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

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How to call a function with an arbitrary list as its arguments inside a functional? [duplicate]

I have the following functional defined (i.e. a function of another function) where variableList contains the variable (arguments if you wish) of the ...
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Permanently rounding numbers/values to a given number of significant figures

I am searching for a simple way of rounding and setting an input to a desired number of significant figures. There are a vast number of posts that discuss similar problems, but none address this issue....
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Replace argument of delayed function before it evaluates [duplicate]

How should I use replace so that f[x_] := x^2 Replace[f[3], 3 -> 1] OUT = 9 evaluates to 1, instead of 9? This way, the replacement of the argument is done ...
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Scan vs. Map vs. Apply

I cannot understand the difference between Apply, Scan, and Map. I have tried to play with ...
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What is wrong with my code so it neither produces a correct plot nor an error message?

I am trying to define some initial functions and then using them to define my secondary functions and then plot the secondary functions. I am supposed to get two curves with a finite width ...
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finding list by expresion [closed]

Well Im new to mathematica. I have list of x which contain {1,23,45,6,43}. And I get expression from g = Fit[t, {1, v, v^2}, v] how can apply list x to g to ...
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Symbolically Expanding One-Variable $q$-hypergeometric Series

In general, how do I get Mathematica to symbolically expand various infinite series to an arbitrary degree of accuracy? I deal with $q$-hypergeometric series quite frequently, and specifically want ...
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How to get exact coordinate of a point from a plot?

I am using BodePlot[] to plot the magnitude and phase of a function as below. BodePlot[1000/((1 + s/10^3)*(1 + s/10^6))] ...
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Extended AutoCorrelation Function

Is there a function in Mathematica capable of computing the sample Extended AutoCorrelation Function (EACF)? I know that there's a package in R that does this. I was trying to avoid to having to ...
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Flatten command: matrix as second argument

One thing I could never wrap my head around is how Flatten works when provided with a matrix as the second argument, and the Mathematica help isn't particularly ...
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How to plot a function whose constant parameters have associated uncertainties in Mathematica 8.0?

Let's assume I want to plot the function $f(x)=a + bx+ cx^{2}$, where experimentally known values of parameters $a, b$ and, $c$ are as follows: $a=1.01 \pm 0.18$ $b=0.92 \pm 0.11$ $c=2.2 \pm 0.2$ ...
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Can I create a mouseover summary or documentation for a new function?

In Mathematica, when you hover any a built-in function, a small window with 2 symbols appears (as in the third paragraph of this reference page, see picture): clicking on the former one gives you a ...
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Trying to create an interactive plot (newbie here)

I'm new at Mathematica so please bear with me. I am trying to create an interactive plot that will end up looking like this: I want to input values for certain variables and then plot a curve. This ...
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FourierSeries command , for arbitrary period T?

ExptoTrig[FourierSeries[Piecewise[{{-Pi,-2Pi<x<=0},{Pi,0<x<=2Pi}}],x,3]] You can see, the function goes from $(-2\pi,2\pi]$ But Wolfram Alpha gives a ...
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Why is there no PositionFunction in Mathematica?

Too often I have seen the programs of inexperienced users greatly slowed by using Position in an iterative fashion, when far faster would have been to compute a ...
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Operations on transfer function model

Suppose I have a transfer function defined via TransferFunctionModel, e.g. tf == TransferFunctionModel[{{1/s}}, s]. How can I ...
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Defining functions as derivatives

I'm working on a model that requires a sum over a function that uses various coefficients. In order to make the sum easier to perform, I am trying to keep things general through the use of a ...
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Defining a matrix with elements acting as operators

This question is directly related with my previous one. I'll try to be more specific here. I have a matrix {{a[x],b},{c,d}}, where ...
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What is this function aimed to do? [closed]

Table[Sum[tmatrix[[i, j]], {i, 1, 2}], {j, 1, 2}] apparently creates some sort of a table, and it evidently works on a matrix....although it is hard for me to understand what should it do beyond ...
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Scan over regions of parameters

I have a function f which takes three arguments x, y and z: f[x_,y_,z_] := 2 x + 0.5 y + z ...
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Problem with FindRoot applied to functions

I am having difficulty with the error "is not a list of numbers with dimensions..." when using FindRoot (and other numerical routines in Mathematica) to solve equations numerically when the argument ...
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Is there any point to using a variable as a function parameter?

Normally one only sees patterns as function parameters: fun1[x_]:=x^2 Is there any point to using a variable in a function definition: ...
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Function does not execute commands and fails to evaluate [closed]

The code I am trying to execute: hh[x_, y_] := x + y; hh[{3, 4}] The expected output: 7 However, on output I get ...
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UI characteristic function [closed]

I have three given points: $\qquad $A$\qquad $(0; 5.9) $\qquad $B$\qquad $(18; 5.56) $\qquad $C$\qquad $(22.32; 0) I don't know how I can create a function like the one in the image below with ...
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How to create a function that can be evaluated for specific values [closed]

I have been trying to create a function to compute a field and perform operations with it, however when I try to define it I have used: ...
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Generalizing LongestCommonSequence to 3 or more arguments?

The function LongestCommonSequence finds a longest common subsequence between 2 lists. Apparently, this built-in function does not accept more than 2 arguments. How ...
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Selecting terms on only one variable from a multiple-variable expression

Say I have a polynomial like $x y^2+15x^2 y+x+3y+10$ and I want to obtain, say, only the coefficient in $x$ alone, namely a 1. Using ...
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How to take the derivative w.r.t. an arbitrary function?

EDIT: The answer posted by @Jens works for built-in functions only. However I'm starting to wonder if this is related to my Mathematica install somehow. I have version 7. Here is an example in the ...
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Parameterize Subset of Complicated Zero Set

I recently asked this question: Evaluating Functions on Zero Sets (of other functions), and got fantastic assistance, but realized that there seems to be an extra issue when you're trying to ...
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Replacing multiplication of matrix elements by application of these elements as functions

I want to realize the following idea in Mathematica. I've got a matrix {{a,b},{c,d}} which is multiplied to a vector {h,k} ...
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Evaluating Functions on Zero Sets (of other functions)

I have a highly non-trivial function, call it $f(x,y)$, in which I want to look at its zero set in the $(x,y)$ plane, and plot/evaluate a different function $g$ precisely along this zero set. I have ...
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ApartSquareFree function

I have a doubt concerning the ApartSquareFree function in Mathematica. Roughly speaking, it is supposed to compute the partial fraction decomposition of a rational function $h/g$ with the denominators ...
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What is ExpectationE and what does it do?

I just found the symbol ExpectationE with autocomplete. Rendered the symbol is Searching the documentation and the internet leads to nothing. Does somebody ...
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Is it better to completely forget about the existence of PowersRepresentations?

I noticed that in several cases the performance of PowersRepresentations is hugely worse than that of IntegerPartitions. (Mma 10....
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ListPlot of auto-correlation function pushes data 1 lag

I'm trying to plot a graph of a sample autocorrelation function at different lags. The code I'm using is ...
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Getting a list of function definition parameter values [closed]

If I define a function over certain values: f[0] = 1 f[1] = 2 f[2] = 3 How do I get the list of parameter values that it's been defined on? ...
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Plotting a function of another function

Edit: So I have several functions which come from other functions. For example: ...
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How can i 2d-plot Cobb-Douglas function?

can I plot Cobb-Douglas function in 2D without using ContourPlot? I have this function: u[x1_, x2_] := Log[x1] + 2*Log[x2]; and now I plot it using: ...
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Plotting function described by other functions!

I want to plot and manipulate my VS function which comes from the other functions above it. So, what should I use in order to draw my function considering that it is described by other functions. I ...
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Selecting points in list that are inside a contour [duplicate]

I have a list of points which form a closed (connected) contour or path in two dimensions. I would like to get all points from a second list which satisfy the requirement that they are inside the ...
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Plot Even Piecewise function

Is it possible in Mathematica to plot an even piecewise function like: $ f(x) = \begin{cases} 3t , 0 \le t \le \frac{\pi}{2} \\ 3t + 6 , \frac{\pi}{2} \le t \le \pi \end{cases}$ which has ...
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Pareto optimal fronts using internal function?

Reading this question: How do I estimate the Pareto front in my multiobjective optimization problem? I found @Daniel Lichtbau's interesting answer. Yet I don't know how such an "internal function" ...
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Is there an internal logic behind short form symbols, such as @ (Prefix), @@ (Apply), /@ (Map), /. (ReplaceAll) [closed]

To me, function names (such as Apply and Map) seem more intuitive than their symbols (e.g. @@...
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Definition of Mod and Quotient with complex arguments

How are Mod and Quotient defined for three real/complex arguments? I wasn't able to find the definition. My main surprise so ...
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In 10.1.0 BenchmarkPlot doesn't work?

Bug introduced in 10.1 This bug was resolved in 10.2.0, but another bug was introduced in 10.3.0 persisting through 10.3.1 and finally resolved in 10.4 In Mathematica 10.1.0 and 10.3.0 ...
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How to avoid tranfer the array as a parameter [closed]

I have following array: data = {x^2, 2*x^2, x^3}; And I must send it to the following function: ...