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

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How do I make a 3DPlot using cylindrical coordinates?

I'm trying to plot a function of the form $z(r,\theta)$ where $r \in [0, R]$ for a finite R, $\theta \in [0,2\pi[$, and z is the third coordinate, a function of the first two. I couldn't find anything ...
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Plot result from the function of NDSolve

I have a solution that I got from NDSolve which are ua and uw. ...
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Discrete 3D plots of median ratios of two 2D matrices of lists of values

Lets say I have 2 2D arrays where each cell contains a list of values: Example: ...
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PlotMarkers doesn't inherit PlotStyle when first argument to Graphics isn't a list

Could somebody explain, why Circle does not inherit the PlotStyle of the plot when used as ...
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Obtaining better quality in ListPlot

I have a data file which can be downloaded from here. In order to plot this, I use the following Mathematica code ...
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How to avoid font substitution with Mathematica fonts?

When I export a Plot to PDF, a journal publisher complains that they do not have the Mathematica fonts. I believe there is a way ...
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Graph and manipulate DSolve result

Given a DSolve example: ...
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How can I fill under a function in a plot just to right of a specified vertical line? [duplicate]

How do I plot a normal curve with filling under the curve and to the right of a vertical line. I would prefer that the vertical line starts at the x-axis and stops at the plotted curve. Basically ...
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How to plot points with uncertainties and dates assigned?

I want to plot a graph from list of points, but each point also has uncertainty assigned AND date. Without uncertainties DateListPlot works great, without dates ErrorListPlot works OK, but how it ...
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MATLAB-like convolution and derivation using Mathematica [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Discrete Convolution I would like to be able to convolve two functions of two variables in Mathematica, and then plot derivatives (or functions of derivatives) of the ...
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When is Evaluate needed within function arguments? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a simple variable substitution within a ContourPlot, but it's not working. Here's an example: ...
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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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DensityPlot with one log axis

Is there any way of generating a density plot (or something similar) with one of its axes on a log scale? Essentially I'm trying to combine a LogLinearPlot and a ...
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Plot cross sections of a function

I have been learning how to use Mathematica for the past few weeks, and recently I have been trying to recreate something along the lines of this. Given a function, I want to create a 3d plot of ...
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Are plotting markers with inscribed letters possible?

I have large data consisting of values obtained by sweeping across three parameters (e, w, and f). I want to plot all this data on one graph using different shapes for e (e.g., circle, triangle, ...
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BoxWhiskerChart with logarithmic axes

I would like to make a following chart Ideally I would also like to control the boxes position on a logarithmic x-axis. Some inspiration how to do the latter may be found in the answer to my ...
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How do I avoid the gaps introduced by a frame on a plot?

You can see that there are gaps on all sides of the plot between the frame and the extent of the line that I've plotted. How do I get rid of these? I'd like the frame to cover $[0,1]\times[0,1]$ and ...
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How do I place a graphical marker (box, circle, …) in a MatrixPlot?

I'm trying to locate minima / maxima in matrices on a heat map. So I have my 2D matrix and did a MatrixPlot, and I can find the position of the smallest value. ...
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How do I draw lines perpendicular to contour lines on ListPlot3D?

I am plotting the voltage in a pool of water with two electrodes. I have contour lines on my graph at every volt, but I would like to show the electric field lines which are going to be ...
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Interactive 3D plot in web browser?

Are there any ways to show a mathematica plot in a web browser so that the user can rotate it and such? I am open to embedding it in a web page - or some other method such as porting it to a ...
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How do I plot a solution of a differential equation?

I am having trouble generating a plot for a solution to my differential equations. I always end up with just blank axes. ...
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BoxWhiskerPlot - how to specify boxes position on the horizontal axis

Let's say I have a folowing set of data: k = 1 : list of values k = 3 : list of values k = 10 : list of values I know that to make a BoxWhiskerChart I have to ...
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Ways to plot interpolating functions more economically?

I am interpolating a lot of data over geographic coordinates obtained via GPS, and frequently I need to plot these interpolated functions together. For example, I may have an interpolated elevation ...
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How can I transpose x and y axis on a Plot?

This question has appeared in various forms online, but I have not yet seen a complete answer, so I am posting it here. More specifically, suppose I have a function ...
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Make contour lines level with graph interval?

I am graphing the voltage traveling through some water with two electrodes. I have the graph with contour lines and all, but is there any way that I can get the contour lines to be at the tick marks ...
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Avoiding grid lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF

Basically the same question as here, but now with regions which have opacity. ...
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Plot in cylindrical coordinates [duplicate]

I am trying to plot a simple vortex in cylindrical coordinates give by $v_{\phi} = \frac{\Gamma}{2 \pi r}$ Is there an alternative method to plot this than, for example, using streamplot and ...
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Plotting series solution to the heat equation [closed]

I am trying to plot a solution to the heat equation $u(x,t) = \sum_1^\infty \frac{8(-1)^(n+1)}{\pi^2 n^2} \sin(n \pi x) \exp(-n^2 \pi^2) $ I am using the following from another answer here on ...
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relative scale of elements in ImageCompose

My code: ...
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Adding contour lines to a 3D plot?

I am having trouble getting contour lines on a 3D plot (ListPlot3D). I have tried ListContourPlot3D, but that gives me a really weird looking graph with a ton of dfferent levels. What I would like is ...
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ListPlot does not recognize my list

I have created a list in Mathematica and for some reason it does not want to Plot my list in pairs {x1,y1}, but instead does {y1,y2} even though I partitioned the list to make it in the correct ...
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Plotting results of numerical differential equation

I'm numerically solving the ODE equation $a = -kv$, i.e. $ x'' = -kx'$. sol = NDSolve[{y''[x] + 0.1 * y'[x] == 0, y[0] == 0, y'[0] == 10}, y, {x, 0, 100}] I need ...
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How can I shift the frame ticks to the corner of each element-cell in a Matrixplot?

I am using the following code,to create a Legend for my plot. I would like to shift (or re-position) the frameticks to the corner of each of the cell-elements instead of being in their middle. I ...
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Can my color function be written more simply?

The code shown below works well, but I think the pure function I'm supplying to the ColorFunction option could be more elegant. How can I simplify it? ...
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How to remove border points from InputForm?

I have this code, and it generates the below ListStreamPlot. The second graph is the ListStreamPlot overlaid with the points ...
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Plotting Inverse Functions using ParametricPlot gives error message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Plotting multivariable integration I am trying to plot an inverse function. If I do something like this: ...
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What algorithm does Plot use to determine abscissas?

(I'm hoping this question is not hopelessly naive...) My understanding is that Plot's strategy is to generate a list of abscissas, evaluate the argument expression ...
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Why does the PlotStyle not apply globaly when I plot multiple data files

I have several data files which contain columns of data. All my files follow the same format data001.out, data002.out, ... , data00n.out. I want to import and plot all of them simultaneously. In ...
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How to Dynamically Locate (get coordinates) of a point, inside a Manipulate?

I've been searching all around the "Documentation Center" and other forums and just can't get to solve this issue. I'd like to dynamically locate a point (get it's coordinates) inside a Manipulate. ...
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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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Seemingly simple optimization problem is slow

I'm trying to generate a demand curve numerically, given a utility function. The function for the demand is defined like so: ...
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Plot using Manipulate or Animate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PolarPlot render oddities When I use manipulate or animate function, the result shows a non-smooth plot. How to make the manipulate or animate commands show good and ...
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Plotting a function, x = 1024

The function s12 = 1/(Log[2^x]*((7.537/(x^2)) + (30.148/((2 + x)^3)))) returns expected function values for ...
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Solving the wave PDE using the Fourier method

I am trying to solve the wave PDE using the Fourier method and I need to animate the plots of the partial sum of order 45 -- U45(x,t) with initial conditions U45(x,t0), {t0, 0, 12, .2}. I am ...
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Complex Region using Presentations Package

Just purchased the Presentations package. First sketched this region: ...
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How to plot a log log plot of the error

Suppose I have a function $$ f(x) = \frac{1}{1+e^x}$$ I can use the function Series[] to generate a series expansion of $f$ as follows ...