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

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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 ...
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How to properly substitute values into variables?

I have an array of functions in terms of a[0] through a[n] and I wish to replace the a[]'s with previously calculated values p[0] through p[n], as in below: ...
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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 is the mysterious Raw function used?

I have never seen an example use for the mysterious Raw function: Raw[h, "hexstring"] constructs a raw data object with head h, and with contents ...
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Detecting a nonlinear edge in a 2D point pattern

Following an earlier post here, I have generated a point pattern on the unit square $[0,1]\otimes[0,1]$, which is described by a piecewise constant intensity function constructed so that (in ...
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Distinction between 2 NETTypeInfo answers

In a NETLink application I checked all the types offered by LoadedNETTypes[] according to the following: ...
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Extract information from function definition returned by DefineDLLFunction

I have an application using DefineDLLFunction whose output is: Function[Null, If[NETLinkDLLPrivatecheckArgCount["DRV_AOVoltageOut", {##1},2], ...
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How to find intervals in the domain corresponding to intervals in the range?

I want to find the intervals for the argument m1 of this function corresponding to the value for the function lying in given intervals of the range: ...
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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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how to get a linearized curve in some intervals

in below picture I draw a graph base on weight of a controller system against cost function. I want to linearise and divide this curve to for example 5 five intervals. is there any function in ...
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Count the number of sqrt and 4th powers in a function

This is a simple and short question. I have a function which contains a certain number of square roots and 4th powers, lets take this one: ...
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ImageDifference. Is there an ImageSame, or how would one do that?

Is there an inverse to ImageDifference? What in two images are the same?
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Generate random points in a region with higher probability in a sub-region

I am trying to generate random samples of points in the unit square in such a way that points inside a given circle are twice as likely to be selected as points outside of that circle. I tried to ...
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Moving maximum function?

How can I construct a moving maximum function? For example, if I have a list of 12 values: { 5, 6, 9, 3, 2, 6, 7, 8, 1, 1, 4, 7 } and I want to maximize over 3 ...
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How to specify a specific range for a loop?

I'm having trouble with setting up a particular range in a loop for my programming. Now I have a defined range of data (not continuous numbers) that needs to be applied in a loop. Since the aim for my ...
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Loop function question [duplicate]

I'm new to Mathematica. Below is the code I have trouble with. ...
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Circumventing the default scoping: Assign a variable inside a function [duplicate]

I'm currently trying very hard to assign a variable inside a function. Therefore I'm using a function like this, which should reassign a predefined variable. ...
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Display functions without dependence?

I'm solving systems of equations with a few different functions of time, t, and so I'm getting output with lots of [t] running around. Is there a way to display these functions without the ...
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Defining a function in terms of matrix elements

Currently trying to use elements from a matrix in defining a function however having some trouble. This is a somewhat simplified version of the problem. Say I have the matrix ...
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Showing result of derivative and other functions [closed]

I have a problem with my Mathematica 7.0 When I write: Derivative[x^2, x] Mathematica returns as result : ...
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Why do certain values in ArcSin not fully evaluate?

This is a continuation of: Why do certain fractional values in TriangleWave not evaluate? The analysis by R.M and rasher revealed that problem to reduce to the behavior of: ...
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Incorporating Built-In Function Options/Parameters into Shorthand [duplicate]

Shorthand syntax provides an alternate way to apply functions and, in many cases, improves readability. A simple example would be ...
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Is linear interpolation applicable here

From my understanding about Linear Interpolation especially of that of Newton's Divided Difference Polynomial, we could get the value of F(x) from the given set of ...
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Extend a function defined for integers to a differentiable function of a real variable

Here is a function that calculates the probability of randomly landing on a Fibonacci number not greater than $n$: ...
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Can you apply the Cellular Automata function to a grid containing numbers?

Im attempting to simulate a simple evacuation model using cellular automata theory.My study aims to determine whether Cellular Automata can effectively represent how people would behave in a fire ...
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How to plot several functions without jumping? (multiple eigenvalues of a system as functions of 2 parameters)

I've been working on this research problem for months with some success by no global/proper solution to the problem. So I have square, Hermitian matrices of various sizes ($8,20,38$ dimensions) with ...
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Precedence of defined functions [duplicate]

When I define functions in Mathematica like: f[x_] := 3 f[x_Integer] := 6 How is the value of f[6] determined? It seems to ...
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Nest , Fold … is there an extension for more than 2 arguments?

Fold is an extension of Nest for 2 arguments. How does one extend this concept to multiple arguments. Here is a trivial example: ...
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Declaration of variables in large Linear Programming model with NMaximize

I want to solve a large LP problem using NMaximize. This is a small instance of my bigger problem: $$max \sum^{4}_{t=1}(\sum^{4}_{c=1} V_{c}*f_{c,t})\\ s.t\quad ...
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Redefine ArcCot to be inverse of range [0, Pi]

Mathematica implements ArcCot function as an inverse to Cot on range [-Pi/2, Pi/2]. I ...
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Piecewise function with user-input interval

I would like define a function g[data,bins,x] which is a piecewise constant function taking value data[[i]] in the range ...
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How to sort Table/Matrix including legend(Labellings)

I want to sort table including its legend for graph I have table similar to M1 M2 M3 1 5 2 3 1 4 4 2 -10 5 7 11 6 -2 1 ...
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Why does PolynomialQ[x^n, x] return False?

From what I can see PolynomialQ will return False whenever some exponent is another variable such as here: ...
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professionalize/optimize my code that calls a function

I have the following construction, which defines a function that I subsequently call in a loop multiple times. I use this very often, but I have never looked into if there is a more professional way ...
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Understanding Function and Variable in Mathematica for beginner [closed]

I'm reading the book of Leonid Shifrin, and I love the way the book explains the core in Mathematica. As everything is an expression, now I understand that, there ...
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Refering to global variables inside modules

How do I refer to global variables inside modules if the same name is used for a local one? In code, I want that ...
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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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Transform list of inequalities into matrix form $A\ x \leq b$

I have a list of linear inequalities, and I want to get it into the form $A\ x \leq b$; i.e., find the matrix $A$ and the vector $b$. Is there any function in Mathematica that can that can do this?
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Limits of PrimeNu [duplicate]

Is there any way to find distinct prime factors for very large numbers using Prime and/or PrimePi that exceeds the ...
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Do a gauge transformation for a Chern-Simons theory?

Suppose we have the following Lagrangian density: $$ L=\epsilon^{\mu\nu\rho}\big(\sum_a A^a_{\mu}(x) \partial_\nu A^a_{\rho}(x)-\sum_{a,b,c}\frac{1}{3} f^{bca} A^a_{\mu}(x) A^b_{\nu}(x) ...
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`PrimeNu` counting function

Building on this question, what is the most efficient counting function for distinct prime factors? It would obviously be more efficient if Prime and ...
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Defining functions that reference other values

How could I define a function that references other values? eg a = 2 x; b = 4 k; f[k_, x_] := a^b
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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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Numerical instability in cosh and sinh - integral functions [duplicate]

I'm trying to calculate the function: CoshIntegral[x] Sinh[x] - Cosh[x] SinhIntegral[x] Unfortunately Mathematica seems to hit a point (x~20) and things become ...
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Automatically compute r[1] = r1; r[2] = r2; …

I have three variables like this, r1 = 4; r2 = 3; r3 = 1; and I want to insert them into a function use them in a function definition like so: ...
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Cleaning up InverseLaplaceTransforms in Mathematica

I am attempting to use Mathematica to model an electrical circuit in the s domain. The circuit contains capacitances and and inductances. I've written a series of equations using Kirchoff's laws to ...
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Add a column to a matrix as a function of the other columns

I was wondering if its possible to add a column to a matrix by a formula that uses all other columns, like this: ...