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.

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 »

Null bring up the Drawing Tools palette

Null 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"  ▪  ...