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Consider the following graphical representation of the No Free Lunch Theorem found from Google Image:

What I'd like to do (if possible) is convert this into a Mathematica Plot so that I can (i) add an extra function to it and (ii) adjust the plot labels. Does Wolfram technology make this possible (through some sort of "Image -> Plot" function?)?

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  • $\begingroup$ You might be interested in the Wolfram blog 2012/10/05 xkcd-sytle diagrams article. $\endgroup$
    – Somos
    Jul 13, 2019 at 22:03
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    $\begingroup$ Sounds like the OP is asking if he can convert a JPEG, PDF,BMP or other graphic file into Mathematica plot data. If you plot a simple graph like myPlot=Plot[x,{x,0,1}] and then do a ?myPlot, you obtain the format of Mathematica's graphics. It contains lines, points, colors, other data to generate the plot. I do not know if there is any software that can for example convert a PDF file to Mathematica's graphics format. Maybe others know. $\endgroup$
    – Dominic
    Jul 13, 2019 at 22:56
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    $\begingroup$ Take a look at this. $\endgroup$ Jul 14, 2019 at 0:30

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f2 = 1/((x - 3)^2 + 1/7);
f1 = 1 + 1/2 Sin[x] + 1/5 Sin[2 x] + 1/7 Sin[3 x];
g = Plot[{f1, f2}, {x, 0, 12}, PlotRange -> All, FrameTicks -> None, 
  Axes -> False, Frame -> {{ True, False}, {True, False}}, 
  FrameLabel -> {"Performance", "Type"}, FrameStyle -> 18, 
  PlotTheme -> {"Monochrome", "BoldColor"}, 
  Epilog -> {Black, Dashing[{0.05}], Line[{{0, 1}, {12, 1}}]}]
xkcdConvert[g]

This yields

enter image description here enter image description here

using a magnificent xkcdConvert function of Simon Woods

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