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func::usage needs to be run twice? [duplicate]

There is an annoying problem that I can't figure out why it's happening. I have defined a usage for a my function tensorA: ...
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3answers
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Suspecting bug in Parallel Framework

I've reduced my actual problem to: ParallelEvaluate[ Module[{slot=1}, Slot[slot] ] ] gives error messages that I think shouldn't be there. It seems I can ...
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1answer
489 views

How can I display a multigraph with different colored edges?

I'm new to Mathematica(version 9) and I'm trying to display a multigraph with different colored edges. Here's my code so far: ...
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Expectation of CauchyDistribution

I've noticed this strange behavior and I'm wondering if it's a bug. I define a Cauchy distribution: c = CauchyDistribution[0, 1]; If I evaluate ...
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Maximum size of TIF files in Mathematica

I have a question concerning the maximum size of TIFF files Mathematica can handle. According to the TIFF 6.0 specification -revision 6.0 (see: ...
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Cannot plot Quantity values with DateListPlot

Is there a way to use DateListPlot with Quantity values? I retrieved the following time series data from WolframAlpha: ...
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StringMatchQ and Alternatives throws message in init.m

The report of this issue, which itself relates to code of my answer here, exposed a behavior I cannot explain. If I use StringMatchQ in combination with ...
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Radon function result's repeatability

I want to get a Hough transform of some edged image. When I compare the same transformation on the same image I got different results. ...
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How to create an executable notebook in Mac OS X

All, I am looking for help to create a notebook to be executed via terminal in MAC OSX. The notebook uses the front end. This is what I have so far ...
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RandomVariate returns values outside the support of a PDF

Let $X$ be a random variable with pdf: dist = ProbabilityDistribution[1/(Abs[x]*Log[Abs[x]]^2), {x, -E^-2, E^-2}] Here are some pseudo-random drawings from it: ...
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An recurrence equation that can be solved in version 7 but not in version 8

A friend of mine showed me this code sample: RSolve[{a[n] == a[n - 5] + 1, Sequence @@ Table[a[i] == 1, {i, 5}]}, a[n], n] // Timing It's solved by version 7 in ...
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Discrepancy with TakeWhile between RandomInteger result and list on Linux

I have to following code that solves a problem for me. The example that is given to us is as follows: lst = {1,-2, 3, 4,5,-3, -4, 9,7,0,8}, predicate = ...
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Mathematica 9 behavior with derivative of a sum

In: D[Sum[Sin[x],x],x] D[Sum[f[x],x],x] Out: 1/2 Cos[1/2 (-1 - Pi + 2 x)] Csc[1/2] 0 Function f is undefined, but Mathematica 9 counts it as constant? ...
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HorizontalGauge causes problem with ScalingFunctions -> “Log”

I am trying to use HorizontalGauge[Dynamic[expt], {0.1, 100}, ScalingFunctions -> "Log"], i.e. a gauge with a logarithmic scale. This creates an error, a graph ...
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627 views

Failure to export graphics by right-click when Notebook magnification is changed

When I try to export graphics as PNG, JPG and other rasterized formats using the right-click and choosing Save Graphic As..., if the notebook magnification is ...
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Break[] inside ColorFunction

f[x_?NumericQ]:= (Do[Break[],{i,1,2}];x) Plot[x,{x,0,1},ColorFunction->(ColorData["Rainbow"][f[#]]&)] Break::nofwd: No enclosing For, While, or Do found ...
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483 views

Unintended edge extensions in 3D Cube rendering

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier -- persists through 10.0.1 or later I have arranged a certain configuration of cubes in 3D using the following code: ...
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1answer
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LogPlot axes labels destroyed when working in high precision

(I'm using Mathematica 8.) I have a Taylor series: poly = Normal[Series[E^x, {x, 0, 10}]] I want to produce a log-linear plot of the error. This is easy enough ...
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1answer
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Version 9 Blue Screen or Self-Test Error on Windows 7 64-bit

Update There is now an official response from Wolfram Support on this issue. Having recently installed Mathematica version 9 64-bit on Windows 7, I keep running into Self-Test Errors evaluating ...
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Template completion

In version 8, if one evaluates test::usage="test[x,y]"; then types test, then shift-cmd-k (or shift-ctrl-k), a template ...
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EstimatedProcess hangs with documentation example

Not sure if this is a bug or a typo but for the first example of the ARMAProcess in Mathematica 9 we have: ...
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What calendar is Mathematica using for dates in the distant past?

It appears that Mathematica treats all dates as proleptic Gregorian dates by default, a hypothesis that can be easily tested by using AbsoluteTime to compute the ...
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1answer
215 views

Problem creating MeanPredictionBands

I have a problem creating MeanPredictionBands for my function which I fitted using NonlinearModelFit. I have a complex-valued ...
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993 views

Filling between two 3D surfaces

I know it is possible to create a filling in between two curves on a 2D plot, but is it possible to do the same in 3D? My attempt like this: ...
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Strange behavior of DateList when converting string

DateList experiences some strange behavior which i cannot explain. This code works fine: ...
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Log-scale histogram bug

Not really a question, more a solution to what I call a bug in mathematica v8(.0.0.4). I already sent a bug report to Wolfram. Problem The documentation for the Histogram-function explains the ...
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Integral with HeavisideTheta takes too long to evaluate

I tried to compute $$\int_{-1}^1 d x_1 \int_{-1}^1 d x_2 \int_{-1}^1 d y_1 \int_{-1}^1 d y_2 \theta(x_1 x_2 + y_1 y_2)\,$$ where $\theta$ is Heaviside's step function, by using ...
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Incorrect means of order statistics for the standard normal distribution

Table[Mean[OrderDistribution[{NormalDistribution[], 4}, i]], {i, 1, 4}] // N (* {-1.02938, -6.47326, 0.297011, 1.02938} *) Above are the means of order statistics ...
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3answers
901 views

No warning when extrapolating with Plot

One of the most annoying "features" of Mathematica is that the Plot family does extrapolation on InterpolatingFunctions without ...
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409 views

How can I prevent ColorFunction from disabling antialiasing in graphics?

When I use ColorFunction, the appearance of my plots is ruined, changing from this which has the normal smooth lines and antialiased fonts, to this in which ...
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FinancialData property value at a given date

I was trying to get the volatility value of a specific equity on a given day. Based on the Mathematica Help, the syntax is ...
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2answers
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How to compute the inverse CDF properly?

Note: this has been fixed in version 9. I want to compute the CDF and inverse CDF of the hyperbolic distribution: ...
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1answer
321 views

using interpolation functions in ParallelMap

Edit I am editing the question to give a simple workable example. It is at the bottom under the heading Example. The original question is now headed withe Background. Background I am trying to ...
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1answer
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Adding ContourLabels changes contour colors?

I have an array s5 I want to plot using ListContourPlot ...
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2answers
238 views

TreePlot EdgeLabeling Style

I am trying to control the style for edge labels in treeplot and have run into a problem. Consider these two graphs: ...
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1answer
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Using bin values and metadata in ChartElementFunction in histograms

The DensityHistogram command lets you specify a ChartElementFunction which according to the documentation: The arguments ...
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Grid - problem with ItemSize being ignored

Still present in version 10. I have run into another problem with Grid today. An explicitly specified ItemSize is being ...
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Grid - Item - Alignment to decimal problem

Still present in version 10. I've run into a Grid layout problem for which I don't know a solution. I want to specify alignment to a specific character such as ...
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507 views

How can I completely remove the ListAnimate controls?

I want to use ListAnimate to show an animation but I want to remove the slider and all of the buttons from the top and show the animation panel only. There is an ...
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444 views

Nonsense Data with Wolfram Alpha + Mathematica?

I am trying to learn how to interface with WolframAlpha. When I try using the Mathematica interface I get nonsensical data. I don't know if this is a bug or if I'm doing it wrong. My goal is to ...
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1answer
212 views

Customizing FrameTicks in DistributionChart

So I have been fighting with this for a while. I'm trying to get custom frame ticks on both the left and right side of a DistributionChart. It's not going very ...
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Why do Arrowheads interfere with ImagePadding?

Bug still present in version 10 under Windows. In a recent posting, Belisarius solved a problem related to the display of arrows on the x and y axes by setting ...
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ColorData[“VisibleSpectrum”] is wrong?

I am trying to visualize the visible spectrum using the built-in ColorData["VisibleSpectrum"] function which "colors based on light wavelength in nanometers". But I ...
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RevolutionPlot3D of 4 piecewise functions around X-axis crashing mathematica

I'm trying to rotate 4 piecewise functions around the X-axis using RevolutionPlot3D. The 4 functions I have are: ...
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Import[] bug (video)?

I have the following code: frames = Import["myvideo.avi",{"Frames",{50,60,70}}]; This imports frames 1,2, and 3 of the video, not 50,60 and 70. It imports the ...
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Using Goto and Label in compiled function?

Below I post some rudimentary code to show that there is something wrong using Goto and Label commands in compiled functions (or I believe there is something wrong). It seems that the command Label is ...
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Problems with images caused by which stylesheet is used

Update This looks now like it was a bug in Mathematica version 8, because everything works as expected - at least for this minimal example - in version 9. (As an aside, I couldn't seem to find ...
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1answer
120 views

Using EdgeList on a once empty Graph crashes the kernel

Note: this is fixed in version 9. Calling EdgeList on a non-empty graph which was previously empty causes the math kernel to crash. For example, ...
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Simple contour integral with a parameter gone wrong

I run into the following problem, I tried to evaluate a very simple integral: Assuming[ a > 0 , Integrate[Sin[a*s]/(s - I)^2, {s, -Infinity, Infinity}]] ...
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Unexpected behavior of GeometricTransformation

I have the following mapping on the complex plane: $$ z \mapsto \tau \mu z-1, $$ where $\mu$ is complex, $\tau$ is real number. I want to draw the image of left unit semidisk and play with $\tau$. ...