# Questions tagged [plotting]

Questions on creating visualizations from functions or data using high-level constructors such as Plot, ListPlot, Histogram, etc.

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### Plot draws list of curves in same color when not using Evaluate

This example comes from the Mathematica documentation for Plot under Basic Examples. Can someone please explain why these are each plotted as a different color in ...
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### About multi-root search in Mathematica for transcendental equations

I have some questions for multiroot search for transcendental equations. Is there any clever solution to find all the roots for a transcendental equation in a specific range? Perhaps ...
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### ListPlot with each point a different color and a legend bar

I would like to generate a ListPlot with the color for each point in the plot corresponding to a particular value (not associated with the position in the plot). I'...
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### ShowLegend values

How do I get ShowLegend to put the max and min values that a plot produces. for example, when using ListDensityPlot, with ...
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### Plot, extract data to a file

I need to save data that Mathematica uses inside the Plot command. The format that I would like to have is: x1 y1 x2 y2 ..... ...
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### How to make a 3D globe?

There are many ways to create a 3D Earth that is rotatable (see here, here, related here), but most of them have some drawbacks. These issues mainly stem from either ...
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### Saner alternative to ContourPlot fill

I am producing a large number of ContourPlot objects, which when exported generate notoriously large PDF files because it basically generates lots of little ...
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### Filling between boundaries

I would like to visualize what it graphically means to integrate between two boundary values. Therefore I'd like to make a Filling between these two values. Is ...
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### Export Plot3D in Mathematica 10.1 is Rasterized by default

When I use Export to export Plot3D to PDF format, I get different behaviour in Mathematica 10.1 compared to 10.0. In particular, ...
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### Plotting piecewise function with distinct colors in each section

I have a piecewise function that I would like to plot but I was wondering if it is possible that each part of the function that is plotted when its corresponding condition is true be plotted with a ...
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### Plots quality during manipulation

I apologize if this is a obvious question and answer, I don't often use Mathematica to display plots or graphics in general to be honest. So, I was tutoring my cousin yesterday in relation to Polar ...
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### Sketch-type graphics with transparency and dashed hidden lines?

I'd like to create transparent graphs like the following from P1095, Calculus 6th Ed, by James Stewart. Can Mathematica accomplish this? By "transparent," I mean the ability to see the interior, ...
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### How can the behavior of InterpolationOrder->0 be controlled?

In ListPlot and Interpolation, the option InterpolationOrder->0 uses two different ...
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### Easy way to plot ODE solutions from NDSolve?

Inspired by the closed question Beautify a NDSolve Graph ! and a comment someone made to me not too long ago: Is there some quick way to plot NDSolve results ...
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### Using Evaluate and Evaluated -> True in Plot

A few use cases: (1) This, as expected, returns (almost) immediately: f[x_?NumericQ] := Evaluate[(Pause[1]; x)] Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 1}] (2) This takes ...
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### How can I generate this “domain coloring” plot?

I found this plot on Wikipedia: Domain coloring of $\sin(z)$ over $(-\pi,\pi)$ on $x$ and $y$ axes. Brightness indicates absolute magnitude, saturation represents imaginary and real magnitude. ...
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### I'd like to display field lines for a point charge in 3 dimensions

I'd like to display field lines for a point charge in 3 dimensions. Not a force field (short arrows) but continuous field lines that start on the charge.
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### Plotting complex numbers as an Argand Diagram

I have the function: $F(\omega) = \frac{5\; - \;i\;\omega}{5^2\; +\; \omega^2}$ When $\omega$ has the values : $\{ -7, -2,\; 0,\; 2,\; 7\}$ How would I plot the Argand diagram in Mathematica? Or ...
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### How can I transpose x and y axis on a Plot?

This question has appeared in various forms online, but I have not yet seen a complete answer, so I am posting it here. More specifically, suppose I have a function ...
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### How to plot periodic function's graphic?

How to plot periodic function's graphic? For example, $f(t) = t$ when $-5<t<5$ and $f(t+10) = f(t)$. ...
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### Problem with ParametricPlot

I'm plotting gear curves, and I observe that for some parameter values ParametricPlot[] does not plot all the teeth: ...
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### Plot 4D data with color as 4th dimension

I have a list of 4D data (x position, y position, amplitude, wavelength). I want to plot x, y, and amplitude on a 3D plot and have the color of the points correspond to the wavelength. I have seen ...
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### What are the standard colors for plots in Mathematica 10? [duplicate]

Mathematica 10 release appears to have changed the default styling of plots: the most visible changes are thicker lines and different default colors. Thus, answers to this stackoverflow question are ...
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### How to plot ternary density plots?

How can I get a ternary density plot just like the plots from OriginLab? ContourPlot and DensityPlot seemingly can accept the <...