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Problem when merging cells including commentary

This is a more of a problem report than a question. When merging the two cells Cell1: foo (*foobar*) bar and Cell2: ...
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FindInstance returns Indeterminate in version 9, but not in 8

Here is a trivial system of equations in three unknowns for which FindInstance obtains a solution: ...
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Kelvin per Kelvin Difference

I'm trying to use Mathematica units more often, but I've run into the following problem: ...
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Erfc Not Returning Results Specified in Documentation

In the documentation for Erfc (under "Possible Issues"), the following command returns a number that is extremely close to 2: However, when I run this same command in a fresh kernel, I get: ...
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Strange behavior of PlotMarkers with ListLinePlot[] and InterpolationOrder->0

I want to create a ListLinePlot with InterpolationOrder->0. However, when using plot markers like in ...
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Font size in PDF export with legended plots not working

I need to export plots as PDF with a given image and font size. Everything is working fine if there is no legend for that plot. However, if I want to export legended plots, the font size is decreased ...
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High memory use while exporting a BMP

Something mysterious is going on when exporting images. I'm using Mathematica 9.0.1 on Windows 7 (64 bit), and find that the memory use is excessive when exporting to a bmp. But it doesn't happen ...
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Precise cropping with ImageCrop

The built-in ImageCrop function "effectively removes borders from image whose pixel value distribution is almost uniform" (emphasis mine). I need an efficient ...
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Unexpected result when reading Cell with comment-lines by NotebookRead

When considering this question about re-formatting Cell (also this one), I encountered an issue which confuses me. I'll let the code itself speak: Consider the ...
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“Stacked” BarChart with BarOrigin $\to$ Top makes y-tick marks negative

This bug was fixed in version 10.0.0 When BarChart layout is "Stacked", setting ...
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Quiet doesn't work with FindRoot when using Brent method

The following has no solution: FindRoot[x == 1, {x, 0.25, 0, 0.5}] And Mathematica correctly warns us: FindRoot::reged: The point {0.5} is at the edge of the ...
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Problem with ContourPlot3D

The following line works fine: ...
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Distorted graphics when using custom ticks and AspectRatio -> Full

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and partially persists through 10.0.1 or later I am having a problem using custom tick specifications along with ...
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Forming Cone with Tube fails to work in version 9.0.1

I use two different radii in a Tube expression to draw a cone. I know for a fact that this worked in Mathematica 8, but when I reevaluated my code in versio 9.0.1 ...
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Bug in Solve (Mathematica 9)

Just came across the strangest bug under both Mathematica 9.0.0 and 9.0.1. If one enters: Solve[m == p Sin[x] && -Pi/2 < x < Pi/2, x] ... then ...
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Plotting a 3D list causes kernel to crash if x and y axes have vastly different scales

I have access to two versions of Mathematica, version 7.0.1 on Linux and version 8 on Windows. When I try the following two lines on version 7, the kernel quits when it tries to plot. In version 8 ...
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PlotMarkers doesn't inherit PlotStyle when first argument to Graphics isn't a list

Could somebody explain, why Circle does not inherit the PlotStyle of the plot when used as ...
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Poor anti-aliasing in Rotated text with ClearType on

There is a problem on my system that occurs when text is rotated 90 degrees as it is in frame labels. This only happens when ClearType is turned on, and only around 90 degrees of rotation. I am ...
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DataEncoding and compression in HDF5 format

I would like to export data in HDF5 format with Mathematica 9. The Mathematica manual about Import and Export of this format can be read here. As I'm dealing with large arrays, export often lead to ...
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Syntax highlighting in patterns with built-in functions

While working on my own plotLegends package I encoutered some weird behaviour of the front end's syntax highlighting. I reduced the problem to the following minimal ...
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Strange ::usage behavior in v9

Note: This is fixed in 9.0.1. Something has gone wrong with usage in Mathematica 9. Would someone tell me how to fix it? I define a function ...
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NSolve: Mathematica 9 issue

In Mathematica 8 the following expression evaluates and returns a result in terms of InverseFunction: ...
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DeleteDuplicates not deleting duplicates

It is not surprising that DeleteDuplicates[{5,5.}] returns {5,5.} because DeleteDuplicates ...
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An apparently “simple” limit?

Let $c$ and $h$ be real values. I was using Mathematica to compute the limit $(h \rightarrow \infty)$ of the following expression: $$ \frac{\left(h^2 +c^2 h^2 + \sqrt{4 h^2+\left(h^2+c^2 ...
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Adding three integer sparse matrices is very slow. Adding only two is fast

Adding more than two sparse matrices in one step in Mathematica 9 is very slow (in fact I couldn't even wait for it to finish). Here's an example. Let's generate a large sparse matrix: ...
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Misaligned DensityHistogram, DistributionAxes & PlotRange

data = RandomReal[NormalDistribution[0.5, 0.1], {10000, 2}]; DensityHistogram[data, PlotRange -> 1, Method -> {"DistributionAxes" -> "Histogram"}] The ...
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CompiledFunction crashes kernel

This crashes my kernel ...
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How to work around Mathematica hanging when showing a large SparseArray?

Note: This is fixed in 9.0.1. In Mathematica 9, if I display any large SparseArray object in the default way (which looks something like ...
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The shortcut for Subsuperscript doesn't work?

The document for Subsuperscript says that: To enter a subsuperscript in a notebook, use either Ctrl+_ to begin a regular subscript or Ctrl+^ to begin a regular superscript. After typing the ...
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Grid layout problems: different sizes when rendering on Mac and Windows

From the documentation for ItemSize: {w,h} make all items the specified width and height and In Grid, w is measured in ems, and h in line heights. This ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...