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

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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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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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Graphing/Plotting multivariate profit function with inequalities

I have the following profit function which I would like to 3Dplot in Mathemathica: Profit = (8c^2-16c*s-10c-4s-3)/(32s+16) , where ...
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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 ...
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Calculate Cumulative Mean and Standard Deviation of a list without FOR loops [duplicate]

I have a simple list mylist={x_1,x_2,...,x_N};. Now I want to map a function over this list, e.g. the Mean and StandardDeviation functions, so that it will give me ...
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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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Write complex number in terms of absolute value and phase

I have a long vector and some of the values (19 out of 64) are complex. I got them using the Mathematica Rationalize function, so the complex ones are written in the a+bi form. Is there a function I ...
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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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Creating a function takes a list and dynamically modifies that list [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a function that uses a dynamic locatorpane to populate a list with the coordinates of user defined locators (added by alt+clicking). This code works fine: ...
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break down the function

I am using Series function, but I found that it cost too much time. Since the Series function is Taylor expansion and I only need first order, I want to break down the code, so I can make it faster <...
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Why my Function Has no Output Plot?

Below is my commands on a mathematica script to plot a function. In order to see why the function has issue to be plotted, I have tried to plot the intermediate functions one-by-one. It seems that my ...
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How to extract all necessarily code for a function?

Many times when someone pastes a piece of code into SE there are missing values and symbols that the user left out. To prevent this I'm looking for a function that uproots other functions (extract ...
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Is there any way to see a kernel function's code? [closed]

I was using the extremely useful function PrintDefinitions from the GeneralUtilities package and I encountered this: ...
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How to pass a pair of values to Table function?

I define a function like this: ϕ[t_,ϕ0_,ϕ1_]:=ϕ0+ϕ1/ArcSin[0.97] ArcSin[0.97 Sin[2Pi f(t-0.25/f)]]/.f->30 which generate: $$ \phi (t)=0.754586 \times \...
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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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Why is the square of a differential operator not evaluated automatically?

I defined an operator: py[f_[x, y]] := (I*h*D[f[x, y], y] - x) // Expand (not important, but it represents a simplified component of a quantum momentum in a ...
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Excel lookup function? [duplicate]

I have two lists, one for the length of words and another list for the corresponding bonus points. ...
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Omit argument specification in function [duplicate]

If a function has e.g. 5 input arguments (a,b,c,d,e), how can I omit to specify only argument c, so that its default value is taken, but the other arguments should be passed to the function? E.g: <...
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Using roots to get original equation

I have a list of four rules, that I would like to use to find the original polynomial that produced them. The rules are of the form ...
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Solving for coefficients of a polynomial? [closed]

I'm sure I'm doing something wrong here, but I'm damned if I can figure out what. I'm trying to find a cubic function that passes through (0, 270), (1, 312), (2,230), (3,0), but the first way I tried ...
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A bootstrap on the p-value of a simple linear model

My model: $y_t=\beta_1+\beta_2x_{2t}+\beta_3x_{3t}+u_t$, with $u_t\sim N(0,\sigma^2)$. My sample is of size 50. I'm trying to do a parametric bootstrap for the t-statistic of $\beta_3$, and I'm ...
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Matrix Diagonalization programming

I have a very simple problem, with me misunderstanding the use of Modules and Functions in general, in mathematica. I have a function of which I want to input a Matrix, and in the function I want ...
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WhenEvent StopIntegration not working [closed]

I am trying to use a WhenEvent to StopIntegration when Tmelt=1356 is reached. Although the NDSolve appears to be working, "StopIntegration" is not stopping the integration and no value is given for ...
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Finding text files in a given path and applying a function to those files

I made a function called "SolveLinearSystem[]" that solves,as its name suggests, a linear system of any amount of variables. It takes the path of a text file as its only argument. The function then ...
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Fitting EV charging curve

I would like to fit my set of data (x = time and y = power) as seen below, and obtain function of x describing it as close as possible, in order to manipulate it (applying different SOC, time offsets ...
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Wolfram Mathematica: Sum of a function over a list [duplicate]

I have the function: $I_q(n)=\frac{1}{n}\sum_{d|n}\mu(d)q^{n/d}$, where $\mu(d)$ is the Möbius function. How do I get it in Wolfram Mathematica? It should be something like that: ...
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Names disapper when using PlotLegend [duplicate]

I am using Mathematica 8.0.1.0 and when I use PlotLegend the names disappear. Could you help me fix it? Thank you. ...
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Building function where the output is graphic [closed]

I want to build a function, where the inputs are points and voronoimesh, and points. But, the output would be a graphics parameter. the code is following: ...
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Function output

I would like a function that computes Cartesian product of two sets z=(Tuples@{#1,#2}), and computes the number of elements in this set(list) ...
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Slot number cannot be filled

I got a strange message with the derivative of a two-argument function defined by a definite integral. For example if "f" is defined as: ...
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How to define a formula-less function? [closed]

How can I tell Mathematica that $f(t)$ is a function of time without providing it with a formula? I want to write an auto Lagrangian calculator. And a derivative taker is needed which writes the ...
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Find Sequence Function and Clustering

After I created the eventfinder function (see 1st question First position of incremental series), for increment 20, I found that the incremental Events Manifest at: ...
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How to show convergence to a number?

How can we show that, using either of the two equivalent functions, we converge to some number? $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty f(n)\ =\ 2.75056...$$ $$ f(n):=\frac{1}{\binom{\frac{1}{8} \left(2 (n+2) n+(-1)^{n+...
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Using DeleteCases to ignore term of Product

I'd like to calculate $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\mathrm{d}x/(1+x^6)$ through a variation of the residue formula, which is $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x)\mathrm{d}x=2\pi i\sum \text{Res }f$ for Residues in ...
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Solving for limit of integration with a piecewise function (FindRoot vs NSolve) [duplicate]

I am trying to solve for the limits of integration using a piecewise function. I'm doing this in a loop over a list of data, mostly because I'm not well-versed enough in Mathematica to make this a ...
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How do I get Series[] as a functional, rather than as an expression (i.e. to avoid the dummy variable)?

How can I write an equivalent to Series that doesn't require a dummy variable? Note that the series should be constructed before the evaluation point is supplied, ...
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How do I convert an expression that is a function of some variables into a functional?

If I have an arbitrary f[x, y, z], how do I convert it to f[#1, #2, #3] & without messing up scopes or causing scope leakage?...
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Express roots of quadratic equation in a specific form [closed]

By solving this equation, I got two roots as follows: Solve[1 + Subscript[a, 1]*s + Subscript[a, 2]*s^2 == 0, s] Is there a way to express it in the form below ...
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Using OddQ and EvenQ in piecewise functions: Buggy?

I was trying to evaluate a sum over a piecewise function, not unlike this example. However, my piecewise function needed to be defined differently for even and odd ...
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Branch cuts of sqrt

I was trying to plot some complex functions with branch cuts on mathematica but I have two problems. 1) The function is with z-Sqrt[z-1]*Sqrt[z+1] with z complex. Now Mathematica says that the ...
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Dealing with a sequence of function arguments that may contain lists

I have a function with multiple input parameters, Func[x1, x2, x3, ..., xm]. On occasion a subset of these parameters might be provided as a list ...
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Hiding independent variables of a function in Traditional Form

I would like to perform a computation which involves fourth-order derivatives of a composite function of four variables. I am defining my function as ...