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Need help with exception handling

I have read the docs for Catch, Throw, and friends multiple times, and I confess that I find them utterly incomprehensible... ...
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StreamPlot using NDSolve gives error messages

StreamPlot[{x[0], x'[0]} /. NDSolve[{x''[t] == 1, x'[0] == v0, x[0] == x0}, {x, x'}, {t, 0, 1}], {x0, -2, 2}, {v0, -2, 2}] The above code gives me the errors ...
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'kEINVALErr' error on startup

I have been using Mathematica 8 on an OS X system for quite a while now, but this morning it threw this error at me when I started the program up: Assertion 'kEINVALErr' failed at ...
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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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How to set the initial condition? (to make IC and BC consistent)

I want to find the initial condition which fits mixed boundary condition of Phi[r, Theta, t]. The original initial condition in text is Phi[r, Theta, 0] == 1 . ...
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Font Issues: “Like Resource 58” error

I'm running Mathematica 9.0.0 on a Macbook Air with OSX 10.6.8 and I've recently started having issues with the font in the program. All special characters are being replaced with other characters in ...
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FunctionInterpolation Errors / Question re Evaluation Order and Options

I have using Mathematica functions that takes a Cartesian coordinate relative to the Earth (xyz) and converts it to a latitude, longitude, and altitude (lla). And here it is: ...
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Exception/Error handling using returns codes

There is good explanation available for error handling on this and similar links. Here there is information on handling inappropriate input arguments and handling unprocessed functions using ...
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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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SiegelTheta fails to evaluate when given proper arguments

SiegelTheta often returns error messages when I give it arguments that should be of the correct form. For instance, I have a numerical matrix like ...
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Dealing with errors and resuming the code after one

How can I write my Mathematica code so that it resumes at a specific place if any Message is displayed during the execution of an expression? For example, in Visual ...
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How do I identify the source of a “Tag times protected” error?

I have some code that looks like Table[ a = 1; b = {2, 3} c = i;, {i, 2} ] which gives an error: Set::write: Tag Times in c {2,3} is ...
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Mathematica Can't Evaluate This?

I am trying to find the inverse function of $\frac{\ln{x}}{x^2}$ in Mathematica. I am using the Solve[] function to find the inverse (yes, I know about ...
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How can `SquareWave` be used as the input in `OutputResponse`?

I'd like to compute the response of a TransferFunctionModel when driven by a SquareWave. Here's a simple example, ...
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A combination of Set::setraw and Set::shape errors

Please consider the following toy code: ...
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Possible to Solve a LocationEquivalenceTest?

I have 5 groups, each containing around 20 elements. These elements are all dependent on x. For example: Set1 = {1.5x + 1, 2x + 0.5, 1 x + 1, ...} etc. Now, I want ...
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How to show error messages in current notebook?

I would like Mathematica to print error messages in current notebook together with output. This is default option in Mathematica, but recently I turned it off somehow. Now, I am getting output in ...
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Solving set of non-linear simultaneous equations gives PolynomialGCD::lgrexp error - what next?

I'm trying to solve a set of six simultaneous non-linear equations to get a numerical answer using NSolve: ...
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Printing a success message if no errors have yet been thrown in the current session

I plan to run a lengthy Mathematica script on a Linux terminal (by "a Linux terminal," I mean that I have text output only -- no GUI), using the program math. To ...
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FindRoot Infinite expression 1/0 encountered error

I have 1 equation in 1 variable, which when I use Plot, looks like this: ...
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Infinite Expression Error from NDSolve

I am trying to solve a differential equation numerically. So I have ...
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NMinimize with defined function call getting error NMinimize::nnum

I want to call the NMinimize function for my own defined calculations but I got an error. Below is a simple example. ...
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Differences between ParametricPlot3D and NIntegrate

I have a function $f : \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ defined in a rather nasty way in mathematica however it's a smooth function and what not. I am interested in $f'[t]$ and when I run it ...
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Problem with NDsolve for a system of equations

I want to solve a system of differential equations which is not very complicated, but I cannot handle the problem with mathematica!! Please have a look at the problem and result and help me with your ...
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Mathlink works strangely

I have problem when using mathlink, the source code is quite simple: ...
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RevolutionPlot3D: Inconsistency between Mathematica 8/Linux and Mathematica 9/OSX

The following code runs error-free in Mathematica 8.0 under Linux. ...
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How can I remove unnecessary warning messages?

I updated Mathematica,CdfPlayer to new Version (9). I made a simple Application in Mathematica 9 and deployed into ...
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Locate Blow-up in NDSolve with Whenevent

At some point I get this error: ...
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“LinkOpen::linke : specified file is not a mathlink executable”

The following code runs fine if I run it interactively: ...
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How can you link Parallel Mapping and Error tracking

Following this question and the comments made, together with the information in this question, the following code allows error tracking and debugging very nicely. ...
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Finding and interpreting errors [duplicate]

This sounds like a fairly trivial question, but I can't think of any way to solve it. I am doing an extensive parameter sampling where a set of ODEs is used together with ...
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StringMatchQ error messages printed to console while main notebook is sitting idle [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Strange ::usage behavior in v9 I'm currently finishing up a Mathematica vector calculus package (MMA9.0 on Mac Os X), but have had a persistent problem that I haven't ...
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Inconsistent initial and boundary conditions

I have a 4th order nonlinear PDE with the following BCs and IC: ...
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How to find local minima of a multivariate function with singularity?

I am working on a logistic regression problem which requires minimizing a cost function J[{theta0, theta1, theta2}, X, y] to find the optimal value for fitting ...
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Is this integration error from a misuse of Mathematica or is it my poor math skills?

I have input this: Integrate[1, f[t]*Exp[(v/V)*t]] That is $\large\int 1*d(f(t)*e^{\frac{v}{V}*t})$ I expected this output: $\large f(t)*e^{\frac{v}{V}*t} + C$ ...
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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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Error when using FullForm with ?symbol

Information[symbol] shows information about a symbol and is equivalent to ?symbol. ...
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Bincounting a list

I'm a Mathematica novice here. I'm trying to execute the following code to add random 1's into a zero matrix, repeat this many times, and then bin/histogram the number of nearest neighbor 1s. Can ...
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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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What does the Error Message in DSolve really mean?

Having this ordinary non linear differential equation $$y'-x^2 (y+1)\cdot (y+2)^2= 0$$ with the boundary condition $y(4)=2$. When trying to solve this one with Mathematica by using ...
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Plotting a complex function [duplicate]

What does it mean if this message appears: {Im[(1-E^Times[<<3>>] f)/(1-Power[<<2>>] f)]-0,Im[(1-E^Times[<<3>>] f)/(1-Power[<<2>>] f)]-0} must be a list of equalities or ...
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Getting messages Rest::norest and Divide::indet from ContourPlot3D

Ok I don't know if it's a bug or what, but here's what I found: If I use this function: ...
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FindFit::nrlnum What am I doing wrong?

I have a model called qobs: ...
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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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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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Error using Solve on Matrix Multiplication

I am trying to make a function the will find that value of $x$ in the following equation: $x.a=b$ all values of $x, a, b$ are matrices. The dimensions of $x$ are unknown, but $a$ and $b$ have the ...
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Skip one step of the loop if there is an NIntegrate::eincr message

Is there a possibility of skipping one step of a loop if in this step there appears an error like NIntegrate::eincr? After skipping, the loop should go to the next ...
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CountryData -> $Failed

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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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: ...