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

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Double arguments and place of the underscore

Could someone explain me of this bit of code below is correct: Is it possible to define a function with a second bracket, see below, i.e. f[x_][y_]? And what does ...
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Partitioning a list when the cumulative sum exceeds 1

I have a long list of say 1 million Uniform(0,1) random numbers, such as: dat = {0.71, 0.685, 0.16, 0.82, 0.73, 0.44, 0.89, 0.02, 0.47, 0.65} I want to ...
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Unexpected behavior from Indexed

I was going to include Indexed in this answer, thinking that it operated much as a List-only ...
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Why doesn't mathematica evaluate the cells?

I have the following code in mathematica. Everything was ok and I was simplifying but suddenly mathematica crashed and after that it seems that it doesn't evaluate the 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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I need to write an animation of something l [on hold]

I need to write an animation of something like this: [![enter image description here][1]][1]
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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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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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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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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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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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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 calculate the value of financial derivatives [closed]

I want to loop through all of the put and calls available for each of the derivative types as listed by calling: FinancialDerivative[] I need to eliminate the ...
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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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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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Are these two functions equivalent?

I checked several cases and saw that two functions are equivalent in these samples. However, are the two equivalent in all cases? Is there a way to check that? Explicit function: ...
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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 [on hold]

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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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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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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Errro in plotting the results of FindRoot [on hold]

I would like to plot the results of FindRoot over certain range of one input. First of all I am sorry that the equation is a bit long and messy. I have tried to ...
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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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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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What has changed in the Template system in 10.3?

Bug introduced in 10.3 Bug persists in 10.3.1 There are couple of issues that are breaking my code after upgrading to 10.3. I wasn't able to narrow all of them down but this is what I've found. ...
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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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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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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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Implementing continuous phase/Arg function

In MATLAB there's a function called phase that is just like our Listable friend Arg, but ...
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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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How to add Optional Sequence

Note: This question could be duplicate but I couldn't find any so far. It is know that Optional (:) can be use to represent expression if omitted. ...
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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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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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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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Compability between Graphics coordinates and shifted projections in GeoGraphics

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.3.1 or later Edit: My work around is only nice for simple cases with points. More general should include proper polygons splitting on ...
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What bug fixes can be implemented in init.m?

In comments on this question, Mr. Wizard suggested a community wiki to share the bug fixes/workarounds (or possibly other tricks) people load in their init.m. I ...
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What are some useful, undocumented Mathematica functions?

There have already been some questions about some undocumented functionality in Mathematica. Such as (please add to these lists!) How can one find undocumented options or option values in ...
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In 10.1.0 BenchmarkPlot doesn't work?

Bug introduced in 10.1 This bug was resolved in 10.2.0, but another bug was introduced in 10.3.0 which persists through 10.3.1 or later In Mathematica 10.1.0 and 10.3.0 ...
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How to make function accept list of rules as an argument?

Considering the list of rules: r= {"a" -> "1", "b" -> "2", "c" -> 3, d -> 231, "e" -> 1.25}; I want to have a function ...
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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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Plotting piecewise function with distinct colors in each section

I have a piecewise function that I would like to plot but I was wondering if it is possible that each part of the function that is plotted when its corresponding condition is true be plotted with a ...