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

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Problem with ContourPlot

I tried these ...
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How does Plot evaluate its argument? [duplicate]

I have a list of about twenty InterpolatingFunctions that I'd like to plot. They are interpolations from experimental data (frequency spectra between 100 and 5000 ...
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474 views

Do/For loop for plots

I have a lot of points that I would like to get shown on a plot. The problem is that sometimes I only have 2 points while other times i have 10 points. I've tried to make a for loop to create a plot ...
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1answer
726 views

Plotting a complex function [duplicate]

What does it mean if this message appears: {Im[(1-E^Times[<<3>>] f)/(1-Power[<<2>>] f)]-0,Im[(1-E^Times[<<3>>] f)/(1-Power[<<2>>] f)]-0} must be a list of equalities or ...
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1answer
179 views

Thick border on some ParametricPlot3D objects

Object x should be composed of thick lines, object su should have no or a thin border. With ...
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1answer
215 views

Reuse ParametricPlot3D plotting options [duplicate]

I create several ParametricPlot3D's that all should look the same: BoundaryStyle -> Thick, ...
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1answer
259 views

Graphing time-series

I'm currently trying to use data gathered as a function of time (here, the fluorescence of a biological sample), but am new to Mathematica and don't know how to properly specify axis relations (and ...
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1answer
426 views

What's the simplest way to plot an ErrorListPlot with only y error bars?

Sometimes I get really tired of Preparing data for making an ErrorListPlot using Thread and friends. Is there a simpler way to plot an ErrorListPlot with only y ...
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2answers
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How to plot vector function r(t) = i + j + t*k

How can I plot the vector function $r(t) = i + j + t\;k$, where i, j, k are unit vectors, and t is the parameter of the function r.
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1answer
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Plotting & Solving

I'm trying to plot replicate a graph from one of the articles and it has series of equations it has solved. here is my code so far: ...
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Axis labels are clipped (in BarChart)

I have created a bar chart with the below code. My $x$ axis labels have been cut in half for some reason. My $x$ axis heading is also missing. I tried using ...
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1answer
428 views

Creating plot markers with centered text

I want to create a series of plot markers which are circles, squares etc. with 2-3 letter codes centered within the marker. My current attempt looks like this: ...
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2answers
628 views

Make good looking histograms from frequency data

I allways do my calculations in Mathematica and I make my histograms using ROOT language. However I am wondering is it possible to make good looking histogram inside Mathematica? A sample of what I ...
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1answer
123 views

Constrain plot points to below a certain line

I have a set of curves that take on large values when approaching 1. I'm trying to create a straight line with certain slope and then truncate the plot for any curve that goes above that line for any ...
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Triangle mapped on a sphere in $\mathbb R^3$?

How can I map a triangle on an sphere? I want to visualize (plot or animate) it for my student in my Non Euclidean geometry. I have no restrictions on the triangle's kind or on the sphere in $\mathbb ...
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StreamPlot in Polar Coordinates

I want to use StreamPlot to map out the field lines of an electric field $\mathbf{E}$ given by $$ \mathbf{E} = \frac{3D}{4r^{4}}(3\cos(\theta)^{2}-1)\mathbf{\hat{r}} ...
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1answer
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Restricting a plotted expression to reals in a Manipuate

I have an expression from which I'm trying to create a plot that I can manipulate. The expression contains Abs, and I only want to have it evaluated for reals. What ...
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3answers
388 views

Defining a new Function using RegionPlot

I'm trying to make images like this: to illustrate 2D integrals to a calculus class. I used the code ...
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791 views

Sequence of data in 3D, joining the points

Let me just first say I am not actually trying to find a function for these set of data. All I am doing is joining the points to make a line. Basically let's say I have some data, which I cleverly ...
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4answers
674 views

Left-aligned PlotLabel?

Is it possible to have the text generated by PlotLabel (or any other function) aligned to the left side of the plot instead of in the center?
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2answers
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Speed up plot of $\sum_{j\ge1} 2^{-j}(1-2^{-j})^{n-1}$

I'm a beginner at Mathematica. I would like to plot the following function: $${n\over2} \sum_{j\ge1} 2^{-j}(1-2^{-j})^{n-1}$$ However the following code is just too slow: ...
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238 views

ContourPlot with parameter

I have an equation for function F[x,y]==0 which first argument x is real and another, y, ...
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Plotting data that lands on the axis

I have a data point that lands right on the Y axis, which corresponds to the index of refraction of some sample. the x axis is the mole fraction of chloroform of my samples. How do I get the first ...
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228 views

Better method for creating a tuple out of two lists

I just combined two lists using this method ...
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174 views

How to set PlotLegend Number Format

Is there any way to make Mathematica to show the legend labels like a real number rather than in fraction form? I read the BarLegend options, however they are just ...
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1answer
153 views

Padding plot ticks with zeros on the right

I would like to know how can I make a real-valued plot tick pad with a zero to the right of the decimal point on integer values. This is what I have: ...
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Custom functions by delegating options in a specific way and using core functions

I'd like to create a custom function that does essentially the same as a core function of mathematica but uses different default settings. Example: I want a Plot function that uses Mathematica's core ...
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1answer
561 views

Use Results from Manipulate Plot NDSolve to create another plot versus variable used in DE

I created my plot using using this input: ...
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107 views

BarChart without axes neglects the last zero of a list

Creating a BarChart with {1, 2, 3, 0} as BarChart[{1, 2, 3, 0}, Axes -> False, Frame -> True] gives me only the first three bars, a chart identical to just ...
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2answers
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How can I change the position of my plot legends?

As the title indicates, I want to change the current position of the legends in a combined plot. The Mathematica code I used is ...
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1answer
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Why don't I see all the grid lines in my combined contour plots?

I am trying to display four continuous functions, but when I try to combine them withe a single Show, I can't see the second vertical line. I suppose the problem is ...
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Label points in plot with a text

I'm a newbie at Mathematica and I couldn't find how to label the maximum and the zero of a simple function in Plot with their names: ...
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1answer
262 views

Plot an undefined function

When I plotted an undefined function, Mathematica also spends considerable time to process it. It returns a blank figure necessarily. What confuses me is where the ...
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401 views

Stop use of scientific notation when displaying FrameTicks

I have a dynamic graph which changes depending on the current selection from a drop down box. All selections from the drop down box give fine results except one. For the one selection it shows the ...
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3answers
698 views

Plotting multiple parametric functions with different intervals

I want to make a parametric plot like this: ParametricPlot[{{2 t, -10 t^2}, {t, 2 t}}, {t, 0, 2}] I have tried the following but it doesn't work: ...
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How to plot a 3D surface with a simple black and white style?

Mathematica has great plotting capabilities. However, sometimes what is needed is a very basic black and white plot without textures, lighting, glow and other complex features. So, here is my ...
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2answers
932 views

Plot 2D Vector function in 3D

I want to plot a 2D vector function such as $F(x,y) = (a(x,y),\,b(x,y))$ in a 3D graph so that the vectors are embedded in the xy plane. I tried to do the following: First I defined a piecewise ...
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1answer
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How do I remove this awkward plane? [duplicate]

Using Plot3D, I tried to plot $x^3 + y^3+3xy=z$ ...
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Plotting data points: Optimizing size and visuals

The following problem is one that may have showed up to you while plotting a large data collection. Suppose you have a data set of say 1 million points. ...
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How to make a plot on top of other plot?

I want to plot two functions. One should appear on top of the other. The x axis has the same values for both functions, but should appear twice (the second- upper I want to be dashed). y axis should ...
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1answer
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ErrorListPlot Legend with Markers

I'm trying for some days now to integrate markers in my legend. I have a ErrorListPlot with markers and a legend but difficulties to realize the markers in the legend as well. Thanks a lot for your ...
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5answers
880 views

Plotting the solutions to a transcendental equation

I am trying, to no avail, to use Mathematica to produce a plot in (x, y)-space of the solutions to the equation Cos[Sqrt[y]] + Sin[Sqrt[y]]/Sqrt[y] == Cos[x] ...
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List version of SphericalPlot3D

could you give me some input on how to create a list version of SphericalPlot3D[r[theta,phi],{theta,min,max},{phi,min,max}] When r[] is an explicit analytical ...
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Tooltip and table in plot [duplicate]

Plot[Tooltip@{1.` k^2, 1.2` k^2, 1.4` k^2, 1.6` k^2, 1.8` k^2, 2.` k^2}, {k, -2, 2}] gives But why does ...
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How to control the speed in Manipulation

As the title says, I want to control the speed when I use Manipulate. I have the following piece of code ...
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Is there a relatively easy way to add the “Cone of Influence” to a waveletscalogram?

I am analyzing time series data using the ContinousWaveletTransform function and plotting the results with WaveletScalogram. I ...
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Importing multiple files using a for-loop

once again I am stuck solving a seemingly easy problem :( I would like to make a List of tables by importing data from several txt-Files. Importing the data into a table works so far and I am able to ...
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2answers
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How can I superimpose a set of points on a ContourPlot?

I am familiar with Mathematica to a certain extent, but its subtleties still elude me. Currently I am trying to solve the following problem: The function $f(x,y)$ is continuous. I know how to create ...
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How can I fill a curve in ParametricPlot3D?

I'd like to fill a curve in a ParametricPlot3D in the same way as I might with ListPointPlot3D; i.e., ...