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+D bring up the Drawing Tools palette

Ctrl+G 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" ▪ ...

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