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FindRoot over a domain, but give domain boundary if no root exists

I call r = x /. FindRoot[f[x] == 0, {x, 0, -5, 5}] f[x] is always monotonic, but sometimes it doesn't have a root in the ...
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SetDelayed::write is Protected error on Linux not PC

I have 2 computers, a PC and an Ubuntu computer both with Mathematica 10. I am running the exact file with the exact support files on both computers, but just on the Ubuntu I get the following error ...
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Detect Messages within an expression without losing the return value?

I know that Check[expr,failexpr] is a mechanism to catch messages. The problem with it is that if a message is generated within ...
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Error when implementing StartProcess[] in loops (Do, While, Table)

I'm using Mathematica to control another program (Surface Evolver) through the terminal (ie using StartProcess[]; and ...
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Error messages from TensorContract and TensorReduce

I am struggling with a few errors when using symbolic tensors. I am using mathematica 9.0.1.0, linux x86. The following code generates what seems to me an incorrect tensor, this is the smallest ...
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Catching error in middle of evaluation of compiled function

I have programmed and Compileed a complicated numerical function. The function has singularities (i.e. are infinite) at certain input numerical values. I need to ...
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Sentiment analysis of tweets

I want to use Mathematica for a sentiment analysis on tweet-messages. For that purpose i selected several tweets. Each tweet is interpreted by myself as positive (pos) of negative (neg). For example: ...
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How do I format Compile[] correctly?

My Mathematica skill is still rusty, so kindly bear with me. I'm having problem formatting expression to compile the function correctly: $\sum _{g=1}^G \sum ...
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Replace error messages with zeros in a table

I'm working on a project of Nuclear physics and I'm passing results of a simulation program to mathematica via a txt file. I then read the values I need to read and plot them. The problem is that ...
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Show error messages from collapsed sections

I've got a fairly long notebook. I like to have most of the sections collapsed. If I evaluate the entire notebook I don't see errors in the collapsed sections unless I expand them. I did see that I ...
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Iterator bounds error when defining function [closed]

It's been a while since I've done any multi-line functions in Mathematica, so maybe I'm just missing something. I've created the following function, and I immediately get an Iterator bounds error when ...
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Interpolating an Antiderivative

I'd like to be able to make InterpolatingFunctions for antiderivatives of functions that can't be integrated symbolically. However, the following code returns ...
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NIntegrate::ncvbr: How should we interpret and handle this error not mentioned in any documentation?

I have some user-defined module describing my integrand which has to be computed numerically (it's much more complicated than this but bear with me): ...
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Evaluating $n$-th derivative of a function at a given point [closed]

I have a function defined as follows: \begin{array}{ccccc} g & : & [-1,1] & \to & \mathbb C \\ & & x & \mapsto & \frac{1}{(x-z)^k} \\ \end{array} where $k$ is a ...
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CUDALink Error: A CUDALink kernel timed out?

I'm following the CUDALink tutorial [ http://reference.wolfram.com/language/CUDALink/tutorial/Introduction.html ] and everything is going fine until I get to the part that calls CUDADot on the ...
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How to suppress a warning message

If I change $MinPrecision before running ListPlot[{{1, 2}}], there will be a warning in Mathematica 10. But there is no warning ...
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How to limit number of user-defined messages issued per evaluation

I have written code such that if it runs into a particular function, a warning message is issued. However, it is common for the program to call this function several times in a single evaluation, but ...
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Two problems with NDSolve when using Method -> Projection

I tried to solve a system first order differential equations together with a constraint equation. I use the Method -> Projection to check if the constraint holds ...
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Passing a variable messages list to Quiet

I'm trying to build a Verbose option into some code but I'm having trouble passing to a Quiet statement a variable list of which messages I want to suppress. My ...
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Automatically detect largest interval over which NDSolve can find a solution

Question: Consider the following numerical resolution: NDSolve[eqn, {x1[t], x2[t], y[t]}, {t, tmin, tmax} where eqn, ...
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Maximizing Large Multivariable Function over Region with Parameter Constraints

Brand new Mathematica user here. I have a complicated function to maximize, and thought I would try software like Mathematica instead of taking derivatives by hand. I found some Mathematica ...
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Why is Dataset upset by division by zero?

Consider this example: ds = Dataset@Transpose[<|"a" -> {1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1}, "b" -> {6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0}|>, AllowedHeads -> All] Now say I ...
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Restarting Mathematica causes an animation to fail to run [duplicate]

I've tried animating two different sets of 3D plots. Interestingly, one plot will always work, regardless of whether I restart Mathematica, yet another plot will only work in its current Mathematica ...
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a mysterious error in multiple symbolical integration

I am trying to do the following integration: ...
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How to handle infeasible points in FindRoot?

I am calling FindRoot[f[x,y],{{x,xInit,xMin,xMax},{y,yInit,yMin,yMax}}] where for some points {x,y}, ...
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The front end encountered an error while processing a “NotebookPredictions” packet

I occasionally get the error The front end encountered an error while processing a "NotebookPredictions" packet. I cannot find any documentation for this error message online. It does not ...
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Incompatibility of Row and TeXForm

Bug introduced in 9.0 and persisting through 10.1.0 or later Update: Since no one has been able to give a reason for this change in behavior or provide a solution I am tagging this as a bug. ...
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How to plot a graph from it's incidence matrix?

I'm using Mathematica v9 and am trying to draw a graph by using it's incidence graph, but it won't draw it, which occurs an error "is not a valid incidence matrix.". But I've checked my matrix, and ...
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Export Notebook causes an INTERNAL SELF-TEST ERROR: Files2|c|1713 message

On my machine (Windows 8.1) and M10 the following two lines, that must be run on an already saved notebook, ...
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Error when attempting to save Notebook. Cause and solution?

I am experiencing an error attempting to save a modified Notebook in Mathematica 10 under Windows. The error I get is: ...
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Warning and Errors during Compile

I defined a compiled function cf = Compile[{{x, _Integer}, {n, _Integer}}, z = (n^x); Binomial[n, #]* StirlingS2[x, #] *(#!)/z & /@ Range[x]]; and I ...
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Assigning a given value if a function returns an error [duplicate]

This question has to do with error handling, I guess. I am using Brent's Method in order to numerically find the root of a function. This is just an example of what I am doing: ...
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Error message LinkObject::linkd when calling TextRecognize

I am getting the message LinkObject::linkd: "Unable to communicate with closed link LinkObject["E:\Program Files\Wolfram ...
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Geometric Transformation not working - degenerate points?

I've successfully used FindGeometricTransformation to project the simplex triangle onto the x-y plane: ...
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Print argument of function that exceeds $RecursionLimit

Is there a way to print the argument of a function which results in a $RecursionLimit::reclim error? As an example, cosider the code ...
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Update: Interpolation error message? [closed]

I have the following data that needs to be analyzed : data = ToExpression@Import["http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=8XKGYvSy", "Data"]; I have 6 sets of coordinates ...
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Drop row if sum of part of row is equal to zero

My problem is the following: Suppose I have a matrix A which looks the following: ...
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Error message: Coordinate index 0 is out of range for the enclosing GraphicsComplex

I am unable understand following error message: Coordinate index 0 is out of range for the enclosing GraphicsComplex. How to fix it? Attached data here: pts and polygons. See also end of question. ...
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Plot has red 'film', no error message

I am encountering really strange behavior: I wrote a function that plots values some data. After executing the code the resulting plot has the red 'error' colour, but only momentarily (maybe 0.1 sec). ...
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How to output (anything) if any error happens

I have long code which goes through iteration process. some times I get error messages. I want to get the iteration numbers (or any kind of output indications) when errors happen. for example, how ...
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Series and that old ivar error

I am trying to compare plots of the function (1+x)^{1/3} and its power series. The code for the power series generates an error message referring to an invalid variable: 'General::ivar: -1.09993 is ...
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Data Fitting with xerrors and yerrors using findfit [duplicate]

I'm trying to fit data with xerror and yerror using "Findfit", so i'm trying the same form than in tuto : ...
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How to output local variables when error message is generated without interrupting evaluation?

I am running a calculation to generate a dataset. I use several iterations to sweep over a parameter space. A few times an error message is generated (which is not the problem per se). Is it possible ...
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Problems with For statement

I'm trying to iterate some expression through for loop: ...
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How to fix this error : SetDelayed::write: Tag Plus in (<<1>>)[x_] is Protected.? [duplicate]

I don't get the meaning of the sign <<>> and also from which line the error is coming as I have a program of more than 30 lines with many defined functions without using "Module" . Is not there ...
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error message DSolve::“bvnul”

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Why is this semicolon in red?

I have a piece of code that works well, but when I put a semicolon after a plotting statement, the semicolon appears in red. What's the error?
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Trouble fitting an explicitly complex model with the TransformedFit package

This is follow up from a previous question in which @Oleksandr R. suggested the use of a package he developed for splitting a model and data into real and imaginary parts to avoid a problem with ...
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Turning Off Error messages locally

I'm trying to turn Off an error in an expression. ...
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Easy NMinimize does not converge

I try to minimize the following for a>0: f[a_] := Gamma[3]*a^(-3)*(Integrate[Exp[-u]*(u - a)*1/u, {u, a, Infinity}])^(-1) I put in ...