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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Visualizing a Complex Vector Field near Poles

I've been playing around with a visualization technique for complex functions where one views the function $f: \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ as the vector field $f: \mathbb{R^2} \rightarrow ...
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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 to show solid bodies using volumetric rendering?

Note: This question was asked when Mathematica 8 was latest release. Version 9 has built-in support for volume rendering through Image3D. There's an example on ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to position ticklabels on the negative y axis on its right side?

Is it possible to position ticklabels on negative $y$ axis on its right side? Ticklabels on positive $y$ axis should remain as usual:
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Visualizing Type System Operations

With the introduction of Dataset in version 10, Mathematica acquired a static type-checking subsystem. A fair number of dataset-related questions here on MSE ...
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Spherical density plot of data set

I have a somewhat large number of 3-dimensional unit vectors ( ~ 100 000 unit vectors), and I am trying to visualize their distribution. First thing I tried was ...
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How can I use Kenneth Moreland's “Diverging Color Maps for Scientific Visualization” in plots?

I often want to plot two dimensional data that is centered around zero (for me, this is usually a 2D optical spectroscopy signal, but there are other cases), and the MATLAB "Jet" color scheme is ...
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Plotting graphics as ASCII plots

I'm occasionally in a situation where I have to use Mathematica on the terminal. I'd like to visualize the solutions I get from NDSolve, but when I use ...
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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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Visualizing vector spherical harmonics

I have painstakingly derived the vector-spherical harmonics $\mathbf{V}_{J,\,M}^\ell(\theta, \phi)$, which are the generalization of ordinary spherical harmonics $Y_\ell^m(\theta, \phi)$ to vector ...
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Labelling ArrayPlot Charts

I have been using ArrayPlot to show off some information. Currently, my datasets are like so: ...
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How to plot contours on 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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Implementing hexagon binning in mathematica

Hexagon bin plots are a useful way of visualising large datasets of bivariate data. Here are a few examples: With bin frequency indicated by grey level... ..and by glyph size There are packages ...
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Higher order periodic interpolation (curve fitting)

I have a list of points in 3D, and I want to get a smooth interpolation or curve fit (it is more for illustration) of these points such that the first and second derivatives at the start and end ...
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How can I draw a 3D cross-section of a 3-torus embedded in 4D Euclidean space?

I have a $3$-torus ($\mathbf S^1\times\mathbf S^1\times \mathbf S^1$) embedded in 4D Euclidean space. How can I draw the cross-section of this $3$-torus cut by a 3D Euclidean space in an arbitrary ...
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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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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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How can I make a density plot (or contour plot) with an arbitrary nonlinear scale (e.g. arcsinh, log, biexponential)?

I was inspired by this question, which showed how we can apply logarithmic scaling to a density plot. But I'm not always a fan of a logarithmic scale - it tends to overemphasize smaller features. ...
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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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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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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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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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Visualizing the difference between two sequences (strings)

I'm trying to develop a way of comparing two sequences (probably originally text, such as text writing or source code, possibly converted to lists). As a familiar example, consider the revisions ...
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How to construct a treemap using non-rectangles?

I've written the standard version of a tree map (a graphic that shows nested data) and I'm looking to improve on this layout by switching to different types of polygons or perhaps circles. Can anyone ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Dynamic visualization of Graph[] on a webpage

How can we embed a dynamic version of a Graph object on a web page, similar to the one showcased on the networkx home page? This sort of dynamic visualization can ...
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One-dimensional heatmap

I want to plot a heatmap of a set of real points of the interval [0,1] - i.e., to display their linear density in the sense of a smoothed histogram. The idea I have come up so far is to use the ...
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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 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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Plotting vectors originating from the origin in 3D

I have an array of data with 3D elements. Ex: x = {{1,2,3}, {3,4,5}, {5,6,7}}. I want to show this data in 3 dimensions, such that each point in the space is shown ...
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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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StreamPlot, ListStreamPlot scaling issue [duplicate]

The following stream plot is empty and the x-axis exceeds $[-0.1,0.1]$ significantly. StreamPlot[{y, -100000 x - y}, {x, -0.1, 0.1}, {y, -100, 100}] Using ...
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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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Weather Maps with Mathematica

I've been trying to set up a weather map with Mathematica similar to what NOAA publishes in their website. So far I've been successful to bring the data over and extend it across the whole picture ...
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How can I make a heatmap of a days in year?

I know Mathematica has a ListPlot for time series but does it have a function for visualizing a list of dates as a heat map like this: This idea is from D3, check it out here.
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3D view of a route shown on a map

You should have already seen such a thing, specially in documentaries about ancient life: the movement of a tribe is shown on an ancient map along a route with a dashed arrow. I want to do the same ...
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Graphical representation of a moving sound source

Some explanation since I have got a specific and another more open-ended question: I used two microphones in a 90° arrangement (see picture below) to capture sound from a source moving around the room ...
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How can I trace a functional expression's evaluation visually?

Ok, so the goal is to visualize the execution of this expression foo /@ {3 + 1, bar /@ {1 + 2, {4 + 7}}} in the following fashion using nested rectangles with ...
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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 ...