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Error when putting ??symbol in a cell with another expression

Putting ??symbol in a cell and another expression in a different row of the cell returns the following error: ??symbol 1 + 2 ...
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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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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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Cases Message Valid Notebook Structure

Note: Spelunking will likely be needed. Execute the following. You should get back and error along the lines of First::first:... This error is unimportant except ...
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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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Symbolic integration fails while numerical integration succeeds

I am hoping to evaluate the following integral Integrate[((r^3 - 7)^(2/3)*(1 - (r^3 - 7)^(2/3)/r^2))/r^3, {r, 2, Infinity}] but Mathematica informs me that this ...
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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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Adding a constant vector to a vector differential equation seems to break NDSolve. Why?

I'm trying to solve a differential equation that's phrased in terms of matrices and vectors. My minimum working example is this: ...
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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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What should I call the messages that appear when the mouse moves over failed graphics output?

I attempted to evaluate the following Plot[x^2, {x, 1, 2}, PlotStyle -> {RGBColor[a]}] which, of course, failed. After the failure, putting my mouse over the ...
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MathKernel doesn't return all Messages

In Mathematica I run this command: Plot[Sin[x], {x, 1, 15}, GridLines -> error] It generates a Plot with this error message: A GridLines specification ...
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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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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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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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How to switch off messages on all kernels?

I am using ParallelMap for my code,however, it gives some messages that don't affect the evaluation process but fill up the memory and take some more time. So, I ...
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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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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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NIntegrate issue to do with unknown types [duplicate]

I have a numerical function zz: zz[s_ ? NumericQ] := so3toE3[Inverse[yn[s]].ND[yn[k], k, s]]; The other functions involved have 2 pages of code defining them so ...
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Expressions like <<1>> [duplicate]

In a function where I call the Maximize function, I am getting an error that says ...
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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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Infinite Expression Error from NDSolve

I am trying to solve a differential equation numerically. So I have ...
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Error messages when using NInverseFourierTransform

I have two functions that I need to inverse Fourier transform and I was trying to get Mathematica to help me. I tried simply using theInverseFourierTransform ...
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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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CreateCOMObject doesn't work on home edition

I can call an application named "PinPoint.Plate" with Visual Basic, Python and Mathematica version 8 but not with version 9. I can still call Excel though. How can I fix this? This is what I did: ...
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Evaluating FindRoot at different starting points on a grid

I'm trying to evaluate the roots of a complex function at different starting points on a grid using Do[Do[FindRoot[g[z], {z, j + k*I}], {j, 10}], {k, 10}]. However, ...
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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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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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How to catch complete error message information

If I evaluate this expression: Module[{}, 1/0;0^0]; msg = $MessageList I get: ...
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Quiet doesn't work with FindRoot when using Brent method

The following has no solution: FindRoot[x == 1, {x, 0.25, 0, 0.5}] And Mathematica correctly warns us: FindRoot::reged: The point {0.5} is at the edge of the ...
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How can I get WhenEvent to recognize criterion I specify?

Using NDSolve I want to solve a differential equation till a quantity which is a function of the dependent variables reaches a certain value. My functions and criteria are complicated, but I am able ...
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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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Differential Equations with Matrices

I'm trying to implement the differential equation of a Cellular Neural Network in Mathematica as seen below: ...
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Consistently annoying error messages in Mathematica 9 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Strange ::usage behavior in v9 Has anyone had any issues with a function, let's call it Function, which worked in Mathematica 8 getting the error message ...
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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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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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Manipulate code creates error messages when file is opened

When I open the file containing the following code I get a series of error messages. Once I evaluate the cell with the code the error messages disappear. What is Mathematica doing when it opens a ...
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How do I troubleshoot when I get a Part::partd or a Part::partw error?

Mathematica has produced the following error message: Part::partd: Part specification ... is longer than depth of object? What is partd? I think I may ...
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StringMatchQ and Alternatives throws message in init.m

The report of this issue, which itself relates to code of my answer here, exposed a behavior I cannot explain. If I use StringMatchQ in combination with ...
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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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Solving/Reducing equations in $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$

I was trying to find all the numbers $n$ for which $2^n=n\mod 10^k$ using Mathematica. My first try: Reduce[2^n == n, n, Modulus -> 100] However, I receive ...
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What is an “INTERNAL SELF-TEST ERROR”?

I got this all the time after updating to 9.0 (OS 10.8.2): That's Clipboard|c|3015 for the benefit of anyone searching. The error went away with 9.0.1, but a version has reappeared (multiple times ...
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Error changing edge thickness in a GraphPlot

I'm having some problems with the Mathematica graphics inspector. I want to make a graph with the following code: ...
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How to find a specific error message?

Is there a way to find an existing error message in the System` context, that is used for a certain case? I want to include a message in a custom function that ...
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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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No warning when extrapolating with Plot

One of the most annoying "features" of Mathematica is that the Plot family does extrapolation on InterpolatingFunctions without ...
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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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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 ...