# 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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### Mathematica - Dynamic - ListPlot - baseline

I am performing baseline fitting to a raw dataset on a two-state equilibrium process. The process involves fitting the sigmoidal curve to an upper and lower linear baseline, and subtracting so that ...
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### PlotRange problems

I have a Delay Differential Equation of the form: ...
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### Plotting best-response functions

I'm a newbie in Mathematica. I'm trying to solve for two functions (best-response functions in a simple game), and then to plot the functions on the same graph. One function is p1 = resp1(p2) and the ...
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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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### Finding the linear regression of data and plotting it

This is for a physics report that I have to hand in. I have a list of two-dimensional data points that approximately form a linear line. I want to: calculate the best linear fit. put both data ...
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### How can I plot the direction field for a differential equation?

I'd like to plot the graph of the direction field for a differential equation, to get a feel for it. I'm a novice, right now, when it comes to plotting in Mathematica, so I'm hoping that someone can ...
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### Creating Optimal “Smoothed” Contour-Type Plots (X,Y,Z) Using Mathematica 8.04 [closed]

Update: data here Here is a contour plot produced in the SAS program: In this plot, variable 23405 forms the X axis, variable 20201 forms the Y axis, and outcome variable 50502 forms a pseudo Z ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Mathematica function intersection points with 3D grid

I need to produce a 3-dimensional equispaced grid over a given function in a way, that I can calculate intersection points of the function with the grids edges. So my first question is how to produce ...
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### How do I make framed plots the same size?

Suppose that I have two plots, plot1 and plot2. The plots have different ranges and different axes. Here is a fictitious ...
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### All curves in plot have the same style. Cannot be fixed with Evaluate[]

Usually, when I plot multiple curves in Mathematica Plot[{x,x^2,x^3},{x,0,1}] they are given different colors. However, if I try to construct a list inside the <...
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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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When I do: ...
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### How can I italicize FrameLabel directives?

Suppose that I use Frame -> True in Plot. Then I can use ...
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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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### RevolutionPlot3D: axis of revolution that doesn't pass through the origin

This is a follow up question to RevolutionPlot3D: but NOT revolving about the z axis so please check that for the context. It seems that RevolutionAxis requires ...
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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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### RevolutionPlot3D: but NOT revolving about the z axis

I want to demonstrate generating a solid of revolution by revolving a planar region about, say, a horizontal axis. However, RevolutionPlot3D doesn't seem to have an ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 can I scale tick marks without scaling my function?

Take this plot for instance: It shows power in W, but I'd like to see it in µW, so that I get 200, 400, 600,..., which is much more readable. Is there a way to do this without scaling my ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Controlling the frequency of dotting in a plot

It is possible to make a dotted ListPlot. For example: ...
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### How to give axes label to a histogram

I plotted a histogram and I used AxesLabel for labeling X axis and Y axis But it went wrong. How to do it?. ...
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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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### Generating a broken or snipped axis in ListPlot

I have two data sets, data1 and data2. For example: ...
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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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### Proper way to Plot a single function in two different styles?

I've got this code ...
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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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### How do I use Map for a function with two arguments?

I'm a newbie who tries to be a good boy, and use Map instead of writing out a list of functions. I have a table I want to Map ...
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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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### 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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### How to plot an inequality?

I need some help in plotting the following inequality using Mathematica: $$\frac{1+(x/100+0.1)\times y/100}{1.15+1.15\times(x/100)\times(y/100)}\geq 1$$ assuming $x,y\in \mathbb{Q}$, the set of ...
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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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### Rescale axes (e.g change from Hz to THz)

I have multiple plots of permittivity against frequency, but they're hard to read because the frequency labels go from 4x10^14 to 1x10^15 in Hz. I want to label the frequency with THz instead of Hz, ...