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

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Factor out invariant code from Plot

Given a simple Gaussian kernel UnscaledKernel[a_, b_, sigma_] := Exp[-(((a - b)/sigma).((a - b)/sigma))/2] and un-normalized smoothing function ...
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Data interpolation and ListContourPlot

I am fairly new to Mathematica and I have two quick questions on using it for a Hydrology and Hydrogeology class. One is about data interpolation and interpolating without any data defined in an area. ...
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Plotting multivalued function using ParametricPlot

I'm having a bit of trouble making a ParametricPlot from two curves. I defined two functions p and g as: ...
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Implementing a LineStyleFunction for line plots

I have data in the form: {{0, 3, 4}, {1, 3, -1}, {2, 4, -1}, ...} and I would like to implement something similar to ColorFunction for the style of a line. ...
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MovingAverage[] and Fit[] with data containing DateLists

I have data which has the following appearance: data = {{DateList, Real}, ..., {DateList, Real}} It's easy to visualize the data by using ...
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How do I get rid of a “jump” in my plot?

How can I prevent plotting functions from "connecting" inside a plot points that should "wrap around" outside the plot? For example, how do I eliminate the horizontal lines running across the ...
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How to implement hive plot for graphs in Mathematica?

I'm trying to implement a version of the hive plot advocated in [Kryzywinski, et al., 2012]. There are many examples of such graphs on the author's webpage. It would be good enough for me to have ...
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Customizing FrameTicks in DistributionChart

So I have been fighting with this for a while. I'm trying to get custom frame ticks on both the left and right side of a DistributionChart. It's not going very ...
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Get x and z coordinate from an image and make a parametric surface

In this blog entry, this step is mentioned: I grabbed an image of a Peugeot wine glass from the web and used the Get Coordinates function to digitize its outline, which I fed to Interpolation to ...
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ListPlot with Joined set to True

Let f[x_]=9x^2-2x-3; I want to make a table of f at x ={-1, -0.5, 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2}. ...
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Parameters in plot titles

My issue is how to mix strings with variables, specifically in the context of PlotLabel: I can put a string as my plot title, and I can also put a variable as a ...
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Plotting two functions with dependent input function

I have defined a function: myJ2[n_] := 1/n* Total[RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0, 1], n]^2] This is basically an approximation to the gaussian integral. I ...
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Loop and do operations on Matrix, then graph the results

I'm trying to do some operations to a matrix in a loop, and then I want to graph the results. The results are pair of numbers. Can I store the results of each iteration on "something" and the use ...
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Scale plot display area (within the frame)

I have 2 data sets of equal length. I've done a LinearModelFit of them which gives me: ...
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Make PlotMarker explanation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating legends for plots with multiple lines? I have a ListPlot of data points. To distinguish between datapoints coming from different sources, I give them different ...
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How to vary color of fill between listplots based on y-distance between them

I have two lists with the same x-values but different y-values. I have used ListPlot to plot and fill the space (line) between them; however, I would like the color ...
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Why do Arrowheads interfere with ImagePadding?

Bug still present in version 10 under Windows. In a recent posting, Belisarius solved a problem related to the display of arrows on the x and y axes by setting ...
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How could I add arrows to the axis of a figure?

It is easy for me to add arrows to the axes of the a figure by taking advantage of AxesStyle -> Arrowheads[] when the differences between the horizontal and ...
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Spherical density plot of data set

I have a somewhat large number of 3-dimensional unit vectors ( ~ 100 000 unit vectors), and I am trying to visualize their distribution. First thing I tried was ...
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Transform x-scale of data for e.g. MatrixPlot

I have to transform in a nonlinear way the x-scale of some data for a MatrixPlot (or ReliefImage or ...
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How do I make my discrete plot thicker?

I am making a discrete plot and a regular function plot together. But my curve is so thick that for color-blind people, it's pretty much impossible to see the black dots of my discrete plot: ...
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RevolutionPlot3D of 4 piecewise functions around X-axis crashing mathematica

I'm trying to rotate 4 piecewise functions around the X-axis using RevolutionPlot3D. The 4 functions I have are: ...
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plot data differences

I have the following data: ...
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How specify PlotRange and display bitmap over plot in DateListPlot?

The problem came up in a plot of RGB data obtained by imaging the variable star d-Cephei with a DSLR camera on several successive nights. I tried to plot the R, G, B intensity points for each day in a ...
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Defining regions for `Exclusions`

I have the following function I want to plot in 3D (For simplicities sake we can say $a=5,b=-1,c=3$.) ...
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Replicating a discontinuous graph

I'm trying to replicate a graph from my math book for my notes as well as to learn Mathematica. I was hoping someone would be able to help me figure out how to add the open points to the graph, and ...
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xkcd-style graphs

I received an email to which I wanted to respond with a xkcd-style graph, but I couldn't manage it. Everything I drew looked perfect, and I don't have enough command over ...
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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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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 ...