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

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How do I write a function inside a ArgMin

I want to solve this ArgMin[NIntegrate[(Tanh[x] - Erf[x/a])^2, {x, -5, 5}], a] and it does not work, what is the correct way to do this? ...
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using Map to apply 2 lists to the LCM function - help [duplicate]

I have 2 lists of numbers and I want to quickly compute the array of answers to the LCM function for the 2 lists and a 3rd static number. I tried the following ...
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Using functions in Solve [closed]

i wanted to calculate the real roots of a function. To my knowledge the function i defined has no real roots, so i expected an emptyset, but instead i got some Root[...#..] answers by Mathematica. ...
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Personal Reminder with Speak capability repeats multiple times

I am trying to create a personal reminder for myself using the Speak function in Mathematica hoping that the computer speaks the task only once at the designated time. However, I have found that the ...
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Find a family of curves

I have a diagram with seven curves (each with a different parameter). My goal is to find a function for the family of curves (i.e. a single function not just for the seven parameters, but for all ...
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Multiple functions with shared arguments in Manipulate

I am trying to define multiple functions with the same set of parameters and then put them in a Manipulate to simulate their behavior. Ideally it should be something like that: ...
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How to apply a user-defined function to a list [closed]

I'm using Wolfram | Alpha Pro; I have a function f[n] = 351n^(-0.7); How do I apply it to each element of a list like {2, 9, 22}? f/@{2, 9, 22} just results in ...
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Getting an explicit representation of the function returned from Interpolation [duplicate]

I am using Interpolation to get an InterpolatingFunction that fits a set of points. For example, ...
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How to tell Mathematica to get the real-only inverse function?

The problem I have is that Mathematica seems to play better with complex numbers so that the result of N[InverseFunction[Function[x,x^3]][-1]] is ...
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Interpolate the discrete list into continuous function

I have a data whose list plot shows up following graph I would like to interpolate the missing data and make the function continuous but for particular x-coordinate there is multiple values of $y$ ...
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Function with many lines that takes image as parameter not returning same result as if I run the same lines of code

Running the exact same lines of code in a function produces just a return of the original image without any points identified, whereas when I run the exact body of the function line by line it works ...
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How to find the value of a variable using solution of Simultaneous equations? [closed]

I have to find the value of p where p=a1*x+b2*y; using the solution of the equation ...
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Need help interpreting a small block of code [closed]

I have recently "inherited" some Mathematica scripts which I need to interpret to write in some other languages (Maple and C++). I have never used Mathematica before so I have been learning on the ...
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Define a function with multiple lines mathematica [closed]

How is this done? ...
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defining a function using other functions

I have the following code: ...
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The basic primitive recursive functions

How can the basic primitive recursive functions be expressed in the Wolfram Language? Apparently here's an example for primitive recursion: ...
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A function about prime gaps

I want to define a $f$ function on Mathematica such as this. $f[k]$ gives the smallest $m$ holds $2k=Prime[m+1]-Prime[m]$. For example, $$f[1]=2$$ $$f[2]=4$$ $$f[3]=9$$ $$f[4]=24$$ How can i do ...
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Building functions using WolframAlpha? Any other general examples welcome :)

I want to build my own version of SubsetQ using WolframAlpha to return True or False. ...
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Goal optimization: finding the best combination of capacitors and resistors resulting in given properties

I want to edit @MarcoB answers (because the code he gave doesn't answer the question appropriately)->(the function that need to be optimised is not implemented as asked) But it seems like I am having ...
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What is the function “oneflag_:0” in this expression? [closed]

The first function Pivotdown can zero out all entries in a column below a desired location. But l don't know the function of “oneflag _0".
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If Statement in function does not evaluate

I've written a function that should try to simulate a "triangle-wave-signal", given a few parameters. It looks like this: ...
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How to change the built-in function? [duplicate]

As you can see,the original Differences will get {} when your parameter is a list with one element just. Differences /@ {{1, 2, ...
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Fitting a curve to an image object: not a superellipse, not an egg curve.. what else?

I'm facing the problem of quantifying the morphology of objects with such a shape (nannoconids... they are fossils). One of the final goals is to produce a solid of revolution and compute ...
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How can I put a defined symbol as the integrand of NIntegrate, without using a functional form with a pattern test?

Something like this, I define an integrand (really big and hairy, simple below) ...
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Oddity with ToExpression [duplicate]

Is this a bug? ToExpression["3231.432"] 3231.43 I would have expected the following: 3231.432 I am using Mathematica 10.2.0
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Simplification of rational function with Assume function [closed]

I didn't manage to simplify this expression : Simplify[Assuming[x > 0, -((2 Sqrt[x^2/(1 + x^2)^2])/x)]] Do you have ideas why the simplification is not ...
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Map if-function on a list

I need to convert a battery charging mechanism from Excel into Mathematica. This Excel function is about deciding if the charge/decharge rate is positive, then multiply with efficiency factor, ...
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Interpolation function way off

I have a simple list of data points to which I would like to fit an interpolation function. However, the results given by Interpolation[] gives an oscillating function which is not warranted by the ...
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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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Discritizing an analytical 3D-function

I have the following Problem: I need a discretized amount of points in a 3D-volume. These points satisfy a condition to built-up a 3D-geometry. In my example below I selected a helical geometry. The ...
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Same name for functions in package and Global context

I am using a package that was written for Mathematica 3 while I am now working on Mathematica 8. I have issues with 2 functions in particular, Order and GraphComplement. They are a part of this ...
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Partial sum of a list

The problem I have is really basic but I just can't get my head around it. Suppose I have a list of ordered pairs A = {{a, b}, {c, d}, {e, f}, {g, h}, ...}. I ...
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Inputs which make two function have the same value [closed]

Suppose I have two function f(x1,...,xN) and g(x1,...,xN). How can I find the values ...
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For-loop function problem [closed]

I wrote the following true anomaly function based on a Fortran program that I found in a computational space flight dynamics book. The function uses an iterative method to calculate the true anomaly ...
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V10's TypeSystem - what are these function useful for? [closed]

The symbols in the TypeSystem` context are clearly used for working with Datasets, but they seem powerful. I was hoping that someone could help explain how they work and is they are useful for ...
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Attributes with Pattern test

Probably this question has no application but it helps understand basic issues about Attributes and functions. I was writing a piece of code where I accidently ...
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How to make my fuction return a step count

I am new to mathematica, and I have this 3d random walker program which runs with a fixed (given) amount of steps. What I want it to do is to run forever but stop when two walkers collide (aka have ...
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Finding the expansion of $\sin(a_{1}+a_{2}+a_{3})$ on Mathematica [closed]

How to find the expansion of $\sin(a_{1}+a_{2}+a_{3})$ on Mathematica, using $$ \sin(a+b) = \sin a \cos b + \sin b \cos a$$ to the end? I tried FunctionExpand ...
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How to obtain the gradient of a function as a function?

The Grad function allows me to get the gradient of a function like this: ...
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Prevent Plus from threading

This is probably a very simple question, but I couldn't find a duplicate. As everybody knows, {x, y} + v gives {x + v, y + v}. ...
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Derivative before Numerical Integration

I need to take the derivative of a function that have a numerical integration on it. The variable in which the integration will be taken is not the same as the one in which the derivative will be ...
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Function not returning number [closed]

I am quite new to Mathematica and I guess this question is really basic, but I can't figure it out myself. I'm making a simple notebook that plots a Hamiltonian function, a plane of constant energy, ...
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Monitor CUDA function

Is there a way to monitor CUDA function without bringing much performance reduction. For example, Map can be monitored by ...
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Finding correct combination of functions

I am trying to write code where I have an array $S$ or numbers in any order [5,4,2,1,....] Then I have a specific set of functions that I can write. ...
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Recursion definition wont work [closed]

When I try use any function for example f[n_] := n f[n - 1] and then f[10] I am getting error "Recursion depth of 1024 ...
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Function under Button, need help [closed]

I would like to put this function under button so I can just press button to evaluate instead of having to shift+enter ...
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Help with calculating a complicated integral

Edit: The question is solved : )) Thank you for your attention ! I am sorry for mass questions, but the question bothers me a lot. So I would like to ask this question here. This problem arises when ...
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How to recognize variables like built-in functions?

Many built-in functions can recognize variables. For example, function 'Table' makes its iterator change color. How can I implement a function that has a similar behavior? In this function, I can pass ...
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Rescale large numerical factors in rational functions

Given a rational function $$ f(x_1,x_2) = \dfrac{r_1 x_1^2 + r_2 x_2}{r_3 x_1 + r_4 x_2}, $$ with $r_i$ arbitrary real or complex numbers, is there a built-in function to get Mathemtica to rewrite as ...
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Simple code failing which used to run perfectly

This very simple code ran perfectly two days ago, and now it is failing, for no reason that I can see. It is simply running indefinitely, and when I abort it, it continues running until I abort it ...