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

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Why is ListPlot so slow here?

While examining How can I monitor the progress of a Plot? I was surprised to discover that in some cases ListPlot in version 10.0 and 10.1 is orders of magnitude ...
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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.4 or later While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in ...
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RegionPlot returning a number

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.4 or later I had updated my mathematica to version 10 few days ago. And I had been shocked by the following fact: ...
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Bug(?) in version 10: Tooltip and ListPointPlot3D

Bug introduced in 10.0.0, persists through 10.1 The coordinates of a point in a three dimensional graph can be shown in a tooltip: ...
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ListContourPlot and ListContourPlot3D use better interpolation for arrays of values than for lists of tuples (i.e. {{x,y,z,f[x,y,z]}..}

From reading the documentation, it seems that ListContourPlot3D should work equally well on an array versus a list of tuples, ?ListContourPlot3D ...
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ErrorListPlot ignores some exact data points

Possible bug? Or am I missing something / expecting too much? Forgive the seemingly obscure data points but they're where I've noticed a problem. ...
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One less arrow vector than asked for

Bug introduced in v10 and persisting through 10.4 or later Consider the following code: ...
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Break[] inside ColorFunction

f[x_?NumericQ]:= (Do[Break[],{i,1,2}];x) Plot[x,{x,0,1},ColorFunction->(ColorData["Rainbow"][f[#]]&)] Break::nofwd: No enclosing For, While, or Do found ...
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ListDensityPlot3D does not antialias axes

I sent a bug-report to Wolfram and the case number is [CASE:3454878] I'm on Linux with Mathematica 10.3 and I have my 3D graphics output set to the highest "Antialiasing Quality". It works fine for ...
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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow: ListContourPlot3D

I have the following function describing a molecular electronic Orbital. ...
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Exporting a high-resolution GraphPlot of a very large graph (65,536 nodes)

Problem I have a very large graph of 65,536 vertices. GraphPlot yields: But the vertices are too dense to see in any detail, and attempting to use any of the on-...
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vector plot with magnitude as legend

Mathematica does provide beautiful visualization of vectors. However, one puzzling situation I'm always facing is how to visualize the magnitude of vector fields. I'd like to have a plot as shown in ...
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Override a PlotTheme element at the Options level?

Edit: I am still using version 10.1; has anything changed by 10.4.1? Plot properties defined in a Theme override (supersede) properties defined on Options. This ...
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Incomplete implementation of units?

I've been playing around with the new units capability in MMA9 and I'm becoming a bit frustrated with what I perceive as an incomplete implementation of this capability and I'm wondering if there are ...
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Kernel sometimes quit after second evaluation of ListVectorPlot

But introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.3.1 In Mathematica 10.01 Linux x386 execution of the expression ...
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Cannot reproduce VectorDensityPlot solution from question 37459

Bug introduced in 10.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.4.1 or later (Reported to Wolfram Technical Support on 24 May 16) Using Mathematica 10.4.1 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (April 11, 2016),...
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Contour labels on SliceContourPlot3D?

SliceContourPlot3D doesn't seem to come with the option of putting contour labels on the plots as far as I can see. I'm using the ...
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InterpolationOrder has no effect on ListContourPlot when the data is of the form {x,y,f[x,y]}

This is related to the issue brought up here, if you want to mark it as duplicate feel free to do so, but it is slightly separate. Take two sets of data, identical except for the form, ...
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Visualizing the Lagrange Multiplier Solution

This question is based on work in Susan Colley's Vector Calculus, 4th ed. The question is to find and classify critical points of $f(x,y,z)=3xy-4yz+5xz$ subject to the constraint $g(x,y,z)=3x+y+2z=13$...
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How can I program my own financial indicator to be plotted in a TradingChart?

FinancialIndicator["ind", par1, par2, ...] represents a financial indicator "ind" with parameters $par1$, $par2$, etc. All available financial indicators can be ...
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Interpolate throughout a 3d data list without extrapolation

I have a 3D list of data for which I'd like to plot an interpolated surface. There are several ways to achieve this, but none I cannot find a method which ONLY plots the ENTIRE interpolated surface ...
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3D visualization of 4D object data

I have some paired data here {{x1,y1},...{x_n,y_n}} (Download link) which represents {frequency, amplitude} of a spatial object surface mesh. Its quite a lot of cells and data as you can see in the ...
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Possible bug with ticks with superscripts, Labeled and Export to PDF

Here is the minimal working example that gives me problems with Mathematica 10.4 on OSX ...
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Planning flights for a special route

I want to plan a world trip with Mathematica. So I already have the dataset with all the cities I want to visit and the tour (with the command FindShortestTour). So ...
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List(Log)Plot with “high” resolution results in various warnings, e.g. BinCounts::step

Here is some very odd behavior from ListLogPlot. So if I want to plot a function using LogPlot, I can specify the ...
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Bug in ListLinePlot[] when Filling up and down?

I'm trying to understand this apparently incorrect Filling behavior in ListLinePlot[]. Evaluating this ...
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Does ContourPlot3D leak assignments inside Manipulate?

Update 5 Aug 2015 -- Karsten 7. found a minimal example of leaking not involving Manipulate, so the role of Manipulate seems ...
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Region Intersection for MeshRegion objects embedded in 3D

How can I create a logical intersection of MeshRegion objects that are three-dimensional? The RegionIntersection function will ...
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Exclusion disappears but style doesn't work

Consider this code: f[x_]:=(6 + 4 x + x^2 - x^3)/(x-2) Plot[f[x], {x, -10, 10}, Exclusions -> {2}, ExclusionsStyle -> Directive[Red, Dashed]] It produces ...
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Fractals or other patterns in the quadruple linked pendulum

This will seem like a physics question, but I'm looking for something to do in Mathematica specifically. I've successfully modeled a quadruple linked pendulum by setting up the ODEs and solving them ...
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EquationTrekker-like behavior for state space?

EquationTrekker is great for phase space plots, however I want to plot the results of $$\phi '(t)=-b \sin (\phi (t))+g \sin (\Phi (t)-\phi (t))+1\\\Phi '(t)=g y \...
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ErrorListLogPlot gives wrong error bars on log scale

From this and this post I learned how to use ErrorListLogPlot and its family to add error bars on top of a list of mean values. However, consider this simple ...
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Plotting multiple curves with multiple axes (>2) on the same plot

I'm attempting to generate a graph that depicts mulitple time series, measured in different units (but with a common time scale) on the same graph. This is a generalization of the familiar 1-plot/...
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A is fast, B is fast, but together they're Mathematica-crashing slow?

I'm trying to do something with finding solutions to a quantum mechanics problem with n wells. If there are 40 wells, I need to find the solution to an equation in the form: ...
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How does ContourDetect work for arrays?

By the Wolfram Documentation, ContourDetect gives a binary sparse array in which 1 corresponds to zeros and zero crossings in an array. However, in the example: ...
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Plotting positive function … looks like it goes negative

I recently answered a question on the stats SE site which involved a $\text{Sinc}^2$ distribution with pdf: f = (Sin[x]^2)/(Pi x^2) ... defined on the real line. ...
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Check Zagier theorem about Mahler's measure

I want to check the following theorem by using Mathematica: (from Heights of Polynomials and Entropy in Algebraic Dynamics, page 22) $\textbf{Theorem}.$ Let $\omega$ denote a primitive $6th$ ...
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JournalArticle does not react on the PointSize option

The Default StyleSheet recognizes the PointSize option for ListPlot: ...
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Is there a 3D version of ListStreamPlot[] (analogous to ListVectorPlot3D[])

Is there is straightforward way to visualize streamlines given a series of discrete samples of a 3D vector field? There is a generalization of ListVectorPlot --> <...
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Overlay Inside a Grid/Column/Row Not Working

Here is a microscopy image of some cells I want to make measurements on with Mathematica: In order to make some measurements of cells in a microscopy image I have written a simple dynamic overlay ...
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Export a 3D list plot file to 3D viewing format

I am not quite aware of 3D file formats which I can export from Mathematica; I have the following problem. I have a very large 3D list plot (with axes labs, plot legends etc..) from my experiment. ...
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SliceDensityPlot3D not found

Bug introduced in 10.2 or earlier and fixed in 10.3.0 I am using Mathematica student edition, version 10.2. When I use the command ...
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InteractiveTradingChart not working inside Dynamic

I would like to have an interactive trading chart that updates by changing the input stock. But anytime a dynamic is wrapped around the function, it doesn't manage to initialize. Is there any way to ...
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Export 3D plot or Graphics3D object as stereoscopic 3D .jps file

I recently came across some Matlab code to output a 3D graph as a stereoscopic left/right .JPS file, viewable e.g. with 3D Media Viewer, Stereoscopic Player or using any 3D television or beamer: http:/...
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Stability analysis of transcendental equation (stability crossing curves)

I am working with a non-linear delay system with three scalar delays. After taking the Laplace transform of the linearized system, the characteristic function is a transcendental equation with three ...
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PlotRange->Automatic the exact function used to calculate outliers

I know that PlotRange->Automatic does the following: "the distribution of coordinate values is found, and any points sufficiently far out in the distribution ...
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Bug when using Plot3D over an ImplicitRegion?

Evaluating this expression seems to cause Mathematica to beep and quit the kernel: ...
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Function with a sharp resonance which Mathematica fails to integrate. Why?

I'm a new user of Mathematica and I'm trying to use it to calculate the collisional cross-section as a function of energy for a given potential and decay rate. I know that the resulting function ...
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Does the VerticalCallout algorithm in PieChart work correctly?

This manufactured example is typical of many real world cases where we have thin slices of the pie: ...