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

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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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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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Combining manipulated plots

Let's say I have two manipulated plots: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[a x], {x, 0, Pi}], {a, 0, 10}] Manipulate[Plot[Cos[b x], {x, 0, Pi}], {b, 0, 10}] How can I create a ...
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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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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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ListDensityPlot performance when scaling axes

I need to visualize 3D data having 200*200 data points. ListDensityPlot is a good candidate, but it seems to have strange performance issues. I created a small ...
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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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Transcendental equation inside another equation when 3D plotting

I have been trying to solve this plotting problem myself, and I have received a lot of very useful advice from here on Stack Exchange - but I am now at a complete loss as to how to achieve the plot I ...
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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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Transcendental equation with ContourPlot3D

I am still a newbie to Mathematica, so I am still getting used to the syntax and logic of the program - but I've been trying to do the following 3D plot: ...
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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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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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Custom (Frame)Ticks fail when using Mathematica's script engine

I want to define my own ticks in a DateListPlot. It works quite well when I use the code in a Mathematica Notebook but breaks somehow when using it via Mathematica'...
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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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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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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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Problem with plotting a function with NIntegrate

Why does the following Plot3D command never terminate? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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MatrixPlot with Tooltips

MatrixPlot is very nice to have a first look of data, I would like to have a MatrixPlot with tooltips for each value. I tried ...
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How can I draw an asymptotic bode plot?

When I use Mathematica to draw a bode plot, it always gives the precise version, like this: BodePlot[(10 (s + 3))/(s (s + 2) (s^2 + s + 2))] How can I draw the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I put an image on a surface [duplicate]

I want to paste an image on the surface of a 3D plot. For example consider this image which I want to paste on the surface of this sphere ...
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Measuring the area of non analytical regions in a plot [duplicate]

As the title says, I want to measure the area of different closed regions in a plot. Let me be more specific by giving a characteristic example. In the following figure, we observe that inside the ...
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Appropriate application of plotstyle directives

I am attempting to style a Plot in which all of the lines are Thick and I have selected the colors manually: ...
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Adding tangent (velocity) vectors to a plot of a space curve [duplicate]

I am just getting started with Mathematica and need help plotting tangential vectors to a 3D parametric function. I know how to do this in 2D but am unsure how to do it in 3D. Maybe I am using the ...
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How can I get better control over StreamPlot?

I'm having some difficulties with the command StreamPlot in Mathematica 7.0. Here's the basic plots I'm doing : ...
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xkcd-style graphs

I received an email to which I wanted to respond with a xkcd-style graph, but I couldn't manage it. Everything I drew looked perfect, and I don't have enough command over ...
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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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RegionPlot3D Error

I have the following command: RegionPlot3D[ Log[p1/(1 + p2)] > 0, {p1, 0, 0.5}, {p2, 0.5, 1}, {C, 0, 1}] and my Mathematica 9 gave me the following error ...
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Plotting 2D image of functions of several variables

I have a function $f: \mathbb{R}^4 \to \mathbb{R}^2$, and I would like to plot the region $f([0,1]^4)$. Writing $f_1(s,t,u,v)$ and $f_2(s,t,u,v)$ for each coordinate of the output I tried using ...
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Plotting a network or a graph with given coordinates for vertices

I'm new to Mathematica yet have coded a lot in MATLAB. Currently I'm working on a network simulation. My model is implemented in MATLAB, but I need to port it to Mathematica. Here is my question: ...
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Plot3D constrained to a non-rectangular region

I would like to make a nice 3D graphic of a parabolic bowl, with a cylindrical rim. If I do the following: Plot3D[x^2 + y^2, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}] I get a ...
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Module Returns Two Values for Plot; I need to Color them

This is probably a very stupid question, but I've been fighting with it for quite awhile now. So suppose you have a module: ...
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Plotting a pattern made of repeating unit blocks but of changing width

I am plotting a pattern as illustrated in link shown below. I want to create an image of fixed size. The whole image should be filled by repeating unit blocks which consist of black and green ...
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PlotStyle in ListPlot: change color scheme, manually choose color of first plot

Say i have this data: data1 = Map[Cos, Range[0, 20]]; data2 = Map[Sin, Range[0, 20]]; And i want to plot data1 in gray and a ...
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How to draw a Circle in a graph with Log Y Scale

I've programmed drawing tools for graph images and am experiencing a problem with the coordinates of an Ellipse on a graph with a Log Y axis. It's quite easy to work out the Y Axis coordinates for ...