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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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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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“No file exists for resource PasteTemplateString”

I am running Mathematica on a Raspberry Pi and the above error message comes up virtually every time I press ctrl + shift + K to view the suggested functions and ...
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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.?

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 ...
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How can I prevent a Plot expression from evaluating points forbidden by its RegionFunction?

I just ran into this and it had me scratching my head for a good while. Say I have a function which may produce error messages for certain inputs, like e.g. ...
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Getting messages Rest::norest and Divide::indet from ContourPlot3D

Note: The bug described in this post is found in Mathematica version 9 and seems to have been fixed in version 10. Ok I don't know if it's a bug or what, but here's what I found: If I use this ...
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Union::normal: Nonatomic expression expected when using Uncompress

I saved a expresion to a file like this Export["file.dat",Compress@myExpression]; Then (i don't know why) when I import the file i get the compressed expresion ...
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Caching RecursionLimit::reclim error

I am learning how to catch exceptions, RecursionLimit::reclim in particular. To see how it works, I came up with the following example: ...
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Locate Blow-up in NDSolve with Whenevent

At some point I get this error: ...
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Problem with Label in a Do loop, “nolabel” [closed]

Can someone tell me why this code doesn't work and how to fix it ? Thanks. ...
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FindFit::nrlnum What am I doing wrong?

I have a model called qobs: ...
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How to save numbers that are in Mathematica messages

I have a program that calls FindDistributionParameters and I get the Mathematica message FindMaximum::eit each time I call the function. The message is FindMaximum::eit: The algorithm does not ...
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CDF of TransformedDistribution Not Returned And No Error Message Produced

I am unable to get Mathematica to return the CDF of a distribution produced by TransformedDistribution. It "executes" for 6 hours on my machine and then returns a blank plot. Could someone execute the ...
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Reading Error Message from Mathematica using Mathlink C++

I am developing an UI on Visual Studio C++ and communicating with Mathematica using Mathlink. I create a function via Mathlink and in that function, I coded in such a way that it gives a message ...
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OpenSQLConnection error

I used to be able to connect to a SQL Server database. I haven't run this program for a few months. I tried it today and it failed, so I went back to try OpenSQLConnection[] and got the following ...
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Error about limit MaxExtraPrecision

After my evaluations I have an error: N::meprec: Internal precision limit $MaxExtraPrecision=50. reached while evaluating ... ...
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Set gives an unexpected error message (Set::partw)

Here is a minimal example: s = 1 /(a + b[3]) + 1 /(2 a + b[3]); s[[1]] = Sum[s[[1]] /. b[3] -> k, {k, 3}] s[[4]] s[[4]] = Sum[s[[4]] /. b[3] -> k, {k, 3}] ...
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Issues with $MachineEpsilon

I'm attempting to add $MachineEpsilon to numbers I am pulling from the domains of 3 interpolating functions. I pulled 3 numbers, and for one of these numbers adding ...
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Export/Copy + Paste a plot from Mathematica Trial Version to TeX editor

I wish to get a view plots from Mathematica trial version into a TeX editor, but cannot seem to do it (unless I print the screen and crop the image which leads to bad quality). Is there a way in which ...
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Failure of CountryData due to connectivity?

Today I started researching the "Four colours theorem" and to do so I need data, regions for example. I tried using the following line: ...
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Problem with strings imported from PDFs

I am currently working with a list containing around 20 strings which contain around 30,000 characters each. The strings are imported from PDFs and the list containing all the strings is assigned to a ...
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How can I pass in parameters for multiple controls to a function that returns a Manipulate?

For instance, I have a some "commands" that I use regularly, for example: ...
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How to switch off all messages?

How can I want to switch off all messages in a Mathematica session? Quiet[expr] allows me to evaluate expr without messages. ...
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Suppress warnings in ParallelTable

I'm using ParallelTable to evaluate a function that involves NIntegrate. There are a lot of ...
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Why do I get an error message when for this type of recursion?

When I type the following code: mus[] = 0; mus[x__] := First[List[x]] + mus[Rest[List[x]]] What one would think would happen is that if, ...
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Numerically solving a system of PDEs where one function is composed with the other

I'm trying to solve the following system using NDSolve: $$ \begin{align} u_t(x,t) &= u_{xx}(x,t) - v(x,t) \\ v_t(x,t) &= u(v(x,t),t) \end{align} $$ with ...
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Efficient Table Generation & NDSolve Error

I'm currently working on solving an SEIR model with data from the CDC. I've created a function to calculate the Square difference for the model and want to create a table of values for the 4 variable ...
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Using Read for calling external command does not release file handle

The standard and robust method for piping to/from external commands under Windows is to create a temporary file, save the input into it, pipe it to the command and save its output to a second file. ...
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Problem evaluating results of DSolve (Power::infy)

So, after browsing through older posts to see if anybody else could have had the same problem, I have come to the conclusion that I am stuck. That bothers me, especially because it should be straight ...
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Mathlink works strangely

I have problem when using mathlink, the source code is quite simple: ...
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How to capture implicit fails in Plot or Show? [duplicate]

How can I make a construct similar to C++ functions: try{} catch{} I want to use it to avoid showing a lot of errors in the plot area when for example one of the ...