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

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Exporting a Video of a Simulation of Pendulum Motion

In a series of previous questions, I asked how to solve a series of differential equations describing a series of coupled pendulums, and then how to plot this data by coloring the different pendulums. ...
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Show doesn't show all the plots

I try to combine three list plots with the Show command. Here is the first one: ...
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Increasing the thickness of line in plot legend

I've been using the shiny new legends in V9 for my plots. However, I usually increase the Frame/Axis ...
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BarChart and Log Scale results in different bar origins

I want to create a bar chart from two different data sets. ...
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Using PlotLegends

Please don't answer this with "Just trash PlotLegends" or anything like that as I have tried homebrew solutions. I keep running into problems which I can't debug as ...
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Need assistance with plotting Cell Center Points and Normals (ListPlot, ListVectorPlot)

This is the CellCenter datapoints and associated Normals data: http://wikisend.com/download/458974/CellCenters-and-Normals.dat The dat file contains data points for x,y coordinates and x,y ...
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Making Axes logarithmic in 3d plots

I've been trying to get loglog plots in 3D, but to no avail. My initial approach was to take the logarithm inside the plot i.e ...
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Using only two colors in a ListPlot3D

The data I have given here will plot the data in ListPlot3D function and gives the visualization of bars on the plot. I want to customize the color for the bars in ...
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Coloring Points in a Plot, based on their position in the list

Before I describe the question, I'd like to say that I've seen the excellent answers posted here but have not managed to get them to work for my own data. I have a list of values that I would like to ...
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Making a presentable BarChart

I've been asked to reproduce a bar chart generated in Excel in Mathematica. The original Excel chart looks like this; My Mathematica version looks like this; There are a couple of things wrong ...
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Increasing the size of numbers in a legend bar

I would like to know how you go about increasing the size of numbers which appear in a legend to make them larger than the default (which is too small for publication purposes). Example: ...
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ParametricPlot and PlotLegends don't seem to cooperate

I noted that only part of the legend shows up in ParametricPlot using v9's PlotLegends: ...
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How can I draw temperature 3D plot?

I want to draw temperature 3D plot based on given data points {{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2},...}. Here z coordinate is temperature.Am going to Show the temperature z in corresponding {x,y} coordinate. In my ...
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Why won't ContourPlot accept a variable argument? [duplicate]

I have a list of linear inequalities which describe a (polygonal) region. I can use RegionPlot to visualize this region; but I'd also like to overlay this plot with ...
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Cumulative frequency plot

I have the following data: data = {{0, 0}, {20, 1.4}, {25, 9.8}, {30, 32.2}, {35, 38.2}, {40, 15.6}, {45, 2.7}, {50, 0.1}}; where the second coordinates are ...
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Interpolation on large 2D list results in erratic function

Previously, I've had problems with Mathematica interpolating and plotting 3D lists, but I finally managed to do so by rescaling the x and y-axes with the help of the methods proposed here. Now my ...
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Plot3D list elements

I've been having some trouble with Plot3D. I have a quite complex function of two variables (actually three but the first one doesn't matter) that returns a list ...
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Horrific Looking Contour Integral in Mathematica Plot:

I'm attempting to display the geometric meaning of a contour integral but as you can see, the typesetting of the contour integral (created via the Epilog function) looks awful because the contour ...
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Dashed mesh behind 3D object

I am trying to create a simple, almost transparent 3D sphere with a mesh that is made of solid lines if they are on the front surface (i.e. if they are directly visible) and of dashed lines if those ...
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Avoiding the re-evaluation of a RegionPlot3D

Is there a simple way to save the output from RegionPlot3D so as to avoid re-evaluating when the notebook is re-opened and Show ...
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Graphical Plots of PDF and CDF

I have a joint density and distribution function that I want to plot in a meaningful way, (i.e., want to be able to see how the functions behaves as changes in x and y happen simultaneously. If ...
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How to draw a higher-genus surface

NB: By higher-genus surface, I mean a closed orientable surface of genus at least 2. This question has come up before on math.SE, and even MathOverflow, but most posters suggested using either ...
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How can PixelConstrained be emulated with DensityHistogram?

This DensityHistogram doesn't display very well. Some bins are shown much larger than others and, oddly, empty bins appear to be drawn smaller than occupied bins. ...
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Contour Plot in Cylindrical Coordinates

I'm trying to render an equation in the cylindrical coordinates, and I used the following codes: ...
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How can I make points “glow”?

I have a set of points in the plane which I would like to have "glow". I would like for each point to glow individually and I would also like some increase in the intensity corresponding to an ...
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Problem with large values in ParametricPlot

I've got a question quite similar to No 18163:Problem with high parameter values in ParametricPlot, but the solution of that problem did not work for me. So I hope you may have another tip. I want to ...
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Helio chart for canonical correlation

I'm trying to create a chart usually called "Helio chart". It's a chart type very suited for canonical correlation analysis involving several dependent and independent variables. However, it is a ...
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Controlling margin around PlotLegends

Here's my code: ...
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Placing bar chart labels on the upper and lower frame axes

In the bar chart (with negative values) ...
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Solving and plotting ODEs while varying one of the initial conditions

How can I vary an initial condition in the numerical solution of a system of ODEs and then make a 3D plot of the solution space with that condition as one of the variables. ...
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Labels for each curve on a multi-curve plot using an efficient method(without writing a large code) [duplicate]

I have a question on plot labeling in Mathematica. I have y = 4 x / L + 2 where L = {10, 20, 30, 40} I want to draw a ...
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Finding a best fit curve and plotting it [closed]

I have a list as shown below: m01 = {{250, 0.083121}, {200, 0.0888446}, {150, 0.0992422}, {100, 0.121567}, {50, 0.186825}} I'm new to Mathematica, and would like ...
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Copy and pasted graphics are fuzzy

I have a function that creates a 2D line with filling to the axis. When I copy this graphic into word it is very fuzzy, so much so that the numbers and text are almost unreadable, not to mention the ...
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Filling only when one curve is below the other

I want to fill the area between two curves only when curve-1 (Black) is below curve-2(Blue). So In this example, I don't want the middle portion shaded but just the left and right tails to be shaded. ...
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ContourPlot of a complicated function

I have the function $pot_1(x,y,z)$ which is given in analytical form. So, in order to plot the contours at the primary planes $(x,y)$, $(x,z)$ and $(y,z)$, I use the following ...
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Custom mesh in ListPlot3D

I have the following data: ...
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How can I keep a plot's filled area from obstructing other lines when exported as EPS?

I am plotting several functions, some of which have fillings. After I combine all the functions together on a plot and export the plot to an EPS file, the fillings obstruct other lines. Exported PDF ...
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Contour plots of a two-variable function depicting the values of its integral

Given a two-variable function f[x,y], how to get the contour plots corresponding to several values of the integral of the original function. For example, I would ...
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Plotting Extended Zone Scheme:

How could I present an extended zone scheme for a delta-function Kronig-Penney model? That is, how can I display only the lowest contour in the region [0, π], the second-lowest contour in the region ...
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How do I plot many arrows in a sphere?

I want to plot a lot of arrows in a sphere (3D-Plot). That is not a problem with a small number of Arrows; for a few I can do than something like this: ...
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How do I get a plot with a certain size? [duplicate]

I am currently creating a poster for a conference in Scribus. I have a given space on the poster for a plot that I want to create with Mathematica. I don't want to scale in in Scribus, as this would ...
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Strange behavior of PlotMarkers with ListLinePlot[] and InterpolationOrder->0

I want to create a ListLinePlot with InterpolationOrder->0. However, when using plot markers like in ...
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A is fast, B is fast, but together they're Mathematica-crashing slow?

I'm trying to do something with finding solutions to a quantum mechanics problem with n wells. If there are 40 wells, I need to find the solution to an equation in the form: ...
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Normal lines to surfaces or planes in a 3D plot

How do I make the normal line to a plane actually look perpendicular? ...
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plot[] with subsititution rule [duplicate]

I encounter this problem in Mathematica 9.0.1, I'm not sure if it ever happens in other version. Plot[{x, x + 1}, {x, 0, 10}, PlotStyle -> {Red, Green}] This ...
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Using transparency in ContourPlot makes mesh visible [duplicate]

I am trying to use a ColorFunction with Opacity in ContourPlot. Here's my code: ...
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Specifying the size of open circle PlotMarkers in ListPlot

I would like to use ListPlot to plot some points. I would like the PlotMarkers to be open circles. I can use ...
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Saving table of plots into a single figure within a pdf file

I have following code: ...
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3D scatter plot from a txt file

I have a txt file with space-delimited x, y, z coordinates of several points. The points are organized into groups of unequal size; the groups are delimited by skipping a line, like this: ...