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New in 6.0: Function Visualization
Bringing together Mathematica's powerful capabilities in numerics, algebraic computation and now also geometric computation, Version 6.0 took the state of the art for function visualization to a new level—with ubiquitous adaptivity, region- and volume-oriented implicit plotting, automated singularity analysis, arbitrary plotting regions and mesh overlays—as well as a host of innovative automatic aesthetics features.
Plot (modified) now supports automatic filling, exclusions, etc.
Plot3D (modified) now adaptive, with arbitrary meshing, coloring, smoothing, etc.
ContourPlot (modified) now fully adaptive, with automated contour labeling etc.
DensityPlot (modified) now adaptive, with color functions, region specifications, etc.
ContourPlot3D 3D contour plot
ParametricPlot (modified) now including parametric regions etc.
ParametricPlot3D (modified) now adaptive, with multiple functions, meshing, etc.
RegionPlot 2D regions defined by inequalities
RegionPlot3D 3D regions defined by inequalities
Filling  ▪ MeshFunctions  ▪ RegionFunction  ▪ Exclusions  ▪ ...