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

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How do I draw a pair of buttocks?

I'm trying to develop a function which 3D plot would have a buttocks like shape. Several days of searching the web and a dozen my of own attempts to solve the issue have brought nothing but two ...
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Define and plot a piecewise function with parameters [closed]

I have this function , but i do not know how to define it in mathematica \begin{equation} f_t(x)=% \begin{cases} i& \text{$\frac{1}{1+i}<|x-t|\le \frac{1}{i}$} \\ ...
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Showing contours on top of a ListPlot3D

I have a ListPlot3D that currently has the default settings for mesh. Instead I would like to show a contour plot on the ...
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Fractals or other patterns in the quadruple linked pendulum

This will seem like a physics question, but I'm looking for something to do in Mathematica specifically. I've successfully modeled a quadruple linked pendulum by setting up the ODEs and solving them ...
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Smooth animation of ListLinePlot

I have a sequence of 2D-points from uniformly sampling a time dependent process and plot this sequence with ListLinePlot. For example: ...
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How to change plotting options while using Map

I have multiple series, which I want to plot using ListLinePlot and Map. For example ...
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Mathematica Numeric Output

I'm using Mathematica to compute barycentric coordinates, and the output for my points is not being computed, but rather it just shows it in the form that I inputted as. For example, I have: ...
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Match colors to plot themes

How do I get the colors to match the plot theme when I use a PlotLegend that is separate to the plots? I have had a look at How to access new colour schemes in version 10? but can't seem to find what ...
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Delineate a Subset of Values on a 3D surface plot

This is building on a question previously answered by Rahul recently. I have a particular 3D surface plot on which I wish to delineate where z (the function) is between the corresponding x value and ...
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Order of display of AppearanceElements

I am using Animate and want the order of the controls to be ...
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ListPlot a bunch of points that changes colour

I have a list of points: r = Range[-Pi/2, Pi/2, Pi/8]; angles = (c = Tuples[r, 2]) and a list of numbers which will determine the colour of the points above: ...
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Plotting Poincare sections for a pendulum

Now before you direct me to this page, I'll start by saying that I'm not really using Hamiltonian mechanics to do this problem. I've already done the Lagrangian and I have solutions for both angles. I ...
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Visual representation of a Ranking over time (image provided)

[Disclaimer: I initially posted this question on stackOverflow 2 months ago and think it might be better suited for this forum (link to original question)] The graph below shows a ranking of ...
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How to make a density plot with composed functions [closed]

I want to create a monochromatic density plot of the E-field around an optical vortex. To do this I've written ...
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ListPlot - coloring negative and positive points

how to create a point graph(ListPlot?), where the positive values will be BLUE, negative RED and 0 values will be green? Thanks.
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How do I find out what a Mathematica function is doing (which numerical method it uses and how)?

Long story short, I am working on a project which entails fixing a bug I have found in Mathematica (8 and 10). In general, I would like to know what a specific Mathematica function is actually doing ...
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Four-way logarithmic plot

Say I have a dataset named "d" ...
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Plot column 1 against list of columns in column 2 (ListPlot)

I want to generalize this plotting command: Show[ListLinePlot[data1[[All, {1, #}]] & /@ columnlist] which takes a table “data1”, defined as: ...
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How to label Ticks in ListDensityPlot

I have some discrete data and want to make a density plot as ...
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What are the arguments supplied to ColorFunction in MandelbrotSetPlot?

On the document of MandelbrotSetPlot, it said: With ColorFunction->f, where f is a function, the argument of f is a real number in proportional to the number of ...
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Is there a Mathematica equivalent of Pplane

Does Mathematica contain an equivalent to pplane.jar that is like streamplot but also can show nullclines, fixed points, etc? If not has someone made a sample set of Mathematica instructions that ...
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How to add horizontal, strecthed curly brace to plot? [duplicate]

I would like to refer to certain ranges of the x axis with the help of of some appropriately stretched and placed curly braces. I cannot figure out how to place a appropriately rotated and stretched ...
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Plotting bug in Mathematica 9.0

I want to plot the transition dipole moment vectors on their respective position. For example one transition dipole moment have a position vector like R now at this ...
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Represent Infinities in List Ploting

I'm trying to plot a big imported list of data as a result of a simulation, however some of the values are Infinity (represented by "xxx" for example), currently I'm replacing those "xxx" with a "out ...
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Creating varying dot size in a ListPlot based on weighted data

So i am producing a linear regression using weighted data and want to represent that visually with data points with higher weight being represented by a larger size dot in a ListPlot, Is there any way ...
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Unexpected result when using PlotRange in Mathematica 10 [closed]

Show[ Plot[x, {x, 0, 1}, PlotRange -> All], Frame -> True, PlotRange -> {{0, 1}, {0, 1}}, AspectRatio -> 1] gives the expected result in ...
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How to export figures with normal spacing in texts?

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and I use MMA 10. I export a figure ploted in MMA to a pdf file and then import the pdf in Latex, here is the sreenshot As you can see, the spacing in the text is odd. But ...
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Stirling Approximation in Mathematica

I want to plot to show how accurate is Stirling approximation in Mathematica by plotting the Percentage error against n. I want to take the value of n at the interval of 10 starting from 10 to 1000. ...
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How to extract contour functions from contour plot [duplicate]

I would like to extract the functions that describe the contours of a contour plot. For example, if I have the function: ...
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Combine Stereographic “Entity” Plot of Arctic Sea with Contour Plot

In the announcement of Mathematica 10 there were some very cool features for every geo-related researcher. Like this one what i'm trying to do is to overlay an ContourPlot onto this beautiful arctic ...
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How do I create a color plot that varies with angle?

I want to create a plot with a hue that varies as $l\theta$. $l$ is an integer and $\theta$ is measured modulo $2\pi$. My specific case is $l=10$, but I want to be able to vary $l$ as well. I have ...
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TraditionalForm for PlotLabel with a parameter

This is a simple variation/spin off of this question, but I am having trouble. In the second example in the original question, I'm trying to get the $a=$ in the ...
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3D sphere plot, along with singular points [closed]

I have very little experience with mathematica, what I am trying to do is plot 4 points on 3D axes, say a,b,c,d and then also plot a sphere radius r centred on a. Any help would be much ...
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Why `Plot` does not obey the `AspectRatio` specification? [closed]

I am plotting the density function of a beta distribution and I specify that aspect ratio should be one. I expect the x and y axes should have the same scale (unit length), but it turns out not. How ...
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How to turn an expression into a number

I am working with a function that computes the covariance between two variables. After computing this, I'd like to use Plot or Plot3D to see how this covariance depends on the parameters of the mean ...
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Custom list plot ticks

Not as exciting as the buttocks question, but ... For some list log plots, it is faster to calculate for certain log values. eg: ...
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Physics Lab with mathematica [closed]

Well, I am very new at Mathematica. I have some datas from my physics Laboratory. I used to use physplot, a simple program to plot data points,but now I want to use Mathematica to plot those points, ...
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Plot multiple solutions [duplicate]

I want to plot multiple solutions of an equation, so that one can differ them in the plot. The given equation is e.g. ...
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How do I use an offset with Parametric Plot?

This is a line of code from a Mathematica demonstration called "Coupler Curves of a Four-Bar Linkage". ...
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Cumulative histogram with log-log scale

How to do a cumulative histogram on Mathematica on a log-log scale? This question is pretty straightforward, but a search didn't help me at all. Keep in mind that all I have is a list of n numbers ...
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Direction of change plot in 2 images taken from video

I have two successive images from a video and I would like to plot the largest direction of change from the first image to the second image as a vector plot. For example, if image 1 was ...
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plot the numerical value of the average on a BoxWhiskerChart

Im using BoxWhiskerChart to get a boxplot of a matrix of two columns. I need to read the value of the sample average directly from the plot and not from the axes. ...
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Is it possible to draw really thin lines in Mathematica?

I want to have in Mathematica the same result I have in Python: I have this nice effect simply by using very thin lines. But it seems in Mathematica thickness property has some limit and i just got ...
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Plotting phase portrait from NDSolve (i.e., must plot x'[x], where $x=x(t)$)

I'm doing a double pendulum system and I wish to plot the phase portraits for each angle. I've successfully used NDSolve to solve for each of the angles. Let's just ...
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Can anyone help me to get the solution of this first order ODE?

$\ y'(x)=-\sqrt(y(x)^3)$ with initial condition $\ y(0)=-2$. In fact, this is an example here in page 3-4 ...