# 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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### Align plots with a shift

I've got three plots combined through Overlay: ...
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### How to plot and find the volume of a solid?

How to plot and find the volume of the solid enclosed between the paraboloid z=5(x^2+y^2) and z=6-7x^2-y^2 And the answer of ...
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### Structure of Graphics (esp. those produced by Plot, ListPlot, etc.)

I'm looking for a description of the structure of Graphics objects, aimed at the advanced Mathematica programmer. The motivation for this question is the following....
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### Mapping multiple parameters of a function to specific values

I am a little bit confused by the documentation for Apply (@@). I want to define a list of parameters, for instance: ...
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### Is it Possible to change dashes into circles with Plot command?

Is it possible to change the Dashed Style of a curve into circles with Plot command ? ...
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### About number truncation of ticks display in ListPlot

In my problem, I need to plot a figure in a relatively small region of the $x$ axis, e.g., ...
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### FrameTicks and Ticks on Axes in Same Plot

I have a plot where I would like ticks shown on both the axes and the frame, with them labeled separately. I have custom labels for the frame and want the horizontal axis labeled with ticks ...
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### Smooth 4D (3D + color) plot from discrete points

I have a file containing isosurface $\{x,y,z,F\}$ data (around 9000 points). My goal is to generate a smooth (NOT a discrete set of points!) colored surface using ...
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### How do I avoid the gaps introduced by a frame on a plot?

You can see that there are gaps on all sides of the plot between the frame and the extent of the line that I've plotted. How do I get rid of these? I'd like the frame to cover $[0,1]\times[0,1]$ and ...
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### Plotting a 3D list causes kernel to crash if x and y axes have vastly different scales

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 10.0.2 or earlier I have access to two versions of Mathematica, version 7.0.1 on Linux and version 8 on Windows. When I try the following two lines on ...
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### Unexpected grid Lines in ListPlot

Why is Mathematica plotting a horizontal line at $y=2$ in the following example: ListPlot[Table[i,{i,1,10}],Frame->True,GridLines->None] How to get rid of ...
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### ListPlot: Plotting large data fast

Mathematica produces fantastic-looking graphics, but it can be slow on large data sets. Here is an example for a (random) time series: ...
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### Plotting a contour on a torus

There are two ways to consider a two-dimensional torus. One way is to take a parallelogram (let's say the square $[0, 1]^2$) and topologically glue the opposite edges. Another way is to look at the ...
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### Fixing quirky typesetting in plot labels

Consider this example plot. Plot[ 1-Exp[-x], {x,0,3}, AxesLabel->{"thickness (μm)","power density (W/m^2)"} ] Let us hold the typographical quality of the ...
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### Mathematica code for Bifurcation Diagram

At the moment I am trying to construct a bifurcation diagram of the iterative function $f(x)=$ $ax-1.1975x^3$. I've scoured the internet for pre-made bifurcation diagrams and found many (mostly of the ...
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### Mathematica envelope for the bottom of a plot, a generic function

I have the following set-up: xaxis = Table[x, {x, 0, 10, 0.01}]; yaxis = Table [Sin[x] + Abs[RandomReal[{-1, 1}]], {x, 0, 10, 0.01}]; ListLinePlot[Transpose[{ xaxis, yaxis}]] My ...
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### Make a scatter plot from two lists

I have two lists of values xx = {0.1, 0.3, 0.35, 0.57, 0.88, 1.0} yy = {1.2, 3.5, 4.5, 7.8, 9.0, 12.2} I want to make a scatter plot (list plot) with xx as x ...
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### Is there a way to make the tick marks larger?

In a Plot (actually, a Graphics) command, I'd like to make the actual tick marks larger than they are, but I can't find an ...
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### Spherical density plot of data set

I have a somewhat large number of 3-dimensional unit vectors ( ~ 100 000 unit vectors), and I am trying to visualize their distribution. First thing I tried was ...
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### How to speed up the plot of NIntegrate?

Here is a toy example: f[t_] := NIntegrate[Sin[x], {x, 0, t}]; Plot[f[t], {t, 0, 10}] // Timing Even such a simple example will take 2.8 seconds on my computer. ...
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### Plotting large datasets

I have a lot of data (e.g., 64x8192), to plot and it consumes too much memory (more than 2 GB) causing Mathematica to return "no memory available". For example, ...
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### Make legend same height as plot

One common style for density plots is to have a vertical legend that is the same height as the plot itself. Some example density plots from Google Image search: How can we make DensityPlots with ...
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### Phase portrait on a cylinder

It is very nice and very easy to make a sketch of a phase portrait with StreamPlot. For example, for the classical pendulum, defined by \begin{eqnarray*} \dot x&...
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### Adding arrows in curves

Let's consider the following case ...
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### Aligning axes labels on multiple plots

I'm trying to create some "publication quality" figures, but Mathematica is fighting me all the way. So my question is: Should I switch to Origin? Please help! Well, all joking aside: I'm trying to ...
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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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### Finding all maxima and minima of a function

To find all (global and local) extrema of a function in $\mathbb R^3$, I have written the following. Example function: ...
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### Set the same color scale across multiple ListContourPlots?

This is probably straightforward - but how would I set the same color scale across multiple ListContourPlots? if I have values from 10 to 25 on one ...
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### How to draw the image of a circle under the action of a transformation of the phase flow?

How to draw the image of a circle $x^2+(y-1)^2<1/4$ under the action of a transformation of the phase flow for the equation $\dot{x}=y,\ \dot{y}=-\sin x$? Here $\dot{x}$ means $dx/dt$. Any help or ...
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### How can I create a rectangular graphic with curved edges?

I want to make some button shaped graphics that would essentially be a rectangular shape with curved edges. In the example below I have used Polygon rather than <...
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### Calling Correct Function for Plotting DiracDelta

I am wondering what is the correct function in Mathematica to plot the true impulse function, better known as the DiracDelta[] function. When using this inside of a ...
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### How can I manipulate the number of decimal places in the frame ticks?

Is there any simple way to increase or decrease the decimal places in the frame ticks. I want to make the y axis ticks of the first two and the second two graphs look similar.
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### Need 4D plot (3D + color for function) [duplicate]

I have a function f(x,y,z) of three variables and some constants: ...
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### Trouble with fonts when exporting a 2D-plot to vector formats

I've set up my plot to look exactly how I like it. At least it does so on screen. Upon export though, only the bitmap formats look the same. For PDF and EPS, the FontSize seems to get ignored and the ...
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### Labeling points of intersection between plots

There are several answers where Mathematica used mesh points to show graphically where curve intersections exist. For example: Marking points of intersection between two curves or Is there a better ...
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### How to dynamically toggle curves on/off in a crowded Plot?

When multiple curves appear in a single plot, it is useful to interactively turn certain curves on or off to visually compare smaller numbers of curves. It is trivial to put a quick dynamic together, ...
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### Save as pdf broken in version 10.0.2?

Fixed in 10.1 It looks like the save as pdf is broken after I update to version 10.0.2. The labels in the plot become a mess. Are there ways to fix it? The Export ...
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### Why does Plot3D omit parts of the surface at kinks?

When doing Plot3D[Max[p^2-q^2,0],{p,0,1},{q,-1,1},PlotStyle->White] the result looks like this (with Mathematica 8.0.0.0): As you can easily see, at the "...
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### How to obtain adaptive sampling as in Plot function?

Adaptive sampling in Plot function can capture the oscillation of a function with very few points. How can I get a similar sequence of point pairs without using <...
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### What is wrong with triangle PlotMarkers in v.10.0.0?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 In Mathematica 10.0.0 we have built-in graphical triangle PlotMarkers. Let us look closer on them: ...
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### How to reverse the direction of the y axes

I have a similar question to this one. Unfortunately, the answers there didn't help me. I would like to plot a simple function with the normal Plot function. ...
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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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### Formatting Ticks and FrameTicks labels with a function

Is there a convenient way to format tick labels? In this example I would like to use the default Mathematica tick intervals, but simply convert the X axis labels to strings with "s" added. As you ...
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### Indeterminate expression 0^0 encountered

I'm new to Wolfram Mathematica so the the question may seem quite simple. I define the following function: ...
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### What is wrong with my VectorPlot?

I am trying to make a simple plot of a spherical field falling off with distance from origin: ...
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### Plot3d: How to color a surface according to the slope of the surface?

Here is my approach, for an example surface function: surface[x_, y_] := Sin[x y]; The normal vector of a point in the surface is computed as: ...
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### Calculating volume between two surfaces of revolution

Once again, I'm very new to Mathematica and winging it as I go. I probably don't have the math education at this point to even justify buying it in the first place, but that's off topic. I wanted to ...
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### How to prepare data for ListVectorPlot[]?

I was trying to plot a few velocity vectors measured at given points. However I am unable to do this with ListVectorPlot[] function. I get error each time I try to ...