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

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Defining a list of functions

I'm using polynomial mappings such as s[{x_,y_}] := {x + y^2, y -x} and playing with compositions of such mapping, e.g. ...
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How to Handle Infinity in calculations?

In my numerical calculations I have a list of Eigenvalues with some of them equal to zero. So, when I calculate the log to the base ...
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Problem with implementing Regula Falsi [closed]

I checked the "Questions that may already have your answer" and didn't really find what I need. It's actually pretty basic. I want to solve an equation manually with Regula Falsi. I dont need a ...
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How to change function iteratively as a function of its previous form?

I am trying to do the following :- f[x_] := {x, 2}; Do[f[x_] :=Append[f[x], {x, 4}],{3}] % runs into recursion limit because I want to grow my function (which ...
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When evaluating this integral Mathematica returns two different answers

When evaluating this integral in Mathematica 10.3 Student Edition: ...
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What is the difference between defining a function and specifying the type of argument, versus applying a test to that argument?

Say I want to create a function that evaluates differently based on what type of argument is given. I've found two ways of doing this, ...
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Extreme Slowdown with Fold

I am doing a finite difference model, and need to create a list recursively. For a small list, Fold is extremely fast, but when the list becomes large enough, Fold becomes extremely slow. Here is the ...
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How to know the string data/settings, of some options/functions

It is known that several functions and options take some sort of input in this form: option->"something" function["something"] The simple example for this is ...
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How can I iterate a function up to a certain integer and plot the resulting functions to a single graph [closed]

Firstly I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find what I was looking for. Say I have a function: f[x, a] := x^2 + a Is it possible to plot a ...
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Fitting does not work

I have a set of points, which is basically one minus a Lorentz curve. And the NonlinearModelFit ...
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Nested function with an increasing argument

If, for example, I have a nesting function like Nest[1 + x^n (#) &, 1, 3] it gives the result ...
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Defining functions with parameters

I want to change my code in which I set the global values of my parameters in the beginning, to a code in which I leave the parameter values undefined in the definition of functions. Take for example ...
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Output of Coefficientrules into Jacobian matrix

I have a pair of large polynomials in u, v, a1...a9 and b1...b9, generated by ...
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Evaluate Limit only if both directions(sides) are equal?Ex: $\lim _{x\to 0}\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)=DNE$

I want the limit of a function to only evaluate if both the left and right hand side are equal. For example $\lim _{x\to 0}\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$ doesn't exist(two sided limit). However, the right ...
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Back from transfer function (s-domain) to differential equation (in t-domain)

I've got the following transfer function (in the s-domain): $$\text{H}(s)=\frac{\text{C}s}{\text{RC}s+1}$$ Is there a function in Mathematica 10 that I can go back to the differential equation (in ...
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Why are so many built-in numerical function doesn't check its argument is packed array or not? [closed]

This question is brought by this one. Outer[Times, RandomReal[1., 1000000], {1., 2.}]; is much slower than ...
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Defining an object which is function in some variables and tensor in some other indices

I am trying to define an object which function in some variable and tensor in other indices. My attempt at it was: ...
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how to find circles that intersect a square

I use the following (based on ideas and functions I got as ansers in [1], [2] by, repsectively, @ybeltukov and @J.M.) in order to find random circles with centers inside a unit square that intersect ...
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Apply Grad and Mod to Matrix

Let f:=x^3+y*x*z+z^3; Let mat = {{2, 2, 2}, {3, 1, 7}, {1, 6, 3},{4, 5, 1},{0,4,9}}; be a list of points . I want to compute ...
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How to put the result of NDSolve in a function?

I have solved an ODE with NDSolve, and put the result in S: S = NDSolve[{y'[x]==(y[x]^4+y[x]+1)^(1/2),y[0]==0}, y, {x, 0, 100}] But i don't want to plot y[x] ...
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List of symbols marked [[EXPERIMENTAL]] in the documentation

Some of the built-in Wolfram Language symbols are marked as [[EXPERIMENTAL]] in the documentation. For example How can I get a list of all the symbols marked as ...
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List of points of an increasing sine function

I'm trying to obtain a list of the points of an amplitude-increasing sine function. I would like to give a certain value for input, e.g. 0.5. Sine will start increasing and decreasing from this point, ...
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Make own rule for multiplication

I'm new to mathematica, so I still cannot use it properly. I want to do symbolic programming. My question is : is there any way to define our own multiplication. Suppose $a,b$ are arbitrary ...
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Calculate overlap coefficient between two functions

I have two functions and I want to calculate the overlap coefficients between those two functions. A similar question has been answered for Python and R, however, I couldn't find an answer for ...
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What's wrong with MovingMap + Apply[Rule] etc.?

I don't why this happens, I don't know if those two examples are related. I don't have time to investigate, but maybe someone can solve this? ...
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FindRoot::Istol error

I recently tried to find a root with FindRoot in Mathematica. I know that the problem has a solution, but when using FindRoot, this error appears : ...
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Assigning solutions to a variable [duplicate]

If I do Solve[x+1==0, x] then I get {{x -> -1}} But I want to assign the solution -1 directly before seeing the result, ...
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InverseFunction: how can I extract the function inside?

This is probably a trivial question. But I could not find an answer. Given the explicit expression for ft in te assignment ...
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Workaround of non-integer indexed objects? [duplicate]

When using indexed object, I found the behavior of value 0.7 as the index quite strange, then did the following test. The first output cell was executed directly as the second input cell. Have not ...
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Can Mathematica return the order of an element in $S_n$

I want to input an element like Cycles[{{1, 2}, {3, 4, 5}}] and I want Mathematica to return 6, the order of this element in $S_5$.
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Check an inequality if one condition holds

A = Abs[-1 + 1/(1 + β)] + Abs[-((1 + 2 α + Sqrt[1 + 4 α + 4 α β])/(2 α + 2 α β))] Is A <1 if ...
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How to evaluate function in the grid?

I have a function f[a_, b_]: = b^a + a b. a takes values {1,2,3,4}, and ...
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KeyIntersection fails (?) when an association is empty

I think I found a bug in KeyIntersection (Mma 10.2). To illustrate, input the following: ...
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Why this throw Null^2 Return[e1]? [closed]

I am amazed by the difficulty of Mathematica, due to my OOP background. Why does the following code not return the output I am expecting? ...
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Numeric range: present or not

There is a formula to test whether a number is included in a range? For example, if 3 is between -2 and 6.
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If I want a function only applies to the elements of a specific list, how should I define the function? [closed]

If I define a list: list={1,2,3,4}; and I want a function f to apply only to the elements in the list (for here it is ...
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Simplify the following transformed equation [closed]

y=7f(-1/6(x-1))+1 The base function is f(x)=x^2. I just don't understand where the ^2 went and how to simplify this. Any help is much appreciated, thanks.
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apply a constraint to summation limits

I have a list as list={{-0.5, 5}, {-0.25, 2}, {0, 3}, {0.25, 2}, {0.5, 5}} and I want to use of Esc+sum+Esc symbol for ...
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How to use With on previously defined expressions [duplicate]

The command With[{x = 1}, x] outputs 1. The command t = x; With[{x = 1}, t] outputs ...
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How do I create a function to rotate a rectangle about its origin? [closed]

I am new to Mathematica and was trying some new things. I wanted to rotate a rectangle using a rotation matrix by any angle theta from say o to 2pi. I could do it using predefined Mathematica ...
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Function input syntax [closed]

My functions are ...
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How does one clear the memory of a recursive function

I want to implement the recursive function v[n_] := v[n] = v[n-1] + f[n-1] + Random[NormalDistribution[0,s]] to get ...
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x² function (0-3) to solve the Riemann integrate [closed]

x² function (0-3) to solve the Riemann integrate the range What is it that Mathematica code? Please show me the steps
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The prime numbers between 1 and 100 [closed]

I'm new on this and the help seems not as helpful on this particular subject The prime numbers between 1 and 100 mathematica show steps
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What does the Combinatorica function: NumberOfPermutationsByType return?

I am using Mathematica 9. If I input: NumberOfPermutationsByType[{2, 2, 1, 1}] Mathematica returns 1/8. I was expecting ...
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Interpreting Mathematica's expression for a function domain

When I study the domain my function f: f[x_] := 2/(Cos[x]^2) + 1/Log[Sin[x]] FunctionDomain[f[x], x, Reals] I receive the ...
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Domain definition of a function

I study the following equation: f[x_] := (Exp[2*x] - Log[E + x])/(x^3 + Sin[x]*Cos[x]) Plot[f[x], {x, -10, 2}] When I observe the plot of this function, It ...
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Is there any way to plot function from other function?

For example, I have a function W[L_, m_] := 1 + 3 L + 2 L^2 - 6 m - 6 Lm + 6 m^2 I also have r = m/L What is the easiest ...
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How to evaluate following inputs only after finishing CreateDialog

I have a code which starts with the following Cell: ...
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issue with `Nearest` with mixed type input

Bug introduced in 10.0.2 and fixed in 10.2 See if anyone else can reproduce this error: ...