# 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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### How to visualize slope fields of differential equations without vectors?

I'm looking to visualize slope fields of differential equations for my differential equations course. Every example I see draws them as vectors, adding unnecessary "arrows" that, to me, are visually ...
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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 ...
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### How does epilog position work in logplots?

I'm trying to use Epilog in my plots but the way that Epilog uses coordinate positions isn't making sense to me. As a minimal ...
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### How to transform and combine multiple Graphics3D into one?

ProteinData["A2M", "MoleculePlot"] gives you a Graphics3D object below. I'd like to display multiple of these proteins in a ...
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### How do I draw a pair of buttocks?

I'm trying to develop a function which 3D plot would have a buttocks like shape. Several days of searching the web and a dozen my of own attempts to solve the issue have brought nothing but two ...
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### How to plot Venn diagrams with Mathematica?

How does one plot Venn diagrams with Mathematica? I've searched quite a bit and I've found one source at MathWorld which provides the source code for doing them. But I don't understand this code, can ...
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### Vary the thickness of a plotted function

I know, that I can change the color of a function with the help of PlotStyle: Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 3 Pi}, PlotStyle -> {Green, Thickness[0.01]}] I also know, ...
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### adding labels to points in ListPlot

Table[{Re[5 Exp[I 5/2 t]], Im[5 Exp[I 5/2 t]]}, {t, 0, 6}] ListPlot[%] This code plots 6 points in the complex plane. To each point I would like to add a label in ...
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### Remove tick labels, but retain tick marks in RegionPlot (and related functions)

I would like to remove the numbering on the axes of the following RegionPlot. I would like to keep the tick marks but drop the numbering, I haven't figured out how ...
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### Switch from logarithmic to linear scaling partway along a plot's axis

In the 2015 Planck satellite results, they give the latest plot of the temperature power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background, which I show below. (I am only interested in the main plot; you ...
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### How can I make a 2D line plot with a drop shadow under the line?

You often see plots styled like this (ignore the bar chart component): i.e. with a small drop shadow under the line. (I'm assuming Excel is being used to produce these plots). How could you make ...
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### How to make Mathematica graphs in Microsoft Word independent from Mathematica?

When I open a .docx file containing Mathematica graphs on a computer without Mathematica software installed, the graphs look corrupted. For example, ...
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### How to create a wind rose with Mathematica?

I am trying to plot wind rose in Mathematica, but have no idea how to do this. Any suggestions ?
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### Plot with multiple Y-axes

I would like to create plot with multiple Y-axes which looks this: I can do it for two Y-axes in the following way: ...
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### Styling ticks in a plot

I managed to turn the ticks inside-out but the ticks go now through the numbers. In fact I would like to have it like in the picture attached (ticks pointing outside the plot and no additional ticks ...
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### How can I create an interactive ColorFunction using Manipulate?

I am trying to specify my own colors and scaling for the ColorFunction in ListDensityPlot. I have several lists of 2D values ...
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### How to get grid lines at all (log) tick marks in Version 10?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.1.0 Update: It seems that only versions 10.0.0, 10.0.1, and 10.0.2 are affected by this problem. For 10.0.0 there is no general solution known to me due to ...
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### Plotting an additional axis with ticks

When preparing non-standard graphs, it is common that one needs an "extra" axis, parallel but displaced from a traditional axis. This might happen in many cases: When you want to plot two curves ...
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### Using a function name instead of its definition in AxesLabel

I seek to use a token as an axis label, but this token, having other meanings, is expanded by Mathematica. If I enclose the token in quotes, it is not expanded, but it is also no longer italicized. ...
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### Get the coordinates from ContourPlot and RegionPlot

How do I get the coordinates from a contour plot I've done in Mathematica? For example, I have a two-variable function f[x, y], for which I can make a contour plot: ...
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### Creating an animation illustrating the time-evolution of a pre-computed orbit

As the title says, I would like to use Mathematica in order to create an animation depicting the time-evolution of a three-dimensional (3D) orbit. To begin with, I have an ASCII file which contains ...
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### How can I prevent ColorFunction from disabling antialiasing in graphics?

When I use ColorFunction, the appearance of my plots is ruined, changing from this which has the normal smooth lines and antialiased fonts, to this in which the ...
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### How can we plot the complex roots of an equation?

If we'd like to display the $n$ roots of a polynomial on the complex plane as points, how can we do this? For example, if we have the equation $x^3 + x^2 + x + 1$, how can we plot the 3 roots as ...
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### How to plot filling under a curve?

I want to mark critical areas for statistical test on the plot. How can I do this? This: ...
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### How could I add arrows to the axis of a figure?

It is easy for me to add arrows to the axes of the a figure by taking advantage of AxesStyle -> Arrowheads[] when the differences between the horizontal and ...
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### Plot data from txt file?

I have data in file.txt which can be expressed by 20000x11 matrix. I do not want to import all of these data. How can I plot graph of the column 1 & column 4?
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### Different colors when comparing Plot3D V9 and V10

I am trying to create Plot3D with same color as we used to get in V9 but without success. I used PlotTheme -> "Classic" in V10 but the results looks like somehow ...
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### Number format of axes in a plot

How can I have a conditional format of the values appearing in the axis of a plot ? I have in mind the number format options available in Excel for plots as described here http://peltiertech.com/...
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### How to plot an ellipse?

I'm new to Mathematica, and I'm finding it difficult to plot an ellipse. I tried using Plot[(x/5)^2 + (y/3)^2 == 1, {x, -5, 5}, {y, -3, 3}] but I'm getting ...
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### Moving polygon on path curve to create 3D shape

How can I move some polygon list = {{0, 0}, {0, 15}, {7, 13}, {2, 13}, {2, 5}, {5, 5}, {5, 3}, {2,3}, {2, 0}}; Graphics[{Black, Polygon[list]}] so it follow some ...
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### How do you plot the same function with different options over different intervals?

Here is the motivation for my question. I want to plot Sin[x] over the interval 0 to 2 π, ...
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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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### Labelling ArrayPlot Charts

I have been using ArrayPlot to show off some information. Currently, my datasets are like so: ...
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### Labeling a bar chart, changing how rotated labels are centered

I'm trying to label a bar chart with rotated labels see this simple example: ...
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### Suppress extrapolation of interpolating function in a ContourPlot

I have defined an interpolating function, myfcn[x], valid on the domain x = 0 to 1.5. I am then using ...
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### An elegant way to plot a numeric function that returns a list, and have each element in a different color [duplicate]

I have a function that takes a numeric argument and returns a list of numbers. I want to plot each element of the list in a different color. If I use this command, ...
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### Annotating plots by adding labels with arrows connecting them to data points

I am making a 2D scatter plot with some data, let us say: ...
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### My introduction to Compile

I am reading Fractals from the Newton-Raphson method from Peter Young's page. I've tried: ...
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### How can I make hatching filling of plot

How can I make hatching filling of plot Like this: I use another one plot with shifting to make filled area above: ...
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When I do: ...
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### Coloring Points in a Plot, based on their position in the list

Before I describe the question, I'd like to say that I've seen the excellent answers posted here but have not managed to get them to work for my own data. I have a list of values that I would like to ...
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### Plotting in polar coordinates, simple implicit curves

How can I plot $\theta=\cos r$ in polar plane? Of course I know that it is different from $r=\cos \theta.$
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### How do I fill in a circle made by ParametricPlot with one solid color?

I have a very simple question but I am new with Mathematica. I made a circle on a parametric plot and I made the line black. I want to make the inside of the circle on the parametric plot red. So the ...
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### Spacing the elements in a bar chart with error bars

In How to | Add Error Bars to Charts and Plots in the Mathematica documentation, a function ErrorBar is given: ...
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### How to draw grid lines on top of a plot?

I want to use ArrayPlot instead of a DensityPlot because it seems to be faster (more here) I still want axes ticks to have real ...
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### Why PlotStyle->Dashed make everything dashed?

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 -- appears to affect Linux only. It has been really strange for me. I am not sure it's regression after v10.0.1, or something went wrong with my system. ...
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### Initial time as parameter in ParametricNDSolve

I need a help with the function ParametricNDSolve. My goal is solve the equation \begin{array} &&\dot{x}(t) = y(t) \\ &\dot{y}(t) = x(t)-1-\varepsilon Cos(\omega t) \\ &x(t_0) = x_0\\ ...
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### how to change the distance between tick mark and tick label

On similar lines as Is there an option to change the space/distance between tick labels and axes labels for plots? but I would like to reduce the distance between the tick mark and the tick label that ...