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Fast Spherical Harmonics radiative transfer

This is a rather specific question and I apologize for spamming you with some lengthy code. But it could be interesting for some reader and maybe you can help out, so please bear with me. I am using ...
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How to visualize pattern matching process?

I want a function that does the same job like ReplaceRepeated, and can make the matching process visible. I searched the Internet but didn't find any existing code ...
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Efficient Lloyd Sampling of Images

I want to sample a grayscale image so that every voronoi cell contains approximately the same total intensity using lloyd sampling. My current code is kind of slow and I was hoping for some advice to ...
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Is this caused by meomory usage ? (Something odd/hard to describe)

I really can't make a "smaller" example, but the files are here, for the data and for the notebook. It will cost a LOT of memory, up to 30G of RAM (maybe more). Here is the problem, (from a Linux ...
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Using DSolve to solve for x[t,parameter]

I'm trying to solve an ODE with two independent variables (a cannon firing from a cliff incorporating wind resistance dependent on velocity). I've tried the following for the x-component: ...
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How to Fold (FoldList) this in a more compact (efficient) way?

Example code: x = Table[something[i], {i, 5}] Table[Fold[f1[#1, f2[#2, a], a] &, x[[i]], {c1, c2, c3}], {i, Length[x]}] This above is just an example. I ...
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How to rewrite a nested loop with Reap and Sow [closed]

I was wondering if anyone know how to rewrite the following nested loop but using Reap and Sow. I need to reduce the execution time. Thank you. ...
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Code elegance and compactness. Help needed with Map, Apply

I need some help with code optimization and compactness. I have a set of two-dimensional points and I can use the Mathematica function FindClusters to find 4 clusters. I'd like to plot the points ...
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Generate lists that satisfy a condition in an efficient way

The following code produces lists of sublists with maximum length 5 that shuffle zeros around an ordered list (here {1,2}). It produces all permutations while ...
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Lookup construction using data matrix and Reap/Sow versus AppendTo`s

I am a user of MMA9 and made my own kind of Lookup, which is now a standard command in Version 10. In my program there is a section in which by means of a StringReplace[ ]-command containing a lot of ...
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Am I simulating correctly my hidden markov chain?

I want to simulate a hidden markov model, in which $y_t|y_{t-1},x_t=i \sim N(\theta_0y_{t-1}+\theta_i,\sigma^2)$, where $y_t$ is the observations or data, and $x_t$ is the state variable of the ...
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Copying one symbol into another

I would like to know how can I completely copy one Symbol to another. When I say copy, a refer to UpValues, DownValues, ...
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Problem with converting recursive code to iterative

I am trying to convert a snippet that uses recursion into one that uses iteration for drawing an L-tree, but my code produces duplicate points. How do I avoid generating them? Recursive version: ...
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Plot multiple solutions [duplicate]

I want to plot multiple solutions of an equation, so that one can differ them in the plot. The given equation is e.g. ...
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Optimizing Chi-square distance between two distribution

I want to program the chi-square between two distribution Xu and Vu with length N. This function is defined as below: Xu and Vu are real and positive. ...
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Implementing normalization/rescalement from a Tutorial

I'm trying to implement a rescale/normalization as is described in here by mathematical expressions in page 10, and code in the top part of page 16. The notebook is also available here. The objective ...
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C compiler error: the no library could be generated error

I have windows 8, Mathematica 9, and I've just installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 with update 3. I'm try to run Compile with the option ...
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Number recognition in Mathematica [closed]

Suppose that I have a number $n$ with many decimal digits of precision. What is the code to use to get Mathematica to recognize possible closed-form expressions for that number?
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How to compute an integral with 300 digits accuracy [closed]

I'm new to Mathematica and I would like to ask what is the code to use to calculate numerically an integral with 300 digits precision; also, I would like to know what is the right code to use the ...
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Fine tuning compiled code that computes dilogarithm function

As an exercise of writing a good Compile function, I want to do the simple task of coding a routine that outputs the real part of the dilogarithm function ...
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Code check: Force simplified inequalities to be of form `expr > 0`

Simplify is a nice fast function that cleans up simple inequalities. For example: ...
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Partition a list dependent on consecutive list values

I have a list of 2D points which I partition every time the distance between consecutive list elements is bigger than a certain threshold. In a second step I select all the lists that start within a ...
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How to fix BodePlot that comes with Mathematica?

I am using Mathematica to go through the examples and exercises on the book Modern Control Systems, 6th edition by Dorf. On page 605, there is a table (Table 8.5) with the Bode plot for several ...
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My Baum-Welch algorithm is very slow. Is it due to Mathematica?

I've also posted this question here, since I'm not sure which community is more adequate for this type of question. I've programmed imperatively the Baum-Welch algorithm for a 2 state hidden Markov ...
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Simpler code evaluating Dickman's function?

I've read here that Mathematica 10 can Obtain symbolic solutions to delay differential equations. Would that help in numericaly evaluating Dickman's function $\rho(u)$ ? It is a delay differential ...
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Segmentation of sunspots

I recently went for a walk with my camera and snapped a few pictures of the sun. The pictures didn't turn out too well, but this was to be expected without a telescope. I thought it might be a nice ...
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Programming paradigm change

I'm new to Mathematica, I've been learning by myself, and, being a Java developer for some time, it makes it hard to adapt. I've tried to solve a Reddit challenge, and I came up with this solution: ...
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Passing function as argument

I've been mucking around with passing functions as arguments to other functions and via trial and error seem to have something that works. I was wondering if someone could have a quick look at some ...
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Why is this Mandelbrot set's implementation infeasible: takes a massive amount of time to do?

The Mandelbrot set is defined by complex numbers such as $z=z^2+c$ where $z_0=0$ for the initial point and $c\in\mathbb C$. The numbers grow very fast in the iteration. ...
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Parsing a CSV file using Interpreter

The new Interpreter functionality in version 10 looks like it has the potential to make parsing custom data formats very easy. I'm trying to create a CSV parser. ...
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Better code for two variable fractal interpolation functions

I am trying to write code for 2-variable fractal interpolation functions using two iterated function systems and two starting functions (both $y(x)=x$) which creates a sequence of piecewise defined ...
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Is there something wrong with this piece of code involving Manipulate?

I am playing around with the Manipulate sentence. I think the following code is right, and actually Mathematica 9.0 doesn't return any error message, but I am ...
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GUI->Text code conversion

I have to solve about 30 symbolic equations simultaneously. Mathematica is taking more than 24 hours to solve it on a 6 core system and now I have to run that on a cluster. In order to do so I need to ...
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Porting code from MATLAB

I'd like to switch from MATLAB to Mathematica for my research in digital signal processing. I used Mathematica a lot during the '90s but I haven't used it since then, so I might as well be a complete ...
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A code deal with Lists operation ---Needs optimizion

I have written some code to deal with lists, But the speed of the code is slow, Could Someone help me to speed up it? Probably could rewrite it with Functional Programming! Give me some ideas! The ...
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How can I name and manipulate several Input Fields? [duplicate]

I am completely new to mathematica--and have a very basic knowledge of programming. I would really, very much appreciate it if someone could explain to me how to refer to values entered into specific ...
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Nonlinear FEM and FindRoot

I'm trying to develop a kind of nonlinear FEM application using mathematica to solve a bvp like the following: $$ \gamma(u') ~u^{iv} + 2 \gamma'(u') u''' u''+ u''^3 = f(x) $$ where $u = ...
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How can I rewrite my code to make it simpler?

Two months ago,I written a function IRobot to caculate the $I_{xx},I_{yy},I_{zz}$ and $I_{xy},I_{xz},I_{yz}$,shown as below: ...
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Extract what symbol is set by SetDelayed, Set, TagSet, UpSet, SetAttributes, etc

One of the recent features of the Mathematica Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA (www.mathematicaplugin.halirutan.de) is a Structure View which let's you see information about several definitions that are done ...
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How to tweak the following purely numerical code

I am using the following numerical function in my program and I would like to speed it up. ...
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Dealing with nested lists

This question is strongly related to: Map and Apply a function on a nested list I am in a bit of a rut in terms of my MMA skills and looking to improve my coding. I've realized that rather than ...
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May the Fourth be with you

Happy Star Wars day. I was playing around with the image manipulation functions in Mathematica in an attempt to recreate the Star Wars crawl. There's an HTML/CSS implementation which is in my ...
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