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### Log-log parallel scaling/efficiency plots

A lot of my own work revolves around making algorithms scale better, and one of the preferred ways of showing parallel scaling and/or parallel efficiency is to plot the performance of an algorithm/...
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### How do I plot the surface of a 4D plot?

I am trying to plot the wave function for a particle in a 3D box. This requires me to plot 4 variables: x, y, z axes and the probability density function. The probability density function is: ...
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### Python package for (adaptive) function plotting

Are there any mature Python packages that can plot functions, and possibly use adaptive sampling? I am looking to pass only a function (can be a numerical black box) and a range, and expect a plot as ...
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### How can one produce a proper streamline plot?

I recently had trouble producing a proper streamline plot in Mathematica, and apparently the problem is a good bit harder than I appreciated. I would like to know if there exist general algorithms to ...
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### Visualising Maxwell's equations using MATLAB

I asked this question to help me understand what is going on in one of Maxwell's equations. I am happy with following through the maths on paper now, but would like to use MATLAB to take it one step ...
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### What determines the usual chemistry textbook plots of atom orbitals?

In elementary chemistry textbooks you often have pictures like the following one: Are there any conventions how to get them? I am not sure, but I guess that it are contour plots with only one iso-...
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### Graphing electric potential of a ring of charge using MATLAB help

Here is a summary of what I am trying to do: Use MATLAB to compute the potential $V$ at any point $(x, y, z)$ in space due to a uniform ring of charge. Use a Riemann sum to compute the integral ...
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### Estimation of viscosity from critical properties

The above graph represents reduced viscosity as a function of reduced temperature for several values of the ...
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### Obtaining a 2D profile from a 3D surface

I am plotting a saturation field (as the solution of a finite element problem, using trisurf in MATLAB). Ideally, I would like to obtain the two-dimensional profile ...
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### Should a colorbar have constant values throughout a simulation?

The default option for matplotlib's pcolormesh (also true for VisIt and I think also true for Matlab) is to allow the maximum and minimum of a colorbar vary. Which ...
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### single-variate function variational Intensity Plot for Matlab

I'm wondering if it's possible to create functional intensity plots in matlab. Examples of what I'm looking for are below found in this paper: These figures were (guessing) probably made in R, but is ...
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### Plot a surface from data sets in MATLAB

I tried to plot a surface in MATLAB but, since it is the first time I had to do something like this, I need a confirmation on the process I followed because it is important for my project to plot the ...
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### How to plot a heatmap under a curve?

If I were to have a data for a one-dimensional system evolving in time, essentially a two-dimensional array, and the array at each point in time is of the same size, how would I produce something like ...
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### Contour plot of a scalar function over the complex domain in MATLAB

I'm trying to make a 2D contour plot of a function with a complex input and a real output, namely: $f(z=x+iy)= |z^2-3z|$, on MATLAB. I want to make a contour plot of f, such that the axes are $(x,y)$, ...
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### Adaptive plotting of two-variable functions $z=f(x,y)$ algorithm pseudocode?

I am looking for explanations of algorithms to adaptively sample a function of two variables $f(x,y)$, in a given domain $x_0\le x \le x_1$, $y_0\le y \le y_1$. Intuitively, I want to sample more ...