# 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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### Why is LogLogPlot[] slower than Plot[]?

I notice that LogLogPlot runs quite bit more slowly than ordinary Plot. For example, consider the following two blocks of code ...
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### How do I use the ShowLegends function to produce a legend for my framed graphic?

I'm new to this site and new to Mathematica as you can see from my question. I'm also new to programming, btw. I'm trying to produce a legend for my plot which I've coded as follows: ...
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### Manipulating the axis on a ListLinePlot

I am trying to create a plot using ListLinePlot in which the x-axis is represented in a logarithmic scale, and is reversed (so larger values are on the right side). ...
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### Plotting a complex valued function over a circular region

I would like to apply some complex valued function to some region in the plane, say, a circle of radius $R$ centred at $k$. How can I do this?
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### Increasing the tickrate of an ErrorListLogPlot

I'm new to Mathematica and am trying to do an ErrorListLogPlot using the "ErrorBarLogPlots" package (from the Wolfram Library) for a graphical evaluation. ...
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### Plotting function lists [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference in Plot when using Evaluate vs when not using Evaluate Why do I have to put Evaluate[] here Why is ContourPlot not displaying this curve? Why is nothing (empty ...
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### How to add a grid on Plot, ListLinePlot and ListPlot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to insert guide-lines in graphics without specifying range? When we're using ArrayPlot, it's possible to draw a grid by doing: ...
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### Draw tangent to point in ListLinePLot

I am using ListLinePlot to draw a number of points to a graph: ...
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### How to mark visible points on a Plot3D?

I'd like to illustrate a two-variable function discontinuous at zero. The function is $f(x,y)=xy/(x^2+y^2)$ unless $x=y=0$, in which case $f(0,0)=0$. I thought that I could draw a plot and then mark ...
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### How to plot the convolution of dirac delta series with a sine function [closed]

I am new to mathematica. I do the convolution of dirac delta :(DiracDelta(x-10)" with "sine(t),t=0-pi". How to plot the output ? Theoretically, the full wave should appear at the location of the ...
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### ArrayPlot with cells labeled by corresponding values

I would like to have ArrayPlot[] also present the value of each cell in it, similar to the LabelingFunction that is available in ...
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### Can I limit PlotRange for 1 function in a Plot?

I have a 2D Plot of 3 functions Plot[ { f1[x], f2[x], f3[x] }, { x, 8, 18 } ] where I want f3[x] only plotted for the range [10, 18] instead of [8, 18]. Is that ...
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### Manipulate a Differential Equation result

I want to Manipulate the result of Differential Equation like : ...
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### Implicit Equality and RegionPlot

I have the following problem: I would like to do a RegionPlot like RegionPlot[F[x,z,y]<1,{x,0,1},{y,0,1}] The problem is that the variable z is an implicit (...
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### Creating multicolored meshed plots (connected scatter plots) using ListPlot

I would like to make colored scatter plots where the dots are connected by lines. I have tried the following, using Joined->True to connect the dots and ...
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### Plotting a path in a vector field

I am trying to make a visual representation of the curve $y=x^{2}$, with $x\in\left[0,1\right]$ in the vector field defined by $\vec{F}=\left[-y,x\right]$. However, as far as I can tell there does ...
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### How to express ticks in scientific form? [duplicate]

I want to express the ticks in scientific form. I tried two ways as following ...
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### GridLines at TickPositions

How can I force the GridLines to be at the positions of the Tick marks? A simple code, FrameTicks -> Automatic and ...
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### Is it possible to plot a function using Plot3D and a curve using ParametricPlot3D in the same picture?

I'd like to plot a graph of a function using e.g. Plot3D and then a line (in general a curve, in my case a straight line, tangent at some point to the surface just ...
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### Different Plot Filling for multiple curves

Warning: possibly dumb question :-( I have two functions I want to plot with the Filling option, like: ...
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### Reversing one axis in Plot3D

When I rotate my 3D plot to the desired viewpoint my X axis runs from 1 at the left to 0 at the right. How can I mirror my plot so that 0 will be at the left and 1 at the right? Extra credit: how ...
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### Drawing outside Plot area

I want to programmatically draw some objects outside the Plot area in my Plot's Epilog, like in this dummy: I found PlotRangeClipping and hoped that would be the ...
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### What is the fundamental difference between ArrayPlot and MatrixPlot?

Suppose I have a matrix called data. It seems that I can plot data using either ArrayPlot or ...
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### Omit part of a 2D plot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Generating a broken or snipped axis in ListPlot I am interested in removing a part of my plot, after searching around I could not find any questions concerning this problem. ...
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### ContourPlot - plot contour lines for minimum of list of functions == 2nd minimum of list of functions

I have a list of (ten or so) functions of two variables (x and y, say). I would like to plot the boundaries on the x y plane where two functions have the same value - but only the two functions in the ...
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### Rectangle wave OK in calculations, wrong in Plot

I have a Piecewise function consisting of two rectangle waves with different duty cycles: ...
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### Adding Lines to Sparklines (plots w/o frames, axes, etc.)

I have been working with Sparklines, thanks to some code found here. Here is what I am using: ...
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### PlotRange problems

I have a Delay Differential Equation of the form: ...
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### Force VectorPlot3D to show One arrow

I am plotting a curl, and I only want VectorPlot3D to show one arrow, I have tried adjusting VectorPoints-> 1, but the plot show's no arrows at all. Is 2 the minimum VectorPoints I can have? If I ...
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### Variable Boundaries on ParametricPlot3D

Is there any way to plot correctly using the ParametricPlot3D command with one of variable's boundaries defined in function of the other ? In the example given ...
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### Sharp ListDensityPlot

I have some quantity varying with time (horizontal axis of the plot): it first oscillates then it has a jump (larger than the amplitude of the oscillations), then it continues oscillating. I have that ...
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### How to find pixel position in a graph , given two points?

I have a graph where on my Y axis , I have price and on X axis I have period/time. My range on Y axis is from 10 (lower limit) to 200 (upper limit), so to draw the point on graph I need the Y ...
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### Two x-axis with different units connected by function using CustomTicks

I am trying to make a plot of some photoluminescence data, where wavelength is on the x-axis, and intensity is on the y-axis. Also, I would like to have the graph boxed, with the upper x-axis having ...
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### CustomTicks and small ranges

UPDATE While the self-posted answer below (TickLabelStyle->TraditionalForm) works for most things, it also has the following effect: Integers are given periods ...
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### ImagePadding or other means of getting whitespace when the PlotLabel is a Column or Grid

I have been having problems with exported plots cutting off a pixel or two of the text in the title of my plots. Let's assume we have some data (AR(1) noise with a high autoregressive parameter ...
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### Manipulating an arbitrary-precision ContourPlot

I have a function, say minimizeme[ω_][β_][ϵ_] = ϵ^2 ω-Log[2 (Cosh[2 β]+Cosh[2 β ϵ])]/(2 β); I want to make a high-precision dynamic ...
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### Is there an easy way to put time ticks on a parametric plot?

I have a parametric plot showing a path of an object in x and y (position), where each is a function of t (time), on which I would like to put a time tick, every second let's say. This would be to ...
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### How can I set the ratio of the axis to 1:1 when plotrange->1 or how can I scale a rectangle according to the axis

I have a ListPlot function ...
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### Proper way to handle free variables in manipulate/plot?

It took me a while today to figure out that Manipulate (used with Plot) requires that the variable I'm manipulating be an actual ...
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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: ...