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Error with String patterns producing Removed[“$$Failure”]

While working on How to capitalize the first letter of each word in a string and trying to understand why certain characters were not considered letters I tried this: ...
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Possible bug with second argument of Dynamic

According to the documentation, Dynamic Details & Options section, especially: For interactive mouse operations Dynamic[expr,{f_start, f, f_end}] typically ...
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Poor quality Rasterize output when Background -> None

I am attempting to generate partially transparent images for PNG Export, but seem to run to the following issue. If I Rasterize ...
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FindHamiltonianCycle is not invariant to edge permutation

Found this bug-like behaviour today: if the order of edges is changed so that VertexList does not return the vertices in canonical order, ...
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Bug in GeneratingFunction?

According to the documentation GeneratingFunction[a[n],n,x]==Sum[a[n]x^n,{n,0,Infinity}] However, for $a_n=1/(n+2)$ I obtain ...
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MapIndexed and Compile

I am having trouble compiling a function that uses the MapIndexed function on the second level. The compilation runs fine, but at evaluation time I get an error ...
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How do I emulate DiscreteUniformDistribution in Mathematica?

How do I define a function from scratch that emulates DiscreteUniformDistribution? As shown below, attempting to use ...
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BSplineFunction derivatives wrong if using weights?

In my work, I make heavy use of non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) functions, defined using the function BSplineFunction with the option defining ...
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EdgeRenderingFunction question

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 10.0.0 (Edit 1 : I added this paragraph after the original post, for context) Some context for this question can be found in another post ...
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Mathematica9: NDSolve slows down after repeated calls

I have noted that in Mathematica 9 my code, which involves a lot of calls to NDSolve, slows down considerably after some time. Apparently, the problem is NDSolve itself and it seems to be related to ...
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Why does Simplify with TimeConstraint return Removed[$$Failure]?

Bug existed in version 7 and is fixed in version 10.0.0 I have a rather ugly Mathematica expression (edit: shown below) that I would like to simplify with a time constraint; simplifying without a ...
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eigenvector bug?

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 10.0.0 I have a fairly simple $3\times3$ complex matrix, $$ M=\left( \begin{array}{ccc} \frac{7}{2}-\frac{i}{2} & -1+i & \frac{1}{2}+\frac{5 ...
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How to format usage messages such that function templates are parsed correctly?

Is it possible to format usage messages (with italic arguments etc) such that Mathematica 9 still parses function templates correctly? For example, plain usage messages work when pressing ...
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Positive integrand giving negative answer

I'm integrating a positive function f(t) times sin(t) from 0 to pi/5 and get -38. Actually f is slightly negative for a short time (smallest value ~ -0.0005), but far from enough to explain this. ...
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ListPolarPlot not showing full plot range even with PlotRange -> All

I have a list of data dpdOt (given below) with associated angular coordinates thetaplot, which when plotted using ...
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Det and MatrixRank freezes on SparseArray with nonzero default value

Why does the following simple code never come to an end (at least with version 8) n = 5; mat = SparseArray[{i_, i_} -> 1, {n, n}, -1/(n - 1)]; MatrixRank[mat] ...
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Weird behaviour from ListSurfacePlot3D

Looking at Documentation for ListSurfacePlot3D, I follow the basic example presented there. ...
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PlotRangeClipping not working correctly with small ImageSize and PDF-export

Although Mathematica has some nice plotting capabilities, there are some things which are annoying me: I like to export a Graphics oder Plot to PDF for use in $\LaTeX$. I like to a have an ImageSize ...
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2X slower with ; — LibraryLink performance problem [duplicate]

This is the continued problem of the LibraryLink memory usage question here and here. In the following code, there is a 2X performance difference with only the change of ";". ...
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Where is my memory? — LibraryLink never returns the memory

This is an example LibaryLink code from Mathematica documentation, which takes an integer and return an integer list: ...
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Have I found a bug in Integrate?

The following command gives 0 in Mathematica 9.0.1. ...
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Spelling dictionary corrupted

I have a problem with the Check Spelling in Mathematica, that I quite don't understand: If I try to use the Check Spelling on any notebook, the check just stop before the first word and in the field ...
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Error while exporting to Excel with named sheets

Using Mathematica v9.0.1 This example is from the docs: ...
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Exporting large png results in completely black image

When trying to export an Image as PNG the resulting file is a completely black image. This happens only for certain images I have not been able to determine exactly ...
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Why LibraryLink function crashes at a second time?

I'm trying link one of Lapack's function to Mathematica through LibraryLink, and the Library function works great at the first execution but crashes at the second time. Here is the code (modified ...
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Error messages from compiling the Piecewise function

The following works Compile[{{x, _Real}}, Piecewise[{{{0., 0.}, x > 5.}}, {1., 1.}]] but if I enter the Piecewise[...] in ...
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PlotMarkers don't change colour for different lines

I have a set of data and several function operating on the same data, that I wish to plot together in a ListPlot. I need different ...
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Why is my rasterized graphic blank?

Consider the following code: ...
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Error in ARIMAProcess example

I am trying to compile the sample of ARIMAProcess of MMA here .It doesn't work.What is wrong?Could you please help?I am using exact same code. ...
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How to embed an image into a string?

Note: The bug described in the post is in Mathematica 9, and has been fixed in 10.0. The documentation for String contains the following statements: Strings ...
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RLink and R v3.0.1?

Running InstallR["RHomeLocation" -> "C:\\Program Files\\R\\R-3.0.1"] results in a popup box titled "Version Mismatch" saying Error: R.DLL version does ...
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InverseFunction on an Interpolating Function is misbehaving

I am getting strange behavior when I try to calculate the inverse of an interpolating function for two similar data sets. My data sets are: ...
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Mathematica 9 can't integrate this function but earlier versions could

Integrate[ ArcTan[x]/(1 + x) Log[(1 + x^2)/2], {x, -1, 1}] I used Mathematica 9.0.1 on Windows7 32bit, Mathematica 9 cannot compute this, but Mathematica 8 gives ...
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Problem importing URL with Greek characters

I'm considering buying a car. So I thought why not make a web-crawler in Mathematica to pile-up car data? Brilliant idea. Then I found this Greek website, gocar.gr, which just so happens to have all ...
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Exporting large numbers in WDX format

I have a list of 10 000 3×3 matrices in Mathematica. The entries are rational numbers. I would like to write this to a file so I can load it again in the future. After some fussing with file formats, ...
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How accurate is GeoDistance?

Two years ago I tried an evaluation copy of Mathematica. I reported various inaccuracies in the GeoDistance routine to which I never received any fix. Could ...
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Mathematica8 can compile this function but Mathematica 9 can't if I set CompilationTarget -> “C”

Following code worked on Mathematica 8, but in Mathematica 9 it can't be compiled, it return this message CompiledFunction::cflist: Nontensor object generated; proceeding with uncompiled ...
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Why my Mathematica 9.0.1 wont work with some samples of Mathematica in Graph Theory?

I updated my Mathematica recently to 9.0.1 cause the previous version was giving me freaky result especially in FindMinimumCostFlow and ...
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Why is this parallel evaluation with Dispatch[] so slow?

Can you efficiently parallelize this? The parallel versions are much slower than the sequential version, and I'm not sure why. Does SetSharedVariable allow ...
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Variable naming changes everything

I am having a rather unusual problem I do not understand with Mathematica where renaming one of the variables of my function causes the function to stop "working". Here is the example of the code ...
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Importing images from the web using ImportString & URLFetch

I can bring images from the web using the Import command like this: Import["http://blog.wolfram.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/se-30.jpg"] Sometimes the web ...
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Compile not correctly initializing a variable defined inside Module

In the following example, inside the minimumX's Module, x is initialized to 1, but the ...
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RSolve gives a Context::ssle error

I want to solve the following recurrence equation RSolve[{(k + 2) c[k + 2] q^(k + 1) - c[k] == 0}, c[k], k] During calculation in Mathematica I get this ...
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Why can't I change the value of MaxRecursion in NIntegrate when integrating BesselJ?

I am trying to evaluate this integral numerically $$ \int_0^{\infty } J_0(q R) \tanh(q) \, \mathrm{d}q $$ for large values of $R$. This makes the integrand oscillate more quickly and Mathematica ...
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Error invoking Information on functions containing Legended

In adapting some plotting functions to utilize the PlotLegends option of version 9, I came across the following errors: ...
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Strange behavior of Integrate

I'm trying to calculate the following integral using Mathematica 9.0.1.0 a11=Integrate[Abs[Sin[b+x]],{x,0,2*\[Pi]}] This should be a simple problem; however, it ...
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FourierSeries for rational function looks wrong

I have the following code: ser[x_] = FourierSeries[(\[Pi]^2 + a)/(3 x^2 + a), x, 10] // N // Chop It gives me some series, which I then try to plot. And ...
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Derivatives of list elements

Could someone explain the odd behavior of the Derivative function when drawing arguments from lists? We have, ...
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Compiled function crashes kernel when trying to list over different length arguments

I'm trying to speed up a tally/binning operation that I have to run many times. I have many lists of between 1 and 10 numbers from the range [1,5] and I want to ...