Data visualization is the study of the visual representation of data, meaning "information that has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information"

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Visualisation of a recursive function

Is there a way to nicely visualize recursive functions? (diagrams/plots) More specifically I'm looking for a way to make contrast (visually) between e.g. the cosine function which if continuously ...
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What is the best way to create a correlation matrix heatmap with values?

This may have been asked somewhere else, but I couldn't find an answer by searching. I'm trying to create a correlation table that colors the background behind the numbers as a heatmap. I've been ...
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Visualization/colorization of many outliers in a BoxWhiskerChart

Imagine a larger data set which I want to display using BoxWhiskerChart. ...
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Weird output of DistributionChart

I have a larger data set and want to display it using DistributionChart. ...
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Lat-lon contour plots using geographic projections

I need to create contour plots of (lat,lon) quantities projected on geographic regions using different projections. Usually considering the entire world or hemispheres. Coastlines need to be present ...
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Visualization of matrix transformations

I define the "matrix transformation" here as follows: $\left[ \begin{matrix} x_1' \\ x_2' \\ \end{matrix} \right]=\left[ \begin{matrix} a & b \\ c & d \\ \end{matrix} ...
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How could I visualize a rotating cone within a sphere?

I am just learning Mathematica and as the title states here is what I want to achieve. How do I visualize a rotating cone within a sphere ? The length of my cone is governed by following equation. ...
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Homotopy Visualization

I noticed that both the lower cased 'i' and the Apple logo  are topologically equivalent to the disjoint union of two closed discs. I'd like to animate a homeomorphism from the left to the right, ...
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How can I visualize an array of very small vectors spaced on very large grid? [duplicate]

I have data in the form points = {{1, 1, 1}, {1, 1, 2}, ...} vectors = {{2, 2, 5}, {2, 1, 7}, ...} Can somebody help to edit this data so I can ListVectorPlot a ...
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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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Fix the size of vertices and arrow in graphs

I defined an option to draw nicely the graph. But I have a problem with the different size obtained. For example, the layout of the first graph is what I want to have for all other graphs I will ...
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How to visualize 3D fit

I have a data set of x,y,z values and I fit a function of x,y to the data. This works, but I can't come up with a nice way to ...
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Graph plotting: specify layers for layered drawing

Mathematica can do layered graph drawing with LayeredGraphPlot or GraphLayout -> "LayeredEmbedding". Is it possible to ...
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How to create a real-time dashboard in Mathematica?

I am trying to figure out how to use Mathematica as a real-time interface. I've used Excel/ODBC connection to a SQL database to use the graphing functions within to get my real-time dashboard. I ...
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How can the opacity of a dense data set be automatically chosen?

The problem In a dense data set plotted with opaque points, data points can pile on top of each other. This can cause serious problems with the interpretation of the plots. I'll use as an example a ...
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Visualization: elliptical insights into data sets…

I was recently reading the following paper on visualization techniques using ellipses to gain statistical insights. Elliptical visualization for looking at correlations has briefly been touched on ...
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How to improve visualisation of trajectories in 3D space

I have a list of trajectories from a bunch of photons that travel inside a scattering medium. Each trajectory is a list of $(x,y,z)$ pairs. I'd like to visualise them in 3D space. I came up with the ...
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How to make custom discrete color data function

Attempting to make custom discrete color data function: my custom color: is it possible to use my custom color ...
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Plot graphs with ListPointPlot3D and different colours and size of points

Hello I am New in Mathematica. I have a set of points and I want to visualize in Wolfram Mathematica. I want to see big blue points and small green points in one picture. Big Blue points ...
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How to fix Ticks in Gauges?

Ticks is an option for Gauges. I fail, however, to apply custom Ticks to Gauges. For instance, compare these two: ...
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TableView displays negative numbers incorrectly

I'm trying to substitute TableForm with TableView because TableView is more handy with big data . But on my Mathematica 9.0.1 (ubuntu 14.04_64bit) there is a problem with negative numbers: ...
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Sharpening extrema using DensityPlot

I have a data set where I really care mainly about visualizing the highest and lowest areas. DensityPlot suits my needs well, but ideally the maxima and minima would pop more from the rest of the ...
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Showing the empty space in a Graphics3D plot

I would like to be able to visualize the empty space in a Graphics3D plot. For example, if I plot hexagonally close packed spheres using something like: ...
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How to visualize a function with four arguments?

If I have a function, f[a, b, c, d], with a, b, c and d varying between 0 and 1 continuously. What would be the best way to explore this function visually with ...
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Using ListPointPlot3D to simulate 2D plots moving in time

I wrote a 1D solver for the heat equation $u_t=u_{xx}$, and I can animate the solution using normal ListPlot command, where the x-axis is the rod length, and the ...
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Creating ghost trail effects

Does anyone know how to create a ghost trail effect? For a simple example look at this screenshot: You can find the actual animation here. What I would ultimately like to see it happen is to make ...
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Visualizing vectors [closed]

How to visualize a set of vectors with 3 coordinates $(x,y,z)$, e.g.,$(1,1,1), (1,-1,-1),(-1,1,-1),(-1,-1,1)$? In fact there are many of them. I try the function "Graphic3D" with the following code ...
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Visualization of Gaussian Curvature

I need to visualize Gaussian Curvature of a parametric surface. there is a solution here How to visualize the Gaussian curvature of a 3D surface? but Im not sure its working because when I draw a ...
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Horizontal Tree Layout? [duplicate]

I need to display arbitrary Expressions in TreeForm, but the standard vertical layout produces too many horizontally overlapping boxes. Am I doomed to rewriting ...
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Gravatars/identicons with Mathematica

The default avatar/identicon is based on an MD5 hash of your e-mail address. With some e-mail providers (e.g., GMail) the address gmailuser+foo@gmail.com is still ...
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show fit information on plot

After performing a fit in Mathematica, I would like to show the fitted parameters in a box on the plot showing the fitted function. How would I go about achieving that? Here is a MWE: ...
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Visualizing how the zeros for this function change as its input parameter changes?

I'm trying to explore how the zeros of a certain parameterized function change as its parameter changes. ...
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How to plot Venn diagrams with Mathematica?

How does one plot Venn diagrams with Mathematica? I've searched quite a bit and I've found one source at MathWorld which provides the source code for doing them. But I don't understand this code, can ...
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Extracting Imported Information

What I want to do is to compare the relationship between the consumption of say beer and wine using scatter plots where each point designates the particular country (preferably named). I have tried to ...
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MATLAB to Mathematica: coneplot

Does Mathematica have a function, similar to the one called coneplot in MatLAB? Given some spatial coordinates $x, y, z$ and velocity components $v_x,v_y,v_z$, it ...
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Represent more nested dataset with the same color in the PieChart

I have multiple dataset that I want to plot in PieChart, as in PieChart[{{2, 2}, {1, 2, 4}}, ChartLayout -> "Stacked"] Now here is the catch: I want the color ...
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SmoothDensityHistogram with logarithmic density

Is there a simple way for making SmoothDensityHistogram plots have logarithmic scaling for the density? With DensityHistogram ...
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BarChart3D does not print zeros and odd tick positions

Note: This is a version 9.0.0 problem that is fixed in 9.0.1. I want to generate a simple 3D view of some frequencies for two variables. I have the counts in a 4x3 matrix, say. This is my bar chart ...
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Setting label in DendrogramPlot

I want to create a dendrogram with the labels being a visual representation of the data. Something like this: How can I do that in Mathematica? My attempt so far hasn't been very successful. The ...
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GridGraph layout with added edges

I noticed that the nice symmetric layout of a grid graph gets distorted when additional edges are added to the graph. Is there way to prevent that from happening and to keep the rectangular, grid-like ...
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Draw only part of axis in graph

I'm looking to draw only one half of an axis in ContourPlot3D, mainly because I don't wan't the axis lines to be where the interesting stuff happens (intersection ...
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How to plot contours in the faces of a cube

I'm trying to plot contours of a function f[x,y,z] on the faces of a cube as the example below, which represents the domain of this function. Is there a way to do ...
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Visualize difference between members of the list

I want to visualize the difference between members of a set: set = {20, 36, 70, 96, 152, 301} This way I get the diffs: ...
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Hovering mouse cursor over a plot to display a “corresponding” point in another plot

(Apologies for not having gotten around to responding to and accepting answers on my other recent questions—as a meticulous and thorough type, I'd like to take my time to fully comprehend and ...
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Fill circle layers with colors according to read values from a plotted curve

I want to read (temperature) values from plotted (cooling) curves and visualize them in layered circles. I have an example made manually for clarification: 3 plotted curves, at certain time steps ...
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How can I turn off generation of Dynamic elements by Histogram?

By default Histogram generates Graphics expression with embedded Dynamic constructs as can ...
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TreeForm display with nested lists as nodes

If i have a nested list representing nodes in a binary tree, {3, {2, {1, None, None}, None}, None}, what is the easiest way to show the hierarchy, without all the ...