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

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Are there “All” and “Any” functions in Mathematica?

In Python, there is a function all which returns true if all of its arguments are true, and any which returns true if at least ...
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How to evaluate Modules in a notebook from another notebook?

I would like to create a notebook populated with several modules and be able to evaluate these modules by running a separate notebook. I have attempted several uses of the ...
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Plot a function which depends on itself

How can I plot a stepwise function like f[a, t] = 10 Exp[-0.1 Sin[t]] for a > t and ...
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DynamicModule/Dynamic CheckboxBar Slow for Large Lists

I am trying to create a dynamic construct that takes a large list of expressions and allows the user to interactively select any number of entries for further manipulation. This is what I have ...
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Normalize equation in NDSolve?

I have numerically solved and plotted the solution to the Mathieu equation using NDSolve successfully, as below: ...
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Panel size undesired behaviour

This is next question from the series: better avoid Panel if you care about details. previous about FrameMargins In the ...
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Evaluate integral of a series

I want to evaluate this integral, but it won't work. Does anyone knows why? ...
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Intersection of any triangle with a circle in Cartesian coordinates

I started a notebook dealing with metrics in a triangle and its intersection points by a circle. Up to know I reached the point of having plotted a triangle, a circle with an arbitrary centre and I ...
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“Off-label use” of Mathematica functions for performance

Assisting an acquaintance with a simulation where a very large number of binomial probability calculations are required, I pointed them to a slightly obscure function to dramatically speed up their ...
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How to work with lists of functions

I have some lists of interpolated functions and I want to know if there is an easy way to operate with them. A simplified example: ...
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Working with functions

I am required to write a function that takes a function as a parameter. ...
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How to apply an rule to factors matching a certain form

Suppose we have many expressions involving irrational ArcTan expressions (such as ArcTan[Sqrt[3],5]) along with other irrational factors (such as ...
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How to apply RootLocusPlot corectly

I have to analyze the complex regions of variable c which is define obtained with InverseLaplace help in the form ...
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How can I improve Do loop?

I have very large input of time series data (over 30000 observations) that look like as follows: ...
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How to define a function that operate with a base case recursively? [duplicate]

Let's start from the simplest case: say I have a function $f(x)=x$, and let's say I want to define a new function (of $x$) to be its $n$-th power $(f(x))^n$. How should I write the code? I tried: ...
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Differential operator squared

I defined a one-dimensional momentum operator $\hat{p}=-i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial{x}}$ in Mathematica p = -I * h * D[#, x]& and I want to get the ...
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Are there some other ways to solve a second PDE except DSolve?

I have a partial differential equation as follows: $$\frac{\partial p(x,t)}{\partial t}=\text{Dp} \frac{\partial ^2p(x,t)}{\partial x^2}-\frac{p(x,t)-\text{p0}}{\tau }$$ What I try to do was to get ...
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Arguments for ChartElementFunction

I was reading the documentation for BubbleChart and I saw this example ...
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How to combine multiple functions into a single function, indexed bya new argument

I have a system of expressions (matrices) which correspond to increasing orders of precision in a theory. These expressions are quite complex (require about 40+ lines of code to produce) and are not ...
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Slow mixture fitting when having ill-conditioned covariance matrices. How to make it faster?

I'm using Mathematica 9.0 to fit multidimensional observations with a gaussian mixture. To do so I first adapted these steps to ensure that the mixture parameters are well defined (see ...
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Multiply each element of an array by another array?

I would like to multiply an array by each element of another array, and am having a lot of trouble finding a built-in or automated method of doing. Here is an example of what I'd like to achieve: ...
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Using Array Elements as Function Arguments

Suppose I have an array p = {a,b,c,d} and a function f that takes a variable number of arguments. I want to evaluate ...
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Can I make a function which depends on several arguments which are not independent?

Here's a simple example Suppose have the permanent relation that z is proportional to xy^2, for real numbers s. z = s x y^2 Now, we are interested in ...
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Problem with slot in If statement [duplicate]

I am struggling with slots, In this case I have a function int which gives either true or false. When it gives true, I want ...
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Interpolation of a table with 4 parameters

I have a huge data file which I need to do some analysis on it. The file is built in this way that for each 4 variables, there is a value of the function: ...
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Why does Plot[Hold[x], {x,0,1}] work?

It appears that, counter to my expectation, all of these (and probably many others) seem to work fine: ...
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How is Wolfram Language different than regular Mathematica? [duplicate]

From all I can see there seems to be no difference between "Wolfram Language" and regular Mathematica. Is Wolfram just a marketing rebranding of Mathematica or is there a new capability I am missing?
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Using an ellipse as a threshold for Nearest function

The Nearest function can receive as a threshold parameter a radius to look for elements inside that. From the documentation: ...
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Partial result of aborted evaluation of FullSimplify

When FullSimplify invoked on a large expression, it can run for hours. If I do not have time to wait, and abort the evaluation, I get no result, although, ...
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Please explain this code (contains Append, Do, Coefficient)

I am a graduate student using a past student's Mathematica program. Will someone please explain to me exactly what this piece of code is doing? Specifically the ...
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Finding equation of tangent line at a point [duplicate]

my function is defined as f[x_] = x^1.1 - 2.5 x^.5 I need to find the equation of the tangent line to the curve using the point slope form which would be something like f'[a][x+a]+f[a] a=1 and x=1 ...
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Question about a ParametricPlot with a shading grey family of lines and/or different sizes [duplicate]

So, I have this function of the polar angle $\theta$, with a varying parameter $t$: {Cos[\[Theta]] (1 + Sin[t]), Sin[\[Theta]]} and I want to draw it in a ...
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Testing for arbitrary algebraic expression in given variable

I want to test, for example with MatchQ, if the argument of a function is an arbitrary expression in a single or several variables whose names can be assumed to be ...
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Define a function with a function for an input

I want to create the functions $even[f]$ and $odd[f]$ which will apply the formula $even[f(x)] = \frac{f(x)+f(-x)}{2}$ and $odd[f(x)]=\frac{f(x)-f(-x)}{2}$ for an arbitrary $f$. I tried using ...
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What is PointForm?

I stumbled across a function called PointForm but the only documentation I can find is the pop-up line offered by autocomplete, which contains the same information ...
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Perform FindRoots on Function Evaluation Containing RootSearch

I am using Ted Ersek's RootSearch function in Mathematica 9.0 (http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Demos/4482/) to create a function that I am using for graphing. ...
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Quickly calculating the mean / median of a function over an interval

I'd like to calculate the Mean or Median value of a function over some interval $[a,b]$. However, I can't seem to find how to do this in help. Specifically I'd like to have something that works like ...
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Is it possible to convert expressions containing Root objects to Excel formulas?

I am still a beginner and do not fully understand pure functions and root objects. When I tried to calculate the inverse of a function, Mathematica gave me: ...
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Multiple curves plotted with different colours [duplicate]

I am trying to use ColorFunction for 2 functions on the same plot. I only want the cubic equation to change colour. ...
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How can I check if one expression implies another?

Say I have one expression, for example $x^3-3 + c = y$, and I want to check if it implies another with some set of explicitly stated assumptions. With the previous example, assuming all variables are ...
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Pass unevaluated function with evaluated arguments

I am almost sure that this question has been asked somewhere. I found similar ones, but I cannot find exactly what I need, which might mean that I am on the wrong track. I search a method to pass an ...
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Using Table[ ] vs using Do[Append [ ] ] [duplicate]

Is it generally better/faster to use the Table function over using Do[Append []]? For example, I have this piece of code: ...
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How could I define a function as the solution of equations in Mathematica?

I have posed a specific question yesterday but it may be too trivial to answer. I think the question could be asked in a more general way so it is easier to answer. Then I could solve the original ...
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How to write series of Do[ ]'s with a single Table[ ]?

Edited to provide more information (sorry I don't know how to format matrices here) I would like to replace: m = 4; ...
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Help on how to write a function to be used with NMinimize

I need some help to write a proper function to be used as a parameter on NMinimize. Here is the code of the function to be minimized (Please correct, optimize and rewrite the code if you want to - I ...
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Generating Suffixes [duplicate]

I am doing a large Matrix calculation in which I need to generate symbols first like $F^{\mu\nu}$ I would like to get $\mu\nu = 00, 11, 22, 33$ and so on. I need to have the symbols before I can ...
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Evaluation in lambda function

If I have a function, that returns a function, for example: f[a_] := a^2 * # & then f[3] == 3^2 # & Is there a way ...
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How to define a summation with function calling itself?

I am new to Mathematica. I want to do this f(x)=summation f(t), summation is over t, where 1<=t<=x-1 and mod(x+1,t+1)=1, i.e. when x+1 is divided by t+1, remainder is 1 and f(1)=1. Should i use ...