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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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 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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Visualizing data on a world map - flexible record format

I have a list of members of a team, and I want to create a visualization on a world map. I want to plot them on a map, to see some clustering. The fields are: ...
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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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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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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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Graphics3D: Opacity limitations

Trying to make a better-looking globe model, I start off with something like this To enhance the 3D effect, I want the lines further from the eye to be "grayer" than the lines closer to the eye, as ...
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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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ColorData[“VisibleSpectrum”] is wrong?

I am trying to visualize the visible spectrum using the built-in ColorData["VisibleSpectrum"] function which "colors based on light wavelength in nanometers". But I ...
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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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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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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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ColorFunction in GeoRegionValuePlot

I don't understand ColorFunctions so any general pointers will be greatly appreciated. My specific question is the following. I want to animate a GeoRegionValuePlot. In the toy case below I have two ...
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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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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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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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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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How to remove ticks?

I wanted to remove the Ticks in my coding but i can't. Here when i try to remove the Ticks the number also gone. I need numbers ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gibbons-Hawking metric and Mathematica [closed]

I have been studying the Gibbons-Hawking metric for a while now, and I was asked to visualize it with the program Mathematica. I am terrible at programming and also don't really understand what has to ...
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Visualizing directories

How do I plot the content of a directory and all its subdirectories into infinity using TreeForm? I've tried using a mix 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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How can I collect data for visualization of quick sort?

I know how to implement quick sort in Mathematica. But I don't know how to get the temp data for visualization, because I used recursion. I want the effect similar to this: ...
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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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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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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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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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Showing the correlation of two variables using a plot

I have a list of $\{x_i,y_i\}$ pairs and I want to show that $x_i$'s and $y_i$'s have positive correlation. The result of ...
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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, ...