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

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Alternating Axis Labeling between Left and Right Axis

I'm using the following to label a MatrixPlot: FrameTicks -> {{yticks, None}, {None, xticks}}, I'm labeling these ticks with text. It is impossible to get the ...
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How to plot a certain surface? What is its parametric equation?

The surface show below is very beautiful; however, I don't know its function either as an implicit function or in parametric form. Anyone have an idea about it and how to draw it with Mathematica?
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Union of plotted regions as sum of colors

I wish to plot 2 functions $f$ and $g$ so that the region bounded by $f$ has color $c_f$, the region bounded by $g$ has color $c_g$, and the region bounded by both has color $c_f+c_g$. E.g. $c_f$ is ...
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How would I plot the volume element in cylindrical coordinates?

I have this graph: But it doesn't have a function so I can't just plugin in a function into wolfram or mathematica to plot it. I have these coordinates to make it however: ...
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Use boundaries of one plot for another

I am writing some code in which I combine a ParametricPlot[] with a RegionPlot[]. Mathematica is very good at figuring out ...
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Mathematica Error Message using CylindricalPlot3D

I have a full version of Mathematica Home Edition 9 installed on a high end desktop. I'm trying to learn how to use it and keep coming up with an error message that I cannot figure out. I want to ...
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Error plotting delayed expressions [duplicate]

I have defined: Qq[T_] := Exp[-w/(2 T)]/(1 - Exp[-w/T]) Uq[T_] := T^2 D[Log[Qq[T]], T] Can someone explain why this expression work: ...
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Explicit StreamPoint

I have trouble with getting the explicit initial StreamPoint to work. The number of streamlines are not the same as the number of initial points. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Best method to do a List Plot of two series with the same x-Axes [duplicate]

I want to plot two data series with the same $x$-Axes. I can use Show for this purpose, but I don't know if it is the best way, because I've to set all options two ...
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Hovering mouse cursor over a plot to display a “corresponding” point in another plot

(Apologies for not having gotten around to responding to and accepting answers on my other recent questions—as a meticulous and thorough type, I'd like to take my time to fully comprehend and ...
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How to use NyquistPlot without having a transfer function model?

Could anyone tell me how to use NyquistPlot with a first argument that is not a transfer function model? The expression I'd like to pass to ...
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Plotting the solution of a 2nd order equation

I have got to solve a second order equation, where the coefficient depend on the parameter $k$: $$(A_k - \omega) (D_k- \omega) - B_kC_k = 0$$ so that also the solution $\omega=\omega(k)$ will depend ...
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NDSolve Plotting issue

I am trying to solve a system of ODEs with one extra boundary condition. ...
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Plotting basin boundary

How to plot the basin boundary in Mathematica? I have been trying to do this using the system ...
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Combine a dynamic module with a manipulation

I would like to combine a dynamic module with a manipulation, whilst maintaining the functionality of both. I have tried things like Show and ...
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How to insert a plot into another overlay plot

I want to insert a plot into another overlay plot. Here is my code: ...
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A few specific questions on a number of plots in a do loop

I have created the picture displayed below, with the following line of code: ...
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Conditional options in Plot

I was hoping to incorporate an If function into a Plot option, as in ...
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Combining graphics

Original question I would like to put a coloured grid behind the following plot: which was generated by: ...
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Plot Piecewise-Smooth Vector Field.

I want to plot a piecewise-smooth vector field. For instance: $F_1(x,y) = (x^2 + y^2, y^2)$, $F_2 (x,y) = (2xy,2xy-x^2)$ and $H(x,y) = x-y$ $F(x,y) = \begin{cases} F_1(x,y) \text{ if } H(x,y) ...
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Annoying errors in sections of plot

Not a major problem, but for some reason, Mathematica outputs unevaluated diagonal sections in what should be a step plot: Plot[{PrimePi[x]}, {x, 0, 200}] ...
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Manipulating horizontal and vertical 'guidelines'

Is it possible to create an interactive plot that has drag-down / across horizontal & vertical guides a la Illustrator / InDesign? I would like to generate something like this: I would ideally ...
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Plotting using IntegerListPlot [duplicate]

I can't seem to implement IntegerListPlot, or find anything about it in the documentation. I can only assume it a custom function. It comes from this link. I downloaded the Mathematica notebook, but ...
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Plotting a sum as a function of its upper bound

Apologies if this is easy to find in the documentation, but is there a quick way of doing the following up to any given 'n'? ...
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3D Plot of .txt File of the Surface Plotting Variety

I'm having a bit of trouble. I've seen other questions answered on here about how to 3D plot data from .txt files of the format: x y z x y z x y z Which works ...
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Plotting DSolve results

I am attempting to make a plot of the solution an ODE. I want to plot the solution using PolarPlot, x is the polar angle in ...
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Exporting a Table of Graphics into Individual Files [duplicate]

The command Table[Polt[Sin[k x],{x,1,10}],{k,1,30}] generates a list of graphics. I want to export each list item as an individual jpg file, named according to ...
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Problem with manipulation and plot

I want to make my function trace the hypotrochoid through one period of its motion and trying to change the color of the trace, color of the radius, and change the color of the dot on it so I can view ...
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Plotting confidence intervals

The documentation for PDF has an example for plotting a confidence interval of a standard normal distribution: ...
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How can I plot the characteristic polynomial? [duplicate]

For example, I have: CharacteristicPolynomial[m, x] 0.5 + 0.1 x + x^2 But ...
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Not getting the range I want when plotting a function with Show [duplicate]

I have a problem with plotting a piecewise defined function with "Show". My code is ...
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Positioning Labeled points in ListPlot gives unexpected results and errors

Original question can be seen in the edit history.... UPDATE: a simpler example - same "problem" ...
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Linear Stability Analysis Routine. Normal Modes in NDSolve

I want to make the linear stability analyis of a nonlinear system of PDEs. So for example then I want to plot what happens to the amplitudes of the modes. To do that I need to solve my equations with ...
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Plotting a Gravity-Field [duplicate]

I try to plot a 2D gravity field or something similar in the form like $r/|r|^3$ with the standart builtin VectorPlot function: ...
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Code to give center of circle given three points in 2D? [duplicate]

does anyone know how to make a function C(p1,p2,p3)=center of circle that goes through p1, p2, and p3? This is in 2D Sorry this is poorly written but I ...
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How can I influence the elements plotted in a BubbleChart depending on the tuple plotted?

In a BubbleChart, how can influence the elements plotted depending on a value in the tuple plotted? I want to create a BubbleChart from the following data: ...
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Opacity and overlapping points on ListPlot3D

I am plotting a dataset on ListPointPlot3D, and in order to give an idea of density of points I used opacity of 0.5. The problem is that that while the opacity of points behind one another is added, ...
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How to rotate the z label in 3D plots

Let's take the following simple and funny case ...
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What's wrong with my graph input?

So I saw this picture on my book and it was left as an exercise to figure out. This is what I have so far, but I'm not sure where I went wrong. ...
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Labeling different curves on a LogLinearPlot

I have created a couple of two-variable plots of the form f(x,y)=x*y where there's a number of result curves, each representing an answer (image example below). ...
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How can I save both the plot and the legend together?

In this example, How can I punt the Legend INSIDE the graph. Because when I save the graph, only save the graph BUT not save the legend. ...
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What is the need for function parameters? Many possible inputs

If I have many possible variables related to one another, why do I need to define my function with parameters for plotting? For example, if I have an equation like: ...
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Plotting - recursive

Slightly clearer, hopefully: I would like to plot Solve[Normal[Series[E^(n x), {x, 0, n}]] == 0 for incrementally increasing n, and show all plots overlayed. Here is my effort with up to n=63 using ...
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Specifying coordinates for Inset on a LogPlot

If I use Epilog->Inset within a Plot, the coordinates specified within that Inset match ...
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ListPlot3D of a set of points in a non-convex region

I would like to plot a set of points in the same style as ListPlot3D does, but only in a non-convex region that I can specify (e.g. using a ...
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Dark artifacts in mathematica plot

When plotting in Mathematica I just got some "dark artifacts". Here is my code: ...
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