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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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Why does this cause an error? [closed]

In[73]:= f[x_] := Save["C:\\Users\\user\\Desktop\\file", x <> x] f["###"] During evaluation of In[73]:= Save::sym: Argument ...
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Why won't this graph? [closed]

I'm trying to sketch level curve for z=k for the specified values of k={-2,-1,2} of z= 4x^2 - 4x + y^2 + 2y So I changed ...
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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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Compile a MeijerG function [duplicate]

I am not very experienced with Compile, I tried to use it for a Meijer-G function ...
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Can a System symbol spontaneously leak into a Global namespace?

During the development of a program to process bioinformatic data, I have encountered a peculiar shadow warning: Global...
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Possible bug in shallow representations of expressions in messages

I got the following message in Mathematica 10.0.2: I do not have questions about the message itself, but rather about its representation. The program was maninulating with mathematical expressions ...
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Importing a large Excel file

I'm trying to import a simple Excel file containing 94,000 rows and 52 columns of various types, mostly Reals. It's a 38-MB file. I get this super helpful error ...
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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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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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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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Incompatibility of Row and TeXForm

Bug introduced in 9.0. persist as of 10.0.2 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. Please report it to ...
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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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What does this Java error mean? Why is it raised?

I want to launch some kernels on a cluster that uses SGE. The server's operating system is Linux Cent-OS. According to Mathematica documentation, I've added these commands inside my code: ...
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Two installations of MMA 10.0.1.0 differ in behavior

I'm seeking advice on how to track down what might cause the following difference in behavior. I have two independent installations of MMA 10.0.1.0, both on Mac OS X Mavericks on identical x86 Mac ...
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Error with numerical summation - how to specify “n choose r”?

I'm trying to do the following sum: NSum[((50000 - x) choose x)*(1/3^15)^x*((3^15 - x)/3^15)^(50000 - x), {x, 1, 4}] But I keep getting an error saying: ...
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Is there a minor bug in Neal Alexander's TopologicalSortAll[]?

There is an amazing answer to this question: All possible topological orderings of a graph By Neal Alexander. However, as user "dark blue" (I am not this user) notes: ...
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How to use Message with an error string without predefining it first?

I need a very simple error reporting using Message. But I do not want to pre-define each error message separately as shown What are the best practices / most common / idiomatic ways to report errors ...
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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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The specified setting for the option FEFloatIterator cannot be used

I am currently trying to get a numerical simulation running where one variable is iterated over many orders of magnitude. As the calculation takes pretty long, I would like to display a ...
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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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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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Capturing error message information

Error messages returned from SendMessage occasionally have useful information in them. For example: ...
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Encountering a Tag times Protected error, but cannot find the source [duplicate]

I am very new to using mathematica, and I have seen these errors frequently. Usually I can find a solution to my issues by stumbling around, but this is my first time defining a function like sp[t_], ...
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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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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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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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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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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 several error messages: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...