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Systematic increase in runtime [duplicate]

When I run this simple code, which repeats many times the exact same operation (a differential equation), the runtime (given by Timing) increases systematically, ...
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Drawing an arrow head on a curve

I am trying to create an illustration for a paper and export it to PDF. Here is the code ...
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Specifying non-conflicting PlotTheme options

I am trying out Mathematica 10 on https://programming.wolframcloud.com. $PlotTheme interested me a lot because it finally produces nice plots (probably) without the ...
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Bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ?

This seems like a bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ to me: ...
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Why doesn't Roots work on a certain quartic polynomial equation?

In everything that follows I am using Roots to get the solutions to the equations. I start off with this equation: $$ \frac{A}{3}x^4 - x^2 + 2ax - b^2 = 0$$ Now ...
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FunctionInterpolation error when specifying AccuracyGoal

In the help page ref/message/FunctionInterpolation/ncvb, it is mentioned that one should specify AccuracyGoal for some (even ...
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Why am I getting wildly incorrect results from FirstPassageTimeDistribution with inexact transition matrix?

Working on some large systems using DiscreteMarkovProcess, I changed the transition matrix to machine precision vs using exact values, which sped things up handily. ...
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Why is this infinite series wrongly computed by Mathematica?

Could you let me know if Mathematica (newer versions) is able to correctly compute this one? Sum[(-1)^(n + 1) Cos[3^n x]^3/3^n, {n, 1, Infinity}]
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TableView displays negative numbers incorrectly

I'm trying to substitute TableForm with TableView because TableView is more handy with big data . But on my Mathematica 9.0.1 (ubuntu 14.04_64bit) there is a problem with negative numbers: ...
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Negative probability?

I am trying to get the sum of the squares of seven random variables, all uniformly distributed. This is what I tried. ...
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Correct way to integrate a certain function

I want to integrate $$ \int_{0}^{2\pi} dt_1 \frac{a + b*\cos(t_1 - t_2)}{c + d*\cos(t_1 - t_2)} $$ where $a, b, c, d, t_2$ are real numbers and $c + d > 0$ & $0 \leq t_2 \leq 2\pi$. I used ...
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Strange behavior of BinCounts

Bug introduced in 8.0 and fixed in 10.0.0 Just try this example: ...
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What is the syntax to conditionally suppress plotting in version 9?

In Mathematica 7 it is very easy to conditionally suppress plotting of individual lines using If: ...
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Why does StreamColorFunctionScaling refuse to turn off?

Consider this simple streamline plot: StreamPlot[{-y/10, x/10}, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, StreamColorFunction -> Function[{x, y, u, v}, Hue[v]]] The ...
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How to fix a PDF line rendering problem in V9

If I run this in V8 ...
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Is Mathematica really getting this limit wrong?

I'm trying to calculate: $$ \lim_{\beta \to \infty} \tanh \left( \beta A \right) = \mathrm{sgn} \left( A \right) $$ for $A \in \mathbb{R}$, $\mathrm{sgn} \left( \# \right)$ being the sign function. ...
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Strange filling

I observed some strange behaviour when plotting a function with filling. The code is as follows: ...
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Checkbox behaving weird when variables are local

I have a DynamicModule in which I need a checkbox with a Max in the dynamic part: ...
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CurrentImage[] “unable to connect to camera”?

I have a new Macbook Pro (Retina), running Mavericks. For some reason I cannot access the camera in Mathematica using CurrentImage[] or ImageCapture[]. The result is: ...
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How to use PlotRange -> All with ListLogLinearPlot?

I would like to generate a ListLogLinearPlot that automatically shows all the data points. However the option ...
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Example from Mathematica documentation (ExtremeValueDistribution) seems to be evualting “forever”

I am referring to this example at the reference page for the extreme value distribution: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/ExtremeValueDistribution.html#6764486 The first three commands ...
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Mathematica 9 cannot solve a difference equation that Mathematica 8 can

Consider RSolve[{a[n + 1] == 2 a[n] + n (1 + 2^n), a[1] == 1}, a[n], n] Mathematica 8 can solve this quickly, but Mathematica 9, even after being allowed to run ...
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TreePlot, VertexRenderingFunction and stretched vertices issue

Recently I found the following TreePlot issue. For simplicity, I took an example from Mathematica Tree Drawing Tutorial and set ...
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Does the VerticalCallout algorithm in PieChart3D work correctly?

In real world usage you often want to use real world labels with long strings (say 15-20 characters) in 3D pie charts. Here is a toy example : ...
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Why does Arrow not work well with Scaled coordinates in 3D?

I am a little puzzled by the fact that if I try to use Arrow with Scaled coordinates in 3 dimensions the arrowheads are all over ...
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Bizarre behavior of With, Compile and Break

I'm guessing this is almost certainly a bug in Compile (because they're fairly common), but it's pretty weird and I spent about an hour tracking down the issue and ...
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Getting messages Rest::norest and Divide::indet from ContourPlot3D

Note: The bug described in this post is found in Mathematica version 9 and seems to have been fixed in version 10. Ok I don't know if it's a bug or what, but here's what I found: If I use this ...
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Derivative of generating function (Example from documentation)

In the documentation for GeneratingFunction, the following example is given under Examples -> Properties & Relations -> Derivative: ...
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Display a labeled multigraph

Despite the integration of graphs and networks, multigraphs are not supported in Mathematica 8+. In Mathematica 9+, GraphPlot misbehaves for multigraphs having ...
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Why won't my function plot?

If I define ...
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Bug with SparseArray selector in Pick

I have created a notebook with two cells. This is the content of the first: ...
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Mathematica exit when calling plot. Bug?

I'm currently studing the behaviour of some integral for which I cant find an analytic solution. As this function depend on a vector on the unit sphere, I first defined it with 3 parameters before ...
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Front End - Bug in Edit->Find?

As a beginner I make notes in my notebooks on what I am learning as I go along, and I have also referenced the help files by pasting hyperlinks from them - this seems to break the Find function. Is ...
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My plot is cut off if a frametick is “0” but resized if a frametick is “0.” Why?

I have been trying to customize the frame ticks and frame label around a certain contour plot and am running into very strange behavior where the graphics will get cut off by ...
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Why does one of my Manipulate integer variables get turned into a real?

I'm developing code for manipulating graphs. Spot the difference in the 2 Manipulates below: ...
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Addition of sparse array objects [duplicate]

I have been having some trouble with the addition of large (but very sparse) matrices using SparseArray. Here is the simplest example to illustrate the issue. First, I will define diagonal matrices ...
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Problem with CurrentValue[“MouseOver”] when graphics are wrapped with Deploy

Please take a look at following toy example: ...
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Sporadic bugs in multidimensional SparseArray objects

Udate This SparseArray[] bug is (apparently) fixed on version 10.0 ...
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RandomSample Bug?

I was using RandomSample with very skewed weights. I am asking for a random sample of 6 numbers 1 through 100 without replacement. In the screen shown, the weights for 1 through 6 are 100 000, with ...
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Bug with LinearProgramming on Integers?

With Mathematica 7: LinearProgramming[{1, 1}, {{0, 0}, {1, 1}}, {1, 1}, Automatic, Integers] gives wrong result {0,1}. But ...
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Inconsistent results for equivalent converging symbolic integrals

I have looked at previous questions and I'm aware that this seems to be a known bug: Mathematica giving inconsistent results for symbolic integrals done in different ways. The origins for the bugs ...
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M9 performance regression for Fold?

I noticed an over 10x performance drop on Mathematica v9.0.1 (as Oleksandr R. commented, also v8) compared with v7.01 for this code: ...
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Unwanted PlotMarkers appear at non-existent places

In this simple code ...
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Strange behavior when using Row with packed arrays

Bug fixed in 10.0.0 Today I lost a lot of time with a strange behavior and I narrowed it down to this small piece of code: ...
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Exported animated gif with matrices will not work?

I want to export a list of matrices as a gif so that they will appear one after another 2 seconds apart. I've tried the following but when I open it up it only does the first two matrices and I have ...
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BarChart3D does not print zeros and odd tick positions

Note: This is a version 9.0.0 problem that is fixed in 9.0.1. I want to generate a simple 3D view of some frequencies for two variables. I have the counts in a 4x3 matrix, say. This is my bar chart ...
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Background in ItemStyle

I would expect the following to output the same grids ...
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Cancellation of common terms

Can someone explain why the term A in case 2 does not get canceled out when case 1 does? I use "9.0 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (January 25, 2013)" ...