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

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Place plot markers in front of error bars with ErrorListPlot

I'm making an ErrorListPlot where the error bars are a different color then the markers and it works, however, the error bars are drawn in front of the markers and ...
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Explanation about RegionFunction and MeshFunctions?

In the link, ParametricPlot3D, consider the example(Variation on the Spheres) given in the Neat Examples section. Can someone please explain how ...
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Plot a 3D vector field from a file [duplicate]

I have a data file with six columns {x,y,z} and {ux,uy,uz} respectively, and I would like to plot the 3D vector field. http://www.mediafire.com/download/udoa61hu0m6itrc/campo.txt I'm trying to do ...
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Filling from Gridline to edge of plot

Hi I would simply like to fill in the region from a vertical gridline to the right boundry of the plot Here is an example ...
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axis label formatting in Plot3D [duplicate]

I have the following code: ...
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How to store multiple plots to be viewed later

I need to be able to import my data and create multiple listlineplots, but my inputs for each plot are very large. I am able to assign variables to each plot and then use GraphicsGrid to view them ...
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How can I threshold for a minimum value with MatrixPlot?

Looking at the Options for MatrixPlot, there doesn't seem to be a mechanism for lowerbound threshold - i.e. ignoring values that ...
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StreamPlot with interpolating functions

While working my way through the Wolfram Blog post on simulating fluid flow I started playing with StreamPlot because I preferred quick and ugly visualizations over ...
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PlotMarkers don't change colour for different lines

I have a set of data and several function operating on the same data, that I wish to plot together in a ListPlot. I need different ...
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Clear labelling gray-scale plots

I am plotting a number of functions (at least 4 in one plot) with a legend. Needless to say, it is important that it is clear from the legend which line belongs to which function. I tried to play ...
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Mouse click on BarChart elements

What I would like to do is explore a data set by clicking on elements in a BarChart. I have some existing code which uses a manipulate which I was hoping to modify. ...
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FindMinimum gives wrong solutions inside a loop

I have a density function $\rho(r,z)$ and I want to calculate the minimum distance $d_{min} = \sqrt{r^2 + z^2}$ from the center (0,0) in which $\rho$ becomes negative. The easiest way is to find where ...
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Drawing normals to a curve

I want to draw a series of normals to a curve, where the curve has been parametrized by a single angle, i.e., the polar angle. The curve is actually sinusoidal perturbation of a circle of radius 1/2,...
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Vary the thickness of a plotted function

I know, that I can change the color of a function with the help of PlotStyle: Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 3 Pi}, PlotStyle -> {Green, Thickness[0.01]}] I also know, ...
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Making a BarChart showing many data points look better

I have a BarChart used to show traffic on a network interface. I have data for every 0.5s, upto 1 min, which gives a lot of points. Is there a way to make it look ...
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Choosing range when plotting data from array

I have loaded data from a CSV file which i want to plot in a BarChart but i only wish to plot 0:100 instead of the entire ...
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How to transform a DynamicModule into a Graphic

I am generating a graph through a custom function using DynamicModule: graph1 = customFunction[a] If I try to do: ...
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Implementing hexagon binning in mathematica

Hexagon bin plots are a useful way of visualising large datasets of bivariate data. Here are a few examples: With bin frequency indicated by grey level... ..and by glyph size There are packages ...
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Jumps on a Plot animation

The following code: ...
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Legends in combined Plot and ListPlot

I have a set of data ...
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How to align two overlayed plots, one being rotated?

I have two plots which I want to present on a single figure. The bottom left corner is a point of origin of the first plot. The top right corner is a point of origin of the second plot. Also, the ...
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Creating a grid of plots [duplicate]

I'm really a noob on Mathematica. I would like to create a layout of multiple plots in Mathematica. I've a function that calculates the solution, over time, of a system of differential equations. ...
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How to draw grid lines on top of a plot?

I want to use ArrayPlot instead of a DensityPlot because it seems to be faster (more here) I still want axes ticks to have real ...
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representing triplet data set with color on 2d plot [duplicate]

I have a huge list of data in the form of triplets numbers (e.g. {x,y,z}) and I want 2d plot. In which I want to plot y vs x on which values of z should be shown with color depending on the value of z ...
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How to increase Maximum number of steps in any other functions except NDSolve?

I want to plot an output response from a state space model. I use StateResponse[] to calculate it and then plot it. When I run my code, I face this message: ...
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How to put a list of values on a single axis and add custom labels

I have a table in the following format: Apple 2 Pear 3 Banana 5 Orange 6.5 .... I would like to put the values on a single horizontal axis and add corresponding descriptive labels (apple, pear, ...
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Problem with ListVectorPlot3D

I am trying to make a vector plot (3D or 2D) of the following list of 3 vectors. I simply failed to comprehend why I keep getting an error. Neither ListVectorPlot3D ...
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Using MatrixPlot, how can I dynamically zoom in and out with my mouse? [duplicate]

I have a MatrixPlot output which I would like to zoom around in, drawing boxes that define a zoom region with my mouse. These things are all fairly standard in Labview... surely Mathematica must have ...
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Speeding up 2D histogram plotting (perhaps via ListDensityPlot)? [closed]

What would be the fastest way to take an array containing about $n=10^6$ to $10^7$ elements and plot a two-dimensional histogram with A x B bins? ListDensityPlot is taking upwards of half-an-hour. ...
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CMYK colours in a graph template

Hi I'm trying to put together a graphing template. Unfortunately, my arrowheads are a different colour than my functions when the graph is exported to something like a PDF. Is there a way I can ...
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Plotting data with ListPlot where the coloration of the data depends on its position in an array?

Imagine I have some data in a list I'd like to plot using ListPlot in Mathematica 9, for example: ...
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Problem with plotting a function with NIntegrate

Why does the following Plot3D command never terminate? ...
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ListPlot coloring by density of points

I have a set of points on a circumference: points = Map[Normalize, RandomReal[{-1, 1}, {3000, 2}]] And I want to plot them and color the plot according to the ...
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Is it possible to style multiple Plot or ListPlot curves using a color gradient?

I am using Mathematica 8. In Mathematica, there is a default PlotStyle coloring in Plot and ...
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Plotting three-dimensional plot with Interpolating functions

I want to plot my functions, but I can't seem to figure out what's going wrong. I want to be able to animate it as well. ...
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Cissoid of Diocles not smooth plotted by ContourPlot

Table[ContourPlot[y^2 (10-x)==x^3,{x,0,.1},{y,-.1,.1},PlotPoints->5],{k,1,150,10}] How to get the smooth graph? When ...
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Why does saved graphic not look the same as graphic in notebook?

g1 = Plot[(x^2 - 4 x + 3)/(x + 1), {x, -5, 5}]; Rotate[g1, -90 Degree] After saving the output of the rotated graph, I still get the graph of ...
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Creating a highly customized BarChart

I am trying to create a BarChart visualization for multi-step data filtering. Think of a traditional sales funnel: many leads, fewer prospects, few customers, very few return customers. The only ...
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How do you export the result of a RevolutionPlot3D to STL for printing?

How do you export the result of a RevolutionPlot3D to STL (STereoLithography) file format for printing? I am a tyro when it comes to 3D rendering and printing.
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Units, plotting and empty plots

maybe I'm completely newbie but I can't understand the behavior of units and the command plot. I'm doing some easy plotting of the state equation for gasses: ...
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I'm definitely giving an integer, but I get Nest::intnm [duplicate]

I am attempting to make a small interactive plot that displays the plot of Cos iterated its times. Whenever I try to evaluate my ...
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How does PolarPlot render a nested list of functions?

I am getting unexpected plots from PolarPlot when I provide a list of functions that I generate using Table. I suspect the ...
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Calculating volume between two surfaces of revolution

Once again, I'm very new to Mathematica and winging it as I go. I probably don't have the math education at this point to even justify buying it in the first place, but that's off topic. I wanted to ...
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What is the default ColorFunction for 3D plots?

This should be a really simple question, but it isn't in the documentation for some perverse reason. I like the default ColorFunction that Mathematica uses for <...
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ParametricPlot with DSolve does not show anything

I manage to plot strn[t] and sig[t] where sig[t] is the solution from my DSolve. However, when I want to ParametricPlot sig[t] vs strn[t], I failed to do it as the parametric plot does not show ...
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How can I make a plot of data saved in a .txt file? [duplicate]

My file. Txt has only two columns, where the 1st column is the time that the data was generated by the 2nd column has decimal values ​​1-100. Example: ...
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Plot image function together maintaining compatibility between their coordinate systems?

Is it possible to plot an image, i.e., draw it's pixels against usual coordinates? My goal is to plot my image and my function in the same coordinates. Update I drew an image of size ...
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Why does automatic scaling behave as it does in Plot? [duplicate]

The following command Plot[Exp[-(x^2)], {x, -5, 5}] draws while the following command Plot[Exp[-2 (x^2)], {x, -5, 5}] ...
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How does ListPlot3D interpolate data?

I have data of the form {{x1, y1, f(x1, y1}, {x2, y2, f(x2, y2)}, ...}. I need to interpolate the data to get an interpolated ...