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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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 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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Trouble with shooting method for a 4th-order differential equation

I'm trying to solve the following forth-order ODE with the shooting method: $$\frac{1}{5}(y-2xy^\prime)=\frac{1}{x}\left\{\frac{xy^\prime}{y}+xy^3 \left[\frac{(xy^\prime)^\prime}{x} \right]^\prime ...
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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 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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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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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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Visualization of iteration procedure in NMinimize

I have this optimization code: ...
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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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LabelingFunction in BarChart displays bar-values below x-axis

I'm trying to visualize some data using a BarChart[] in Mathematica. The data should be placed (centered) inside the bars - except the bar is too small. In this ...
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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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Visualising a 1-(50,15,15) design

The problem I have is the visualisation of a $1-(50,15,15)$ design. That is a set of $50$ points and $50$ blocks (lines), so that each point is on $15$ lines, and each line contains $15$ points. My ...
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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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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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How to plot the 2-D graph of $|x|+|x+y|=1$?

Problem Description: Today,I am countered with a integral problem that I need visualize a 2D graph of the equation $|x|+|x+y|=1$ I plots it step-by-step by hand: When $x \geq 0, x+|x+y|=1$ ...
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How to select interactively datasets to plot with Manipulate

I'm using Manipulate to visualize three datasets: Manipulate[ListPlot[WHAT -> what], {what, {dataset1, dataset2, dataset3}}] Now with this solution I can only ...
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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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Visualization/colorization of many outliers in a BoxWhiskerChart

Imagine a larger data set which I want to display using BoxWhiskerChart. ...
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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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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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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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How to plot against scaled axes?

Say I have some plot, such as: Plot[Exp[-(x - 2)^2/(2*1^2)], {x, 0, 6}, AxesLabel -> {"x", "f(x)"}] But I want to present it with the axis labeled as ...
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How to use the “EdgeLayout” suboption of GraphLayout?

According to the documentation, GraphLayout has an EdgeBundling suboption, which can take the following values: ...
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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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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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Visualization of Homotopy equivalence between “heart curve” and zero

It is well-known that a "heart" is topologically equivalent to a "zero". where $$(x^2+y^2-1)^3=x^2y^3$$ is the heart equation; and $$\frac{x^2}{2}+\frac{y^2}{3}=1$$ is the equation of the zero ...
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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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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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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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Visualizing a 2-dimensional PDF [duplicate]

I have empirical data that describes a 2-dimensional Probability Density Function and I want to visualize that data in a meaningful way using Mathematica. My first instinct is to use a 2D Heat map ...
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Color coded bar to represent numberic values

I would like to present data color coded in a bar. My data look like the following: {-2.5,-1.0,0.1,0.5,-0.24,-0.58,-0.58,-0.25,-1.4,2.1,1.8,-2.5,1.97} I would ...
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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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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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Visualization of Gaussian Curvature

I need to visualize Gaussian Curvature of a parametric surface. There is a solution in this math.SE post. However, I'm not sure its working because when I draw a sphere it's all white, but it should ...
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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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How can I fix a defect in the 3D graphics rendering of a coiled tube? [closed]

I use the following code to obtain a tube version of a spring: ...
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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 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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Putting set elements into venn diagram

My problem has two parts. Before that I have two Lists/Sets. It suppose to be created them by two initial strings. In the first part, I need to show sets' elements in venn diagram. I can create venn ...
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Using NIntegrate and DiscretePlot to visualize pseudodifferential operators

In harmonic analysis, pseudodifferential operators are a way to generalize the notions of derivatives, through the use of Fourier transforms. The basic idea being, Let ...
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network visualization with different colors for different edge labeled

I have a network with 3 different edge types, edgelist file is a three column file with id1, id2 and edge label. I uploaded the file here What I need know is to find a way to plot this network, as ...
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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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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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How to created visualization dashboard for summary data?

I would like to create the following dashboard: The numbers indicate my desired dimensions for the cells. I would like the cells to contain a regional plot, a trend line, and bar charts. I have ...
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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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simple contour plot with variable thickness

I have a data set on the form of 3 spatial coordinates x,y,z and an amplitude. Here is a small crop of the data, : ...
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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 ...