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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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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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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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Import and Plot Git Commit History

What might be the easiest to import and plot all commit history for a github project? I'm looking for something similar to the following.
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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 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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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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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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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 rotation,...
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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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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 ...