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

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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 ...
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Plotting boundary of piecewise function in ContourPlot

I am trying to do a ContourPlot of the following function: ...
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Moving polygon on path curve to create 3D shape

How can I move some polygon list = {{0, 0}, {0, 15}, {7, 13}, {2, 13}, {2, 5}, {5, 5}, {5, 3}, {2,3}, {2, 0}}; Graphics[{Black, Polygon[list]}] so it follow some ...
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List Contour Plot: Delete some contour lines, but keep the colors

I'm trying to make a Contour plot of a set of data of the kind: $(x,y,f(x,y))$ What i'd like to do is to remove the majority of the iso-line and just leave two of them, but keeping the changing of ...
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ContourPlot3D using a Matlab function through MATLink

I have a Matlab function which accepts a 3 dimensional vector and returns a single number. I want to use this through MATLink to make a 3d plot. A unit sphere: ...
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Bug in plotting function using FindMinimum?

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 (or 10.0.0) and persisting through 10.0.2 or later While working on an answer to RegionPlot from NDSolve, I came across this strange behavior of ...
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The graph of inverse function $f^{-1}(y)$

Show that $f:I=(-1,1) \rightarrow \mathbb{R},$ it follows that $$ f(x)=\begin{cases} \quad1-x & \text{ as } -1<x\leq 0, \\ \frac{{x}^{-1}+ \lfloor {x}^{-1}\rfloor}{1+{x}^{-1}+\lfloor ...
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Plot multiple solutions of a system of differential equations with different values of constant c by using NDsolve

I am traying to solve system of differential equations with different values of constant c then plot the solution with different values of the constant c. where c= 2.2758, 2.04822, 1.82064, 1.59306, ...
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Rescaling and reorienting Matrix Plot axes

I have implemented a numeric Laplace Solver in C++ and am trying to graphically represent the validity of my method. I have outputted the grid from C++ and imported it into Mathematica to get the ...
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How to hide arrow tail in VectorPlot3D?

I want to plot arrow head only, because I want to plot a "surface" consist of all arrow head(draw a little ball or point instead of real arrow head,because a 'surface' with real arrow head is ...
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Display 3D function and its gradient in same graphic [duplicate]

Is it possible to display e.g., $z=x^2+y^2$ with Plot3D and in the same box, in the $z=0$ plane, plot its gradient?
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Sinusoidal Wave over a Circle

A sinusoidal wave can be plotted in a two dimensions. Generally and simply : y[x]=Sin[(2pi/lambda)x] As it is being plotted, the horizontal axis (as a straight ...
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How to combine several plots with this special alignment? [duplicate]

How can combine different plots just as shown in the image? Just give codes about one example plot,and tell me how to create plots as the form as gaven. Follows are codes: n = 2; z = 200; [Alpha] = ...
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ParametricPlot3D: The Mesh shows some unexpected wires to the origin. How to remove them?

In the code below a hexagonal shape is defined and plotted. The ParametricPlot3D shows the hexagonal design almost as intended. However, the mesh makes some strange "wires" to x=y=0. This is ...
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Exporting graphic to pdf acting funny [duplicate]

I have a plot created in a notebook that I usually would right click on and choose Save as pdf. It worked fine until this morning. Shown below, the first plot is what I used to get. The second plot is ...
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Plot a table of functions with different color [duplicate]

I have a function with two independent variables: SNR[t_, f_] := 20 Log10[1/(2 Pi f t)] And I have a list for "t" ...
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How to show “AxesLabel” when “Frame -> True” [duplicate]

I'm using Mathematica 9.0.1, and using "LogLinearPlot" function. My problem is when I enable the "Frame", and set "AxesLabel", the labels won't be shown. If I disable the "Frame", the labels are ...
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SmoothHistogram inside Show doesn't respect plot range clipping?

You can try this for yourself. Run the following code a couple of times: ...
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Plotting CSV files with UTC Universal Time

So I have many CSV files in format like this: 2014-12-11T16:13:13.038337Z , 3.90092 2014-12-11T16:14:13.456558Z , 3.89734 2014-12-11T16:15:12.444318Z , 3.90092 I imported a CSV file ...
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Dealing with implicit function [closed]

I encounter a big problem when I use Mathematica to deal with implicit functions. ...
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Plot of Implicit Equations

I've read Cool Graphs of Implicit Equations recently. In the article, it mentioned a software GrafEq which can draw graphs of arbitrary implicit equations. For example, And I've tried several ...
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Method options for DensityPlot and ContourPlot

What Method options are allowed for DensityPlot and ContourPlot? I am unable to find this ...
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How can I improve ContourPlot to get smooth curve?

I am working on the ContourPlot to creat contour line of a InterpolatingFunction recently. This is my data. This is my simple ...
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MathematicaPolarPlot Question [closed]

Using this as an example PolarPlot[{1,Sin[3 θ]},{θ, 0, 2 π}] Now consider the family of polar curves r=a+Sin[3 θ] as we vary ...
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How can I use ContourPlot to creat streamline for a free surface domian: proper arrow orientation and correct domain?

I get into trouble when I use ContourPlot to draw streamlines in a free surface flow domain. This is my data.The data are a little bit big, please be patient. ...
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Specifying and solving a PDE on an L-shaped domain

I wish to solve Laplace's equation with Dirchlet boundary conditions on an L-shaped domain as described here http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/tulink/FEM14/Ch1_ElmanSyvesterWathen_Ox05.pdf I know how ...
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Understand MeshFunctions with Intercepts

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.0.2 or later While I've been thinking about this question, I tried to visualize the Intercepts. I use three snippets, actually snippet ...
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Align axes in GraphicsGrid - with one rotated figure

I would like to align the axes of the three plots: g3, gPosteriorMarginalMu and gPosteriorMarginalSigma: ...
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Add a legend to a DiscretePlot - Version 8 [duplicate]

I have found several topics with legend issues but no answer to my problem. I have a function and I need to plot it for integers only (hence discrete plot) and then add a legend too. But ...
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Derivative of a plot [closed]

I plotted a graph numerically, so I don't have a definition of the plotted function. Now I want to plot the derivative of this graph. Is there any way to do it in Mathematica? I have the following ...
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How to share LineLegend among sub-figures in GraphicsGrid?

Using GraphicsGrid, I have put two figures that share the same x-axis in a row. However, I failed to let them share a common ...
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Colorize an image using two parameters

I have a matrix of data. I use Colorize[Image[Rescale[data]],ColorFunction->"Rainbow"] to create an image from the data where the value of each pixel is used ...
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Mathematica 10 ListPointPlot3D PlotTheme bug?

I am using Mathematica 10 to generate a 3D point plot of a crystal lattice structure. I wanted to set the PlotTheme to ...
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Incorporating the minimum and maximum of the function in a Dynamic plot

I'm working on my project for class and it's supposed to be a graph that can take functions from the user and display it along with finding the max and min of the graph. But I just don't know how to ...
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Plotting the real positive solution to a parametric equation [duplicate]

I have the following parametric equation $$ x^2-a=0 $$ where $a$ is a given parameter. I would like to plot the nonnegative real root ($\sqrt{a}$) using NSolve as $a$ varies from $0$ to $1$. Can ...
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Customizing the order of appearance of legends in PlotLegends

I have a graph with four curves and I want to custom order their appearance in the legend. In particular, in the graph below, ...
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Plot table versus table [duplicate]

I have two tables like: nex1 = Table[l3*10^3/4*10^14, {l3, 1, 30, 1}]; nex2= Table[l4, {l4, 1, 30, 1}]; How can I plot nex1 versus nex2 so that nex1 is x axis ...
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How to plot a ternary plot? [duplicate]

Does anybody know how to plot a ternary plot (equilateral triangle)? Suppose, I have a list of lists like this (triplets): ...
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Bug in ListVectorPlot?

Trying to evaluate the following expression kills my kernel (Mathematica 8.0.0.0): ...
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Plotting Earth's position with units

I'm trying to plot the Earth position with the Sun in the origin. I have two lists like this: ...
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ListContourPlot interpolation fails if x and y axes have different scales

To summarize what is below: ListContourPlot doesn't work when the domain has different x and y scales (fails when x/y~10^4, which seems surprisingly small). Is it possible to call ListContourPlot ...
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Placing a ContourPlot under a 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 ...