New in 6.0: Visualization & Graphics

Version 6.0 represented a major step forward in visualization and graphics, with many new and original concepts. Among them was full integration of Mathematica symbolic graphics with all input and output, immediate real-time graphics, automatic adaptivity throughout, and widespread use of automated aesthetics methods pioneered at Wolfram Research.

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New in Data Visualization »

ListPlot (modified), ListLinePlot support multiple datasets

ListContourPlot, ListPlot3D, ... (modified) now support irregular data

ListLogPlot  ▪  ListPolarPlot  ▪  ListSurfacePlot3D  ▪  ListContourPlot3D  ▪  ...

ReliefPlot relief plots

DateListPlot date and time plots

GraphPlot, TreePlot graph and tree drawing

New in Function Visualization »

RegionPlot, RegionPlot3D plot inequalities

ContourPlot3D plot 3D contour levels

Plot3D, ContourPlot, ... (modified) now fully adaptive

LogPlot  ▪  PolarPlot  ▪  RevolutionPlot3D  ▪  SphericalPlot3D  ▪  ...

New in Dynamic Visualization »

Animate  ▪  ListAnimate  ▪  Manipulate  ▪  ControllerManipulate  ▪  ...

New in Dynamic Graphics Annotation »

Tooltip  ▪  Mouseover  ▪  Annotation  ▪  PopupWindow  ▪  TabView  ▪  ...

New Interactive Drawing & Graphics Editing »

Ctrl+T bring up the Drawing Tools palette

Ctrl+I bring up the Graphics Inspector

New in Symbolic Graphics

Graphics, Graphics3D (modified) now display inline in output, and can be input

Graphics3D (modified) now supports full real-time rotation etc.

Graphics interactive drawing tools and interactive graphics inspector

GraphicsGrid  ▪  GraphicsRow  ▪  GraphicsColumn

New Graphics Primitives & Directives »

Arrow  ▪  Sphere  ▪  Cylinder  ▪  Inset  ▪  GraphicsComplex  ▪  ...

Opacity transparency in 2D and 3D

Blend  ▪  Lighter  ▪  Darker  ▪  Glow  ▪  Specularity  ▪  ...

ColorData hundreds of color schemes and properties

New Geometric Transformations »

Translate  ▪  Scale  ▪  Rotate  ▪  GeometricTransformation  ▪  ...

New Graphics & Visualization Options »

Filling  ▪  PlotMarkers  ▪  Exclusions  ▪  RegionFunction  ▪  MeshFunctions  ▪  ContourLabels  ▪  NormalsFunction  ▪  PerformanceGoal  ▪  BaselinePosition  ▪  ...

New in Graphics Import & Export »

Import, Export (modified) new framework for different parts and views of data

"FLV"  ▪  "SWF"  ▪  "PLY"  ▪  "OFF"  ▪  "Maya"  ▪  "ACO"  ▪  "USGSDEM"  ▪  Rasterize  ▪  ...

New in Sound »

SoundNote full support for MIDI-style musical notes and structures

EmitSound  ▪  Play (modified)  ▪  Beep  ▪  "FLAC"  ▪  "MIDI"  ▪  ...