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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Roads network visualization by thickness and color intensity by population from GIS files

We can have road networks of the countries in GIS shape file.For exmple from here. Normally traffic flows are proportionate to populations of the cities. I wonder how we can have the same in ...
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How to visualize Riemann surfaces?

In WolframAlpha we can easily visualize Riemann surfaces of arbitrary functions, can we plot the Riemann surface of an arbitrary function using Mathematica and ...
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How to visualize the interior of a complicated 3d plot

I have an external data file (can be downloaded here: link 1 or link 2) which contains a dense grid of initial condition in the (x,y,z) space. I read it with Mathematica and plot these initial ...
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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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Transition between graphs

I want to visually demonstrate the manipulations made to a graph. For instance, I have a graph g where using the command ...
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Which ColorFunction should I use to get such a gradient of blue-cyan-green-yellow-orange-red?

I want to get the effect in the above Figure. Here is my code: ...
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Dynamic graph visualisation using JLink/Java and GraphStream

Visualising the addition of new nodes and edges to a graph to 'watch it grow' is to something Mathematica is not suited to by default. However this type of animation really helps convey the emergence ...
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FeynRules vs FeynCalc (or anything else?)

I was looking for a Mathematica package that can take Lagrangians and calculate Feynman diagrams for any given n-point function. (..like if a software can draw and calculate arbitrary loop corrections ...
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Anyone recognize this heatmap? [closed]

Anyone know the origins of the attached heatmap/daylight overlay? I see it on the Mathematica homepage all the time and I even saw it once on Wolfram|Alpha launch video. I know there are ways to ...
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How to implement hive plot for graphs in Mathematica?

I'm trying to implement a version of the hive plot advocated in [Kryzywinski, et al., 2012]. There are many examples of such graphs on the author's webpage. It would be good enough for me to have ...
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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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How can I extend BinCounts to work on Times and Dates?

I want to extend BinCounts to work on a list of times or dates, binning them by Day, Week, Hour of the Month, Day of the Year, etc... So given a list of times and a time bin spec, I need to calculate ...
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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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Image of first quadrant under $f(z)=(z+i)/(z-i)$

I'm able to plot the region where Im[z] > 0 and Re[z] > 0: ...
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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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Weird output of DistributionChart

I have a larger data set and want to display it using DistributionChart. ...
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Adjusting Density Plot Color Function for Diffraction Simulation

I'm trying to simulate Fraunhofer diffraction by a single slit using DensityPlot I run the code: ...
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How can I visualize features found in an image?

I am using Mathematica to explore the face detection feature of Core Image on Mac OS X Lion. To do this I have an Objective-C program which captures images from the iSight camera, runs face detection ...
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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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Truncate TreeForm to show only the top

For some expressions, TreeForm may grow very long. I'm only interested in the top levels of the expression. How can I get the tree form of only the first levels an ...
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Building a molecule viewer: aesthetic rotations

I am working on building a molecule viewer in Mathematica and am running in to problems with controlling rotation of the molecule (which is rendered as a ...
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How can I set the background color to the Popupmenu?

I want to set the Background color of a PopupMenu to blue. I already searched in the documentation center, but I didn't find any ...
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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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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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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 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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How to stop Manipulate changing view point

When using the following manipulate I can rotate the plot and manipulate the value without my view point changing; ...
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How to start simulating physical problems?

I'm quite new to Mathematica, I have version 9. I need to use it to simulate some physical problems. I know the equations (like Maxwell's equations and Newton's laws and so on), but I have no real ...
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ListPointPlot3d to visualize points close to a manifold

I have a large set of points that are close to manifold which I want to show in a ListPointPlot3D. Using part of the data set illustrates this there are fewer ...
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Visualizing nested lists for easier human understanding

When interacting with Mathematica, I often find myself staring blankly at waves of curly braces, trying to understand how data is organized hierarchically. For example, the beginning of the result to ...
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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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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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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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BarChart with BarOrigin->Left: axis on top

This question is somewhat related to this one. Let's say this is the BarChart i want to make: ...
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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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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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Visualization of iteration procedure in NMinimize

I have this optimization code: ...
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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 I avoid label collisions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I influence the spaces between labels on a BarChart How can I avoid label collisions in plot ticks and labels? For example, here is a histogram with colliding ...
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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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How can I fill a wire-frame structure with gas in a Graphics3D drawing?

I am very poor at visualization. I want to make a transparent "building" filled with gas. I wrote the following code for the building and it's fine. ...
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How can I fill an entire Building with transparent points? [duplicate]

I am posting the same code found at an earlier question, although the concept here is totally different. The following code corresponds to a building-shaped structure. ...
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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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Comparing 2 Data Sets in a Single Plot

I have 2 data sets, data1 and data2 with large (in the thousands) amounts of data and I want to compare them in a plane. They ...
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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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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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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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Plotting Uncertainty for a Sample of Functions

I am trying to produce a plot showing the variation in a sample of functions. It should look like this plot or that plot. I tried to use SmoothDensityHistogram. ...
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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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