Questions on the numerical functions of Mathematica, implementing numerical methods and numerical computing with Mathematica.

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Slow evaluation of NIntegrate when used as a pure function

I asked a perhaps related question here. Here is my code in below. The goal is that to define a function which must be integrated numerically. The function itself first is calculated over different ...
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Different floating-point numbers equal?

Let's define two different numbers. x = 1. y = 1. + 2^-52 (* equivalently, 1 + $MachineEpsilon *) Let's make sure they're different with ...
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First digit difference between two numbers

I was trying to build a function that finds the first decimal place difference between two decimal numbers of same sign. An example: ...
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real eigenvalues, imaginary eigenvectors

Solving the most basic eigenvalue problem, the 1d Schrodinger equation in Mathematica can be tackled either through a ParametricNDSolveValue (which I don't like) or implementing a full numerical ...
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Fixed Points Problem with 2D Mapping

I have been playing with the mapping given by ...
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NDSolve dependence on initial values

I'm checking some results in this paper and I'm currently having some issues with a numerical integration of a set of differential equations using NDSolve (section 2 and 3.1-3.2 in the paper). I'll ...
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Finding solutions at non-differentiable points of a numerical function

Let's consider a 2D function we can evaluate numerically, but which is opaque to symbolic manipulation (this is just an example): ...
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Numerical integration of a three dimensional array

I need to integrate a scalar valued function $f\left(\boldsymbol{x}\right)$ where $\boldsymbol{x}$ is a three dimensional position vector; in other words: $\int_{\Omega} f\left(\boldsymbol{x}\right) ...
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How trustworthy is NMaximize?

Suppose I solve a constrained optimisation problem using NMaximize. How confident can I be of the accuracy of the result? For concreteness, suppose that F,G are ...
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How to obtain a convergent solution iteratively for a linear system of equations

I am working on a problem that requires an iterative procedure to solve a linear system of equations, the system of equations in matrix form is: $$\underbrace{\begin{bmatrix} r_{11} & r_{12} ...
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Slow application of `Outer` on a matrix

I have some performance issue with the calculation of a gaussian kernel applied to a not-that-large dataset. I'm not very good with performance tuning in Mma and I have the feeling this one could be ...
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Is it possible to circumvent this overflow?

I'm trying to evaluate the following function numerically: $ f(A,B)=\frac{2A\pi ^{5/2} (-1)^B}{(A!)^2B!} \, _4\tilde{F}_3\left({\frac{1}{2},1-A,1-A,1-B\atop ...
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Performance in calculating maximum-likelihood- based estimates

My probability density function is a complicated one for which numerical estimation is necessary. Here my pdf: ...
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FindFit runs extremely slow for my Function,how do I optimize this?

My function is the first order Bessel Function, and I am basically just trying to get this to fit in a way that does not take forever. I define the function as follows, (it seems to work faster if I ...
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How to force numeric evaluation?

I need to evaluate the PolyLog function at some points, but I'm interested in numeric values. E.g. PolyLog[3, 2.7] works fine, but PolyLog[3, e] just prints the same PolyLog[3, e]. I somehow need to ...
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Solve a PDE over a region defined by a Bezier patch

I am using NDSolve to find the solution to a PDE over an arbitrary domain. The domain is specified by a Bezier patch. ...
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Does NRoots own an abstract counterpart? If not, can we write one?

We know when solving linear algebra equations, despite its abstract syntax, LinearSolve is much faster compared to Solve: ...
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NSolve on bounded domain

I don't expect NSolve[] to be able to obtain all solutions in generalfor example. In principle there should be an algorithm that finds all solution to $f(x)=0$ for ...
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Numerical Integration different in Mathematica version 9 and 10 with same options

I have noted that the same function with the same settings gives me different results in Mathematica version 9 and 10. This involves integrating numerically interpolating functions and so on. Here a ...
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Derivative after numerical Integration

So I have a function that I want to numerically integrate with respect to temperature, so the integral changes depending on the value of temperature being used as it is one of the bounds. After ...
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Characterising the set of parameters that satisfy a system of non-linear equations

I am looking for a solution to the following problem and could not find an answer so far. I have a quintic equation, $f(x;a,b,c,\cdots)-x=0$, where $x$ is the variable with respect to which I need the ...
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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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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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Wrong generalized eigenvalues of large numeric matrices

I've been working on a toy model of a variational method of a Hamiltonian H with an overlap matrix S. The point is that when H and S are small enough, Mathematica gives the correct eigenvalues (ā‰ˆ ...
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why i cannot get appropriate number with my custom precision? [duplicate]

why i cannot get appropriate number with my custom precision? In[25]:= N[(1 + Exp[-30])/(1 + Exp[-29.9]), 1000] Out[25]= 1. I expect to see a few digits after ...
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How to properly apply NumericQ or s.th. similar here? - NDSolve inside NMaximize

I wrote a function that numerically solves a given Schrodinger equation and returns replacement rules to obtain the time evolution operator. It looks and is used as follows: ...
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Numerical integration: complicated 2D integral seems to be poorly estimated

In the course of some physics research I've been working on, a very annoying integral has appeared that I'm having difficulty evaluating numerically. Any help you could offer would be greatly ...
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Writing a Code to plot a function that includes a double integral [closed]

I am trying to write a code in Mathematica. Here are my steps: F[u_] = Some nontrivial and long expression in terms of u; Umax[x_, y_] = Some expression in terms of x and y; W[x_, y_] := integral ...
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Plot a bunch of lines in 3D from point data

I have a 12*25 array, wherein each entry is of the form $\{x,y,z\}$. So 12 different $x$ values, 25 different $y$ values and 12*15 $z$ values in all. I'd like to plot 12 curves of various $x$ values ...
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Why is (-1.)^2. a complex number

Why (-1.)^2. in Mathematica returns a complex number? It looks like in both C and Fortran it returns 1. Why does Mathematica behave differently than the other ...
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Function for a series of joined slopes

I need a function for a series of joined slopes and my solution feels a bit kludgy. Is there a better way? A list of pairs of transition points and slopes: ...
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Why is my data 10 times slower than random data when doing matrix multiplication

I have some data generated from some program, and it appears that matrix multiplication on these data are about 10 times slower than on some random data: ...
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Efficient method of raising matrix to a variable power?

I have a $2 \times 2$ matrix $A$, where each element is a 12th order polynomial in a parameter $a$. I need to raise this matrix $A$ to the $-t/T$ power, where $T$ is a known scalar (for this ...
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Speed up NIntegrate, which takes eigenvalues from another function

I have simplified my problem here, in my actual problem the matrix is much bigger which makes it impossible to find eigenvalues analytically. So, I chose standard BCS problem (2x2 matrix) to ...
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How to make N apply to exponent?

For example, I want to covert y+Sqrt[x] to y+x^0.5, where y and ...
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NDSolve with Explicit, Implicit Euler and Trapezoidal method

I am using Mathematica 9.0 both on Linux and Windows and I would like to integrate the Van der Pol equation numerically using various techniques such as Explicit and Implicit Euler and Trapezoidal ...
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WorkingPrecision causes issue in the NIntegrate

I really can't figure out why my code sometimes is not working. My integrals involve two variables (k and kz). The integration ...
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The problem (time) caused by ?NumericQ

In here, I asked a related (similar) question. Using ?NumericQ seems have slowed down the entire calculation. But I now have a more serious problem: ...
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Real Numbers in the Wolfram Language

Epilog: Much of the discussion in the answers below revolves around the distinction between Real as a data type and real numbers as a domain or class of numbers (irrespective of the form in which ...
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How can I use the command `Minimize` of this trigonometric function? [duplicate]

I want to find the minimum of the function $\sin^6 x + \cos^6 x$. I tried Minimize[{Sin[x]^6 + Cos[x]^6, 0 <= x <= 2 Pi}, x] I got {Cos[2 ArcTan[1 - ...
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How shortening argument test when declaring functions?

When defining some functions which depend in many arguments sometimes we need to include question Q constraints to diminish processing time. My question is simple, there is a way to shorten a long ...
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Water Hammer - Numerically solving system of PDEs

I'm trying to use Mathematica to solve the water hammer effect. ...
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Increasing number of decimal places with FixedPoint

I've tried: In[169]:= newton3[x_] := N[1/2 (x + 3/x)]; FixedPointList[newton3, 1.0] Out[170]= {1., 2., 1.75, 1.73214, 1.73205, 1.73205, 1.73205} Of course: ...
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Iteration of NDSolve

I have a problem with iteration of the result of NDSolve. Namely, the following code works fine ...
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Changing the definition of N: unexpected $RecursionLimit::reclim error

I have some objects represented as follows: Object[data, param] data is a list of numbers, ...
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DSolve for first order nonlinear equation is solution numerical or analytical?

Hi I'm new to mathematica so I may have a somewhat trivial question. my code below solves and plots the results of a first order nonlinear ODE. The solutions mathematica gives me contains & and #1 ...
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Breaking out of NDSolve

I am solving a coupled set of differential equations with NDSolve for 6 unknown functions of time. At a certain point in time, the system hits a singular point where the potential governing the ...
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Mod[1.2, 0.2] is not equal to zero

I'm new to mathematica but this doesn't seem to make any sence In[1]:=Mod[1.2, 0.2] Out[1]=0.2 Why is it not zero? Edit: This is what I wanted to do: ...
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Why numerical functions can't digest InterpolatingFunction with units?

Answering this question gave me the idea that I must be missing something.. In brief, numerical functions generally 'understand' units: ...