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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How to draw a protractor in Mathematica

I would like to draw a protractor with Mathematica. I hope this is a fun question. Here is some start codes I tried: ...
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How to plot a quarter disk with specified height?

Kind of important: the solution posted does work, and answers the question in that sense. However, it is very slow, so a faster option would be much appreciated. I'm trying to create the following ...
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Rotating a 3D plot constantly resizes

When I click and drag a 3D plot it rotates and when I release the mouse, the size of the image changes. This is distracting to me, I'd much rather have it look the same when I release the mouse button ...
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How to use the edge routing of LayeredDigraphEmbedding when specifying explicit vertex coordinates?

The "LayeredDigraphEmbedding" GraphLayout uses an edge routing algorithm which produces nice and readable diagrams and curved ...
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Constructing a grid from a matrix

I would like to construct a grid from a matrix. For example, one possible matrix is $M1$. $$M1= \begin{pmatrix} c2 & a1 & a1 & a1 & a1 & a1\\ a2 & b1 & c2 & a1 & ...
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How to plot a 3D surface from an Excel matrix, using column and row headers as axis labels

I am trying to use Mathematica to plot a surface chart similar to the ones that are created from Microsoft Excel. The point is to be able to easily colorize and manipulate the plot by free 3D ...
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Better way to visualize cylinder puzzle solution

The above puzzle has been a recent source of amusement in my clique. I decided to provide a visualization to motivate solution (here): My code: ...
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How can I easily visualize density plots with singularities with the least loss of detail?

I'm trying to visualize electric fields. StreamPlot is helpful: ...
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Changed appearance of Quantity expressions in v10.1.0

After installing Mathematica v10.1.0 (in Windows 8.1 x64), I noticed a change in appearance of Quantity expressions. For example under Mathematica v10.1.0: while ...
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Streamline Plot from velocity discrete values

I solved Navier Stokes equation in C for lid driven cavity flow and extracted converged values of u velocity and v velocities in ...
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Using Periodogram to investigate the seasonality of the data

After asking how to get rid of the seasonality of this set of data, I'd like to ask how to investigate the seasonality in data using Mathematica. Which tool would you use to study seasonality? I.e. ...
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How to set the Y coordinates for a Graph with defined X coordinates to prevent overlap of nodes?

I would like to draw a Graph with defined $x$ coordinates and variable node sizes. If I simply replace the $x$ coordinates of a graph, then nodes can overlap and ...
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How to visualize pattern matching process?

I want a function that does the same job like ReplaceRepeated, and can make the matching process visible. I searched the Internet but didn't find any existing code ...
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ListDensityPlot seems to break down for large arrays

(Using Mathematica 10) When using ListDensityPlot to plot 40000 + data points, the produced plot seems to be blurred/incorrect for points occurring later in the list. For instance, in the following ...
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How do you plot polygons with GeoRegionValuePlot?

How do you plot polygons in GeoRegionValuePlots? I'd like to reproduce what the call (2) (below) does with something like the call to (4). As you can see using GeoDisk(s) (3) works but the call (4) ...
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Controlling the size of Histogram in PlotLegends -> Histogram

I stumbled across this in the Mathematica documentation and thought it was pretty nifty except that the Histogram that appears as the plot legend is too small so the numbers on the histogram overwrite ...
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Can GeoLabels be controlled?

I am making maps of stuff like population density and would like to add labels but GeoLabels makes it awfully busy. Here is an example. I would like to be able to control what gets written, the color, ...
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VectorPlot3D - vectors starting at points

Normally the vectors in VectorPlot3D ar attached the middle. How to get them attached at the beginning (what is typical conventions in most textbooks) by use of VectorPlot3D ?
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Number of divisors visualized with the QPochhammer function, how to improve performance of code?

I have this code that is originally Jeffrey Stopple's code for the Riemann zeta function in the complex plane. Because I discovered yesterday that the number of divisors can be generated with the ...
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How to connect discrete points and make them become continuous curve?

Given that I have two variables $\theta,t$, for the varible $t$, $\theta$ always owns several values. Namely, $$\{t,\theta_1,\theta_2,\theta_3,\theta_4...\}$$ where $t$ in the interval$[0,1]$ and ...
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representation of custom deformation on a meshgrid

I am trying to represent 2D deformations on a rectangular grid. In Mathematica 10, there is a method to solve the elastic differential equations and then represent the deformation as presented here: ...
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Exact difference between color scaling in ArrayPlot and MatrixPlot

Can someone enlighten me as to how MatrixPlot does its color scaling? I get very different visualizations based on whether I use ...
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Using ListVectorPlot[ ] and eliminating vectors at points where there shouldn't be any

I am trying to make a plot displaying the following type of information. I have a finite set of 2D-coordinates. For each coordinate point, I have a 2D vector associated to that point. The vector is ...
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Plotting multiple curves on a surface

I'm reading about non-euclidean geometry, and I tried to visualize hyperboloid model of hyperbolic geometry using Mathematica. What I need to do is to accent intersections between hyperboloid $x^2 + ...
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Twisting a graph layout (by fixing the $x$ coordinate of all its vertices)

I would like to draw a given graph $G$ in a specific way and I would like to know whether Mathematica can do it in a (semi-)automated way. My goal is to draw the graph $G$ in 2D, fixing all the $x$ ...
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Wind Map Artwork

I would like some help generating an image like the one seen below. The image above is an art piece called Wind Map by artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg. I would like to take wind ...
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Visual representation of a Ranking over time (image provided)

[Disclaimer: I initially posted this question on stackOverflow 2 months ago and think it might be better suited for this forum (link to original question)] The graph below shows a ranking of ...
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Does anyone know a way to draw lines connecting nearest neighbor points in ListPlot[ ]?

I have a two-dimensional mesh that I am visualizing in Mathematica, with ListPlot[]. The mesh looks like this: Any ideas for how to connect all the nearest neighboring points with lines? Thanks, ...
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Visualizing subgraphs while specifying the locations of vertexes

I would like to visualize separate connected components of a graph defined by data points lying in the two-dimensional plane by surrounding each connected component subgraph by a bounding curve. I ...
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Forcing Ticks on Lower Left Corner of Plot

I have a graph that looks like this: I need to have it labeled so that 14 appears in the lower left (I know it's obvious but that's what the publication I'm working with wants). That makes the ...
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Comparing heavy tailed and non-heavy tailed distribution using Mathematica

I have data from a heavy tailed distribution (see picture 1) and a non-heavy tailed distribution (see picture 2) and want to compare it using a histogram on log-scale. However the picture 3 does not ...
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Mapping StreamPlot onto spherical surfaces

Suppose I have some vector field equations $(f(\theta,\phi), g(\theta,\phi))$. The StreamPlot can be created easily in 2D, but I would like to visualize the stream ...
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How can I plot a 3-variables function to identify the neutral surface and a region

I wanted to plot a 3-D solid region, in which my function f(x,y,z)= x (1/(1 + 0.06))^3 + y (1/(1 + 0.06))^2 + (2 z^2)/15 (Sin[10 Degree])^2 -z/3 Cos[10 Degree] ...
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Visualisation of intrinsic curvature [duplicate]

I know that Mathematica allows for a lot of nice visualisations, so here I am. I was thinking if one could visualise (using Mathematica) the fact that a 3d (or simpler a 2d one) Torus doesn't have ...
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Is there an easy way to use Matteo Niccoli's perceptual color maps for 2D plots in Mathematica?

I have been using the ubiquitous Jet color palette for 2D plots for some time now, and don't really care for it. Then I came across the series of blog posts, The rainbow is dead...long live the ...
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Visualise sets giving some relations on those sets

I'm not very experienced with wolfram, but I'm searching for a function that can basicly do the following. Giving some sets $A,B,C$ and some relations for example $B \subset A$,$C\subset B$. I would ...
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Problem with old code for a Calabi-Yau manifold

I would like to draw a Calabi-Yau space in Mathematica. From Andrew J. Hanson's paper (page 6) about this topic, I got the following code, which just does not show anything at all in my Mathematica ...
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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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Weird output of DistributionChart

I have a larger data set and want to display it using DistributionChart. ...
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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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How to build a bvh (a motion capture file format) player in Mathematica?

How to build a bvh player that can be used to visualize human motions in Mathematica? Any idea or sample code would be appreciated. ...
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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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Dynamic process on graph

I have a question, which I failed to find an answer to myself. I'm a casual user of Mathematica, but do have some knowledge about Dynamic module and other "Advanced" features. My problem is ...
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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 homotopy from the left to the right, can ...
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Möbius transformations revealed

Möbius Transformations Revealed is a short video that vividly illustrates the simplicity of Möbius transformations when viewed as rigid motions of the Riemann sphere. It was one of the winners in the ...
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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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Graph plotting: specify layers for layered drawing

Mathematica can do layered graph drawing with LayeredGraphPlot or GraphLayout -> "LayeredEmbedding". Is it possible to ...