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Questions about visual representation of data and information in two dimensions. "Diagram" is a wide term; it includes illustrations, tables, graphs, charts, plots, maps.

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Inkscape: Add nodes to circle drawn with circle tool

I have read the section on snapping nodes and looked at this question Creating snap node from intersections in Inkscape I am trying to make something that looks like a Venn diagram, but where I can ...
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Alternative to Illustrator for Graphs design [duplicate]

I am struggling with Illustrator to design nice graphs. As I read, Adobe no longer updates the Graph tool. Has anyone found an alternative for a more ergonomic software?
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What software(s) is used to produce such neat block diagrams?

Can anyone tell me if there is any special software used to produce such block-diagrams? I have used Visio and Simulink but none was satisfying like this one.
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How to demonstrate the efficiency of a dynamic factor in comparison with some constant coefficient with a chart?

I proposed a measure which estimates the coefficient of each sample dynamically, So the coefficient of two sample s1 and s2 can be different. To show the effectiveness of this measure, I want to ...
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How do I create Visio style connectable shapes with text in Inkscape?

I'd like to use Inkscape to create architecture diagrams like this one: The connector tool that Inkscape has seem to work okay, from what I see. What I'm still struggling with is an easy way to add ...
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What is a good FREE software for creating 2D schematics?

I'm not sure if this is on topic here, but it's not exactly against the rules in the Help Centre so I'll give it a shot. I want to create a few simple 2D vector images like floor plans or furniture ...
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Is there a way to make a diagram in Illustrator and have it editable in other programs?

What I'm trying to do is make a diagram in Illustrator. Once it is finished it would be given to the customer but saved in a way so if sometime down the road they need to make changes to it they can. ...
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Sketch - Line linked to other objects

Let's say I build a diagram with list of items (text), every text is linked with line to another to show relation. How can I snap line to text object, so when moving text, line will follow it's ...
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How do they make illustrations for the functional programming?

Here are some samples from "Learn some Haskell" Here are samples from "Learn some Erlang" Here are "Illustrated Monads" And here is Bartosz Milewski's Category Theory caffe I wonder, how do they ...
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Popular block diagram software

What are convenient software tools for drawing block diagrams? like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Windows_2000_architecture.png or like this: This question has been asked ...
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Is there a word for the particular usage of the curly brace, or a shape like it, to indicate part of a diagram?

Or for measurements. Consider the green things in this image: Referred here from the English SE: english.stackexchange.com/posts/365966
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Colors for a diagram with unknown number of categories

I have to draw a diagram for dynamic data. Each category should have a different color, but I don't know how many categories the diagram is going to show. I expect this number typically to be between ...
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what are the possible ways to divide a square as 4 equal parts [closed]

what are the possible ways to divide a square as 4 equal parts
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Animated system diagram - time efficient way and software?

I need to create a set of animated 2D diagrams to illustrate plumbing and how a heating system functions with water flows, heating elements, pumps, etc. I have experience of Illustrator and Photoshop,...
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How to print diagrams that are too large for a single page readably?

I made a big flowchart of an app. The app has many menus and pages, so it became a very big file. The dimensions of the diagram are: Width: 272,21 cm / 17147 px Height: 91,37 cm / 5756 px This is ...
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Photoshop plugin for drawing flow charts

I'm looking to add diagram functionality to Photoshop - specifically, the "sticky" functionality where if you draw two boxes and then connect them with a line, when you move a box, the line redraws ...
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graphing: show a distant cluster while minimizing negative space?

I am preparing a map of cluster assignments for a publication that seeks to minimize negative space in their figures. This is what my map looks like: Notice the distant island in orange? I want to ...
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Software to create robot schema

I have a question regarding a picture below. Any idea what software might have been used to draw these?
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Software to ease the creation of diagrams?

Is there any software, preferably free, preferably supporting drag & drop, preferably supporting save & load to ease the creation diagrams like these? (source: tikilive.org)
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How to bend a rectangle along a path?

I am trying to draw a diagram similar to this: As you can see, a curvy closed shape has been drawn as a line/path. Then, part of this path (for instance by adding anchor points and cutting at them) ...
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What aspects of this diagram should I change to make it suitable as a modern cover image of a textbook? [closed]

I want to use the following diagram on the cover image of a textbook: What aspects should I change to make it more suitable for this purpose? How can I make it look more modern? Should I add some ...
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Tools for creating high quality diagrams

I'm working on a technical paper in which there a lot of architecture diagrams, and I'm presently using pencil/dia tools to draw these images. The problem with these images is, the text is not sharp ...
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What are the basic rules of “flat design”?

I'm not a designer nor a graphics artis. But I wonder, are there any basic rules that can be applied to make for example diagrams or small illustrations look modern/flat/whatever you would call it. ...
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How to create a pie chart with equal wedges and labels

How can I create a pie chart with 8 equal wedges which I can name tag outside the circle? Charts will not let me make the design I want.
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Which colors should I use to indicate higher values in a graph?

Which color should I use to indicate higher intensity, frequency etc.? I mean, most of the the graphs I've seen use red to indicate high values (intensity, frequency, height) and purple to indicate ...
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Software for producing yearly cycle illustration

My work is looking to create illustrations depicting our organisation's different processes and events occurring annually. I could create this in illustrator, but I would rather use some sort of ...
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How to visualise two-dimensional scientific data-points in a chart… in grayscale?

I am not sure whether this is the correct site for this question. The model comes from Physics, the data comes from computational physics, the plot is made with LaTeX but my question is about the ...
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Creating Voronoi diagram from Adobe Illustrator CC

I have some artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC that I want to use to create a voronoi diagram from. You can see what a voronoi diagram looks like here: Link I would like to use the points on my paths ...
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What is good graphic visualization of a climate diagram

Does anybody know about a nice climate diagram visualization, incorporating more information than the example on Wikipedia: For example also data like, snowfall, humidity, hail, fog, thunder and so ...
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How to create a uniformly distributed dashed plot in a scatter graph in Adobe Illustrator CS4

In Illustrator CS4 I have a scatter graph with four data sets. Now I want to use dashed and dotted patterns. However the dashes are not distributed uniformly over a plot. Click here to see a PDF ...
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How do I use designs in a stacked bar chart with precise statistics?

You'll have to bear with me, I'm going to struggle describing what I mean. I'm creating a chart that looks something like this: Except that my numbers aren't integers. So, in that first line for ...
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How to bind the endpoint of a line to a rectangle/circle in Illustrator?

I am a beginner user of Illustrator and I like it a lot. I also like to make concept maps like this one: I was wondering if there is a possibility to easily create and modify concept maps ? The ...
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Sequence diagram ideas for review, revision, and approval process

I need to make a diagram for completion-review-revision-approval process of technical drawings. The diagram needs to show both the process milestones (completion-review-revision-approval) and also ...
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How many variables can I represent graphically before losing clarity?

Let's see if I can explain this graphical economy question I have correctly. I'm new to the field and it's worth mentioning this is pure curiosity, and my examples are - as you will be able to tell ...
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How to create beautiful (block) diagrams [duplicate]

I would like to include a similar picture in my bachelor's thesis. I am looking for tips on how to make this (or in general) diagram(s) more beautiful. Can you recommend programs for creating such ...
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Illustrator: how to colour segments of a circle with different colours?

My goal is to learn this kind of graphs that represent articulation points / biconnected components and now I am trying to learn it but every time I try to colour a half circle it colours the whole ...
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What is the best way to make arrows in circular shape?

I need to make (actually re-creating) a diagram for a repeating process consisting of 5 steps. Here's how it might look with two arrows: I need to do basically the same thing with 5 arrows, ...
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How to draw a stretched/pulled/conical spiral

I'm trying to redraw a diagram, and I'm having difficulty recreating the base spiral: I need to make the concentric spiral part. Can you help me?
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Using which software can I produce network maps of this kind?

I found this image few years ago. I don't remember where I found it but it really helped me in teaching all the networking concepts to my students. I mean, picturing network like this has somehow made ...
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Create and Edit parallel “bus” lines in Inkscape

Of course I've seen Create and Edit Parallel Paths in Inkscape - Graphic Design Stack Exchange, but the "Stroke to Path" answer there doesn't cut it for me - because I want to draw "parallel lines" as ...
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What software can I use to draw diagrams and graphs?

I tried to draw like this picture but failed. I used Dia. What can I use to help draw it? I'm using Ubuntu, so software that runs on Unix operating systems would be preferred.
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Creating a schematic diagram of an experiment

I am looking to create a experimental schematic similar to this image, and am wondering what graphic design program I should use. Here are my criteria: Easy to use for a beginner Easy to modify ...
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Drawing block diagram?

Is there any software that allows to draw block diagrams like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Windows_2000_architecture.png or like this:
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How can I create organizational chart in inkscape?

I have lots of problem with inkscape connectors incluing these 1. when Icopy/pase a connector everything changed! 2. can not break a connector alone! now I do not know how to creat some ...
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How to diagrammatically represent High Value Added

High Value Added Manufacturing is a manufacturing model whereby the sale price of the end product is considerably higher than the production cost. And I have no idea where to begin representing this ...
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How to visualize data? Which software should I use?

I'm interested to know what sort of software - beyond basic standard graphics out of Excel - people use to generate data visualisations. Do you craft things by hand and then build them in something ...