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

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How to create a ListLinePlot with a layout analogous to ChartLayout -> “Stacked”?

I am using 3 checkboxes as desktops, portables and ipods in such a way that when I click to desktops it should shows ListLinePlot of ...
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BarChart frame labels

This barchart was tricky to style, and I had to resort to the legacy BarCharts`package. Any ideas how to omit the labels from the bottom edge? Ideally I'd also like ...
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Can I use a custom (Frame)Ticks specification to define the PlotRange?

The documentation for Ticks and FrameTicks shows how one can define a function for custom ticks or frame ticks, for example: ...
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Animate a position change along the curve for every iteration

I've only had few previous experiences on Mathematica before. So basically an entry-level question that harasses a rookie like me. I made the following attempt using bisection method to calculate ...
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“Not a valid Filling specification” error

I have a function, which plots the given function array f. This is a part of the function: ...
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How to create a heatmap from list of coordinates?

I have a list of coordinates in form {{x1,y1},{x2,y2},...} Is there a way in mma to builds density plots based on position ( ...
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Is there a way to make the tick marks larger?

In a Plot (actually, a Graphics) command, I'd like to make the actual tick marks larger than they are, but I can't find an ...
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Why does LogLinearPlot sample its argument outside the specified domain?

I experience a weird bug in the function LogLinearPlot. If the input is an interpolation function, such as the one created like this, ...
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Estimating progress on plots

When plotting a slow function, it would be nice to know how much of the work has already be done. However due to the refinement algorithm, simply monitoring the integration variable doesn't give an ...
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Plotting implicitly-defined space curves

It is known that space curves can either be defined parametrically, $$\begin{align*}x&=f(t)\\y&=g(t)\\z&=h(t)\end{align*}$$ or as the intersection of two surfaces, ...
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Indefinite Integral long time plotting

I have this equation: ...
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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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Plotting with NDSolve`StateData`

This question is a continuation of this. As answered by J.M., I am able to iterate a solution. However, I am unable to plot it. I am sure that this has to do with my inability to understand how the ...
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Exporting a dashed plot with a color gradient to a vector graphics format ruins the dashing

When exporting a dashed plot with a color gradient to a vector graphics format such as EPS or PDF, the dashing is partly ruined. For example, this command: ...
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Animation: presenting events that persist in time

I have a list of events that occurred on specific moments in time. In the example below, the three events occurred at 23:09, 23:13 and 23:17. I was able to build an animation that flows from time ...
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How do I plot a function over a subset of the displayed interval?

I want to plot f1[x] over 0 < x < L/2 and f2[x] over ...
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Graphics plot of point using unfilled circle

I'd like to be able to place points on a plot using Graphics[{Point[{a,b}],....}] but have the plot symbol be an unfilled circle. I've looked around but can't find ...
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How to plot imaginary part of a function

I need to plot the cube root of x in mathematica, but the plot shows me only the real part. I want it to look like wolframalpha plot with both real and imaginary parts of the function. Is it possible ...
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Flipping axis on a plot

I want to make a 2D plot where the x-axis is flipped so the higher numbers are on the right and lower numbers are on the left. I've managed to do it by flipping the data and making new ...
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Using RegionFunction on multiple plots

I realize that the Plot function can plot multiple functions of x at the same time, using { }. I also know that the ...
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About multi-root search in Mathematica for transcendental equations

I have some questions for multiroot search for transcendental equations. Is there any clever solution to find all the roots for a transcendental equation in a specific range? Perhaps ...
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Exporting plots with Cyrillic text elements to pdf

I'm trying to export a plot with some added notes which happen to be in Russian. Using Mathematica 8.04 and WinXP I evaluate ...
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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. ...