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

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Fixing quirky typesetting in plot labels

Consider this example plot. Plot[ 1-Exp[-x], {x,0,3}, AxesLabel->{"thickness (μm)","power density (W/m^2)"} ] Let us hold the typographical quality of ...
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Plotting contours of a function for different values of a parameter

I want to draw a picture of $(x-t)^2 + (y-t^2)^2 - t^2$ in $xy$ plane, with different values of $t$. I did it in a very silly way , namely, ...
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Color linear interpolation of ParametricPlot3D

I am looking for any ideas about how to colorize an ellipsoid with a custom gradient style or by a Blend function. I would like to colorize ellipsoid as follows: ...
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How to change the axes' origin and direction?

I have manipulated an image and want to ListPlot it. However, the result is not to my liking because the conventions for drawing images and plots are different. ...
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ListLogLinearPlot logarithmic axis tickmarks

When using ListLogLinearPlot the abscissa labels every other decade. Is there a way to tell Mathematica to label each decade? I need to use this inside ...
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How do I draw a DensityPlot in polar coordinates?

I am trying to plot $J_m(\chi_{mn} r) \cos(m\phi),$ where $J_m(\chi_{mn}) =0,$ as a DensityPlot in polar coordinates (solution to 2D wave equation in polar ...
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Can 2D and 3D plots be combined so that the 2D plot is the bottom surface of the 3D plot boundary?

I have a ListlinePlot function, that I would like to combine with both a Graphics3D plot and a ...
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When using GraphPlot with an adjacency matrix, how can I make Mathematica draw exactly one self loop for any non-zero weight?

I have tried using the option MultiedgeStyle->None, but apparently Mathematica doesn't treat self loops in the same way it treats edges. For example, I find ...
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How to make a 3D globe?

There are many ways to create a 3D Earth that is rotatable (see here, here, related here), but most of them have some drawbacks. These issues mainly stem from either ...
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How do I get rid of the overlap of gridlines and tick mark labels?

I wish to include the plot generated by the following Mathematica code ...
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Interactively extract points from a plot (ListPlot or SmoothDensityHistogram)

Is there a way to dynamically define a polygon on a plot (I'm working with ListPlot and SmoothDensityHistogram) to select a ...
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How to add a vertical line to a plot

In the plot below I would like to add two vertical lines at $x = \frac{\pi}{15} \pm \frac{1}{20}$. How can I do that? ...
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Using PlotLegends with Show messes up the graphics

I have already obtained the plot that I want but am having trouble legending the graph correctly. ...
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Calling Correct Function for Plotting DiracDelta

I am wondering what is the correct function in Mathematica to plot the true impulse function, better known as the DiracDelta[] function. When using this inside of a ...
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SIGSEGV error with 3D Plots

I originally asked this question here but didn't get a satisfactory answer. I am using Mathematica 8.0.1.0 on Ubuntu 11.10. I created a 3D plot from an ...
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Plotting Complex Quantity Functions

Trying to plot with complex quantities seems not to work properly in what I want to accomplish. I would like to know if there is a general rule/way of plotting when you have complex counterparts in ...
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Number format of axes in a plot

How can I have a conditional format of the values appearing in the axis of a plot ? I have in mind the number format options available in Excel for plots as described here ...
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Formatting legend text font

I am using this code to plot a graph, and I am trying to make the font of the legend bigger. ...
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Using the same frame ticks for two different histograms

Consider the following: ...
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Easy Way to Create Trellis Plots in Mathematica

I'm trying to do multivariate statistical analysis on a data set and I'd like to quickly visualize my information first using Trellis-like plots. For example, I'd like to create scatterplots for body ...
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Plotting the open ball for the post office metric space

The post office metric space, $P$ has the distance function defined as follows: $$ d_P (\mathbf{x},\mathbf{y}) := \begin{cases} 0 & \mathbf{x} = \mathbf{y}\\ \Vert \mathbf{x}\Vert_2+\Vert ...
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Labeling points of a list in plot

A list of georeferenced points is: ...
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Using a function name instead of its definition in AxesLabel

I seek to use a token as an axis label, but this token, having other meanings, is expanded by Mathematica. If I enclose the token in quotes, it is not expanded, but it is also no longer italicized. ...
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Non-linear inequalities

I have five sets of inequalities and equations: $$A_1:=\{(b,c);b^2+9c^2-3c<0\},$$ $$A_2:=\{(b,c);\frac{\sqrt{b^2+9c^2-3c}-b+6c}{c}\leq0, \frac{-\sqrt{b^2+9c^2-3c}-b+6c}{c}\leq0\},$$ ...
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Changing the plot variable inside Plot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference in Plot when using Evaluate vs when not using Evaluate Assume one has vector of functions (e.g., vec={x,x^2}). The ...
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Consistent Plot Styles across multiple MMA files and data sets

I am starting to write a thesis for which I want to use MMA for all my plotting needs, mostly because a lot of the basic analysis has been done there. To ensure that I am applying styles consistently ...
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How to save plots in grayscale

As sophomoric as this question seems, how should I save plots in grayscale in Mathematica? I generally like eps images for their scalability and I use ghostscript or other third party perl scripts ...
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Retrieving PlotRange form BarChart

Consider the following data: data1={73.9377, 54.4122, 53.0826, 24.1936}; data2={76.828, 49.1673, 45.7883, 18.9015}; I defined my own BarChart as follows: ...
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Saner alternative to ContourPlot fill

I am producing a large number of ContourPlot objects, which when exported generate notoriously large PDF files because it basically generates lots of little ...
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Ad hoc graphics primitives-like objects

Sphere is one of the three-dimensional graphics primitives available in Mathematica and can be easily used to created very useful images. For instance, in the ...
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RegionPlot3D contour problem

I have a little problem and didn't succeed trying to solve it on my own. Situation is, I need a visualization of the function $s - 3\cdot s\cdot q + q$ as a region on p == 0 if function's value is ...
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How to draw a gene regulatory state space diagram in Mathematica

Is it possible to draw in Mathematica a state space diagrams like these two?! I tried a lot but since I am fairly new to Mathematica, I could not reproduce the desired result.
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How can I make a 2D line plot with a drop shadow under the line?

You often see plots styled like this (ignore the bar chart component): i.e. with a small drop shadow under the line. (I'm assuming Excel is being used to produce these plots). How could you make ...
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Extruding along a path

I'm trying to render a 3D image of a path by extruding a circular cross-section along the path, creating a "snake-like" path. Here is an image I found to illustrate: I can't seem to figure out if ...
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subscripts in plot axis labels

Superscripts can be included in axis labels by the use of the caret symbol (e.g., Plot[x^2, {x, -1, 1}, AxesLabel -> {x, x^2}]). How does one include subscripts ...
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ParametricPlot3D creates a blank graphic in this case

I have been trying to evaluate the following code, but nothing happened. I don't see any result. ...
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How to show values of points on surface plotted with ContourPlot3D

The help for ContourPlot3D starts with this example ContourPlot3D[x^3 + y^2 - z^2 == 0, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}] This returns a Plots of the surface ...
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Can I make a plot with gradient filling?

Bloomberg has a standard plot style for its line plots in which it uses a gradient filling. Actually the way this seems to be constructed is that a gradient from the ymax to ymin is used as the ...
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How can I make an X-Y scatter plot with histograms next to the X-Y axes?

I just saw a nice plot there: How could I implement that in Mathematica — by which I mean the plot structure, not so much the styling.
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Is there an option to plot the Z axis reversed (as shown in the figure)?

Normally the Z axis is plotted from bottom-to-top as shown below : I got a plot with the axis (axes to be more precise) reversed as shown below: Is there a way to force the axes to be plotted ...
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Styling ticks in a plot

I managed to turn the ticks inside-out but the ticks go now through the numbers. In fact I would like to have it like in the picture attached (ticks pointing outside the plot and no additional ticks ...
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Plot does not plot over the specified range

Suppose I have these two sets of data: ...
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Why is my plot cut off?

I am trying to use Show to combine two plots so I do the following: ...
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InterpolationOrder for ContourPlot

How do I acheive something like InterpolationOrder in ListContourPlot for ContourPlot? My ...
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plot function against composite variable

How can one plot $f(x,y)$ as a pseudo-univariate function of $x/y$ (or some other composition of these variables) over the domain $a<\frac{x}{y}<b$. ...
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How do I speed up Plot when the independent variable is in the Numerical expression

In the following HH = H /. {μ -> 1, Δ -> .3, L -> 11, ky -> 0}; Plot[Re[Sort[Eigenvalues[HH]]], {kx, -2 π/11, 2 π/11}, PlotPoints -> 10] where ...
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How to plot two sets of data on one ListLinePlot

I have two sets of x,y coordinates, and want to plot them both on the same graph. With one set, List1 $= \{ \{ x_1, y_1 \}, \{ x_2, y_2 \},\{ x_3, y_3 \}, \cdots \}$ I can use ...
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Arrows on axes in Plot3D

I use the following code to draw arrows on arrows in 2D graphics: Plot[Sin[x],{x,-10,10},AxesStyle->Arrowheads[Automatic]] But such code doesn't work with ...
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Producing a bar chart with height and color determined by two distinct lists

I am trying to visualize a list of positive integers using a bar chart. In general, integers in that list may appear more than once. For example, I may have ...
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Plot Indefinite integral

I'm having a hard time to find a solution to a numerical limitation on mathematica: ...