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

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What is the meaning of the last argument passed to the ColorFunction of a ParametricPlot3D?

According to the docs, the meaning of the arguments passed to ParametricPlot3D is $x, y, z, u, v$. This is 5 arguments: the Cartesian coordinates and the two ...
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Cropping a plot via a command

I have a plot with some whitespace I'd like to get rid of. Ideally, I'd like to use a command like "ImageCrop", but for non-raster graphics (ImageCrop rasterizes the graphic). The Mathematica ...
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Manipulate and ExclusionsStyle

How can I change ExclusionsStyle for a plot inside Manipulate? Here's a sample that (though it shouldn't) seems to produce ...
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Is it possible to use styled (e.g., colored) text in PlotLabel?

Sometimes, I want to provide a key or legend for my Plot or ListPlot without using the ...
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How can I turn off SingleLetterItalics in PlotLabels, etc, when the Options Inspector won't do it?

One of the requirements set for the graphing project I am working on is that plot and axis unit labels sometimes need to include superscripts. Here is an approximately minimal example (I have some ...
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Creating Marker (Tags) on Top of Plots

I am wondering and tried to plot a graph having labeling specified on top of the graphic. I kind of know a brute force method to accomplish it, but the results will not even look close to clean ...
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How do I plot Thomae's function in Mathematica?

I wanted to plot this function $$f(x) =\begin{cases} 1 & \text{if } x= 0 \\ \tfrac1{q} & \text{if } x = \tfrac{p}{q}\\ 0 & \text{if } x \in \mathbb{R}-\mathbb{Q} ...
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Why does the shape of my function change when plotted alongside another function?

I wanted to investigate the periodicity of functions so I tried to Plot them on Mathematica using the Plot function. The ...
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Real Size Image Printing

I am generating a complicated graphics with Mathematica, but with objects of given sizes (e.g. a line of length 1 inch, between two points). I want to make sure that when I export the graphics, e.g. ...
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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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About the number format in ticks

I want to LogPlot a function, but I have the trouble in the number format in the ticks. For example, ...
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How to export transparent raster plots?

Is there an easy way to get transparent plots that work with Save Graphic As using a compatible file format such as GIF or PNG? I tried ...
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How to change ColorFunction after plotting

Say I have a plot like plot = DensityPlot[Exp[-((x-5)^2+(y-5)^2)/5^2], {x, 0, 10}, {y, 0, 10},PlotRange -> {0,1}] Is there a way to change the ...
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Background Shading in Histogram3D

I am preparing some data for dissemination. I have a series of plots that look like so, using ListLinePlot: The background shading is just being added using ...
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About number truncation of ticks display in ListPlot

In my problem, I need to plot a figure in a relatively small region of the $x$ axis, e.g., ...
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How does one set a logarithmic scale in a ContourPlot?

How does one set a logarithmic scale for both x and y axes in ContourPlot in Mathematica?
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How can I plot Intensity values(Z) based on X and Y position. Data stored as 3 columns in CSV file

I have a CSV data file with X position, Y position and corresponding intensity as Z. I ...
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Change the height of a function being plotted

How do I alter the height of any function plot using the Plot function? Mathematica seems to limit the height of the plot up to the range of a function and distort ...
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Mapping multiple parameters of a function to specific values

I am a little bit confused by the documentation for Apply (@@). I want to define a list of parameters, for instance: ...
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Coloring Points in a List Plot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ListPlot with each point a different color and a legend bar I want to color the points in a list plot using a function of the (x,y) values. I tried this (example with ...
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How to plot a curve with border around the line?

This can be useful if the curve is passing over both dark and light backgrounds (like well-done subtitles in movies).
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Plotting the results of iterating a function

This is what I am stuck on f[a_][x_] := x^2 + a; w[a_] := Take[NestList[f[-1.8], 0, 1000], 100] Now I want to evaluate this for different values of the constant ...
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Plot curves different way so that one can see them when printing black and white

I am going to plot for instance: ...
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Show parameters on graph

I am graphing the 4 PDFs for a distribution for 4 different parameters in the same graph. I want the values of the parameters to be shown in corner of the graph. How do I do this?
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Shading between polar graphs

Since PolarPlot doesn't support Filling, what is the best way to shade or fill the a region between two polar curves? For ...
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Creating a stacked RectangleChart

I would like to make a "Stacked" BarChart where the bars have variable widths, like a RectangleChart. However, ...
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How to plot CDF of a Poisson distribution in Mathematica

How to plot the following in Mathematica: $$P = \sum_{k=C+1}^{\infty}\frac{e^{-C^\gamma} (C^\gamma)^k}{k!}$$ I want to plot $P$ versus $C \log{C}$ for a given $\gamma$ with logarithmic scale on ...
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Why can't I use Show with BoxWhiskerChart?

As you can see in the example image above, I am frequently (but not always) seeing broken line plots when I try to overlay them on top of another plot using Show. ...
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Custom formatting for DateListPlot

I'd like to control more aspects of a DateListPlot, for example: shading for weekend days, and/or indicators for daytime/nighttime areas. By way of illustration, ...
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Plotting different PDFs of a distribution in the same graph

How would I plot the PDF (probability density function) of WeibullDistribution[1/5, 50], WeibullDistribution[1/4, 40], ...
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Animate ParametricPlot3D for two different parametric equations

I want to write a computer program to generate 3-D plots (with x-y-t axes) to demonstrate the evolution of the two missiles in the following case: i. $x = 100t$, $y = 80t-16t^2$ for $0\leq t\leq 5$ ...
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How can I plot more than one value in the same date?

I am trying to plot values that occur in different days and times. I am using DateListPlot, but it plots all the values for a day in the same day. Is there a way to ...
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Why does Plot3D omit parts of the surface at kinks?

When doing Plot3D[Max[p^2-q^2,0],{p,0,1},{q,-1,1},PlotStyle->White] the result looks like this (with Mathematica 8.0.0.0): As you can easily see, at the ...
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Plotting vectors originating from the origin in 3D

I have an array of data with 3D elements. Ex: x = {{1,2,3}, {3,4,5}, {5,6,7}}. I want to show this data in 3 dimensions, such that each point in the space is shown ...
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Vertical alignment of FrameTicks Text

The text box of a FrameTick/Tick is, by default, vertically centered on the tick mark. Is there a way to adjust the vertical alignment of FrameTick text? Specifically, along the lines of Baseline, ...
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How to properly plot a response of a transfer function in Mathematica?

I'm trying to display the output response of a transfer function in Mathematica with and without a compensator. The problem is very strange: while the transfer function compensate is showing well, the ...
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Just what kind of transformations can TransformedDistribution handle?

Why does the following command return an empty plot? ...
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Exporting a 3D plot into a 3D viewing format and axis scaling

I've been trying to export a Plot3D into an X3D (JVX, VRML) file using the Mathematica's Export function. The problem is that when the PlotRange is large compared to the other two dimensions the ...
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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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Display position information out of ListPlots inside a Manipulate

I often have the situation where I'll use Manipulate[] to compare and examine 2 or more lists. A simplified example follows: ...
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Plot CSV-data; make statistical statements in Mathematica / WA

First, I'm quite new to Mathematica so sorry in advance if some questions seem to be trivial. I have a CSV-file which looks like this: ...
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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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Mathematica slope fields

I would like to make a slope field. Here is the code ...
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Changing the order of elements in a chart legend

In a stacked BarChart or Histogram the bars are stacked from bottom to top, while the legend entries are listed from top to ...
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How to plot a barycentric line

I want to plot a barycentric function on an equilateral triangle (ternary plot). For example f1 = {Abs[Sin[x]], Mod[x, 2], Abs[Cos[x]]}; At the moment I evaluate ...
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ListContourPlot-ColorFunction

How can I use ONLY the central 90% of the spectrum, not the whole range? For example, I do not like to see the lowest values in purple, but in deep blue color. ...
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Create self-contained plots when Ticks or FrameTicks require external functions

Let's say I define tick marks for a plot in a separate function outside of the plot: ...
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Joining only particular dates with DateListPlot

I have the following datasets: ...
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Legend of a plot: how to increase the size of the line/marker?

I'm using the following kind of code to do the legends of my plots: ...
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Create a CDF file with a plot that cannot be edited by double-clicking

I have created a CDF file that contains a Manipulate object with a plot. I intend to embed the file in a web site, so that users can use interactive sliders to ...