# Tagged Questions

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

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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 (≈ ...
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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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### Implement the Bisection algorithm elegantly and easily

Description: Rencently, I have finished my course Numerical Analysis, so I'd like to implement many algorithm that I have learned from that course.By this practice, I hope that I can improve my ...
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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

Why doesn't the following expression evaluate to zero? In[1]:=Mod[1.2, 0.2] Out[1]=0.2 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: ...
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### plotting the stable and unstable manifolds of a difference equation

I have a 2D non-linear system of difference equations for variables x and y defined as follows: ...
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### Help Please : Error in plotting the solutions of FindRoot

I want to find the roots of an equation using FindRoot as a function of a real parameter K and then plot the real and imaginary solutions vs. the parameter K. The function I'm trying to find the ...
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### Fitting data with inclusion of constraints

How do I find a fit for the dataS (see below) with the constraint that the parameter np is an integer, and that the parameters la+lc = 100. A weak attempt at this is provided below for a specific ...
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### NMinimize/NMaximize is unable to generate initial points

Mathematica 10 generates a warning that it is unable to generate initial points for numerical optimization problems. I picked a particularly simple example. The problem goes away when ...