} ] But ...
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rotating 3d text

Is it possible to create a 3d rotating text like this: animation here. Here is my try so far: ...
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LogLinearPlot analog for Plot3D? [duplicate]

Is it possible to make 3D plot in logarithmic coordinates? I need analog LogLinearPlot to plot 3D figure in logarithmic x, or y, or both coordinates.
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How to draw some 2D curves in a 3D plot? [duplicate]

I want to plot several 2D curves (Sin[x] at y=0, Cos[x] at ...
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Changing FrameTicks of ListPlot

I am unable to change the frameticks for my list plot. I am trying to plot a growth rate omega function which looks like this: ...
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Comparing data sets with fade transitions (Code speed-up)

I am using the utility below for data comparison. However, with my real (more complex) charts the processing is quite slow, so setting the Pause time under ...
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How can I make a Plot over a discrete set of domain points?

I want to plot the function $y=2^x$ at the $x$-values given by Table[Prime[n], {n,20}] How should I write the plot function? Like so? ...
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Why do Plot and ListPlot use the last PlotStyle when only one thing is plotted?

When a list of PlotStyles is given, ListPlot behaves as expected when there are multiple things to plot: ...
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on RegionPlot3D and ContourPlot3D

First I have ...
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Mismatch between Axes -> True and Frame ->True

Using Axes -> True of the following........ ...
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What causes strange line artifacts to appear in plots with certain PlotRanges?

I have seen this strange plotting artifact occur before and I was able to make it go away by changing the PlotRange. However, this time I need the prescribed PlotRange to be what I define and I get a ...
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Why do I get empty graph when adding 'Abs' function?

Can someone be so nice to provide some help for this particular situation? I try to plot a graph of a derivative which contains modulus. Without it the graph is drawn correctly: But when I wrap the ...
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Equivalent of MATLAB's “hold on” function

I'm making an animation where the number of iterations is known. I tried using Dynamic, as I prefer updating in real time over generating data before plotting. I ...
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Why will my plot not generate my entire plot?

I am trying to plot a sum of multiple HeavisidePi functions. A typical example would be something like this: ...
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Dynamically labeling a family of curves [duplicate]

I have created some simple code which generates a plot. This plot contains a family of curves created by changing a single parameter "k". I use the Table function within the Show function to iterate ...
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Font size in PlotLegends, using Table to generate the list in the legend

I am currently trying to get to graph with several functions as below. My problem is that I cannot change the font size in the legend (authomatically generated numbers by "Table" function). This code ...
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Count and plot the number of solutions in an interval

I have equations depending on one or more parameters and I want to find and plot regions in the parameter space in which there is a specific number of solutions. For definiteness let's consider a ...
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How to increase precision: $MinPrecision does not help [duplicate]

I have the following series: ...
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Labelling Curves Using ListLogLinearPlot within DynamicModule (So Close)

I currently have a large number of time-series datasets in the form where the name and time-series transposed data, so I have a list of lists of names for datasets and their time-dependant data. The ...
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Scaled ColorData Function [duplicate]

I have a four-dimensional array c, in which the first dimension represents time and the other three dimensions represent (x,y,z) ...
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How can I assign specific colors and sizes to 2D coordinate arrays being plotted with ListLogPlot?

I'd like to plot two sets of coordinates in two different arrays using ListLogPlot, and be able to individually specify the sizes and colors of the datapoints for each array. Things seem to work ...
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How can I change the size of the plot markers

I use ListPlot in order to plot four sets of data and also insert legends in my plot. Here is the Mathematica code ...