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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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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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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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Normal[Series[ ]] does not give a normal expression

Let us say I want to show how the Taylor's series for Sin behaves: ...
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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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How can I label a ListDensityPlot with a color bar?

Here is an example of what is desired, only the result wouldn't be a contour plot, but a ListDensityPlot. The arguments would be a gradient and a list of numbers.
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How can I get the frame ticks from DateListPlot?

DateListPlot very nicely chooses major and minor frame tick and frame tick label/markers. I am building a custom graphics function where either the ...
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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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Collision of axes labels and ticks

Is there a way to prevent ugly collision of axes labels and axes number like in the following examples, without the need of adding white space: Plot1: ...
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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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Overlapping ArrayPlot

I have two ArrayPlots, and I want to overlap them as it is done here. For clarity, suppose ...
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ListPlot with plotmarkers determined by point

I am trying to build on a simple example here: td = Prime[Range[25]] dsk = Graphics[{Blue, Disk[]}] ListPlot[td, PlotMarkers -> {dsk, 0.7}] How can I make ...
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How can I generate this “domain coloring” plot?

I found this plot on Wikipedia: Domain coloring of $\sin(z)$ over $(-\pi,\pi)$ on $x$ and $y$ axes. Brightness indicates absolute magnitude, saturation represents imaginary and real magnitude. ...
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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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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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Does InterpolationOrder cause conflicts with PlotMarkers in ListPlot?

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 11.0.1 or later My code: ...
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How to manipulate 2D plots?

When it comes to visual analysis, large datasets or data with intricate internal details often makes plotting in 2D useless, as the outcome is either just a fraction of the full dataset, or no details ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Use ColorFunction in ListLinePlot with If

The following code ListLinePlot[{2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12}, ColorFunction -> Function[{x, y}, If[x <= 3, Blue, Red]]] should produce blue lines for $x\le3$ and ...
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What is the precedence of FrameStyle, FrameTicksStyle, and LabelStyle? How to have a LabelStyle different from FrameStyle

From the documentation: Plot[2 Sin[x], {x, 0, 10}, Frame -> True, FrameLabel -> {x, y}, PlotLabel -> 2 Sin[x], LabelStyle -> Orange] But then add a ...
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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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can the color in MeshStyle be specified by a ColorFunction, such as “SunsetColors” for example. If so, what is the correct syntax?

This is an example given in Help: Plot3D[Sin[x y], {x, 0, 3}, {y, 0, 3}, MeshStyle -> Gray] Could this be changed to something like ...
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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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Different calculation of median and quartiles, bug in BoxWhiskerChart?

When you plot a dataset with BoxWhiskerChart passing over the box in the plot with your mouse pointer shows some specifics about the dataset (min and max values, 1/...
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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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Plotting complex Sine

I've got another plotting problem. I want to plot Sin[z] where z is complex. So, I've tried the following: ...
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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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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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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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Plot3D in Mathematica: how to plot in presence of parameters

I realize I the earlier question was ill-posed. To clarify: I am trying to find the values of $A$ and $B$ that will maximize a function f on the domain ...
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Discrete coloring in Plots

I would like to have a plot that is filled to the axis with Green if the y value is greater than 10, and ...
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what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?

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Using uniform coloring in MatrixPlot

I have a rectangular matrix, which is m-by-10. Each element is either 0 or 1. I would like 0 to correspond to white elements, and 1 to red elements. This works ...
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How can I animate a set of points imported from file?

I have an external program which generates a set of data - X points at the time t1, X points at the time t2 and so on. These points are stored in CSV file and I can change the format if necessary. ...
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Is it possible to substitute tick labels with alternative text? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Labelling ArrayPlot Charts I am making a MatrixPlot. For example, consider the following: ...
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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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ListPlot3D - How to make the Color depending on a second list

From a simulation (solid state physcis) i obtained a list1={{300,0,0},...} with x values=300,400,...,1500 and y-values=0,0.08,...,20 and z values. I plotted them ...
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Using Inset[..] to overlay a Graphics3D with its raster version

Preamble First let me explain the why. You can skip this and go directly to the question if want to answer it right away. We had more than one discussion about how to produce nice looking 3d plots ...
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Color change of area under a curve

I am trying to set a graph to show the value of the equity of an investment based on whether the portfolio is invested or in cash. I tried using the ColorFunction, ...
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Plotting the components of a function that returns a list in different colors without redundant evaluations of the function

I have a function f which takes a number as input, and returns a list of numbers (the length of the list is constant). f is hard ...
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Is it possible to position ticklabels on the negative y axis on its right side?

Is it possible to position ticklabels on negative $y$ axis on its right side? Ticklabels on positive $y$ axis should remain as usual:
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Selective inclusion of elements in BarChart Legend

Further to my previous question, is there a concise way - amenable to automated setting in a package so that it can be accessed globally - to eliminate some legend item that would otherwise show? For ...
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SetOptions or other approach to imposing default styling of text in a BarChart Legend?

Gustavo Delfino's answer to an earlier question showed that it is possible to use the third argument to Placed to format text in a ...
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How to estimate time series from a plot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recovering data points from an image Suppose you have a colored plot of several time series (say, from a paper), but not the raw data. How would you estimate the series, which ...
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Combining plots (almost there!) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 1 Plot, 2 Scale/Axis I aim to combine two plots in which the YY axes have different scales: one goes PlotRange->{0,100} while the other ...

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