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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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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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Input Aliases in Mathematica 10

In Mathematica 9, typing in an input alias such as intt would result in the keyboard cursor automatically positioned within the first ...
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Potential pollution of Global` context in fresh kernel

If I evaluate, with a fresh kernel Names["Global`*"] I get {"rhs", "z"} I think this is not caused by any packages in ...
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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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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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Strange filling

I observed some strange behaviour when plotting a function with filling. The code is as follows: ...
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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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AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in V10

I am trying to use AbsoluteOptions in V10 but I am getting the Out with some errors as see in this picture: does anyone have same issue?
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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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In version 10 EvaluationCompletionAction “ShowTiming” no longer gives useful output; any solutions?

In version 10 using this Front End option no longer gives useful output: SetOptions[$FrontEnd, EvaluationCompletionAction->"ShowTiming"] In version 7 the time ...
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GraphicsGrid Format Problem with SpanFromAbove

I believe this is a bug in GraphicsGrid. ...
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Documentation for user-defined functions; undocumented documentation feature?

I stumbled on some strange behaviour when trying out the new function template and documentation features, now purportedly working in v 9.0.1. I defined a function ...
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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 ...
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Mathematica 7: “LessEqual::nord:” error when using NMinimize on a real function

I encounter a problem (Mathematica 7) similar to Strategies to avoid LessEqual::nord in NMinimize? but the advised strategies don't work for me. Also, I get different results with different ...
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Convoluting inverse square root with Gaussian

I would like to convolute the inverse square root on the interval [0,inf] with a Gaussian function, like so: ...
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Version 10 cannot print properly?

I have two problems with printing in version 10. First, I can't print correctly with a setting of printing scale For example, I have some plots in a notebook, ...
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Dataset: cannot reproduce a basic example. A bug?

Just to report: I try to reproduce the very first example for the Dataset from the Documentation Center: ...
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Bug in TreeForm: “Plot” formatted as True

I believe I have come across a rather curious bug in TreeForm: {"foo", "bar", "Plot"} // TreeForm Note that the string ...
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Possible bug: SparseArray Part assignment loses default value?

This sure looks like a bug to me (Mathematica 10.0.0, MacOS): ...
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Bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ?

This seems like a bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ to me: ...
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How to fix a PDF line rendering problem in V9

If I run this in V8 ...
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Issue with FindCurvePath

I have a problem with the function FindCurvePath. In some cases it crashes the Mathematica 9 Kernel. Here an example, where it crashes the kernel: ...
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Strange Integrate behavior (a bug!)

The following two calculations should give the same result. After all, integration is a linear operation. I have pasted the code below in case you want to play with it. ...
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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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ErrorListLogPlot gives wrong error bars on log scale

From this and this post I learned how to use ErrorListLogPlot and its family to add error bars on top of a list of mean values. However, consider this simple ...
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Menu commands on Palettes and other windows without menu bars?

In the Version 10 interface, at least by default, there is no longer a common menu bar in a separate window, and menus appear to be localized to individual Notebook windows. If I select a Palette and ...
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Syntax error for optional pattern, but only in debugger

This expression (explained here by Leonid) evaluates fine unless Evaluation->Debugger is enabled: h[x : (_Integer) : 1] := x Syntax::sntxf: "x:" cannot be ...
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The same analytical expression gets inconsistent FourierTransform results

I have an expression which is just a linear combination of plane waves, and I'd like to calculate FT of it. I know what I will get should be a bunch of delta functions, but it turns out Mathematica ...
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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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Strange result from evaluating a Limit expression

When I evaluate the limit of (1-Cos[x]) Sin[1/x] at x = 0 in Mathematica 9, I obtained ...
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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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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 $\tau$. ...
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NullSpace[_, Method->“OneStepRowReduction”] is sometimes wrong; how can I work out when this happens?

(This is on MMA 7.0.1.0 on OS X) I've just found a large matrix m for which NullSpace[m] and ...
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Bug report: Attempting to Save Selection As… in a magnified Notebook fails with errors

I have found that attempting to Save Selection As... in a magnified Notebook fails with errors. On my system it can be easily reproduced by: opening any documentation page setting Notebook ...
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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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Weird behaviour from ListSurfacePlot3D

Looking at Documentation for ListSurfacePlot3D, I follow the basic example presented there. ...
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Strange behavior of undocumented RawArray and ArrayObject expressions

I discovered several strange results and inconsistencies while trying to understand what undocumented RawArray and ArrayObject ...
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Cannot save file

Hello I have a problem in saving files in Mathematica. I can't save not only notebooks but also figures. When I choose to save the notebook it open a window that says: Mathematica could not find ...
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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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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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The value of PageWidth doesn't work for saving as HTML?

CellPrint@Cell["Test","Text",PageWidth->300,Background->Red] And I got this snippet of HTML code: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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LinearProgramming errors

I have a family of equations I want to solve over the non-negative integers. One particular instance of it is this. ...
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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. ...