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Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
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Applying TextRecognize on alpha-numerical table

From time to time I have to extract data from scanned papers or rasterized PDFs. Imagine a table of the following kind (but much longer): A naive application of ...
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UnFlatten an array into a ragged matrix

Trying to unflatten an array that was part of ragged array of sub matrices. As input we have flattened array: ...
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when is f@g not the same as f[g]?

I have always thought that f@g will give the same result as f[g] in all cases, and it is just a matter of style which one to use ...
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Is using undocumented functionality a Bad Idea™?

Mathematica has a lot of very useful undocumented features. For example a hash table, a built-in list of compilable functions, additional options to CurrentValue, ...
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“Unflattening” a list

Imagine we have a list with some hierarchical structure: list = {{{2,3},{2,4}},{{{3,4}}},{{5,6},{7,8}}}; Which we then flatten to some level in order to process ...
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How to write beveled fractions?

How to write beveled fractions like ${}^a/_b$? In contrast to $\frac{a}{b}$ and $a/b$ (see this question).
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How to keep Collect[] result in order?

For example, Collect[(1 + x + Cos[s] x^2)^3, x] gives the result ...
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Optimizing a Numerical Laplace Equation Solver

Laplace's Equation is an equation on a scalar in which, given the value of the scalar on the boundaries (the boundary conditions), one can determine the value of the scalar at any point in the region ...
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Changing the inter-item spacing in Legends (version 9 and up)

The legending functionality in versions 9 and higher is much easier to use than the PlotLegends package and other bespoke ways of creating legends in earlier ...
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How to get a list of available appearance/styles/Methods?

This is a basic question but I haven't found any answer yet :/ Available appearances for Button[] are mentioned in Help, those ...
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How to display the support supp(f) of a piecewise function z = f(x,y)?

I'm wondering how to display the support $\mathrm{supp}(f)$ of a piecewise surface $z = f(x,y)$. As an example, let's consider the following piecewise function (and plot it): ...
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Get name of hidden inbuilt functions (like Ticks drawing)

how do I get the name and definition of a builtin Mathematica functions? For instance, I would like to see how default Tick plotting function is implemented. However, it is not clear where it is and ...
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Additive SparseArray Assembly

The goal is to assemble a SparseArray in an additive fashion. Let us assume we have a large List of indices (some will be ...
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Two-sided slider getting stuck

I'm implementing a two-sided slider to be able to set upper and lower bound in just one slider: The problem is that it can get stuck when both locators are at the far left: And I'm unable to ...

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