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

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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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Extra restrictions in best response functions using Manipulate[ ]?

I have two best response functions that I have defined like this: ...
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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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Which the functions of parameters can use Span [closed]

As I know,ImageValue,PixelValue,ReplaceImageValue,...
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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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Implicitly inverting a function from numerical solution [closed]

I have the following piecewise continuous function: ...
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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: ...
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Evaluate pure function through round brackets

In have some matrices of pure functions or numbers which I multiply by other matrices or vectors. I would like the functions to be evaluated in the result, but all that I get is something like this: <...
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PolynomialExtendedGCD in 2 variables

Consider a field $R$ and the ring $A=R[y]$. Consider two polynomials $g,h\in A[x]$. I want to obtain $d=\gcd(g,h)\in A[x]$ and two polynomials $s,t\in A[x]$ satisfying the Bézout relation: $sg+th=d$. ...
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Substituting within a function definition that includes Simplify

I would like to define a function like myfunc[f_] := Simplify[(f/g)] where g will be substituted/replaced with the current value of g at the time of definition. ...
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Checking if input is a function

I would like to write a program to find the leading coefficient of a given polynomial. (Sounds easy, right?) I'd like to be able to handle the format x^2-x+7 (with ...
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Return a sentence with numerical values

I have the following function: example[a_, b_] := Module[{c}, c = a + b; Return["The solution is c"] ] I would like to know how to return that ...
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Core functions or operations that every aspiring Mathematica programmer should know? [duplicate]

I am aware that there are common yet very powerful operations like Map, Thread, Apply, ...
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Transform a variable's exponent from an exact rational to an inexact decimal

here is a little problem I could not find a solution for. I have a variable with an exponent represented as a fraction, for example, var = a^(39/106) Now I ...
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What does empty {} mean in Module? [duplicate]

I have a question. I would like to know what an empty list ({}) means when used in Module[] as the code below shows? Why has a ...
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GeoGraphics: problem with GeoPosition in shifted projections

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.4.1 A remark about the answer: My work around is only nice for simple cases with points. More general should include proper polygons splitting on ...
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n fold convolution of a function via a recursion function

I wanted to write a recursion function to calculate the n-th convolution of a function f[x_]. I wrote the function ...
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Partial derivative of function of two variables

This question is not enlightening nor is it difficult. But some part of my notation or how I have defined my functions is messing up the D[f,x] function. ...
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Possible Bug in LinearSolveFunction with Sparse Vectors

Bug introduced in 5.0 and persists through 10.4.1 LinearSolveFunction is new in 5.0 Consider the following set of equations and corresponding variables: ...
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What has changed in the Template system in 10.3?

Bug introduced in 10.3 and persisting through 10.4.1 There are couple of issues that are breaking my code after upgrading to 10.3. I wasn't able to narrow all of them down but this is what I've ...
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Calling results of applying f to expr inside NestList

Being new to Mathematica, I try to follow the suggestions of using NestList, Map, Table ...
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Better alternative to Hold/ReleaseHold for postfix application of Monitor

Trying to Monitor a process using the postfix notation, as in Table[Pause[n/10], {n, 5}] // Monitor[#, n] & fails: the ...
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Custom operator form for system functions?

There are some functions for which an operator form would make sense but isn't implemented. For example, I'd like to make this work: RandomSample[3] @ Range[10] ...
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Results in terms of a function

Let's assume I have a function $f(x)=\exp(10x^2)$, i.e. f[x_]:= Exp[10*x^2]. When I differentiate $f$ by evaluating the expression ...
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Plotting 3-dimensional graphs [duplicate]

I just started Calculus 3 and I thought it would be useful to see images of functions to get used to the transition of visualizing in 3-dimensions. I was wondering how one would go about plotting a ...
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Get envelope of a set of functions?

I'm new with mathematica and I'm trying to solve a problem. I have a set of functions in the same variable. Let's say the domain is [0,2]. I would like to get an ordered list of the functions ...
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Undocumented “Output” alignment argument to “Column?”

In this SE question, Inheriting Stylesheets when using CreateDocument, I noticed the literal string argument "Output" to Column. ...
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Impose a boundary condition to a function

Background I am trying to impose a boundary condition on a function of two variables $u(x_1,x_2)$. The boundary condition is: $u(x_1,0)=A\cos(\omega x_1)$. The same function in mathematica $u(x_1,0)$...
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How to calculate a continuous function once and access values later?

I have a function that involves a numerical calculation: h[v_]:=NIntegrate[f[x]*Log[p[x, v]], {x, -Infinity, Infinity}] I need to visualize how well a bunch of ...