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

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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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How to prepare data for ListVectorPlot[]?

I was trying to plot a few velocity vectors measured at given points. However I am unable to do this with ListVectorPlot[] function. I get error each time I try to ...
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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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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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Fixing quirky typesetting in plot labels

Consider this example plot. Plot[ 1-Exp[-x], {x,0,3}, AxesLabel->{"thickness (μm)","power density (W/m^2)"} ] Let us hold the typographical quality of ...
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How to plot the contour of f[x,y]==0 if always f[x,y]>=0

I've been stuck at this problem for weeks and I've asked several related questions here: ContourPlot shows only part of the contours [duplicate] How to plot the contour of the radius part of a ...
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How do I plot a plane EM wave?

I would like to display an electromagnetic (EM) wave. I have written code that works, but it does not "shade" the area between the graph and the axes. Both the ...
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How can I make a grid of plots with no spacing, and have the plots line up perfectly?

I am making a bunch of two dimensional plots and I would like to have them arranged in a grid with no space in between them. That is, I want their frames touching each other. My problem is twofold. ...
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Plot one set of “x” with at least three sets of “y” in different scale

I'm sorry if the question is too obvious, but I haven't been able to find a straight answer for Mathematica. I have 1 set of "x" with at least 3 sets of "y" in different scales. I need to plot them ...
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Getting a list of accurate coordinates from a plot

I have encountered this problem of getting a list of accurate coordinates from a plot. Upon searching online, the best method of doing so is to right-click on the plot and select "Get Coordinates". ...
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Proper way to Plot a single function in two different styles?

I've got this code ...
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adding labels to points in ListPlot

Table[{Re[5 Exp[I 5/2 t]], Im[5 Exp[I 5/2 t]]}, {t, 0, 6}] ListPlot[%] This code plots 6 points in the complex plane. To each point I would like to add a label in ...
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How to plot planar graphs as such?

A planar graph is a graph that can be drawn in the plane such that no two edges cross. For example, the graph ...
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Centering date labels over the year in a DateListPlot

The canonical formatting for date labels in a DateListPlot is for the year or other date label to be centered over the tick at the start of the relevant period. ...
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Plotting graphics as ASCII plots

I'm occasionally in a situation where I have to use Mathematica on the terminal. I'd like to visualize the solutions I get from NDSolve, but when I 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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Why doesn't PlotMarker option None return no PlotMarkers?

After reading the PlotMarkers documentation it seems to be all or nothing. For example if you wanted markers on some of you lines the code below seems ...
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How to show values of points on surface plotted with ContourPlot3D

The help for ContourPlot3D starts with this example ContourPlot3D[x^3 + y^2 - z^2 == 0, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}] This returns a Plots of the surface ...
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Create filling between two trig functions

Working with trig functions, period, amplitude, etc. I found a worksheet at a calculus website, with some nice questions related to interpreting trig functions, at least, they provide some "fun" ...
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Is it possible to position ticklabels on the negative y axis on its right side?

Is it possible to position ticklabels on negative $y$ axis on its right side? Ticklabels on positive $y$ axis should remain as usual:
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Labelling ArrayPlot Charts

I have been using ArrayPlot to show off some information. Currently, my datasets are like so: ...
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How to remove ticks?

I wanted to remove the Ticks in my coding but i can't. Here when i try to remove the Ticks the number also gone. I need numbers ...
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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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Is there a simple way to plot complex numbers satisfying a given criteria

I think this should be straightforward, but I cannot seem to find a good source on how to do it after searching around, so I'm trying to sketch sets of complex numbers that meet a given for criteria. ...
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Click in a vector plot to plot several solutions of a system of differential equations

I am aware of the Locator button and I am aware of the Equation Trekker package, but they are not what I want to use. Here is what I specifically want to know how to do, if possible. Consider the ...
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SIGSEGV error with 3D Plots

I originally asked this question here but didn't get a satisfactory answer. I am using Mathematica 8.0.1.0 on Ubuntu 11.10. I created a 3D plot from an ...
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ListContourPlot interpolation screws up on concave set of data

I want to create ListContourPlots for sets of Data (from a physics simulation) given as Triplets {x, y, f(x, y)}. Certain parameter regions in the x-y-plane are ...
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X-Y scatter plot with coloring dependent on Z value [duplicate]

I have an array of $(x,y,z)$ triples (array dimensions: N x 3), from which I can make a 2D scatterplot of $(x,y)$ values: ...
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How can I make hatching filling of plot

How can I make hatching filling of plot Like this: I use another one plot with shifting to make filled area above: ...
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Plotting the components of a function that returns a list in different colors without redundant evaluations of the function

I have a function f which takes a number as input, and returns a list of numbers (the length of the list is constant). f is hard ...
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Antialiasing option behaves weird (polygon edges visible in ContourPlot)

When I set the Antialiasing option in Style, I get the followings: ...
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Plotting complex numbers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Plotting an Argand Diagram How do I plot complex numbers in Mathematica? The following is a part of my data, the eigen values of a 50 by 50 asymmetric matrix: ...
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How to align rotated tick labels?

How can I align tick labels so the tick label text ends centered under the data point? Of Course it works fine with a rotation of 90 Degrees, but not with 45 or similar angles. I see an example of ...
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Calling Correct Function for Plotting DiracDelta

I am wondering what is the correct function in Mathematica to plot the true impulse function, better known as the DiracDelta[] function. When using this inside of a ...
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Visualize Plot of a function of 3 Variables using color and contours

I would like to plot a function of three variables, say for example: $$f(x,y,z) = x^2+y^3+z^4$$ over $[-1, +1]$. I want my plot to use colors and maybe contours to make this visualization possible ...
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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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Why PlotStyle->Dashed make everything dashed?

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 -- appears to affect Linux only. It has been really strange for me. I am not sure it's regression after v10.0.1, or something went wrong with my system. ...
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How do you plot the same function with different options over different intervals?

Here is the motivation for my question. I want to plot Sin[x] over the interval 0 to 2 π, ...
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Managing Exclusions in Plot[]

When I do: ...
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Is there an easy way to put time ticks on a parametric plot?

I have a parametric plot showing a path of an object in x and y (position), where each is a function of t (time), on which I would like to put a time tick, every second let's say. This would be to ...
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How to zoom and pan a ListLinePlot?

I'm using ListLinePlot inside a Manipulate function to display some data. I've seen that Mathematica allows zooming and panning ...
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Combining manipulated plots

Let's say I have two manipulated plots: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[a x], {x, 0, Pi}], {a, 0, 10}] Manipulate[Plot[Cos[b x], {x, 0, Pi}], {b, 0, 10}] How can I create a ...
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ParametricPlot3D doesn't appear

Here I have one simple system solvable with NDSolve. I don't know why ParametricPlot3D doesn't present trajectory in space. I have solutions for x[t], y[t] and z[t] ...
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Adding a Sphere onto an existing 3D plot

I have a 3D plot. I need to add a small sphere marking the starting point, r[t] == 0. I'm pretty new at Mathematica and would greatly appreciate some help. ...
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Plot data from txt file?

I have data in file.txt which can be expressed by 20000x11 matrix. I do not want to import all of these data. How can I plot graph of the column 1 & column 4?
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ListLogLinearPlot logarithmic axis tickmarks

When using ListLogLinearPlot the abscissa labels every other decade. Is there a way to tell Mathematica to label each decade? I need to use this inside ...
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How to display the support supp(f) of a piecewise function z = f(x,y)?

I'm wondering how to display the support $\mathrm{supp}(f)$ of a piecewise surface $z = f(x,y)$. As an example, let's consider the following piecewise function (and plot it): ...
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Filling between two spheres in SphericalPlot3D

Manipulate[ SphericalPlot3D[{1, 2 - n}, {θ, 0, Pi}, {ϕ, 0, 1.5 Pi}, Mesh -> None, PlotPoints -> 15, PlotRange -> {-2.2, 2.2}], {n, 0, 1}] I cant' ...
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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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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}} ...