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

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How to shade a plotted region in specific direction?

I am using RegionPlot to plot a linear program maximize 30x1+25x2 with the constraints ...
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Plotting jump function without vertical lines

Consider this list plot: ListPlot[{{0, 0}, {1, 2}, {3, 4}, {4, 2}, {6, 0}}] I want to draw a jump function in this list plot such that for each point I get a ...
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Position tick labels on box sides of the axis [closed]

I use ticks label both for scale (0.8, .9, 1.0, ... ) and for marking specific values of interest (with custom text). I'd like the numbers to be above the axis and the text below it. I was able to ...
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How to draw the following plot in mathematica? [duplicate]

I have a function (x^2-9)^2. I can plot it with x-range{-3,3} so that three extremum s can appear in the plot. I add another axis y ranging{0,10}. I want to plot the previous function (x^2-9)^2 at ...
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Changing the atom color for plotting xyz-files

Mathematica takes the standard color code for atoms when plotting an *.xyz file, but I want to customize the color for the specific atoms. I really become desperate as I did not get it so far. ...
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Displaying a matrix as an array of solid rectangular blocks [duplicate]

I would like to plot an array of numbers as a surface, with each number the height of a square, and with the squares connected to adjacent squares with vertical rectangles, up or down as appropriate. ...
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Plotting a plane using intercepts

I have a plane 2x + 5y + z = 10. I have determined that its intercepts are: x = 5, y = 2, z = 10 I need to use ...
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Speed up ContourPlot

I created the following code, but the contours are drawn slowly with the movement of the slider, could you advise me how I should optimize the code? ...
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Country density plot of lines (highways)

I love solution from question (histogram as well as distrubution) http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/31948/show-density-plot-on-us-map#=. But both cases are a bit more difficult in my ...
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thicker axes in 3d plot

I am new to Mathematica, and am not able to figure out how to make the axes in a ListPlot3D plot thicker. For some reason assigning a larger value to FontSize doesn't do anything. Would appreciate any ...
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ListContourPlot3D won't plot

According to the MMA 9 help: ListContourPlot3D accepts input as {{x1,y1,z1,f1},..........} and at position ...
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Different distance in .jpg plot and .eps

I noticed that when I run my code to draw a plot: ...
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Plotting bug in Mathematica 9.0

I want to plot transition dipole moment vectors at their respective positions. For example, given a transition dipole moment with position vector R, I want to draw ...
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Pie/doughnut chart smarter labeling

There are numerous options in Marthematica for pie chart labels positioning: ...
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Distance between ticks and axes [duplicate]

I've created a plot using the following code: ...
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Automatically sizing elements in a DistributionChart with custom ChartElementFunction

This is a follow-up to some related questions: 46770 and 60600. I'd like to make a DistributionChart where the elements are histograms with my own custom ...
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PolarPlot with Dashed and PlotRange freezes for simple function

When I plot PolarPlot[1/(1+Cos[6-t]), {t,0,2\[Pi]}, PlotRange->{{-4,4},{-4,4}}, PlotStyle->Dashed] everything works normally, but when I change the ...
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Place legend without border above the plot

I use Mathematica 7.0 and as far as I know, there is not method PlotLegends, only PlotLegend. I want to set my legend - without background, shadow and frame - above my plot, as in the example belowe: ...
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Plot: How set markers in plot in front of axes

I draw a plot using ListPlot. But I noticed that PlotMarkers are 'covered' by the axes; see example below: I was trying to ...
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Parabola plotting tangential to x = const, and y= const

ContourPlot[ pm Sqrt[x - a] + pm Sqrt[y - b] == Sqrt[c], {x, 0, 2 a}, {y, 0,2 b}] plots a parabola, but only a part between points of tangency (a, 0) and (0, ...
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Thickness definition for ParametricPlot3D

How is the thickness defined in ParametricPlot3D? For 2D plots, the thickness "is given as a fraction of the horizontal plot range," but how does that work in 3D ...
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Simple plot control

Absolute newbie question: Plot[2x-1,{x,-4,4},GridLines->{Range[-4,4],Range[-8,8]}] works about as expected, except that (a) I would like the tick ...
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Plotting the results of NSolve as Horizontal Lines

Suppose I use NSolve to find the Real approximations to the intersections of two separate functions over some specified range: ...
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Visualizing Line Integrals

I have a plane curve $C$ described by parametric equations $x(t)$ and $y(t)$ and a function $f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. The line integral of $f$ along $C$ is the area of the "fence" ...
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List Density Plot

What are the axis label for a list density plot? I have it set up to create the plot for 2 columns from a data set I got from an experiment, I'm just unsure of what each axis is supposed to be.
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Image Size using {w,h}

Mathematica help file says: "With ImageSize->{w,h} an object will always be drawn in a $w\times h$ region, and will be sized to fit in the region. " However: Doesn't look like "and will be sized ...
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Plot Legends when first argument was generated by Table[]

I can get a plot to generate legends for different functions when these functions are put into a hand-coded list. However, when I generate the list of functions using Table[] only one legend is ...
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Exclude data from a list

Let's create some random sample data data = Table[{RandomReal[{-10, 10}], RandomReal[{-10, 10}]}, {i, 1, 300}]; Then we plot them using ...
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Draw a region bound by a sphere and a cylinder

Here is my code for drawing the region bounded by the sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2=1$ and the cylinder $x^2+y^2=x$. ...
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How to plot $\frac{x^{-2/3} e^ { \left(-\frac{x^{2/3}}{2}\right)}}{\sqrt{2 \pi 9}}$ for negative real numbers?

While trying to $\text{Plot}\left[\frac{x^{-2/3} e^ { \left(-\frac{x^{2/3}}{2}\right)}}{\sqrt{2 \pi 9}},\{x,-5,5\}\right]$ in mathematica, I was initially wondered (though mathematica's silence was ...
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Manipulate Plot with Controller being difference of two variables

I'm not sure if this is possible at all or whether manipulate is the best option to plot this, but currently I'm using the following code to plot Function Func vs. t values for different x values. ...
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ListPlot with conditions Part II

In a previous post Part I @Julian S proposed an interesting method in order to segment the data. A copy of the data file can be found here: data. I know that I should provide a minimal working example ...
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ParametricPlot3D line not smooth

Multivariate parameters appear to present a jagged appearance of integrands (using default Runge-Kutta ODE integration intervals?) in ParametricPlot3D plotting on a single argument. Higher Mesh.. ...
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RegionFunction generalized to plot a different colour/style for the largest expression [duplicate]

I have several functions of two variables defined in some region, say functions[x_,y_]:={0,x-y,Sin[x^2-y]} I'd like a plot to show at a glance the regions where ...
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draw part of parabola using graphics

today I was doing my physics homework. one of the questions was draw velocity-time and position-time graphs from the acceleration-time graph. So for the first step I draw acceleration-time using ...
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Graphs Plotting Discontinuous

I'm trying to plot a graph from the eigenvalues of a matrix I created. The graph shows with discontinuities in it and I was looking for some feedback. Here's the code: ...
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ParametricNDSolve and plotting problem

I have a problem with ParametricNDSolve: ...
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Adding walls to a region plot

I've done this code: Plot3D[x + y + 1, {x, 0, 1}, {y, 0, 1}, RegionFunction -> Function[{x, y, z}, 0 <= y <= Sqrt[x]]] Producing this image: In ...
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How can I use legend in ContourPlot3D and add arrowheads for axis?

I am using ContourPlot3D to show two surfaces. This is my code. Now I want to use Legend to distinguish the two surfaces, and add arrowhead for the three axis. ...
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Plot command uses same colors when applying pattern on list [duplicate]

When I do Plot[{fun1,fun2} ./ val1->1,{t,0,10}] then both plots are in the same color! If I use instead ...
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Would you give me some advice on Elliott's equation? [closed]

I'm trying to solve below equation on mathematica for plotting, but I'm a complete beginner. ...
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Glitch in Filling?

Bug introduced in 8.0 and persisting through 10.4 or later I ran into a problem while plotting and I was able to narrow it to this. Before I start "spelunking" I'd like to know if I am overlooking ...
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Symbolic and numeric calculations (and plots) simultanuosly

I use Mathematica to do a bunch of symbolic calculations (integrals, ...). This is good because I found that sometimes, if I plug in numeric values, Mathematica takes much longer. However, sometimes ...
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FontSize problematic when used in LabelStyle

Bug introduced in 9.0.0 and persisting through 10.0.2 or later Consider the following few examples, each producing a trivial graphic object: ...
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Plotting 3D arrows on a surface

I have a cone: ...
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Using Animate with ListPointPlot3D on more than one list

I have a couple orbits defined which have been mapped into one array as shown: ...
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Empty plot when calling the SphericalHarmonicY function in Plot or SphericalPlot3D [duplicate]

I'm getting an empty plot for the following code: SphericalPlot3D[ 2*Pi*Sin[theta]*SphericalHarmonicY[100, 50, theta, phi], {theta, 0, 2*Pi}, {phi, 0 , Pi}] ...
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Why does the replace all (/.) evaluate differently in plot

I'm plotting this function: Plot[(2 (l/2 π)^2 ((2 π f)/c)^2 /. {f -> (f 10^9), l -> .01, c -> 3 10^8}), {f, 17.5, 26.5}] but it does not plot ...
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Why doesn't Directive work with some settings (e.g. Arrowheads) for VectorStyle?

In Mathematica 10 on two different Windows machines, VectorPlot[{1, 1}, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, VectorStyle -> "Segment"] works just fine, but ...
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Why ContourPlot3D plot is in yxz system?

I was trying to explain to someone projection of points in space. I used ContourPlot3D and plotted the planes x=1, y=1 and z=1 to show that the point (1,1,1) is the point where these three planes ...