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

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How to rotate TickMarks in DateListPlot?

Is there a way to rotate TickMarks in DateListPlot to avoid overlap, eg: Part of the code used to generate this is: ...
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How to plot Fit functions?

If I do something like this f[x_]:=x^2 Plot[f[x],{x,1,10}] Mathematica plots the function $f(x)=x^2$, as expected. However, ...
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Rough edges plotting a surface

I'm trying to use SphericalPlot3D to create some images of a surface but I get some rough edges on the surface around the boundary. However, after rotating the ...
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Just what kind of transformations can TransformedDistribution handle?

Why does the following command return an empty plot? ...
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Unexpected behavior from VectorPlot

I am surprised at the behavior of VectorPlot in the following sense: plotting a vector field and examining the output at a point $(x_0,y_0)$ reveals that Mathematica doesn't draw the tail of the arrow ...
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Plot not plotting entire range of function

I have a simple function that I want to plot. I am using Mathematica 8 on a windows machine. I type the following code: Plot[100*0.5^n,{n,0,20}]; And the ...
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Annotating plots with plain (not italicized) mathematical text

I have a plot and I would like to annotate some mathematical text in it. Initially, Mathematica puts it in italics by using Drawing tools palette, but I want it all in plain text. How can I do it? ...
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How do you properly create Buttons to change dynamic variables using Table

In this example, I want a series of four buttons to change the value of a variable that is used dynamically to drive a plot. I am trying to figure out why using Table around the buttons causes a ...
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ListPlot Inset coordinates problem

Inset seem better suited for ad-hoc labels and legends than for precision, programmatic placement of annotation. Given the following 'bottom-up' graphic expression: ...
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How can I highlight one function in the Plot of a list?

I've got a Plot of a list of functions from this previous question of mine. ...
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Controlling the frequency of dotting in a plot

It is possible to make a dotted ListPlot. For example: ...
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Using a Slider to manipulate a Plot

Why does this work (displays the curve): Graphics[Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, Pi}]] and this doesn't (no curve) ...
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Using Piecewise in RevolutionPlot3D

The documentation for RevolutionPlot3D shows that you can specify a parametric curve like this: ...
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How Can I plot 3D figures using discrete data in one dimension?

I have an approximate solution for the function u[x,t] using the semi-discretization method in time step. For example, I have ...
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Making a plotted curve interactive

Is it possible to make a plotted curve interactive in the sense that when hovering over it a line is drawn from the "hovered" point to one (or both) of the axes. I did do my homework, I just can't ...
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Colors in ExclusionsStyle

I have the following Plot: Apparently MMA uses ColorData[1,1] for the edges in all graphs. I already tried adding ...
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Combining and aligning “chart” type graphics with regular plots

Is there an easy (recommended) way to align regular plots (e.g. ListPlot or Plot) with chart type graphics (...
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Is there a way to output histogram x and y data without using the Histogram chart function?

I have a large list of data (3.2 million real numbers), and I would like to plot a histogram of it. The built-in Histogram function is very nice, but on my ...
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VectorPlot: How can I evaluate the vector field by clicking on the plot?

This seems like a basic feature that is somehow missing. Ideally we'd get something like a tooltip which shows the x,y position where I click (or of where the mouse is currently hovering) and the ...
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Plotting a parametric plot of two functions

I have two functions f1(x) and f2(x). I want to plot them such that f1 is on the axis of ...
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Tooltip for a ListPlot3D

I am getting stuck with figuring out how to use Tooltip for a ListPlot3D. Basically I have a list of values for the 3D plot (no ...
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More on combining 2d and 3d plots

This is a spin off/follow up to Can 2D and 3D plots be combined so that the 2D plot is the bottom surface of the 3D plot boundary? ... Following Sjoerd's method, I did this: ...
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Problems specifying number of bins in Histogram

So I wanted to create a Histogram with a custom number of bins. Luckily there is a simple function for this in the form of Histogram[data, n] where n specifies the ...
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RegionPlot (or FillingStyle) using hash lines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Filling a polygon with a pattern of insets I have a RegionPlot (and sometimes a regular Plot) where I'd like to shade two different parts of it two different ways. Since the ...
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ScalingFunctions option works for ListPlot but only if there's no Frame: how to work around this?

Mathematica has quite a nice ScalingFunctions option to BarChart, BubbleChart and the ...
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Do I have to code each case of this Grid full of plots separately?

I have written some custom functions to draw multi-panel graphs like this one: It's done by passing a matrix of (custom) plotting functions to a MultiPanelGraph ...
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Laplacian or Grad of an InterpolatingFunction

For obtaining a Schlieren image from an equation for density, I need to calculate the first derivative of density and make a contour plot. The below code snippet calculates the first derivative w.r.t ...
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Mathematica: ListDensityPlot behavior different for arrays and points

I am using ListDensityPlot to output the results of a physical simulation. I've passed both an array of values and coordinates coupled with magnitudes to ListDensityPlot. Although I expect identical ...
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Dates as FrameTicks on a ListLinePlot

For reasons too lengthy to explain, I would like to display a list of dates or years (as numbers or strings) as FrameTicks on a ...
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ListContourPlot-ColorFunction

How can I use ONLY the central 90% of the spectrum, not the whole range? For example, I do not like to see the lowest values in purple, but in deep blue color. ...
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Align Array Plots

I have two ArrayPlots that I would like to align but my "tweaking" failed yet. I would like each "row" to be aligned. ...
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X label in GraphicsColumn is cut off

I'm trying to use GraphicsColumn to plot two curves with very different ranges. for example, ...
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Varying plot sizes for identical PlotRanges in ListLinePlot, where one has a legend

I am trying to make some figures using ListLinePlot in Mathematica 8. Although the PlotRanges are the same, the resulting frame sizes are different. The only difference (as I see it) between the two ...
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DateListPlot with two time list adding 2 labels, and setting the color of the label and lines in plot

This command will produce a chart with two lines on it. DateListPlot[{CapReg, Equity}, Joined -> True ] What I would like to do is add a label above the ...
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Graph adjacency matrix with unconnected nodes

I am trying to display a series of 9x9 adjacency matrices which represent directed graphs on a 3x3 grid. The issue I am running up against is this (compounded by that fact that I don't really know how ...
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Color linear interpolation of ParametricPlot3D

I am looking for any ideas about how to colorize an ellipsoid with a custom gradient style or by a Blend function. I would like to colorize ellipsoid as follows: ...
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Exchange axes in ListLinePlot

I'm sorry to do this right off the bat, but I have the following set of data: ...
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Mathematica Plot: Inconsistency when plotting large values

I am working with a function in Mathematica and I am getting some inconsistencies when I plot it. As I really need to understand were this comes from I would appreciate any help. I am working with a ...
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how to plot $x=0$ and $y=0$

I tried to plot plane $x = 0$ and $y=0$ with Plot3D[x = 0, {x, -4, 4}, {y, -4, 4}] but it seems that it didn't work out. How can I plot the above planes? Also ...
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How to set tick label precision [duplicate]

When I make a plot like Plot[Exp[x], {x, 1 - 10^-9, 1}] The resulting plot looks like . Notice all the ticks on the x-axis are all labeled 1. Is there any ...
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Why do I have to put Evaluate[] here

I wanted to draw some contours. I succeeded with this: ...
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How to save plots in grayscale

As sophomoric as this question seems, how should I save plots in grayscale in Mathematica? I generally like eps images for their scalability and I use ghostscript or other third party perl scripts ...
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Plotting with NDSolveStateData

This question is a continuation of this. As answered by J.M., I am able to iterate a solution. However, I am unable to plot it. I am sure that this has to do with my inability to understand how the ...
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Error Using Sow in DensityHistogram with ColorFunction

To find the color values used in a plot, I was using Sow as shown here: ...
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How do I change the Font in BarChart Legend?

Just wondering if anyone knows the proper Syntax to change the Text properties in the BarChart's ChartLegend. I cannot seem to figure out how to get Style[] to apply. Here is an example: ...
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Plot CSV-data; make statistical statements in Mathematica / WA

First, I'm quite new to Mathematica so sorry in advance if some questions seem to be trivial. I have a CSV-file which looks like this: ...