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

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Why does GridLines option fail with Function?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 The Plot option GridLines can be specified either as a list of explicit values ...
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ParametricPlot - Problem with ColorFunction

I am unhappy with the following mapping: ...
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Is it possible to define a new PlotTheme?

In version 10 one can define, say, $PlotTheme = "Scientific" Which changes the appearance of all plots. This is fantastic because on the one hand I can have nice ...
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What is wrong with triangle PlotMarkers in v.10.0.0?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 In Mathematica 10.0.0 we have built-in graphical triangle PlotMarkers. Let us look closer on them: ...
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Solve differential equation with 3 variables and plotting contour

Suppose we have this equation: $$ 2 - x g(z) f \left(x, \frac{\partial y}{\partial x}\right) = 3y $$ using initial condition $y = 2$ where $g = \left| \frac{3}{2-iz} \right|$ and $f = ...
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BaseStyle ->AbsoluteThickness[somenumber] doesn't work in version 10?

Users of version 9 might be surprised by this outcome: Plot[{Sin[x], Cos[x]}, {x, 0, 5}, BaseStyle -> AbsoluteThickness[5]] It seems that ...
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Rough mesh lines in partially opaque 3D plots

If I plot a surface with mesh lines, they show up fine (of course). However, if the surface is even just a little transparent, they get quite rough. Compare this to setting the Opacity to 1: ...
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PlotLegend disappears if Plot is used with ColorFunction

Working some charts on V10, I discovered that PlotLegends disappears if used together with ColorFunction inside ...
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Timing: how make a program to work faster using built in functions and tables

I want to improve my code to make it working faster even for very large numbers. ...
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Using Show to place a ParametricPlot on a LogLog scale

I wish to have a few plots on the same graph: ListLogLogPlot, LogLogPlot and a ParametricPlot drawing lines perpendicular to the x-axis. The problem is however that ParametricPlot doesn't seem to have ...
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AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in V10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 I am trying to use AbsoluteOptions in V10 but I am getting the Out with some errors as see in this picture: does anyone have same issue?
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Forcing unifom axis scaling on a list plot [duplicate]

I'm trying to draw a ListPlot where the x and y axis have the same scale. My data is ...
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Plot integration curve of a system of ODEs

I'm really n00b in Mathematica, so please bear with me, as this seems to be my only option to learn how to do what I wany to do. I have a system of two differential equations: ...
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Transparency rendering problems in Mathematica 10 (Mac)

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 For some weird reason, they apparently changed the styling of contours in ContourPlot for 10.0. Here is a comparison of the results for V9 and V10 ...
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Plotting multiple curves with multiple axes (>2) on the same plot

I'm attempting to generate a graph that depicts mulitple time series, measured in different units (but with a common time scale) on the same graph. This is a generalization of the familiar ...
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Enlarging a contour plot

I just started using Mathematica, and when I entered the following: ...
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Wavelength, wavenumber, energy and frequency in a ruler

I would like to generate set of four axis relating wavelength, wavenumber, energy and frequency in an arbitrary range. Like in this image but without the labels such as "RADAR". The selection of ...
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How to add a barlegend to a listlineplot?

I'm trying to add a color bar legend to a ListLinePlot with multiple lists. With 20+ lists a normal Legend gets long and bulky. Basically, each list line is associated with a different value. I've ...
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Customizing the distance of plot frame tick labels to frame [duplicate]

How can I customize the distance between the frame tick labels in a plot and the frame of the plot? MWE here —nothing special: ...
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Customizing decimal mark used in plot frame tick labels

I am using the Plot function in a usual way. I use Mathematica 9.0.1.0 in English (I do not know if it is available in other languages, but I do not mind), and as a ...
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Problem regarding 3D plot of a Moebius strip from a set of 2D points

First time posting here, although an experienced user of WM. I have a problem regarding graphics which I cannot seem to fix, so I am asking for your help. I start with a set of points $(x,y)$ in the ...
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puzzled with ColorData

At first let me thank, from this point as well, those that they replied to my previous queries. From a reply I got, I obtained finally the desired graph. ...
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Arranging and combining multiple plots and graphics

I have 4 plots/schematics. They are either created with ArrayPlot[], ParametricPlot3D[] or Graphics[]. As I play with calculation resolutions their absolute sizes will change. I would like a neat way ...
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Density plot of asymptotic behaviour of a linear system

Good morning, I have an ODE linear system $\dot{\vec f} = A \vec f$ depending parametrically to two real parameters, s and p. I'd like to get a density map of the solutions of $f_A/(f_A+f_B)$ at ...
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Why Plot3D does not accept Epilog option

I am trying to visualize 3D points with Plot3D using the option Epilog. If you check the options of Plot3D ( Options[Plot3D] ), it can be seen that Epilog is one of ...
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Plot CPU time vs iteration? [duplicate]

I would like to generate a plot of CPU time vs number of iterations. For example, if I were to calculate the solution of a system of differential equations in state-space form using the summation of ...
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Find exact value

I want to know exact x'[t] value where z[t]=0 I know approximate x'[t] value is 107 but I cannot find how to find exact x'[t] value ...
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BarChart that lines up with dates in DateListPlot

I am trying to create a chart similar to the view offered by TradingChart, but with custom data not relating to finance. ...
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add a color bar legend to a 3D plot

This has a connection to the previous post here: puzzled with a color function Also, a recent post of mine appeared here: Create a color bar plot legend but I should have solved the problem with the ...
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Unexpected behaviour plotting a PDE solution

I'm solving some coupled PDEs (Eb1 and Ef1) and what I plot for Eb1 appears to be correct. However, for some reason, when I go to plot Ef1, I get nothing. MWE is below (beginning is constants and ...
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Using a complicated function as color function

I have an ellipsoid with parametric equations lst = {10*Cos[u]*Sin[v], 3*Sin[u]*Sin[v], 2*Cos[v]}; I define a function ...
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How to avoid plotting lines not defined in a Which function? [duplicate]

How to avoid plotting lines not defined in a Which function? ...
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How to improve a DensityPlot? [duplicate]

Given that ...
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Liouville theorem demonstration

My goal is to create a demonstration of the Liouville theorem in 2D phase space. I made up an interesting potential energy function $U(x) = (x-4)x^3 + 27$, so that the minimal energy of system is ...
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Create a colorbar plot legend

I have the following list of parametric equations lst = {10*Cos[u]*Sin[v], 3*Sin[u]*Sin[v], 2*Cos[v]}; I define the following color function ...
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How to plot small values

I wonder, why small values (eg. 10^-1600) would not show on a plot? Here is a small example, where Evaluate gives a list of very small values and Plot does not show them, starting from x=20. ...
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Connect each point in the plot with all adjacent points

I have the following simple code. I need to connect each point in the plot with all adjacent points in vertical or horizontal line. ...
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Manipulate Tutorials? [duplicate]

I am wanting to combine equations with sets of static data points in a manipulate and do the curve fitting by moving the slider bars on my independent variables. The best examples of this art may be ...
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Cannot plot a list in ListPlot3D

I have this data files: ...
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How to show the intersection points of three functions?

How can I show the intersection points of three functions in my Plot? I really can't figure it out. ...
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Combining list x-y data with a list of errobars into one list (mathematica-style)

Suppose I have a list of data I can ListPlot: { {x1,y1}, ... } , and a list of y-errorbars: {erry1, erry2, ... } Is there ...
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Graphics elements in a 2D lattice [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a small piece of code that will take the RHS of a first order linear ODE and return a slope field sampled at a few points. I have written: ...
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“not a list of numbers” and “cannot be used for replacing ” [duplicate]

I am trying to plot a function which is based on the solution of some equation; I could get the correct figure but only after lots of warnings are printed out. The following is a minimum version of ...
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Saving many plots in files [duplicate]

I made a table of ten plots: Table[Plot[u[t, x] /. wws, {x, -10, 10}], {t, 0, 10, 1}] I want to save them all to my file system. I know, that I can save each ...
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How to add PlotLegends in a Show function?

I have multiple ListPlot in a Show where i want to add PlotLegends, but adding the ...
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Unexpected Plot3D behaviour

The following illustrates what appears to be an incorrect Plot3D for this polynomial. I have forced the function to complex argument, changed ranges. In contrast, ...
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How to plot on a symmetric axis/frame

Say one had a function that was itself asymmetric about the abscissa, but one desired to plot it on a symmetric ordinate. How can this be achieved with Plot ...
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Specifying non-conflicting PlotTheme options

A bug or limitation in 10.0.0 affects a few of these examples; it was resolved in 10.1.0. I am trying out Mathematica 10 on https://programming.wolframcloud.com. ...
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Combining ArrayPlot and Plot

I have two plots. plot1 is a colour graph generated using ArrayPlot. plot2 is a function plotted using Plot. I want to do two things. Scale the axes of plot1 to be the same as plot2 (instead ...