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Generate a list of symbols for the planets

I would like to generate a list of the symbols for the planets to include in a nice table with other data. How can I programmatically generate (eg. using a pure function) the symbols from a list of ...
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Interactive steam tables and phase diagrams in Mathematica

I teach an undergraduate course in Thermodynamics and I would love to use Mathematica to demonstrate the various engineering processes that involve the expansions and compressions of steam and common ...
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How to provide your own example data for a custom package?

A nice feature of the mathematica documentation is the copious use of ExampleData in illustrating functionality. I would like to provide some example data for a ...
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Find a word's linguistic pronunciation

Is there a way to get a word's linguistic pronunciation given the word as a string? I would like a function LingusticPronunciation such that, for example, ...
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WordData for other languages

Mathematica already includes dictionaries for a lot of languages. What I am looking for is a handy semantic/grammatic database for Hungarian, just like WordData for ...
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Visualizing nested lists for easier human understanding

When interacting with Mathematica, I often find myself staring blankly at waves of curly braces, trying to understand how data is organized hierarchically. For example, the beginning of the result to ...
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Mathematica AppData folder is taking up too much space

I recently made a small app that I had issues with. I'm pretty sure it ended up being because of all the curated data to load. My problem now is that under the Windows 8.1 folder ...
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What do AstronomicalData's “SetTime” and “RiseTime” values refer to?

What astronomical event do AstronomicalData's "NextRiseTime", "NextSetTime", ...
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Determining FinancialData for Countries

How do I determine the FinancialData for Australia. For instance the one for USA follows as: FinancialData["NYSE", "Members"] ...
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How to view all graphs available in GraphData?

Is there a "gallery" view of all the graphs available in GraphData? I realize that some graphs may not lend themselves to such representation (e.g. some may have ...
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Structure of curated data?

Is there a way to programmatically access the structure of curated data present in Mathematica (for each type of information, for example for CountryData or ChemicalData) that would allow access to ...
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How to get star coordinates for a given time

In the documentation of StarData, there is an example that shows how to get the altitude of Sirius at a given time (in the horizontal coordinate system). However, ...
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Optimization of a portfolio of stocks

I would like to use Mathematica to perform an optimization of a portfolio composed by 10 stocks. I did the first part to compute yields and expected yields, but I don't know how to finish the ...
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How do I find the number of countries that have a type of industry?

I am trying to find the number of countries that have a certain type of industry. Currently, I have this code: ...
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How do I plot my country map with weather data stations?

I've tried this code, but I can't plot the coordinates in my country map. ...
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Problem achiving effect I want with ColorFunction

I want to create a plot showing historical annual maximum and minimum temperatures. I've figured out how to get 10 years of historical temperature data from Wolfram|Alpha. The plot below shows the ...
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Finding out all undocumented values for “Properties” in XxxData[] functions

No, XxxData[] is not a new function in Mathematica 11. I am just using that name for all curated data-related functions. As you know, ...
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Getting all the countries' flags and then using them as chart labels?

What's the code to list all the world's flags? CountryData["G8", "Flag"] works to get those particular flags, but what about all the world's flags? ...
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Why is CityData[All, “Coordinates”] failing?

When I evaluate CityData[All, "Coordinates"] Mathematica returns {Missing["NotAvailable"], Missing["NotAvailable"]} ...
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Determining the dates of days

I'm trying to use WeatherData[] to give me (not sure how) the temperature, humidity, wind-speed, cloud cover... at a certain location. I only want the information ...
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Find the list of weather stations for specified cities

I wrote some code which retrieves temperature data from three cities every hour for five days. My problem is that the default station from which WeatherData[] gets ...
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How can I output the coordinates of a city in coordinates of the Mercator projection?

On Mathematica version 8, I would like to use CountryData and CityData to mark Paris on a polygon map of France in the Mercator ...
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Export Graph to PDF

I know that I exported Graphs to PDFs before but it doesn't seem to work any more. I tried K5 = GraphData[{"Complete", 5}] Export["K5.PDF", K5] And I get a PDF ...
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Constructing primitive cell using information from ChemicalData

I would like to construct a primitive cell (figure shown) and possibly the two-dimensional layout (figure from here) using the following input. Any clues as to how this can be done? ...
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Duplicated output from chemical curated data

I just discovered something rather odd while using chemical curated data in Mathematica. I tried to extract EdgeRules for some molecules and some molecules gave me ...
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Under what conditions does FinancialData return a ::notent message?

I tried retrieving FinancialData for a few companies but when I tried doing it for NTDOY, I couldn't. As of 25/12/2012, querying ...
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How to choose variables from a list for a function and then use the solution in a subsequent function?

I am trying to calculate heating degree days and cooling degree days and output that information to a table. I am using mathematica's curated data to do this. In text this is what I would like to ...
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Why is CurrencyConvert so slow?

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How to provide data to users in a way similar to Mathematica's curated data

How can one go about implementing a custom data backend usable by Mathematica? For example something like CountryData or ...
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CountryData vs EntityProperty: why do different data access methods produce different results?

Illustrative example: using CountryData we are told the data is missing, but we can nevertheless access it via an ...
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Why is Neptune missing from AstronomicalData?

An old notebook I've recently started working with has a strange error: Prior to version 8, a figure I generated using Drop[AstronomicalData["Planet"],-1] to ...
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Using ChemicalData to make molecule graphics

$\require{mhchem}$I would like to take the acetone $\cf{((CH3)2CO)}$ and chloroform $\cf{(HCCl_3)}$ molecules that Mathematica's chemical data provides, and plot them together. I want to show how ...
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Drawing CountryData groups

I'm sure I'm overlooking something obvious, but I can't draw groups of countries. Here are two countries and two country groups: ...
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How can I download price information for multiple stocks at once?

I have a list of stock tickers. Is it possible to download price information over a period of time all in one go, or download other types of information across multiple stocks in one go?
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AstronomicalData and Planetary Heliocentric (x,y,z) Velocity Components

I'm trying to find data on the heliocentric velocities of planets in our solar system and was directed to Mathematica's AstronomicalData in a previous topic. ...
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Edit built in symbol

I would like to add new attributes to built in symbols (e.g. ElementData or PolyhedraData) so that I can still call the symbol ...
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Obsolete AstronomicalData - how to convert to PlanetData

As of Mathematica version 10, AstronomicalData is obsolete, deprecated in favor of PlanetData, ...
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How to set the timeout value for *Data functions

I haven't measured this precisely but it seems the default timeout value for retrieving EntityValues with *Data functions is in ...
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Does Mathematica support collaborative filtering and recommendation systems?

Does Mathematica support collaborative filtering and recommendation systems such as can be found in Apache Mahout? I could not find any resources about advanced data mining techniques, beyond ...
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Creating a PolyhedronData[] structure for custom polyhedra [duplicate]

The PolyhedronData[] structure is wonderfully rich. I would like to create data for my own polyhedra, not any of the many that Mathematica provides. Is this ...
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Coordinates for multiple countries

I am trying to plot polygons for multiple countries, say "UnitedStates" and "Canada". US data is generated thus: ...
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Using GraphData to generate all directed graphs with n vertices

Using Combinatorica, it was possible to generate unlabeled (non-isomorphic) directed graphs of $|V|=n$. Here the example is for $n=4$: ...
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Use the value of a cell in a table as the argument to a function

I just got Mathematica from my school and I'm trying to learn the basics. How could I use the value of a cell in a table (as in Insert->Table) and pass it as an argument to a function whose value is ...
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MovingMap maps to second level unexpectedly

I'm trying to build a financial indicator in mathematica. I import some historical data ...
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Should we invest in Apple?

Ticker[comp_String] := Interpreter["Company"][comp] /. Entity[_, x_] :> x ticks = Ticker /@ {"Apple", "Google"} {"NASDAQ:AAPL", "NASDAQ:GOOGL"} ...
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Getting FTSE indices in Mathematica

I'm not sure if this is the best StackExchange to post this question, but I figured it had more to do with the specifics of Mathematica than Quantitative Analysis so I've posted it here. Basically, I ...
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Access curated or locally stored data with curated data functions?

Say I have a toy package, something like: ...
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Accessing Coordinates of Astronomical Data, e.g. Declination of all Galaxies

I am trying to access the coordinate information of all galaxies, stars, etc, available to the new astronomical data incorparated to Mathematica. However, the suggested (documented) approach fails. ...