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

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What is PointForm?

I stumbled across a function called PointForm but the only documentation I can find is the pop-up line offered by autocomplete, which contains the same information ...
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Perform FindRoots on Function Evaluation Containing RootSearch

I am using Ted Ersek's RootSearch function in Mathematica 9.0 (http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Demos/4482/) to create a function that I am using for graphing. ...
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Quickly calculating the mean / median of a function over an interval

I'd like to calculate the Mean or Median value of a function over some interval $[a,b]$. However, I can't seem to find how to do this in help. Specifically I'd like to have something that works like ...
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Is it possible to convert expressions containing Root objects to Excel formulas?

I am still a beginner and do not fully understand pure functions and root objects. When I tried to calculate the inverse of a function, Mathematica gave me: ...
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Multiple curves plotted with different colours [duplicate]

I am trying to use ColorFunction for 2 functions on the same plot. I only want the cubic equation to change colour. ...
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How can I check if one expression implies another?

Say I have one expression, for example $x^3-3 + c = y$, and I want to check if it implies another with some set of explicitly stated assumptions. With the previous example, assuming all variables are ...
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Pass unevaluated function with evaluated arguments

I am almost sure that this question has been asked somewhere. I found similar ones, but I cannot find exactly what I need, which might mean that I am on the wrong track. I search a method to pass an ...
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Using Table[ ] vs using Do[Append [ ] ] [duplicate]

Is it generally better/faster to use the Table function over using Do[Append []]? For example, I have this piece of code: ...
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How could I define a function as the solution of equations in Mathematica?

I have posed a specific question yesterday but it may be too trivial to answer. I think the question could be asked in a more general way so it is easier to answer. Then I could solve the original ...
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How to write series of Do[ ]'s with a single Table[ ]?

Edited to provide more information (sorry I don't know how to format matrices here) I would like to replace: m = 4; ...
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Help on how to write a function to be used with NMinimize

I need some help to write a proper function to be used as a parameter on NMinimize. Here is the code of the function to be minimized (Please correct, optimize and rewrite the code if you want to - I ...
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Using Reduce on an inequality

I have been evaluating this formula, $\frac {3^r - 1} {2^r - 1}$ for $r>1$. The numerator is always even and the denominator is always odd. I am trying to show that the denominator will not ...
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Generating Suffixes [duplicate]

I am doing a large Matrix calculation in which I need to generate symbols first like $F^{\mu\nu}$ I would like to get $\mu\nu = 00, 11, 22, 33$ and so on. I need to have the symbols before I can ...
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Evaluation in lambda function

If I have a function, that returns a function, for example: f[a_] := a^2 * # & then f[3] == 3^2 # & Is there a way ...
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How to define a summation with function calling itself?

I am new to Mathematica. I want to do this f(x)=summation f(t), summation is over t, where 1<=t<=x-1 and mod(x+1,t+1)=1, i.e. when x+1 is divided by t+1, remainder is 1 and f(1)=1. Should i use ...
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How to sum over a List

list = {11.5575, 11.397, 5.52734, 4.0878, 2.54815, 1.86652, 2.55028, 2.14952, 1.6242, 1.34117} I have a list of numbers. How do I make a function that creates a ...
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How to plot image of a complex function with a given domain [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out a way to either draw a curve in the domain of a complex function in one plane and then show the result in another plane (simultaneously?). Actually, just plotting ...
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Integration of DiracDelta

I just came across the following curiosity and I'm not sure whether it's a bug or just me missing something. Here's a minimal example: I defined the following "function" ...
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Inverting a function in a certain region

InverseFunction works well for globally invertible functions, like f = 2*# + 2 &; InverseFunction[f] ...
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Creating a function as a table of derivations

Suppose I have function, which is in fact a list of $n$ functions with $n$ parameters f = {#1 + #2^2 + #3^3, #1^2 + #2^3 + #3^4, #1^3 + #2^4 + #3^5}& I want ...
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How to display output as symbols?

I have this piece of code which populates a matrix following different rules depending on row and column number: ...
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For-loop not working as I expect

I want to do this: When 10 <= t < 130, give t -> 1; When 130 <= t<300, give ...
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cross-correlation with time lag

I have two lists with some data. a={1,2,3,4,5} b={5,4,3,2,1} Now I want to compute the cross correlation of the two lists with a time lag of 1, like it is ...
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Handling output that was returned unevaluated from a function

When evaluating functions, including those described in this post, how do Mathematica users handle values returned from a function that are unevaluated? For example (based on 1): ...
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Generate random points in a region with higher probability in a sub-region

I am trying to generate random samples of points in the unit square in such a way that points inside a given circle are twice as likely to be selected as points outside that circle. I tried to ...
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Define a function on a parameter argument set to zero

Say I have an expression (matrix) that depends on several variables. f= {{a, b+c},{2a-b^2,c^5+a b}} I want to define new matrices with the single parameter ...
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Distinction between 2 NETTypeInfo answers

In a NETLink application I checked all the types offered by LoadedNETTypes[] according to the following: ...
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Evaluate function from a table

I want to define list of functions and also use them for evaluation. But this just doesn't work. For example ...
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Declaration of variables in large Linear Programming model with NMaximize

I want to solve a large LP problem using NMaximize. This is a small instance of my bigger problem: $$max \sum^{4}_{t=1}(\sum^{4}_{c=1} V_{c}*f_{c,t})\\ s.t\quad ...
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How to properly substitute values into variables?

I have an array of functions in terms of a[0] through a[n] and I wish to replace the a[]'s with previously calculated values p[0] through p[n], as in below: ...
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Extract information from function definition returned by DefineDLLFunction

I have an application using DefineDLLFunction whose output is: Function[Null, If[NETLinkDLLPrivatecheckArgCount["DRV_AOVoltageOut", {##1},2], ...
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How is the mysterious Raw function used?

I have never seen an example use for the mysterious Raw function: Raw[h, "hexstring"] constructs a raw data object with head h, and with contents ...
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Detecting a nonlinear edge in a 2D point pattern

Following an earlier post here, I have generated a point pattern on the unit square $[0,1]\otimes[0,1]$, which is described by a piecewise constant intensity function constructed so that (in ...
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how to get a linearized curve in some intervals

in below picture I draw a graph base on weight of a controller system against cost function. I want to linearise and divide this curve to for example 5 five intervals. is there any function in ...
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Count the number of sqrt and 4th powers in a function

This is a simple and short question. I have a function which contains a certain number of square roots and 4th powers, lets take this one: ...
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ImageDifference. Is there an ImageSame, or how would one do that?

Is there an inverse to ImageDifference? What in two images are the same?
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Moving maximum function?

How can I construct a moving maximum function? For example, if I have a list of 12 values: { 5, 6, 9, 3, 2, 6, 7, 8, 1, 1, 4, 7 } and I want to maximize over 3 ...
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How to specify a specific range for a loop?

I'm having trouble with setting up a particular range in a loop for my programming. Now I have a defined range of data (not continuous numbers) that needs to be applied in a loop. Since the aim for my ...
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Loop function question [closed]

I'm new to Mathematica. Below is the code I have trouble with. ...
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Find time since last 0 in list

When I have a list of data (measured per day), is it possible to define a function that gives the nr of days since the data has been 0? I tried working with...
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Circumventing the default scoping: Assign a variable inside a function [duplicate]

I'm currently trying very hard to assign a variable inside a function. Therefore I'm using a function like this, which should reassign a predefined variable. ...
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FindMaximum inconsistency

The code below seems to work for n<11. But for n=11, and above, it outputs newa then just outputs "beep" sound. WhyTheBeep says "The kernel Local has quit ...
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Notebook UI: Autocompletion - Display function arguments when typing?

Is there a setting to display the required arguments of a function when typing as Visual Studio, Matlab, etc. does?
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Strange behaviour of Internal`InheritedBlock

I was going to post an answer for fast way to replace all zeros in the matrix. I was even quite happy because timings were the same order of magnitude as others. The idea was to overwrite ...
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Display functions without dependence?

I'm solving systems of equations with a few different functions of time, t, and so I'm getting output with lots of [t] running around. Is there a way to display these functions without the ...
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Add a column to a matrix as a function of the other columns

I was wondering if its possible to add a column to a matrix by a formula that uses all other columns, like this: ...
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Defining a function in terms of matrix elements

Currently trying to use elements from a matrix in defining a function however having some trouble. This is a somewhat simplified version of the problem. Say I have the matrix ...
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Showing result of derivative and other functions [closed]

I have a problem with my Mathematica 7.0 When I write: Derivative[x^2, x] Mathematica returns as result : ...
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Why do certain values in ArcSin not fully evaluate?

This is a continuation of: Why do certain fractional values in TriangleWave not evaluate? The analysis by R.M and rasher revealed that problem to reduce to the behavior of: ...