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

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How to revolve a surface about a line other than the $x,y,z$ axes? [duplicate]

I just started working with Mathematica 8 and I'm having trouble revolving a function the way I want. I have to revolve the function $x^2/4 +2$ and $y= 0$ around $y=6$ to form an ashtray, but I ...
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Coloring Points in a Plot, based on their position in the list

Before I describe the question, I'd like to say that I've seen the excellent answers posted here but have not managed to get them to work for my own data. I have a list of values that I would like to ...
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ContourPlot from Vector Data

I have data in the form of x, y, vx, vy where vx and vy are components of the velocity vector at point x,y. I want to plot a contourplot of this. How can I do that since contourplot asks for three ...
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Graphical representation of a moving sound source

Some explanation since I have got a specific and another more open-ended question: I used two microphones in a 90° arrangement (see picture below) to capture sound from a source moving around the room ...
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X-Y scatter plot with coloring dependent on Z value [duplicate]

I have an array of $(x,y,z)$ triples (array dimensions: N x 3), from which I can make a 2D scatterplot of $(x,y)$ values: ...
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Controlling ColorFunctionScaling

Is there a way to control the scaling of ColorFunction beside just to turn it off and on with ColorFunctionScaling? Two ...
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Tick marks shrinking with ImageResolution [duplicate]

High resolution PNG export is handy for print quality plots, however tick marks are not scaling properly. Does anyone know a solution or a work-around, preferably for M7 (on Win7)? ...
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How to plot inequalities taking into account that points must be integers and not reals?

I have solved with Mathematica 9 the following integer inequalities using Reduce: ...
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Axes Origin & Labels in 3D Plot

I'm looking for a way to have the axes at the origin in a 3D plot and to label the (x,y,z) axes in the usual way---with x near the end of the drawn portion of the x axis, y near the end of the drawn ...
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How to zoom and pan a ListLinePlot?

I'm using ListLinePlot inside a Manipulate function to display some data. I've seen that Mathematica allows zooming and panning ...
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Plotting a vector field

Can I somehow plot a vector field and the scattered data point associated with each and every vector? Also, is there any way to prevent Mathematica from interpolting the vector field? I am trying to ...
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Show doesn't show all the plots

I try to combine three list plots with the Show command. Here is the first one: ...
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How can I draw temperature 3D plot?

I want to draw temperature 3D plot based on given data points {{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2},...}. Here z coordinate is temperature.Am going to Show the temperature z in corresponding {x,y} coordinate. In my ...
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ParametricPlot3D doesn't appear

Here I have one simple system solvable with NDSolve. I don't know why ParametricPlot3D doesn't present trajectory in space. I have solutions for x[t], y[t] and z[t] ...
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Plot3D has a break in the center of the plot [duplicate]

I am trying to plot a relationship using Plot3D and for a reason I cannot figure out the function is not evaluated in the middle of my range. If I take a 2D slice ...
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How can I highlight the vanishing-partials in an interactive 3D plot?

I am using Manipulate and Plot3D to plot a function with two real variables and two extra parameters. ...
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Increasing the thickness of line in plot legend

I've been using the shiny new legends in V9 for my plots. However, I usually increase the Frame/Axis ...
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BarChart and Log Scale results in different bar origins

I want to create a bar chart from two different data sets. ...
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Need assistance with plotting Cell Center Points and Normals (ListPlot, ListVectorPlot)

This is the CellCenter datapoints and associated Normals data: http://wikisend.com/download/458974/CellCenters-and-Normals.dat The dat file contains data points for x,y coordinates and x,y ...
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Horrific Looking Contour Integral in Mathematica Plot:

I'm attempting to display the geometric meaning of a contour integral but as you can see, the typesetting of the contour integral (created via the Epilog function) looks awful because the contour ...
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Dashed mesh behind 3D object

I am trying to create a simple, almost transparent 3D sphere with a mesh that is made of solid lines if they are on the front surface (i.e. if they are directly visible) and of dashed lines if those ...
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How can I make points “glow”?

I have a set of points in the plane which I would like to have "glow". I would like for each point to glow individually and I would also like some increase in the intensity corresponding to an ...
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ListPlot with labels that appear when the pointer goes over the points

I would like to generate a ListPlot with labels that appear when the pointer goes over the individual points. Specifically, I have a table of dimensions ...
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Using only two colors in a ListPlot3D

The data I have given here will plot the data in ListPlot3D function and gives the visualization of bars on the plot. I want to customize the color for the bars in ...
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How can I keep a plot's filled area from obstructing other lines when exported as EPS?

I am plotting several functions, some of which have fillings. After I combine all the functions together on a plot and export the plot to an EPS file, the fillings obstruct other lines. Exported PDF ...
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Increasing the size of numbers in a legend bar

I would like to know how you go about increasing the size of numbers which appear in a legend to make them larger than the default (which is too small for publication purposes). Example: ...
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How to give axes label to a histogram

I plotted a histogram and I used AxesLabel for labeling X axis and Y axis But it went wrong. How to do it?. ...
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Cumulative frequency plot

I have the following data: data = {{0, 0}, {20, 1.4}, {25, 9.8}, {30, 32.2}, {35, 38.2}, {40, 15.6}, {45, 2.7}, {50, 0.1}}; where the second coordinates are ...
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Why won't ContourPlot accept a variable argument? [duplicate]

I have a list of linear inequalities which describe a (polygonal) region. I can use RegionPlot to visualize this region; but I'd also like to overlay this plot with ...
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Plot3D list elements

I've been having some trouble with Plot3D. I have a quite complex function of two variables (actually three but the first one doesn't matter) that returns a list ...
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How to draw a higher-genus surface

NB: By higher-genus surface, I mean a closed orientable surface of genus at least 2. This question has come up before on math.SE, and even MathOverflow, but most posters suggested using either ...
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Avoiding the re-evaluation of a RegionPlot3D

Is there a simple way to save the output from RegionPlot3D so as to avoid re-evaluating when the notebook is re-opened and Show ...
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How can PixelConstrained be emulated with DensityHistogram?

This DensityHistogram doesn't display very well. Some bins are shown much larger than others and, oddly, empty bins appear to be drawn smaller than occupied bins. ...
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Contour Plot in Cylindrical Coordinates

I'm trying to render an equation in the cylindrical coordinates, and I used the following codes: ...
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Labels for each curve on a multi-curve plot using an efficient method(without writing a large code) [duplicate]

I have a question on plot labeling in Mathematica. I have y = 4 x / L + 2 where L = {10, 20, 30, 40} I want to draw a ...
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Solving and plotting ODEs while varying one of the initial conditions

How can I vary an initial condition in the numerical solution of a system of ODEs and then make a 3D plot of the solution space with that condition as one of the variables. ...
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Problem with high parameter values in ParametricPlot

I tried to plot the following function as a Parametric Plot. When I include values for w up to 1 the plot looks fine, but I need this plot for values up to 100 or 1000. ...
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Cannot plot Quantity values with DateListPlot

Is there a way to use DateListPlot with Quantity values? I retrieved the following time series data from WolframAlpha: ...
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Finding a best fit curve and plotting it [closed]

I have a list as shown below: m01 = {{250, 0.083121}, {200, 0.0888446}, {150, 0.0992422}, {100, 0.121567}, {50, 0.186825}} I'm new to Mathematica, and would like ...
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How do I get a plot with a certain size? [duplicate]

I am currently creating a poster for a conference in Scribus. I have a given space on the poster for a plot that I want to create with Mathematica. I don't want to scale in in Scribus, as this would ...
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ContourPlot of a complicated function

I have the function $pot_1(x,y,z)$ which is given in analytical form. So, in order to plot the contours at the primary planes $(x,y)$, $(x,z)$ and $(y,z)$, I use the following ...
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Contour plots of a two-variable function depicting the values of its integral

Given a two-variable function f[x,y], how to get the contour plots corresponding to several values of the integral of the original function. For example, I would ...
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Plotting Extended Zone Scheme:

How could I present an extended zone scheme for a delta-function Kronig-Penney model? That is, how can I display only the lowest contour in the region [0, π], the second-lowest contour in the region ...
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How do I plot many arrows in a sphere?

I want to plot a lot of arrows in a sphere (3D-Plot). That is not a problem with a small number of Arrows; for a few I can do than something like this: ...