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Generating 250 random points crashes the kernel, but not 249

Fixed in 10.1.0. Consider the following function, which generates uniformly random points on the surface of the 2-sphere: ...
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Manipulate crashes after running 4 minutes

The following code generates the familiar 3D-plot: ...
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Kernel crashes when plotting $z=\sqrt{(x^2 + y^2)}^0$

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 10.0.1 I'm plotting a 3D function, which makes Mathematica V9 (running on Windows 7) crash all the time. Does this only happen for me or for somebody ...
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Incorrect use of Scaled causes crash

Bug introduced in 8.0 and fixed in 10.1.0 While playing with Scaled, I made a syntax error which caused a crash instead of an error message ... Do you get the ...
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Possible bug in Dynamic

The code below crashes the Mathematica kernel in version 10 (not in V9) every time I run it on Windows and on Mac OS. I've sent it to WRI, but was told that they could not reproduce the crash. Does ...
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Why LibraryLink function crashes at a second time?

Bug is present as of version 10.1 on OS X 10.10.3 Update As Todd Gayley commented under halirutan's answer, this is a bug. I'm trying link one of Lapack's function to Mathematica through ...
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Avoiding an unresponsive user interface in OS X

I have found that despite Mathematica's numerous updates, each of which have added much functionality, one fundamental issue remains unaddressed: The unresponsiveness of the UI when I make a mistake ...
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TimeConstrained[Delete[Range[1],1]] causes kernel crash

Run these two samples of code here (AFTER SAVING YOUR CURRENT WORK): Do[ TimeConstrained[ While[True, Delete[{1}, 1]; ];, 0.1];, {100}] ...
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FindRoot kills kernel

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and persists through 10.0.2. Fixed in 10.1.0. I'm having problems with FindRoot killing the kernel. In my real application, I want to FindRoot on a black-box ...
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Calculating weird numbers

A weird number is a number such that the sum of the proper divisors (divisors including 1 but not itself) of the number is greater than the number, but no subset of these divisors sums to to ...
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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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Crash with subsetting TemporalData

The first line gets a single sample path for an M/M/1 queue for time between 0 and 100. No problem, I can plot it, etc. ...
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Mathematica 10 crashes on copy/paste

Mathematica 10 crashes in the following (simple) situation: FormulaLookup["gas"] This command will produce a long list of possible formulas. Then I type the ...
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Mathematica sporadically crashes on open

Sometimes, when I open Mathematica, while the opening splash screen still says "Initializing Kernel Connections", Windows will tell me that "Wolfram Mathematica 9 has stopped working". This will ...
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Crash when displaying / rasterizing graphics with textures at high resolutions

CAUTION/Disclaimer: execution of some of the code below can result in a complete crash of Mathematica or even your system. Save all your work and do not try in a productive situation. For a graphical ...
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Instant kernel crash when using `+=` on `SparseArray` with repeated entries

Bug introduced in 5.2 and fixed in 10.1.0 Not sure if this is known behavior or not, but the following two lines produce an instant kernel crash (I'm using Mathematica 10.0.1 Windows 64-bit): ...
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Copy/Paste of quoted text crashing Mathematica 10?

(Mathematica 10.01 under Windows 7) Create two text cells and in each of them place the following text: <table align="left" style="margin-left:50px; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 0px; ...
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SIGSEGV error with 3D Plots

I originally asked this question here but didn't get a satisfactory answer. I am using Mathematica 8.0.1.0 on Ubuntu 11.10. I created a 3D plot from an ...
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Dialog crashes Mathematica

I have some dialog windows in a GUI of which one regularly crashes the kernel. I managed to focus on this particular piece of code, though I don't really know what causes the crash: ...
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A problem with polynomial root finding

I use the expression ...
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Manipulate code crashes V10.1

This code is working with Mathematica 9, but Mathematica 10.1 is becomes unresponsive when I try to evaluate it. ...
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Setting $RecursionLimit crashes Mathematica 10

I have encountered what I shall presume is a bug: setting $RecursionLimit repeatably crashes the Mathematica 10 kernel: ...
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ListDensityPlot crashes the kernel

ListDensityPlot[ Flatten[Table[{i, j, Sin[i + j]}, {i, 1, 20}, {j, 1, 20}], 1]] gives the expected result, but a linear scale crashes my kernel (please save your ...
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RawArray crashes the kernel

fixed in 10.0.2 RawArray seems to crash the kernel on my machine RawArray["Byte", {}] Is this a bug? Any insights why this happens? My system: version 10.01 ...
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Dynamic panel crashes Mathematica 10.0.0.0

This answer by @paw have revealed a bug that causes Mathematica v 10.0.0.0 to crash the GUI and kernel. So far the offending code is this: ...
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Mathematica 10 crashes when kernel is quit from MenuItem

I'm actively developing a large codebase that I load every time I use Mathematica. I frequently quit my kernel and reload the codebase to incorporate new changes. I've created a custom menu by editing ...
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Simple string pattern crashes kernel

The following code crashes my Mathematica kernel (v9, MacOS): ...
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Kernel Crash while using “ValuesOnGrid” method of InterpolatingFunction

I was experiencing some kernel crash while using "ValuesOnGrid" method of an InterpolatingFunction returned by ...
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Kernel sometimes quit after second evaluation of ListVectorPlot

But introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.1 (update: bug remains in 10.1 on windows) In Mathematica 10.01 Linux x386 execution of the expression ...
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Linux: Mathematica crashes when clicking documentation links very fast

Can someone confirm the following behavior: Open a new Mathematica and go to the documentation. Navigate to any reference page (I used RegionPlot) and click ...
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Why am I getting a kernel crash on Chop?

First post, hopefully I figure out the formatting easily. Please forgive me if this posts ugly. I am having a (repeatable) problem where when I run my code everything works fast and the output is ...
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Mathematica crashes X in Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and every time I try to start Mathematica, my Ubuntu session just crashes and I get thrown to the login screen. This also happens if I try to run Mathematica from another ...
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Timing Total crashes kernel

Here is a simple test function test[n_] := Module[{i = 0}, Total[Nest[{++i, #}&, {0}, n], -1]] On my system V9.0.1 running OS X 10.6.8 and with a clean ...
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Bug? Kernel Crash on SparseArray access [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.0.2 or later The following simple code ...
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How to determine reason for kernel crash? -> Nelder Mead optimisation

I am making use of the Nelder Mead algorithm inside Mathematica's NMaximize to find a parameter set by solving the Schrodinger equation for a given system. (see ...
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How to debug Mathematica crash?

If i have some program which crash Mathematica every time it's run. What are the steps to make a more informative report and/or how do i go about debugging it? EDIT: I guess essentially my question ...
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Is it possible to recover an unsaved notebook after closing it?

I just Ctrl-Alt-Deleted out of Mathematica after I crashed it while running. I had not saved it all day and had done quite a lot of work on it. When I reopen the file, it shows a version with none of ...
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Running bits of code in a separate kernel

I am using Mathematica to generate 3D graphics frame for a video. The process goes as follows: Loop over a counter i Use ...
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Avoid crash in recursive Dynamic

With the following Dynamic cell, I can reproducibly crash Mathematica, so do not try this unless you have saved all your work! ...
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Aborts and beeps without error warning

I have a piece of code that generates a figure, performing a calculation to generate each pixel. At a certain resolution it runs fine, but after a high enough resolution it fails. Mathematica beeps ...
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ListContourPlot memory problems?

I have a simple 3d dataset (size 7035 x 3, I put it on my site if you want to check) which I want to plot with ListContourPlot: ...
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Raising the dead (notebooks)

I have a notebook which has a lot of generated data (which I would rather not regenerate), and the kernel is dead. So, the question is, how do I recover the data in the notebook (I know it is there, ...
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Input[] inside DynamicModule causing a kernel crash [duplicate]

I have those few lines of code causing a crash and I can't figure out why: ...
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Laplacian or Grad of an InterpolatingFunction

For obtaining a Schlieren image from an equation for density, I need to calculate the first derivative of density and make a contour plot. The below code snippet calculates the first derivative w.r.t ...
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kernel Local crashes during the course of a For loop

I want to find the minimum of the function r[x,p] subject to the constraint w[x,p,t]==0 (t ...
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Kernel crashed after $RecursionLimit = Infinity

$RecursionLimit = Infinity; T[n_, k_]:= T[n, k] = If[n == 0 || k == 1, 1, T[n, k-1] + If[n<k, 0, T[n-k, k]]]; Table[T[n!, n], {n, 1, 9}] Without ...
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CDF Player crashes on start-up Ubuntu 12.04 LTE

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, if not, please redirect me. I am trying to get Mathematica's CDF player running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTE (Precise Pangolin). This should be fairly ...
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ListPlot3D keeps crashing

I have some data, and I want to plot it by ListPlot3D: ...
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SIGSEGV Error on Plotting Tubes

I have code to plot some "2 dimensional" points in 3D space, and connect a line between them (because ListLinePlot3D takes way to long/hangs), which works fine: ...
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PDE raises NDSolve::ntdvdae, then kernel quits

In a related question, the SolveDelayed->True option seemed to solve the problem. SolveDelayed is not a valid option in M10 ...