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

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Highlight selected curve on the plot

I have several curves on the same parametric 3D plot and I would like to highlight some curves dynamically by choosing them from list. ...
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Change all Options of Plot Dynamically

I am trying to make a series of changes in the appearance of the Plot of some function. I am trying to use Manipulate for my experiments. I tried to change the following code ...
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ListPlot with redundant labels for tick marks

Is it possible to have two sets of labels for the $x$-axis tick marks using ListPlot? For example, could we have tick marks labels: {1,2,3,4,...}, and then right ...
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How to reverse the gradient and ticks in BarLegend

I created a plot with a horizontal BarLegend for TemperatureColors (see1). Code: ...
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Implement planar correction for skewed 3D profilometric data

I have some data that represents small-scale surface topography. The data is planar but not flat because it's impractical to level this microscope to a tolerance of microns. It looks like this: I'd ...
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Replacement variable in list plot

I would like the replacement: /. {ComplexInfinity -> 0} to be treated as a variable. I am trying to overlay the following list plots: ...
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How can I combine two plots that were created in different notebooks?

I have two different programs for simulating a system. when I get the results I have plotting result for each. now I want to combine both drawings so that I compare between them. I want to put both of ...
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Plot[ D[Sin[x]] ] and Evaluate[] [duplicate]

Why does t = 2 Pi; Plot[D[Sin[x],x], {x,0,t}] (* Plotting the derivative of Sin[x] *) not work, but ...
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Fill circle layers with colors according to read values from a plotted curve

I want to read (temperature) values from plotted (cooling) curves and visualize them in layered circles. I have an example made manually for clarification: 3 plotted curves, at certain time steps ...
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How can I increase the number of polygons / resolution for this plot?

I have generated the following plot: Code: RegionPlot3D[ x^2 + z^2 < 1 && x^2 + y^2 < 1, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}, Axes -> False] ...
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Plotting a graph

Could anyone help me with plotting the following graph? Integrate (-Inf, Inf) (exp(-i*x*t))/((4*pi)((x-1)^2 +25)(exp(-100x) +1)) It's not a code obviously, but I ...
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Exporting combined data plots as a PDF file [closed]

I am trying to export a graph similar to the one attached as PDF. I am having troubles with the error bars and legends. Is there a simple example someone can share and demonstrate how to do this?
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How to draw this kind of plot?

Apologies if the question is too basic; I've searched the manual and the web but couldn't find a solution. I would like to present some data on a discrete plot. The data is divided into $K$ series or ...
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Slow plotting of trigonometric functions

I have two sets of solutions for a and b. I'm plotting solution only if it is positive for both ...
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Ugly output when combining 2 plots with GraphicsRow

Here are the data that I want to plot: ...
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ListPlot and ColorFunction [duplicate]

I've been searching for the use of ColorFunction as an Option for ListPlot, but haven't found anything about it in the documentation. When trying the code ...
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Inaccurate plot

Could someone please tell me how I can increase the accuracy of this plot, please? Or is there some other reason the lines are breaking up? ...
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ParametricPlot3D with three variables

ParametricPlot3D can be used with one or two variables to plot paths and surfaces in 3-D such as ...
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How can I produce a branch cut in a surface plot based made with ListPlot3D?

I need to create some surface plots, based on a function that is computationally expensive (a few minutes per point). The function has some branch cuts. The command ...
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Why is Plot3D giving me a surface with gaps?

I am trying to get plot for the band structure for graphene. ...
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How to do the log scale plot for ListContourPlot

My current code is: ...
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Omitting singularities from plot by specifying them in range

See the Mathematica 'basic plotting' documentation: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/BasicPlotting.html Scroll down to the third plot on that page, which says the following: "The ...
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Cell copy results in jaggy, aliased output

When I copy a cells by selecting them from the collapse bars on the right, then using the context menu option "Copy", the pasted image of plots is not anti-aliased and in general the text seems to ...
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Animation is jerky, but slider is not

When I do the following simple animation (from the book Mathematica Navigator, p. 316) the slider control changes the image smoothly, but when I play the animation it is jerky. Is there anything that ...
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How can I scale a plot in vector graphic or PDF form?

I am not at all a computer graphics expert, but it seems that portable document format (PDF) files have a "native size," even though they may (and usually do!) contain vector graphics that can be ...
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Animate curve parametric plot on a surface

I have a surface s = Plot3D[{x,y,F[x,y]},{x,-1,1},{y,-1,1}] with $F$ predefined, and a curve ...
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Incorrect behaviour of Locator inside Show?

Why doesn't Locator behave correctly in the following code? ...
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Plotting: Is anyone familiar with gradientfieldplot command?

I am trying to plot this graph showing the electric field lines and lines of equipotential based off the electrode configuration(in black) of two parallel lines. This is what I've been using for other ...
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How do I label contour lines that are superimposed on a 3d plot?

I need to generate a 3D plot of a function, say $z = \sin(x)\cos(y)$, with contour lines drawn at specified intervals. I also want to label each contour line with its $z$-value. I have discovered how ...
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ListDensityPlot crashes the kernel

ListDensityPlot[ Flatten[Table[{i, j, Sin[i + j]}, {i, 1, 20}, {j, 1, 20}], 1]] gives the expected result, but a linear scale crashes my kernel (please save your ...
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Reading between blank lines in external data files

I have an external data file with several columns and thousands lines of data. For the sake of this question, let's assume that we use ...
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How to draw the image of a circle under the action of a transformation of the phase flow?

How to draw the image of a circle $x^2+(y-1)^2<1/4$ under the action of a transformation of the phase flow for the equation $\dot{x}=y,\ \dot{y}=-\sin x$? Here $\dot{x}$ means $dx/dt$. Any help or ...
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Plot: how to have the y-range automatically scale to min-max on the x-range?

I have a long list of {date,value}. I would like to use DateListPlot to plot only a subrange, from date1 to date2, with the range on the y-axis automatically chosen to be between the min and max ...
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How to plot a function $\psi(r,\theta,\phi=0)$ in polar coordinates?

I have a function $\psi(r,\theta,\phi=\phi_0)$ with $\phi_0\in \Re$, $r\in[0,R]$ with $R\in \Re$, and $\theta \in [0,\pi]$ (spherical polar coordinates) and I want to plot it in Mathematica. I guess ...
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Plotting values above a threshold in ListPlot3D

I'm able to plot a 3D plot of a grayscale image using ListPlot3D, where it plots a 3D surface of the image pixel intensity. But I would like not to plot the pixel ...
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plotting xy, yz, zx plane at

I have a data list in the following form, data = {x, y, z, f} I would like to present three kinds of subdata set as a density (or contour) plot on the ...
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Plot producing many error messages when given complicated function

I'm new to Mathematica and am running in to all sorts of silly difficulties with coding in it. I'm trying to calculate a function f[x, k], normalise it with another ...
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Draw plot with locator & slider

I would like to create a plot whereby both the slider and the locator 'draw' the plot. In the following code, the locator & the slider act independently: ...
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Visualization of iteration procedure in NMinimize

I have this optimization code: ...
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Plotting multiple lists of complex numbers

The user #Nasser showed an elegant way to plot complex numbers: ...
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How to I display the value of my plot function?

I've plotted a function that varies with respect to time. It's inside a manipulate box, which can vary the time. And I'd like to display the value of the function at the time on the slider on my plot. ...
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How can I plot implicit equations?

If you enter the following into Wolfram | Alpha, you get nice graphs: graph 4 x^4 + y^2 = 2 How do you do this in Mathmatica? I realize that these are not ...
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plotting an Integration output

How to solve this integral by Mathematica even by numerical methods (plotting the solution) Integrate[(Cos[x] - a)/(1 + a^2 - 2*a*Cos[x])^1.5, {x, 0, 2*Pi}] It ...
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automatic processing of numerical results in `Plot`

First I want to solve an equation $F(x,y)=0$ for $y$ by supplying a value of $x$. (suppose obtaining the analytic form of $y(x)$ is too difficult) Then I want to plot root $y$ (numerically calculated) ...
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How Can I superpose an image and a graphics?

I want to superpose an image with a graphics in order to evaluate their alignment. I am writting this exemple of code. ...
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Plot lines keep disappearing

I'm trying to plot the Compton Shift which I've defined as: E2[ϕ_] := E1/(1 + (E1/(m*c^2))*(1 - Cos[ϕ Degree])) I've initiated the constants and when I evaluate ...
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Adding and summing overlapping Airy (or Gaussian) disks on a plane

In a previous question of mine, I asked how one might draw an Airy disk on a plane: Generating an Airy disk on a plane, and recieved some impressive answers from the users Timothy Wofford and ...
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Copying each object in a plot separately as an image

I would like to copy a plot from Mathematica as an image, into a PowerPoint slide. This plot has two curves. When I try to do the (naïve) usual "copy graphics" and paste, I find the full plot (along ...
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fit a curve in a three dimensional space

I have a list of points of a curve in a three dimensional space, like ...