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

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Combine a contour plot of a conic and an inset with an polygon such as all its vertices are on the conic

I have a difficulty to programmatically adjust the size of a polygon within an inset of a conic (here I limit myself to a circle) in order to have all its vertices on the circle: ...
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Graphing a network with state transition flows (of varying size)

In one of Stephen Wolfram's recent blog posts (http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2013/04/data-science-of-the-facebook-world/#more-5350) he provides the network plot below. The size of the arrows that ...
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how draw root locus in mathematica 9 for a special case

my closed loop transfer function is: H(s)=2exp(-q)/(1+exp(-2q)) q=sqrt((a+k*sqrt(s)+s)*s) , s=sigma+jw how can i draw root locus of H(s) as 'a' changes for ...
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Solving a complex-valued differential equation with NDSolve

I am trying to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{1+(ix)^{1.8}}$ for initial condition $x[0] =-0.9877 + i 0.1563$, where $x$ is a complex variable. I would like to plot the imaginary part of the solution versus the ...
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Creating complex contour plots

I would like to create a contour plot of $e^z-\dfrac{z-1}{z+1}$ that looks like the picture on the left, but can only manage the one on the right. I have tried incrreasing the number of contours, but ...
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Trying to plot the trajectory of a particle using its Lagrangian; the plot is wrong [closed]

I'm trying to plot the trajectory of a particle given its potential energy (by finding its Euler Lagrange equation, etc., etc.). Here's the code: ...
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Riemann surface for cubic root

I'm trying to generate Riemann surfaces of higher order. I read How to visualize Riemann surfaces?, and the subsequent documents. I'm able to reproduce the surface using polar representation, but I'm ...
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How to plot a coalition game?

Consider a game of a function $v$ which has \begin{align} v(1) & \geq 1\\ v(2) & \geq 0\\ v(3) & \geq 1\\ v(1,2) &\geq 4\\ v(1,3) &\geq 3\\ v(2,3) &\geq 5\\ v(1,2,3) ...
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Hatched Filling for ListPlot

I am plotting to data curves using ListLinePlot. I like the look of Filling, but this is going to be printed, so I want something both black and white friendly, but giving more definition and ...
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GraphicsGrid command

When we merge some colorful plots to a single image, with the command GraphicsGrid, the quality of output image will be lost, slightly. That is, for instance all ...
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Calculating the density of nearest neighbours

I am trying to plot this which is a numerical simulation of the Montgomery-Odlyzko law for the nontrivial 1st $10^5$ zeros of the Riemann zeta function $ζ(s)$. The solid line is given by ...
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Differential Equation in Complex Plane and Parametric Plot

I would like to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{1 + (I x)^3}$, where x is complex, for some initial condition like $1 - 5 I$ and plot the imaginary part of the solution versus the real part. (A somewhat similar ...
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Complex differential equation

I want to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{(1-x^2)}$, where $x$ is complex. When I solve it by hand and analytically for some initial value and draw the imaginary part versus the real part, I obtain an ellipse, as ...
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ArrayPlot of square matrix: how does ColorFunction -> Automatic work?

Suppose you have the following: tt = Table[{i, j}, {i, 0, 10}, {j, 0, 10}] The table tt is a matrix of pairs, ...
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ParametricPlot Options Problem: PlotStyle and AxisLabel issues

I am plotting the best response functions in a basic quantity setting Duopoly model using the ParametricPlot function. The issue is that the resulting graphs are ...
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Switching the ordinate and abscissa causes problem in `ParametricPlot`

I have a function that plots properly in PolarPlot, but I'd like to plot it in ParametricPlot and then switch the y and x ...
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How to plot data with error bars on a log scale in Mathematica 9?

I have data in the form d={{x1,y1,dy1},{x2,y2,dy2},..{xn,yn,dyn}}; so the error bars are different for each coordinate pair. I want to plot on a logarithmic ...
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Is it possible to export an Animate and Plot in a grid together?

I have a code that produces an Animate graphic and two Plots in a Grid. I am able to export the Animate graphic using .avi, but do not know how or if its possible to export these together in one file. ...
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Correct graphical representation of a discrete function (PMF)

I have a list: {1,2,2,3,3,3,3,4,4,5}. I want to plot the percentage occurrence of elements in the whole list. So the list plot I want to do is: ...
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plotting a trig functions along with its envelope

Note: This questions is quite different from the ones referred to in the comments. Those deal with numerical questions, while this one is algebraic. I have plots of the following type: ...
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Handling ± in a set of equations

First let me post the question that I am doing: You see for wave equation y2, there is a ± sign. I know how to do + or ...
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Error changing edge thickness in a GraphPlot

I'm having some problems with the Mathematica graphics inspector. I want to make a graph with the following code: ...
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Transfer ColorFunction from ListContourPlot to ListLIC-Plot

I would like to transfer the colors of a ListContourPlot to a ListLIC-Plot. I tried to interpolate the data of the ListContourPlot and use it as ColorFunction for the second plot but I couldn't get it ...
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Partial zeta curlicues

I asked a question at MSE and Raymond Manzoni provided an excellent answer that included these visuals: I made a very basic attempt at recreation with ...
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Reverse-order Negative BarSpacing

Suppose I have some data for a bar chart: ...
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Plot slope field in Mathematica for a difficult differential equation

I am trying to plot slope field for $\ddot{a}(t)$ for this differential equation but I don't know how to $\frac{d}{dt}\ddot{a}(t)=2\frac{\dot{a}(t)}{a(t)}\ddot{a}(t)$ I want to show that already ...
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Graph label smushed in when printing

I was playing around with the printing options because at first my notebook's printout was strangely way too large. However, after apparently solving the problem, now I noticed that when I print out ...
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How to draw guide lines spanning between two panels or graphs?

I would like to draw the blue guide lines as shown spanning between the top and bottom graphs. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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How to remove a gap between the chart labels and the frame in a BoxWhiskersPlot

When making a nested BoxWhiskersPlot with chart labels, the labels are nicely spaced below the bottom frame when using labels for all nested data ...
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Plotting a set of trajectories (not a vector field) in 3D

Consider a set of trajectories in 3D space, that possibly converge. By visualizing trajectories as arrows the result will look crowded as each arrowhead will be placed where the attractor is. In 2D, ...
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Placing many arrowheads on curves

I can't find anything anywhere on the web to help me with this. My plot: ...
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How to make a smooth revolution surface plot

I'm trying to plot a 3d revolution plot from a set of 2d points. These data points form a 2d curve, then we rotate that curve around y axis and get a 3d surface. @J. M. has a well explained and very ...
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How can I make my plot continuous?

Looks like plots became of low quality in Mathematica 9? How to make Mathematica to plot continuously? Logically current plot style is solid.
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Adding plot legends in version 8

I use Mathematica to draw the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of one point in a graphic. ...
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Animated Vector plot

I'm trying to make an animation of a time-varying 2D vector field. However, I'm got a difficulty in that Mathematica normalises the length of the vectors with each call to ...
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Why does the order of arguments in Show influence the result?

I am wondering why there is a difference in the results from evaluating the two expressions, which differ only in the order of the arguments given to Show. When I ...
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Having trouble saving a plot with legends

I am trying to plot a graph. ...
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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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How to plot this function?

I'd like to plot the function $f$ in this answer http://math.stackexchange.com/a/788818/66096 Let $h(x) = \begin{cases} e^{ -\frac{1}{1 - (1-2x)^2}} & \mbox{ for } 0<x < 1\\ 0 & ...
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Interpolating a plot with missing values

With data = {{1, 1}, {2, 2}, {3, 3}, {4, 4}, {5, 5}, {6, 6}, {7, 5}, {8, 4}, {10, 3}, {10, 2}, {11, 1}} and ...
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Point style in ListPointPlot3D

In ListPointPlot3D, it seems the only point style available is the default, because there is no PlotMarkers option for this ...
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Edit Automatic PlotRange

if I have a plot let us say Plot[x^2 - 5 x - 10, {x, 0, 8}] I want o check if there is a way to know the automatic plot range and to add or subtract from that ...
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Showing Two Manipulated Plots Together

I want to show a scatter plot and bar chart next to each other in order to show the change in both factors for each county. The scatter plot shows life expectancy per county on the basis of income, ...
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Using ListPointPlot3D to simulate 2D plots moving in time

I wrote a 1D solver for the heat equation $u_t=u_{xx}$, and I can animate the solution using normal ListPlot command, where the x-axis is the rod length, and the ...
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Plot a real part of complex equation depending on a parameter

I would ask you to kindly provide me a way to solve this problem in mathematica way. Let the equation $z^2 + 9 -1.5 e^{- t z}=0$ where $z\in \mathbb C$ and $t\in \mathbb R^+$. In order to plot graph ...
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Restarting an Animate animation after variable in Manipulate changes

I've been trying to restart an animation after variables change from Manipulate PopUpMenus. My animation takes the form: ...
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How to change the font of a color bar?

When using DensityPlot or similar, I want to change the font size of both frame labels and the color bar legend, but I can only get the frame labels to work. ...
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Parametric plot using listplot? [closed]

I was searching in the list of questions here but I couldt find it. I have two vectors say x={0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5} and y={2, 3.5, 6, 7, 8}. I want to plot them with respect to each other using ...
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Bug in ListVectorPlot?

Trying to evaluate the following expression kills my kernel (Mathematica 8.0.0.0): ...
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How do I plot the unit normal field for a surface?

The question is pretty much in the title; I'm about to teach my multivariable calculus students about orientations on surfaces, and I would like to be able to show them pictures. Any ideas?