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

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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 [closed]

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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“do … while” loop equivalent in Mathematica [closed]

Have I missed something or is there no built-in which mimics the behaviour of do ... while loop? I am looking for a construct that evaluates procedure once 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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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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Problem with System`Graph and Combinatorica`Graph functionality conflict

I'm trying to generate a random geometric graph. When evaluating HighlightGraph, even if I am passing graph object Mathematica always gives error like A graph ...
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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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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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How to apply RootLocusPlot correctly

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 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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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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Arguments for ChartElementFunction

I was reading the documentation for BubbleChart and I saw this example ...
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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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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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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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How to make a function with its own options as well as passing options to other functions [duplicate]

I have a function with many of its own options, but I would also like to pass options to subfunctions using the FilterRules function. Here's a simple example: ...
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Fixed-Point Numbers in Mathematica

I am working with a library that needs input in a Fixed Point notation. I’d like to figure out a way to convert the floating point results into fixed point representation. The fixed point length is ...
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How to use ImageMultiply[] over a list of strings?

I'm trying to do the following: ...
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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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Why is left NumberPadding always applied in NumberForm?

I would like to display numbers like 9.0001 and 10.0001 in the fixed-width form of xx.xxxx. ...
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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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Can Mathematica Operators be combined in a linear fashion for readability? [duplicate]

Here's a simple example. Suppose we want to find the off-diagonal matrix of m: m={{1,2},{3,4}} This can be solved fairly simply by extracting a list of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make Sinc'[0] return 0 instead of Indeterminate

I want Sinc'[0] to return 0, but instead it returns Indeterminate. I've tried Unprotect[Sinc] Unprotect[Derivative] Derivative[1][Sinc][0] ^= 0 But it doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Integration of DiracDelta

I just came across the following curiosity and I'm not sure whether it's a bug or just me missing something. Here's a minimal example: I defined the following "function" ...
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Creating a function as a table of derivations

Suppose I have function, which is in fact a list of $n$ functions with $n$ parameters f = {#1 + #2^2 + #3^3, #1^2 + #2^3 + #3^4, #1^3 + #2^4 + #3^5}& I want ...
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How to display output as symbols?

I have this piece of code which populates a matrix following different rules depending on row and column number: ...
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For-loop not working as I expect

I want to do this: When 10 <= t < 130, give t -> 1; When 130 <= t<300, give ...
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cross-correlation with time lag

I have two lists with some data. a={1,2,3,4,5} b={5,4,3,2,1} Now I want to compute the cross correlation of the two lists with a time lag of 1, like it is ...
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Handling output that was returned unevaluated from a function

When evaluating functions, including those described in this post, how do Mathematica users handle values returned from a function that are unevaluated? For example (based on 1): ...
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Define a function on a parameter argument set to zero

Say I have an expression (matrix) that depends on several variables. f= {{a, b+c},{2a-b^2,c^5+a b}} I want to define new matrices with the single parameter ...
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Evaluate function from a table

I want to define list of functions and also use them for evaluation. But this just doesn't work. For example ...