# 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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### When using GraphPlot with an adjacency matrix, how can I make Mathematica draw exactly one self loop for any non-zero weight?

I have tried using the option MultiedgeStyle->None, but apparently Mathematica doesn't treat self loops in the same way it treats edges. For example, I find <...
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### How to make a 3D globe?

There are many ways to create a 3D Earth that is rotatable (see here, here, related here), but most of them have some drawbacks. These issues mainly stem from either ...
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### How do I get rid of the overlap of gridlines and tick mark labels?

I wish to include the plot generated by the following Mathematica code ...
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### Interactively extract points from a plot (ListPlot or SmoothDensityHistogram)

Is there a way to dynamically define a polygon on a plot (I'm working with ListPlot and SmoothDensityHistogram) to select a ...
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### How to add a vertical line to a plot

In the plot below I would like to add two vertical lines at $x = \frac{\pi}{15} \pm \frac{1}{20}$. How can I do that? ...
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### Using PlotLegends with Show messes up the graphics

I have already obtained the plot that I want but am having trouble legending the graph correctly. ...
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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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### SIGSEGV error with 3D Plots

I originally asked this question here but didn't get a satisfactory answer. I am using Mathematica 8.0.1.0 on Ubuntu 11.10. I created a 3D plot from an NDSolve ...
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### Plotting Complex Quantity Functions

Trying to plot with complex quantities seems not to work properly in what I want to accomplish. I would like to know if there is a general rule/way of plotting when you have complex counterparts in ...
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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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### Formatting legend text font

I am using this code to plot a graph, and I am trying to make the font of the legend bigger. ...
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### Using the same frame ticks for two different histograms

Consider the following: ...
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### Easy Way to Create Trellis Plots in Mathematica

I'm trying to do multivariate statistical analysis on a data set and I'd like to quickly visualize my information first using Trellis-like plots. For example, I'd like to create scatterplots for body ...
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### Changing the plot variable inside Plot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference in Plot when using Evaluate vs when not using Evaluate Assume one has vector of functions (e.g., vec={x,x^2}). The command <...
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### Consistent Plot Styles across multiple MMA files and data sets

I am starting to write a thesis for which I want to use MMA for all my plotting needs, mostly because a lot of the basic analysis has been done there. To ensure that I am applying styles consistently (...
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### How to save plots in grayscale

As sophomoric as this question seems, how should I save plots in grayscale in Mathematica? I generally like eps images for their scalability and I use ghostscript or other third party perl scripts ...
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### Saner alternative to ContourPlot fill

I am producing a large number of ContourPlot objects, which when exported generate notoriously large PDF files because it basically generates lots of little ...
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### Ad hoc graphics primitives-like objects

Sphere is one of the three-dimensional graphics primitives available in Mathematica and can be easily used to created very useful images. For instance, in the ...
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### RegionPlot3D contour problem

I have a little problem and didn't succeed trying to solve it on my own. Situation is, I need a visualization of the function $s - 3\cdot s\cdot q + q$ as a region on p == 0 if function's value is ...
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### How to draw a gene regulatory state space diagram in Mathematica

Is it possible to draw in Mathematica a state space diagrams like these two?! I tried a lot but since I am fairly new to Mathematica, I could not reproduce the desired result.
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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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### Extruding along a path

I'm trying to render a 3D image of a path by extruding a circular cross-section along the path, to create a "snake-like" path. Here is an image I found to illustrate: I can't seem to figure out if ...
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### subscripts in plot axis labels

Superscripts can be included in axis labels by the use of the caret symbol (e.g., Plot[x^2, {x, -1, 1}, AxesLabel -> {x, x^2}]). How does one include subscripts ...
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### ParametricPlot3D creates a blank graphic in this case

I have been trying to evaluate the following code, but nothing happened. I don't see any result. ...
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### Arrows on axes in Plot3D

I use the following code to draw Arrows on Axes in 2D graphics: ...
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### Producing a bar chart with height and color determined by two distinct lists

I am trying to visualize a list of positive integers using a bar chart. In general, integers in that list may appear more than once. For example, I may have ...
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### Plot Indefinite integral

I'm having a hard time to find a solution to a numerical limitation on mathematica: ...
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### ErrorBars with BarChart, ChartLabels are not working?

In the Add Error Bars to Charts and Plots How To in the Mathematica documentation a function ErrorBar is given: ...
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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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### Avoiding white lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF or PS

When doing a RegionPlotand then exporting (or saving from the front end) as PDF or EPS, there are small white lines in the filling of the region. Here's an example ...
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### Labels and tickmarks inside Frame

Is there a way to force Plot and related functions to place the tick labels inside, rather than outside a frame? For example, consider, ...
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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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### How to improve this code for exploring large matrices?

What I'm actually trying to do is to elaborate this question. I'd like to use Pane with scrollbars enabled to explore large (sparse) matrices like this one: Here ...
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### Plotting Partial Sums of Fourier Series

I'd like to plot some partial sums for a Fourier Series problem, but I am not sure if the output I am getting is correct. I want to be able to plot the partial sums and the function on the same graph. ...
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### MatrixPlot with Tooltips

MatrixPlot is very nice to have a first look of data, I would like to have a MatrixPlot with tooltips for each value. I tried ...