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

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Labeling individual curves in Mathematica

I need to create a plot for export and inclusion in a report. Is there a better way to label curves than PlotLegends? From what I've read and my personal ...
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How can I influence the spaces between labels on a BarChart

I want to chart data using a BarChart, the labels on the x-axis are numbers. Unfortunately they are so close to each other it really looks strange and more like one ...
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BoxWhiskerChart too slow on big datasets, how to speed it up?

I have very big dataset, with over 14 000 000 records. And maybe more! Each record consists of Data ( Real ) and Time ( integer ). I group records by time interval, resulting in 300 groups. In each ...
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Why is ListDensityPlot unable to plot datasets with extreme ranges

Consider the following dataset: data = Flatten[ Table[{x 10^-9, y 10^-9, x^2 + y^2},{x, -100, 100, 10}, {y, -100,100, 10}] , 1]; If I try to ...
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Scale Insetted Characters to Plot

I am trying to place a curly brace within a plot such that the top/bottom of the curly brace line up with two horizontal lines in the plot: I have not been able to find a way to make the curly ...
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Why plot returns empty in this example?

Let me rewrite this question, showing the original problem, as it is more subtle than the simple example I showed before using Sin[t]. Here we go again. When I ...
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Using ContourPlot3D on a region in $\mathbb{R}^3$

I have a fundamental region in $\mathbb{R}^3$ defined solely by inequalities (i.e. the region is the intersection of 5 half-spaces and is a kind of square pyramid), and a function which is only ...
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2answers
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Aligning a DensityPlot with a Plot

I am trying to show a gradient field behind a plot, and then its density in a separate plot below. I understand (as in this question) that this must normally be done using the ImagePadding directive. ...
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Visualizing a Complex Vector Field near Poles

I've been playing around with a visualization technique for complex functions where one views the function $f: \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ as the vector field $f: \mathbb{R^2} \rightarrow ...
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PieChart with radial coloring/color function

I am trying to visually compare multiple functions that depend on a single argument running from $0$ to $1$. They describe a radial property and so I thought it would be nice to use a kind of ...
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Align Array Plots

I have two ArrayPlots that I would like to align but my "tweaking" failed yet. I would like each "row" to be aligned. ...
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Plotting a simple relationship with Plot[] results in empty graph

I've moved this question over from StackExchange to get better visibility (and deleted the old question). I have a user-defined relationship I'd like to plot: ...
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CustomTicks and small ranges

UPDATE While the self-posted answer below (TickLabelStyle->TraditionalForm) works for most things, it also has the following effect: Integers are given periods ...
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GridLines in LogPlot or LogLogPlot

Suppose I have a plot like LogLogPlot[2 x^5/3, {x,0.1,10}, GridLines->Automatic] How can I achieve to get "custom" gridlines to reduce the number of ...
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Aligning plot axes in a graphics object

I need to align the y-axes in the plots below. I think I'm going to have to do some rasterizing and searching for vertical lines, then vary x and ...
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Plot legend inside a Show [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using PlotLegends with Show messes up the graphics I have created a composite plot function: I want to add a legend to it, but ...
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Creating legends for plots with multiple lines?

So I have a graph with multiple lists, for e.g. data = {{1,2}, {3,4}, {3,5}, {2,3} . . .} If I then do ...
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Computing and plotting a spectrogram in Mathematica

How can I compute and plot the spectrogram of a signal/time series/data in Mathematica? I have a WAV file, sampled at 44100 samples/second and I want to generate a spectrogram of that data. Something ...
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Printing exported PDF graphics fails (version 8)

When I export even simple graphics, say, a DateListPlot to PDF under Windows, it refuses to print on any of the printers at work. Acrobat (Reader X) throws three ...
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Plotting Error Bars on a Log Scale

I have a plot with ErrorListPlot ...
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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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1answer
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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 ...