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

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Is there a documentation generator for Mathematica?

I'm looking for a way to document the functions of my packages inline, preferably inside comments. There should be a Doxygen type tool for this that takes comments and that generates html from markup ...
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Sort two lists at the same time, based on another

I am new to using Mathematica and I can not find a solution to what I am wanting to do. I want to take a list such as: x = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8} and a second list ...
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Function does not initialise variable as changes are made in the manipulate function

My function "DefineRss[]" takes in three arguments and outputs a plane value. It sits in the first argument of the function plot3D and that in turn sits in the manipulate function The function also ...
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Shorthand for operations?

Mathematica has a large number of built-in symbols, and I am unsure when there is a shorthand for the operation I am trying to perform. Question 1: Is there a shorthand for the function ...
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Can Mathematica return the first few terms of a sequence given the first few terms of a Dirichlet Generating Function?

For example: a=Sum[1/n^s,{n,1,6}]; Expand[a^2] returns a big mess. I want to see something like: 1/1^s + 2/2^s + 2/3^s + 3/4^s + 2/5^s + 4/6^s + ... + 1/36^s.
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Determining default value from previous arguments [duplicate]

How does one specify a default value for an argument which is dependent on the previous arguments of a function? For instance, consider the function ...
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What is primary, function computation or function application?

What is the order of computations here? g[x_]:=x^2; f[x_]:=Sqrt[g[x]]; Map[f, Range[100]] Does this code first get $f(x)=x$ and then gives its values or for ...
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Minimize under constraint on an interval

I want find the minima of a (multivariable) function under a constraint which has to be fulfilled on a whole interval, let's say $$ \nabla f (\underline x) = 0 \ \\ \ c(\underline x,s)\geq0\ \forall ...
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PrimitiveRoot function

The function PrimitiveRoot[n] claims to return the smallest primitive root of n. I believe this is not true. For example ...
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Is there a name for #1@#2&?

Why does the pure function # @ #2 & have no name? I'm asking because sometimes I find inelegant to write expressions like ...
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DeleteMissing issues [duplicate]

Has anyone had problems with the DeleteMissing function in Mathematica 10.0.2? I find that it rarely works. Most of the time it returns a list which still contains ...
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Evaluate list of functions at a certain point

I have a list of functions (actually they are derivatives) of the type: {D[g[x,y],x],D[g[x,y],y]} I would like to evaluate all of these functions at a point, ...
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Problem with FindRoot applied to functions

I am having difficulty with the error "is not a list of numbers with dimensions..." when using FindRoot (and other numerical routines in Mathematica) to solve equations numerically when the argument ...
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My code of plotting a two-variable function is too slow [closed]

I have a code in which my complicated function to be plotted is F(x,p). I would like to graph it for 5 values of p equal to 10^7, 10^8, 10^9, 10^10 and 10^11 for x values between 0.01 and 0.99. All ...
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How can I change variable passed to a function? [duplicate]

Sometimes I'd like to make a function, which would take an argument "by reference" instead of usual "by value". This is semantically similar to what e.g. AppendTo ...
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RegionPlot fails when given function with internally redefined variables

I've just upgraded to v10, and have noticed that some of my trusty old notebooks which used RegionPlot now fail to run. I've boiled down the problem I'm having to ...
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Determine whether some expression contains a given symbol

Given a symbol t and an expression expr, how can I determine whether or not the symbol t ...
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Finding x when sin(x) = -.758 [closed]

I'm not understanding how to find all the angles for when sin(x) is equated to a negative decimal can someone explain to me how to find it..? So far I came up with 49.288 degrees, and 229.288 degree. ...
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Applying the square root of operator on polynomial functions

I am trying to apply an "operation" on polynomial functions: apply the operator $(\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}-y\frac{\partial f}{\partial z})^2+(\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}+x\frac{\partial ...
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Polynomial expansion of operator

I am new to Mathematica, I am trying to generate the polynomial function of a operator. So for example, the operator $L $ is $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}+\frac{\partial f}{\partial y} $, and I want ...
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Display level of recursion of a recursive function during execution

Given a recursive function, is there some simple way to display or store the value of recursion or "how many levels deep" the function is at a given time? For instance, if we wrote the recursive ...
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Numerical Integration/Function

I have a problem with a function defined numerically through an integral of the form: ...
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How-to convert real number into List of its digits?

How could I convert a real number into a List of its digits in Mathematica? Example: 8.168643234 Desired output: {8,1,6,8,6,4,3,2,3,4} Many thanks in ...
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Recursive definition of nested sums

I have a set of functions which take lists as arguments. They recursively nest sums, and I have defined them as follows ...
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Is there a built-in function to do binary search?

Is there a built-in function to do binary search? Say, given a list (sorted) and a number, find the position which keeps the listed sorted when the number is inserted. I know that ...
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Loop function question [duplicate]

I'm new to Mathematica. Below is the code I have trouble with. ...
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Getting terms and only evaluate specific parts

I want to expand the expression but I do not want it to evaluate. Sum[(HoldForm[1/(2 # - 1) - 1/(2 # + 1)] &)[i], {i, 1, 6}] However if you evaluate this you ...
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Breaking a While loop

A simple example to illustrate what I'm talking about: m=0; While[m<=50, m=m+1; p=m] The result is: m=51 p=51 In ...
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How to speed up my code with constructing matrices

I have run this program for a long time to get the result for n = 2048(about 5hours) and no more result till now (can't run with n = 4096). I would know how to make it more efficient. Any help or ...
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Extracting an equation from an interpolated function

Im trying to use LibraryLink to do some calculations in C but part of the expression i want to calculate is an Interpolating Function. C cant use that obviously so I'm trying to shift it to a data ...
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Operations on transfer function model

Suppose I have a transfer function defined via TransferFunctionModel, e.g. tf == TransferFunctionModel[{{1/s}}, s]. How can I ...
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Why is this evaluation halved when adding units?

Why does this strange behavior occur when dealing with units and quantities? ...
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How to put Black as the background colour, and text as white in Mathematica? [duplicate]

My question is equal to this one,even though by different reasons. I would like to know how can I change the white background to black, and the black text to white. I'm asking again, since a year has ...
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Choosing pairs from a list that satisfy a certain equality [closed]

If I have many numbers in here {{A,B},{C,D},{E,F}.....} And I want choose the B,D,F,....(the second number) to run a function y=f(x), where x=B,D,F.... Then I need to check if y=f(B) is equal to A or ...
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FinancialDerivative function call without parameter fails in Mathematica 10

fixed in 10.0.2 When I type FinancialDerivative[] in Mathematica 10. There is error listed as follows. Anybody know how to solve it? Thanks.
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Parametric Function

i'm struggling to implement the following parametric function: I need to create a g function with two arguments (w and v). If w and v are not empty lists, then it will return a list containing two ...
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Input `Reduce[Mod[a + x, l] == 0, x]' and output `x == -a + kl`?

Reduce[a + x == k l && k > 0, x] (* k > 0 && x == -a + k l *) I think a + x == k l and ...
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How to use Manipulate to cycle through a list of lists over a function

So I can do something like this which I like: Manipulate[i, {i, {1,2,3,4}}] It lets me pick which specific values I want to allow to be chosen for my function. ...
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How to add my own functions to the library? [duplicate]

I would like to have my own functions (some sort of helper or utility functions) available all the times I run Mathematica. How to do that?
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IntegerQ and Element Integers give different results in one case

f1[x_] := IntegerQ[x] f2[x_] := Element[x, Integers] Both functions give identical results in everything except for such case: ...
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Solving coefficients of a function having boundary conditions

I have a function F=c+dz, which has particular boundary values, say F(z=1)=2 and F(z=-1)=1, ...
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FullForm applied to functions

I would have expected FullForm[Cases[{a^2, a^3}, a_^1]] to produce ...
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Write 7. as 7.0 and .7 as 0.7 [closed]

i would like to know how to do in order to transform using a function .7 in 0.7 and 7 in 7.0. I need that the values in the list will really change because i must print them in a text file. Thank ...
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Max element of a list with a custom ordering function

I need a function to find max element of a list according to some custom ordering function, assuming that the function implements a total order (elements being compared might not even be numbers). ...
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Find the minimum integer r such that $(10^r - 1)/37$ is an integer

I know Element[(10^r - 1)/37, Integers] tests the condition. So what is the command that gives me the minimum integer value r ...
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Pattern Match and Replace Expression involving Pure Function

Let's say I have an expression that in held form contains a pointer to a function. expr = Hold[2*{"FUNCTION1"} + 5]; ...