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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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Why this error?

f[x_] := Piecewise[{{1, -0.5 <= x <= 0.5}}, 0]; ProbabilityDistribution[ Integrate[f[a], {a, x - 0.5, x + 0.5}], {x, -2, 2}] output: "Unable to prove that ...
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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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Indeterminant expression encountered in Summation

I have a function that I'm trying to find an explicit form for the coefficients in its power series expansion. On paper, it is a long calculation so I decided to write up the formula in mathematica. ...
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How can I correct error message that appears each time I launch Mathematica?

Each time I launch Mathematica I get the following error message : The specified setting for the option Magnification cannot be used. I have gone to the option inspector and have confirmed that the ...
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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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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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Why do messages only appear first time I evaluate my compiled function?

I declare my compiled function: ...
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Breaking out of NDSolve

I am solving a coupled set of differential equations with NDSolve for 6 unknown functions of time. At a certain point in time, the system hits a singular point where the potential governing the ...
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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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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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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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Why isn't Table iterator value inserted in failed NIntegrate arguments?

Consider this simplest example: Table[{z, NIntegrate[f[x], {x, 0, z}]}, {z, {1}}] Here f is not defined, so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turning Off Error messages locally

I'm trying to turn Off an error in an expression. ...
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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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Maximum likelihood estimation based on frequency table

I have a frequency table of grades, I'm trying to estimate the distribution as a truncated normal distribution (a grade below 65 is a failing grade and doesn't count). Since I don't have the actual ...
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NMinimize error: Nearest::neard:

I have this function GuessError, here's a plot assuming a single variable x, Plot[GuessError[10^x, etc..], {x, 8, 12}] , being etc some more variables which are ...
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For loop with MapIndexed and If [closed]

I have a for loop that uses MapIndexed and If to build a a list called avald1. The problem ...
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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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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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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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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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FindFit::nrlnum: error with FindFit

I am trying to write a code to fit actual data of the orbit of a star with Mathematica 8. First I tried to write a code to fit a mock orbit, using the Application with differential equations (the ...
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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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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 ...