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

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Make a density list plot/histogram from large, pre-binned data set?

I have a large data set consisting of $\mathcal{O}(10^9)$ two-dimensional points. In order to save memory and time I have pre-binned these into a uniform grid of $500 \times 500$ bins using Fortran. ...
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In a ListPlot of LinearModelFit, Fill to the regression line

In the help for LinearModelFit, the regression line can be added to the scatter plot like this: Show[ListPlot[data], Plot[lm[x], {x, 0, 5}]] Is it possible to ...
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How to specify DataRange in a ListPlot with an imported set of data

So I've been trying to import a large set of data (6900 point pairs) from an excel (.xls) file. The Exel file has 2 columns of numeric data. I've also been trying to plot this data, but when I do, it ...
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How to repeat a plot with different options

I'd like to have first a function plot and then the same plot repeated inside a Manipulate, with additional things (like tangent planes etc.). I can do ...
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Plot cubic root which includes the negative graph [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding real roots of negative numbers (for example, $\sqrt\[3\]{-8}$) Yes, I know there are other Threads which have similar questions and yes I read them but I am just ...
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Why doesn't this plot work? [closed]

I'm trying to plot the output of an integral, but the plot does not show. The axes show, but not the plot itself. I have tried what I felt was a reasonable range of axes values, but the result is the ...
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Rules governing Plot line generation

I was looking at the Documentation Center for Round, Ceiling and Floor when I noticed that ...
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Plotting a floor function with endpoints?

Would someone mind showing me how to plot a floor function with the appropriate endpoints? I tried Google, but the best I could find was something posted from 2004 that no longer appears to work. ...
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How to add FindDivisions to the plot commands?

I used these instructions to make a legend bar next to my plot (I can't comment there) But I'm lost to where and how can I add FindDivisions to the DensityPlot under "Edit: illustrating additional ...
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Control parameters of different styles of DistributionChart

Using DistributionChart, you can choose among several styles aka ChartElementFunction: ...
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Using MaxStepFraction as ticks on plot

Is there any way I could use the MaxStepFraction (or grid size) as used in NDSolve in the example below as ticks on the 3d Plot? ...
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Toggle visibility of elements in a plot

I have three simple graphs in one Plot. Now I am trying to make a button for each graph so you can hide or show it in the plot. Until now I was just able to make a checkbox with the Manipulate ...
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Why is my animation so slow?

I have an animated plot of the kind ...
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Overlay : zoom, graphic tools, get coordinates save as etc

I used Jens' legendmaker to Overlay graphics to get a nice legend on my ListPlot. My question is if is there any way to make ...
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Replacing variable in an equation with an Interpolating function polynomial and plotting residual

I was trying to plot the residual for the solution of my PDE. However, I was unsure about a couple of things. I imported the data and created an Interpolation polynomial with ...
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Combine DistributionChart and ListPlot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Combining and aligning “chart” type graphics with regular plots I have a bunch of data I want to plot a violin plot of, and I want to add the averages (as ...
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Rectangular output for ListContourPlot

The Function ListContourPlot generates by default an output which has a square size. I would like to produce a rectangular output for example {1000,100}. ImageSize doesn't work because it shapes only ...
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How to get data from For loops to plot it?

How can I get data from For loops to use in ListStreamDensityPlot? I tried AppendTo, but it ...
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Animate the scattering of a Wave Packet

I know mathematica is probably not the best choice for intense numerical integration, but its the only software I know. I would like to create an animation (not real-time, but pre-render the ...
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Getting the interpolation function from a list plot

I have conducted a chemistry experiment and obtained a list of concentrations of a reactant against time. I plot a graph of this using Mathematica's ListPlot ...
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Plotting Complex Roots of Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding real roots of negative numbers (for example, $\sqrt\[3\]{-8}$) I am trying to make Mathematica plot the cube roots of $27i$ and graph them, so that I can include ...
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Calculus 1: Create the plot of a function satisfying certain conditions

Today in class we were shown how to create an infinite limit graph (plot) given the preceding conditions. While I have a fairly terrible sketch of this graph in my notebook, I'd like to create a clean ...
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Using Plot3D with one variable dependent on the other

Plot3D[f,{x,xmin,xmax},{y,ymin,ymax}] In the above , is there any way to give range of y in terms of x. I want to give like ...
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Why does mathematica crash when I rotate a 3D graph? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SIGSEGV error with 3D Plots I just recently installed mathematica 8 on my linux machine, running ubuntu 11.10 I decided to tun and test mathematica so while the terminal ...
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how do you fix an axis in place for a movie? [closed]

I have a series of txyz coordinates, which I am plotting in space to create a movie of the objects' time evolution. With something along the lines of (simplified): ...
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How do I fill in a circle made by ParametricPlot with one solid color?

I have a very simple question but I am new with Mathematica. I made a circle on a parametric plot and I made the line black. I want to make the inside of the circle on the parametric plot red. So the ...
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Iterative way to find roots of confluent hypergeometric function

I am trying to find roots of confluent hypergeometric function and I wonder if I can choose the initial guess by the choice of $\beta$. ...
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Several functions in one RegionPlot with different grayscale

I try to plot the following, but something seems to be wrong in my code and I can't figure out how to fix it: ...
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Degree Symbol missing in PolarPlot when exported to PDF

I am trying to produce a polar plot. The axis should be in degrees. While no error occurs, the pdf export isn't working properly. Instead of the degree symbol I get ...
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3D Plot: Number of Roots in x of a polynomial in x, a, b and c

I have a polynomial in four variables x,a,b and c. The number of roots of the polynomial in x depends of the choice of a, b and c. I would like to have a 3D-Plot with a, b and c on the axes, while the ...
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How do I plot $x^2+y^2=1$ in 3D?

How would I plot $x^2+y^2=1$ in 3D (it would form a cylinder)? Since there is no $z$ in the equation, I can't solve for it and use Plot3D. Or can I just put the ...
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How to make a Line[] with no end?

I'm trying to do this: In this graph, the secant points are aproximated in order to become the tangent, it seems I need some kind of function which plots a line based on two points and it's points ...
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How can I plot the complex graph of $x^x$ in Mathematica? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to plot imaginary part of a function Plotting Complex Quantity Functions For example, this Wolfram Alpha query shows this graph: But it does not show the code for ...
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Problem in RegionPlot3D

I tried to plot the region bounded by the three planes. This is supposed to give me a pyramid type of shape (actually two, but I am just taking one of them). The code is given by ...
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Plot 3D vector that is a function of one variable

I have a function, r[t], which is a piecewise function that generates a 3D vector. It looks like this: ...
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Marking points of intersection between two curves

I'm trying to illustrate the solutions numerically and graphically for an equation such as Tan[x] == x. I think I did everything ok except I wanted to mark each ...
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Graphics[] not working from within For[]

Why is the following code not plotting the set of points from {1,1} to {10,10} ? For[i = 1, i <= 10, i++, Graphics[Point[{i, i}]]]
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Improve Plot3D resolution near max/mins

I have the following function $$V(r) = \sum_{i=1}^N 4 \epsilon_i \left(\frac{\sigma_i^{12}}{\|r-r_{0i}\|^{12}}-\frac{\sigma_i^6}{\|r-r_{0i}\|^6}\right)$$ which -for those interested- corresponds to ...
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How can I avoid label collisions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I influence the spaces between labels on a BarChart How can I avoid label collisions in plot ticks and labels? For example, here is a histogram with colliding ...
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Trying to plot ugly expression, not working

I have this ugly function : A[x_]:=((2 x^3 + 9 x^2 + 27 x + 3 Sqrt[3] (3 x^4 + 14 x^3 + 27 x^2)^(1/2))/2)^(1/3) (notice the fractional exponents at the end, it ...
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Why is LogLogPlot[] slower than Plot[]?

I notice that LogLogPlot runs quite bit more slowly than ordinary Plot. For example, consider the following two blocks of code ...
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Selecting polynomial roots and plotting against parameters

An implicit function $f(x,k)=0$ is quadratic in $x$ and contains one parameter $k$ which I must vary. Using Solve, I get two real solutions for each specific $k$: ...
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How do I use the ShowLegends function to produce a legend for my framed graphic?

I'm new to this site and new to Mathematica as you can see from my question. I'm also new to programming, btw. I'm trying to produce a legend for my plot which I've coded as follows: ...
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CustomTicks and ListPlot - Can't seem to get them working

I have a very large list of numbers like list={{a1,b1},{a2,b2},...,{ai,bi}} where a1 ranges between 10^-9 and 10^-5 and bi varies between 0 and 100. I have ...
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Manipulating the axis on a ListLinePlot

I am trying to create a plot using ListLinePlot in which the x-axis is represented in a logarithmic scale, and is reversed (so larger values are on the right side). ...
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Plotting a complex valued function over a circular region

I would like to apply some complex valued function to some region in the plane, say, a circle of radius $R$ centred at $k$. How can I do this?
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How to map rotate, pan, zoom to manipulate controls

I am wondering if there is a way to restrict the motion of the rotate mouse cursor in when moving around a 3d plot. For example, I want the y direction of the cursor to correspond to pulling the z ...
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Increasing the tickrate of an ErrorListLogPlot

I'm new to Mathematica and am trying to do an ErrorListLogPlot using the "ErrorBarLogPlots" package (from the Wolfram Library) for a graphical evaluation. ...
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Manipulating OptionsPatterns[]

How do you combine OptionsPatterns? For example, I would like to have a function that can take both options that I specify, and options for all graphs: ...
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How to add a grid on Plot, ListLinePlot and ListPlot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to insert guide-lines in graphics without specifying range? When we're using ArrayPlot, it's possible to draw a grid by doing: ...