In exploring this fish population game with my calculus students, I wrote some Mathematica code to search for the sequence of catches that would result in the maximal total population of fish (both in ...
I have a need for a struct analogue in Mathematica. After reading this post I came to the conclusion that System`Utilities`HashTable is one of the best options. But ...
Are there advantages to using generalized Part extraction instead of specialized functions like First, Last?
There are many ways to extract different parts of lists in Mathematica. For example, the first part of a list v can be accessed either as ...
Referencing this question, I wonder if the following code can be written more concisely using a functional style, i.e. without For loops or ...
I have been using Mathematica to analyse some data from the StackExchange API. It is conveniently available in JSON form, which Mathematica interprets as replacement rules. However, some of the rules ...
Are there advantages to using additional arguments of common functions rather than alternative ways of calculating with lists?
(Apologies for the long question title.) One of the interesting, if sometimes confusing, things about Mathematica is that there is always more than one way to do things. Even intermediate users can ...
In the ideas shared in my answer to this post Struct equivalent in Mathematica? at the end I propose a solution that changes the way Set works in a particular case that can be expressed in plain words ...
I really miss having something like a struct in Mathematica. I know of (and regularly use) a couple of programming techniques which feel like a ...
I've seen people compare Block with Module and With as scoping constructs, and try to figure ...
It is my practice to place Condition expressions on the left side of := and :> in almost ...
While there are some cases where a For loop might be reasonable, it's a general mantra – one I subscribe to myself – that "if you are using a ...