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

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Summer Solstice Spurious Correlations Challenge

I came across this hilarious web site that has charts of bizarre "correlations" between disparate categories. Results like this: In the spirit of my summer solstice shedding spuriously earned rep. ...
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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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RegionPlot returning a number

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2 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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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 10.2 or later While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in ...
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Bug in plotting function using FindMinimum?

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2 or later While working on an answer to RegionPlot from NDSolve, I came across this strange behavior of ...
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Plotting extra parametric axes

We are trying to plot a figure as below from data points. This version is a postprocessed plot (in Illustrator) just to obtain the skew axes. The rest is plotted with ...
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Strange filling

I observed some strange behaviour when plotting a function with filling. The code is as follows: ...
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Behavior of TimelinePlot with multiple datasets of associations

Bug introduced in 10.1 and persisting through 10.2 or later The following TimelinePlot behaves as I would expect: ...
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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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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow: ListContourPlot3D

I have the following function describing a molecular electronic Orbital. ...
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ListPlot3D. Only plots about half of the data in a 3D matrix

Here is the data and the exact command I'm trying to run. I've had success with other datasets generated and written out to a file by the exact same program in the exact same manner but for some ...
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One less arrow vector than asked for

Bug introduced in v10 and persisting through 10.2 or later Consider the following code: ...
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Override a PlotTheme element at the Options level?

Plot properties defined in a Theme override (supersede) properties defined on Options. This can be undesirable in a case such as: ...
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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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Strange artifacts on graphics saved as PDF

I have a problem when plotting 3D graphs. Plotting any graph with the default settings using Plot3D, e.g. ...
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Kernel sometimes quit after second evaluation of ListVectorPlot

But introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.1 (update: bug remains in 10.1 on windows) In Mathematica 10.01 Linux x386 execution of the expression ...
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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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Plotting a transformed region only works with integer inputs

I can't figure out why the following code only works with integers. ...
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Calculating the density of nearest neighbours

I am trying to plot this which is a numerical simulation of the Montgomery-Odlyzko law for the nontrivial 1st $10^5$ zeros of the Riemann zeta function $ΞΆ(s)$. The solid line is given by ...
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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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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 ...
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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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ListLogPlot error when forcing y axes start at 0

I came across an error I can not circumvent. When plotting the following: ListLogPlot[Table[1/x, {x, 1, 100}]] I receive a functioning plot. If I now want to ...
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Synchrotron Radiation and ListDensityPlot

I'm trying to reproduce this plots: For this task i'm following this blog entry: Synchrotron radiation As you can see there, the task is to make a DensityPlot of a vector field essentially. This ...
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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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FindPeaks with noisy data

I am trying to understand the FindPeaks function in V10. I have two questions. Here is some measured data with noise. ...
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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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Smooth out contour in RegionPlot/ContourPlot

I would like to smooth out the jagged edges in the outermost contours in the following plot: I have data of values as a function of variables (x,y) in the form ...
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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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Refining a density plot of the Eisenstein series argument

Thanks to amazing code from "Guess who it is" here: Eisenstein Series in Mathematica? I'm able to make some nice plots using Eisenstein Series. What I'd like is a color plot of the argument of certain ...
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Mathematica 10.2 break downs when `StreamPlot`-ing

Bug introduced in 9.0.0 and persisting through 10.2 or later This code meets error: ...
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StreamPlot of potential flow from a finite element calculation

I am trying to calculate a potential flow past a thick plate. The finite element calculation seems to go well but I am finding it difficult to get a nice plot of the flow. The stages below are, ...
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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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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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Fitting data to plot using errors as weights

I have some enzyme kinetics data that I want to fit to the Michaelis-Menten curve in order to obtain the kinetic parameters of the enzyme. Is it meaningful, statistically and functionally speaking, ...
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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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Bug when using Plot3D over an ImplicitRegion?

Evaluating this expression seems to cause Mathematica to beep and quit the kernel: ...
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BoxWhiskerChart with logarithmic axes 2

I actually already found my answer on the question, however it is not working. see BoxWhiskerChart with logarithmic axes I want to create a boxwiskerchart with a logaritmic axes. But when I try ...
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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: ...
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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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Intersecting RegionPlots

Does the Mathematica graphics system have any concept of intersecting regionplots? I've found about intersecting graphics but not regionplots so far. For example, if I want to show the intersection of ...
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Problem with plotting a function that calls FindRoot

I am having difficulties in plotting the solution of FindRoot to solve 4 variables. I defined a function and then tried tp plot it, but got an error message ...
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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: ...
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How to convert a list of polynomials into a list of equations and plug into Contourplot?

Given a list q of polynomials (output of GroebnerBasis) in two variables I want to transform the list into a list of equations and plug it into CountourPlot. For ...
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Why are the labels twitching vertically in TimelinePlot?

Why are labels jumping up and down here: ...
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Surface Plot 3D of a strongly concave shape

I have a list of {x,y,z} points that all lie on the surface of an object (model output from COMSOL). I would like to generate a graphics object that reproduces the surface. Ideally, I would like ...
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Plotting data with four variables; two labels for one of the axes

I am having difficulty related to 3D plotting task. I have a set of data points in the following form : ...
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How can I model the volatility, using a GARCH(1,1), of a time series of returns (and plot it) using Mathematica?

I know that if I use this code: tsm = TimeSeriesModelFit[ret, {"GARCH", {1, 1}}]; I can get the parameters using this: ...