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

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Missing control for depth of Inner

Working on a mechanics problem, I stumbled on something peculiar: Since Inner is a generalisation of Dot, it changes its ...
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How to add a part of a list to a function?

I want to be able to add a specific portion of a list to a part of a function but this fucntion intakes 6 variables where as the list is of example: ...
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Why the same function defined by Set and SetDelayed look different? [duplicate]

I am novice to Mathematica and maybe my question looks kind of silly, but nevertheless here is it. I input two functions: ...
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Show how Eliminate arrives at reduction

Does anyone know how to get Mathematica to show how it arrives at the following result? ...
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Putting two functions in one manipulate plot

I have a problem that is somewhat related to this http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7727668/putting-two-plots-in-a-manipulate-whilst-keeping-the-plots-visible but I would like to plot two functions ...
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Help creating a simple function

Can someone help me to create a function. The truth I'm new in Mathematica and I don't understand well the way functions work in I. I need a function that animate some rectangles according to a curve ...
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Integrate[] does not work when the function has an antiderivative function

This function (1 + (1 + 1/(2*Sqrt[x]))/(2*Sqrt[Sqrt[x] + x]))/(2*Sqrt[x + Sqrt[Sqrt[x] + x]]) has the antiderivative function, since ...
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using a Mathematica function to define a new function

I'd like to define a function of three variables which produces a new, named function of a single variable, where this final variable is not a member of the first three. So I'd like something where I ...
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using Module in NDSolve

I am trying to solve a set of two wave equations where solution of first equation defines initial conditions for the second one. And I would like to use Module to define those equations as a function ...
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Apply functions to functions yields slow execution speed

I'm trying to write a function that parametrizes a curve c(t) by its arc length. Technicly I'm finished but if I plot the result for an example curve like ...
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Matrix exponential MatrixExp[] vs Sum[MatrixPower[]] doesn't match?

I might be an idiot, but I cannot get the manual expansion of $e^{At}$ to match the MatrixExp[A t] result. For example, I have the following: ...
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Apparent issue with derivative of FractionalPart

This issue came to my attention from Math.SE: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1015325/is-the-derivative-of-x-on-0-1-always-equal-to-1/1015342#1015342 To summarize, it appears that ...
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In there a way to derive the inverse value of CDF format MultinormalDistribution?

Is there a way to produce the inverse value of multinormal distribution function in CDF format with 0.05 significance level? I found the function called ...
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simulate a 32-bit signed integer overflow in a recurrence function

Considering the following recurring equation: which is this factorial function: I want to find the value of x where f(x) = 0. Actually, the solution is impossible with Mathematica, and it's ...
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What is the shortest way to switch between heads of nested functions

consider this example: f[g[x]] what is the shortest way to switch between heads of nested functions to produce. g[f[x]]
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Function pattern to support listed and non-listed arguments [duplicate]

I often want to write functions that take as an argument either a) a rule or b) a list of rules. As an example, when using Replace with just one rule, it does not ...
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Error: in the part assignment is not a symbol [duplicate]

I am trying to set part of a Doubly-indexed list aInitialPopulation to cNumHeg. Specifically I am trying to set the 3rd part of the list aInitialPopulatiom[[cNodeNumber]] to cNumHeg. My (attempted) ...
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Using Integrate to define a function

I'd like to define a function by way of the output of a definite integral with symbolic bounds. For instance, F[m_,k_] := Integrate[x,{x,m,k}] would define ...
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RowReduce doesn't work for this matrix?

I have this matrix A={{0,1,1,w},{1,0,1,x},{-1,0,1,y},{0,1,1,z}} where w, x, y, z are arbitrary constants. This matrix should be row reduced to the form ...
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Which Mathematica function has the longest name (by character length?)

I came across DamerauLevenshteinDistance[u,v] in the documentation center so that got me thinking: Which documented Mathematica function has the longest name? ...
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Why does the documentation call functions “pure”?

Clearly, functions in mathematica are not pure functions according to the definition on Wikipedia (no side effects - basically implementabe with table lookups): ...
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Should this be equal to Gamma function or not?

I define the following function: Nat2[s_] := InverseFourierTransform[FourierTransform[1/t, t, w] (-I w)^(s - 1), w, x]/Cos[Pi (s - 1)] /. x -> 1 I expected ...
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handling division by zeros and line equations

today I was writing a code which takes some line equation and a circle equation,finds intersection points that are on $II$ and $III$ quadrants,draw a tangent line to circle from that point and then ...
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Empty Graph for Absolute Function

I wanted to plot the following equation: Plot[((x/7)^2 Sqrt[(Abs[Abs[x] - 3]/(Abs[x] - 3))] + (y/ 3)^2 Sqrt[(Abs[y + 3 Sqrt[33]/7])/(y + 3 Sqrt[33]/7)] - 1) (Abs[x/2] - ((3 ...
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Multiway Systems Rules List Management

I'm working with a multiway system and I have a number of different mutation rule lists. I need an efficient way of managing which rule lists I apply. Here is the basic multiway system code that I'm ...
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Plotting a function in {X(Y),Y} space

The code below generates some data and defines a function f[x,cb]:=NMaximize[expr,x] that upon being evaluated returns: {function value at max $x$,the function maximizing $x$}. ...
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Why do big-O terms disappear in definite integrals since Mathematica 9?

In Mathematica 8, when I computed the following input: Integrate[Series[Cos[x], {x, 0, 2}], {x, 0, a}] Mathematica returned an expression that had a O[a^4] in ...
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How to redefine the type of multiplication in Det

I would like to redefine the type of multiplication that is used in Det (calculates the determinant). Instead of the standard multiplication I would like to use a custom function Fun[a,b] (which takes ...
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User defined functions and decimal places displayed

I have a couple of complicated user-defined functions, one which calls the other, and I wish to control the number of decimal places displayed when I call the "mother" function. I have tried the ...
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In which version was this Extract syntax introduced?

In Mathematica 10.0.1 this works: Extract[{a, b, c, d, e}, {{{1, 3}}, {{5, 4}}, {{2}}}] {{a, c}, {e, d}, {b}} In ...
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Automatically discover the class of an arbitrary matrix

In Wolfram|Alpha it is possible to discover some specific classes to which a matrix belongs. For instance, typing this in Wolfram|Alpha ...
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Birch clustering in Mathematica

I want to implement birch clustering in Mathematica. MAthematica only has 4 methods of clustering, is there any implementation for Birch clustering? Birch clustering is much faster than K means ...
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Distance Time Warp (DTW) function implementation in mathematica

The DTW (Distance time warp) is given here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_time_warping There is an implementation of DTW in R as well as MATLAB. However i am unable to find something for DTW in ...
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FlipView can't handle CurrentValue[“MouseOver”]. Kernel crash

Is this code crashing your Mathematica session? (it can so look out :P) ...
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How to rearrange CharacteristicPolynomial[ ] terms?

I have a symbolic matrix A, which I need to find the characteristic polynomial, then order the polynomial in greatest-to-least form. (Ultimately to find the matrix inversion via Cayley-Hamilton ...
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Returning the 3-dimensional vector from a skew symmetric matrix

I'm trying to write a function that takes in a skew symmetric matrix and returns the corresponding vector. When I write the following code, it works when I leave it as variables, but it does not work ...
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How to evaluate a “pure function”? [closed]

I need to evaluate the result of DSolve, e.g. {{y -> Function[{x}, x^2 - x^3]}} at some specific point. I tried y[1] and y /. x -> 1. Hope someone knows how to do it
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Can't figure out how to apply these functions repeatedly

I have the following problem, and even though I've tried Fold & Inner, Sow & Reap, et al. I can't figure out the clean way to do this. Here's the problem. I have a list that starts as ...
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C compiler error: the no library could be generated error

I have windows 8, Mathematica 9, and I've just installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 with update 3. I'm try to run Compile with the option ...
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How can I evaluate only a single step of a recursive function?

Let's say have a simple recursive function for the Fibonacci sequence f[0] := 1 f[1] := 1 f[n_] := f[n - 1] + f[n - 2] but I want to see how it will expand in a ...
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How to create a function like in Python

I want to call a function that would perform a function rather than assigning an expression to them. I.e. ...
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Why doesn't this pattern work? [closed]

I want the in-built function Count to count the elements in a list which are greater than a value. Example: Count[{1, 1, 2, 3}, (# > 1.5) &] Why doesn't ...
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How do I get a Do function to create a list?

I have a Do function which gives me a column of expressions. How can I get the Do function to give me these expressions in a list. i.e The do function gives me this: a b c d I would like it do give ...
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Problem in downloading “ToMatLab” package [duplicate]

Iam trying to download "ToMatLab" Package from http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/MathSource/577/ but it is showing me an error message by showing a big question mark and "File could not be ...
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Functions in functions

I have three functions f(x,y) , g(t) , and h(t) and somehow I have to find (d/dt)f(g(t),h(t)) where t = 0. How would I go about writing this in Mathematica? In this equation g(t) is taking place of x ...
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Time value of Money Functions combined

I am trying to combine multiple functions into one. I have defined following functions: (PV refers to Present value, FV refers to Future value, i or IPER refers to interest per period, pmt refers to ...
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Extracting coefficients from a power series

I have a function defined explicitly as a power series: $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty{T_n}\frac{x^n}{n!}=\frac{\frac{x^3}{3!}}{e^x-1-x-\frac{x^2}{2!}}$$ and I would like to extract the coefficients $T_k$ as ...
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Collapsing summation

I am trying to write a command to collapse the sum of terms into an expression with summation. Something like ...
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How to deal with the condition $u_i=u_{i+1}$ in B-Spline basis function?

The defintion of B-Spline basis function as shown below: Let $\vec{U}=\{u_0,u_1,\ldots,u_m\}$ a nondecreasing sequence of real numbers,i.e, $u_i\leq u_{i+1}\quad i=0,1,2\ldots m-1$ $$N_{i,0}(u)= ...