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Alternatives to Mathematica

Inspired by the recent question Alternatives to LaTeX (currently 58 upvotes) on http://tex.stackexchange.com/: Are there any paid-for or open source alternatives to Mathematica which produce equal or ...
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What are the most common pitfalls awaiting new users?

As you may already know, Mathematica is a wonderful piece of software. However, it has a few characteristics that tend to confuse new (and sometimes not-so-new) users. That can be clearly seen from ...
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Incompatible Changes since Mathematica Version 7?

There is documentation of the incompatible changes made to Mathematica with each major release: Incompatible Changes since Mathematica Version 1 Unfortunately that documentation simply stopped ...
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What are some useful, undocumented Mathematica functions?

There have already been some questions about some undocumented functionality in Mathematica. Such as (please add to these lists!) How can one find undocumented options or option values in ...
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Are there any build-in or third-party packages for general topology or algebraic topology in Mathematica?

I am learning general topology (wiki) and algebraic topology (wiki). Are there any build-in or third-party packages for general topology or algebraic topology in Mathematica? Through googling, ...
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Fast construction and reshaping of large tensors

I'm trying to construct a large matrix which is derived from some higher rank tensor (the rank of interest to me changes case by case, so it needs to be a general method). Currently, the process of ...
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What is the complete list of valid Front End Tokens?

What is the complete list of valid Front End Tokens? Preferably, by version number. Keywords: FrontEndToken, ...
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Fastest way to make division between a number and elements in a list [duplicate]

I have a list y={{a,b},{c,d},...} of dimension {10^5, 2}, and number x. I want to divide only the second part of each element of the list by x, and have as result a new list {{a,b/x},{c,d/x},...}. ...
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Structure analysis based on direct stiffness method. Solve taking too much time

The program generates a very large matrix based on some input from the user. The matrix is symmetric and called generalstifnessmatrix. It also generates 2 other lists(displacement and forces list) ...
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Plot list of million points

I am working on large datasets of size $10\times 10^6$ and would like to visualize these in Mathematica, but they take lot of time to plot. How can I speed it up? I also want to save the plots as ...
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Take a list with the amounts of the random samples from another list while holding the index

I have a list called cant with some amounts of samples to take from the list community as follows: ...
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ListDensityPlot and ListPlot3D with big data [duplicate]

I have a large data set (512 x 512) and I have problems plotting it. ListPointPlot3D works fine But ListDensityPlot won't go through all the points (the same goes for ListPlot3D): Is there a way to ...
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How to discriminate Weatherdata latitude and longitude from a more detailed list

From this list of weather data how can I discriminate only latitude longitude for each station? For example from the following sample I would need only the coordinates: "50136","","Aoluguya|Mohe, ...
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How to partition three years of data into daily samples

I'm trying to find mean of temperature data list. The temperature data list has 3 hours steps which means I have 365*8=2920 temperature measurements per year. My data are temperatures of 13 years. ...
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Speed up Select on large list

I am running this on a very large list, it is important to notice that some times the dates in v occure several times, and I want the selected list to show the same amount. This produces the right ...
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Select a repeated element in a list

I want to select all elements that repeat 4 times in the list. I propose this code ...
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How to create 2k sized vector in k sized loop

I want to solve a system of simple differential equations. At some point I need to solve non-linear system of algebraic equations with Newton method. I would like to efficiently create a right hand ...
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Amount of k-sized not-duplicated subsets of subsets of pair with disitinct sorted integers

I have a list, L, of this kind ($n\in \mathbb{N}$): L=Sort[RandomSample[Subsets[Range[n],{2}],RandomInteger[{1,Binomial[n,2]}]]] S contains any k-sized subset ...
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Create huge RandomInteger list

For testing purposes, I'd like to create very large amounts of Random Integers, let's say between $-1000$ and $1000$. I'm using the usual ...
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How can I replace the general element of a geometric series with the sum of the series?

Consider the list mylist = {b(a/bc t)^r, a/b(b t)^r, a (c/d t)^r, ...} where a, b, c, t, etc., are real numbers between 0 and 1. I want to sum each term in the ...
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joining lists based on content

I have lists created by other processing steps, which are basically constituted by elements like this: ...
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Examples of (well coded) packages using custom notation

Which packages do you know of, that have the following properties: using custom notation (for input AND output would be preferable) well coded & designed (from your subjective perspective!)