Questions about the use of built-in Mathematica functions, including pure functions.

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Create polynomials from Series

This question actually doesn't have quite a lot to do with the Series function, but I don't know how to describe my problem. So here's the thing. I'm trying to ...
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Define function that counts recursive fibonacci

If I write count=0; fib[0]:=(count=count+1; 0); fib[1]:=(count=count+1; 1); fib[n_] := (count = count+1; fib[n-2] + fib[n-1]); Then I can ...
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How to completely delete the head of a function expression

Is there any way to completely remove the head of an expression function? For example, how would I remove the head Cos from ...
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Expression for evaluating multiple functions?

I am constructing 3D data points for a plot and corresponding to specific conditions "manually". I define the values of five parameters [these I always have to define myself]. From those, I evaluate ...
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Counting number of inversions

Is there an inbuilt method to find the number of inversions in a set of numbers? I found Inversions in Combinatorica but when I ...
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Switching the ordinate and abscissa causes problem in `ParametricPlot`

I have a function that plots properly in PolarPlot, but I'd like to plot it in ParametricPlot and then switch the y and x ...
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Getting “Null” output from package?

I have a script written to test a package as follows: ...
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Is there a way to make the MemberQ function apply to a list?

Is there any way to ask a boolean question if the elements of the list {2,5} are in the list {1,2,3,4,5}?
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How I can define a new function as a function argument?

I need to pass a function with t as independent variable as a function parameter and want to create a new function of the same through this provided the argument of another function. Here is my code. ...
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find connectivity

Imagine a chain of 20 rings, labeled by 1-20 sequentially. We want to make random size sets of numbers randomly chosen from these 1-20 rings. No duplicate numbers are allowed. Example of a set: ...
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How to pass a list as function argument?

I have the following function lFreqPhylo[a_, Q_, b_, p_] := Sum[Log[freqFunction[r[[p]][[i]], L[[p]][[i]], a, Q, b, {i, 1, nbranches[[p]]}]; The objects L, r ...
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Restarting an Animate animation after variable in Manipulate changes

I've been trying to restart an animation after variables change from Manipulate PopUpMenus. My animation takes the form: ...
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Finding hidden treasure (aka finding undocumented functions) [duplicate]

I was searching for a way to determine if a point is within a polygon and stumbled upon rm -rf's answer. (actually, I really wanted to find a point within a ...
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Apply function to output of previous function

I am trying to write a function that takes 3 tuples. Each tuple contains two lists which are first divided. This results in 3 lists. Then I want to take the Mean of all the columns. I can do this ...
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Discrete peaks to curve via Voigt summation

I have two data sets. One is an experimental recording of an absorption spectrum, composed of regularly spaced (wavenumber, intensity) coordinates with a fine wavenumber resolution, thus making ...
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Graphical solution of a a two-variable system containing an equation and an inequality

I'm currently studying atmospheric-gravity waves and their dispersion relations. I want to have look at values of $(x,y)$ that solve the following system : \begin{equation}\label{}(1) \left\{ ...
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Inverse functions - how are they calculated?

Mathematica is able to calculate InverseFunction[LogIntegral] and InverseFunction[RiemannR] (and many other inverse functions). ...
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Find eigenvalues without filling the matrix

Is it possible to find eigenvalues of a matrix without filling it? The matrix elements are given by a known function f[p1,p2]. This is relevant for a matrix too ...
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Get subgraphs: communities of graph g

I have a graph g. I want a set of graphs c which holds the community subgraphs of g. I ...
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Why evaluation doesn't fail if arguments are invalid? [duplicate]

Sorry for a noob question, but this is something that I wonder about each time I work with Mathematica. Coming from standard programming languages (Python and Java), I expect my functions to fail ...
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How to study the sign of an expression including a function, with conditions on the function?

I'm trying to study the sign of an expression, having information on some of my parameters. I don't know how to code these conditions. For example, I want to know when this expression: ...
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Sort lists of vertices {indegrees, outdegrees} by indegree

in = VertexInDegree[F]; out = VertexOutDegree[F]; I want both in and out to be ordered by in. Example: graph has nodes a,b,c with indegrees 1,2,0 and outdegrees ...
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Defining arbitrary order derivatives function [duplicate]

I have a function $\phi(t)$ and I want to define a function $\phi D(t,r):=\phi^{(r)}(t)$, in other words evaluate the $r$'th derivative of $\phi$ at $t$. The naive code that I have is: ...
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Replicability of RandomVariate within a function?

I have a rather basic question but can't figure out a foolproof answer. In the following code, I build a function which returns the mean difference between successive elements of a vector created from ...
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Table of values for functions with random variables [duplicate]

I'm trying to get a table of values for functions with random variables. First of all, i have a function like that: ...
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Problems with For statement

I'm trying to iterate some expression through for loop: ...
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Financial Derivative european call option

When estimating financial derivatives like a european call option there is a parameter named: dividend paid per time unit. What does this mean, I have not been able to find any more information about ...
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Mapping a function over n levels

I want to map a function over a matrix of rank n, for example: ...
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Testing for continuity over a given domain

Is there any way to use Mathematica to test whether a function is continuous over a given domain?
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Solve function doesn't work

I have the following system of equations that I need to solve: ...
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A math function similar to “LatticeReduce” for finding linear independent basis

We would like to ask a math function similar to "LatticeReduce" for finding linear independent basis. The input is a list of vectors $M=\{v_1,v_2,v_3,\dots\}$, with the following property: There is a ...
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Compose two special power series expansions

I have two functions $A(x), B(x)$, given in a special power series form: $A(x)=1-x^{2}\left(\frac{a}{10}-\sum_{k=1}^{9}b_{k}\left(\frac{(x^{2}-1)}{r}\right)^{k}\right)$ ...
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Speed up replace all

I have large list of rules, I would like to use list/.rule, but assume that rule is a set of rules rule 1, rule2 rule...I want ...
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Time Varying Payoffs?

I'm trying to write some code that will return the final value of an annuity whose monthly payouts may or may not be constant each month. Right now I have working code for constant payments, but I'm ...
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ListDensityPlot

In Mathematica help it's written that: ListDensityPlot[array] -> generates a smooth density plot from an array of values. ...
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How to define a list that contains all primes less than x?

how can I define my own list in which I have all primes less than x?
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Half kth term if n is even and k=n/2?

I am trying to write a function which will perform the equation in the attached image. So far, I have: ...
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Discontinue, then continue x-axis of 2D Histogram

I have the pictured Histogram. It was generated by the following lines: ...
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How to find number of connected components of graph G?

Is there a command that can count the number of components of a graph, in the same way that VertexCount[G] counts vertices?
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Using functions as input for a function - won't simplify [duplicate]

I've defined a function P[k_] := 1/[Sqrt]2 (R[k] + L[k]) where R and L generate matrices. However the output of this function never full simplifies (even when I use the Simplify[%] functions). It ...
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Derivative of the Absolute Value Function in Mathematica looks very different from the actual answer

Derivative of the Abs Function in Mathematica looks very different than the actual answer. Why? How to correct this? For example I entered ...
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FlipView Alignment problem

Here's the problem with MWE: Framed[ FlipView[Framed /@ {100, 1}, Alignment -> Center] , ImageSize -> {100, 150}, Alignment -> Center] I ...
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A question about definite integrals and timing

I need to integrate the expression G given below: ...
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Blank plot that shows up briefly when changing plot options

I wrote some code in Mathematica to calculate and plot, in tw0 different ways, a function depending of two variables. But the plots are empty even if it takes a few minutes to evaluate the plot ...
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Complicated output from simple Eigenvalues problem

I have code that uses Eigenvalues on matrices of various sizes. But the output of what should be a very simple problem, namely finding the eigenvalue of a 1x1 matrix, is overly complicated. ...
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Manipulating slots in a pure function

How does one manipulate the slot numbers in a pure function? Some trick with Evaluate or Hold? I'm aiming for something along ...
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Verify “Type” of solution [duplicate]

I've written some Mathematica functions which allow the user to verify if a mathematical function has certain properties. What I'm basically doing is generating "random" functions in respect of ...