# Tagged Questions

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

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### Fast Spherical Harmonics radiative transfer

This is a rather specific question and I apologize for spamming you with some lengthy code. But it could be interesting for some reader and maybe you can help out, so please bear with me. I am using ...
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### Is MathieuC for moderately large imaginary arguments broken?

I'm trying to plot MathieuC[-3,0.3,I x] for $x\in[0,10]$, and here's what I get even with arbitrary precision arithmetic (here I use ...
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### Is manual adjustment of AccuracyGoal and PrecisionGoal useless?

This is a problem confusing me for years. AccuracyGoal and PrecisionGoal are two options that I never truly understand and, to ...
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### FindMinimum doesn't increase step size when necessary

I've spent much time finding a minimal example demonstrating this problem with FindMinimum. Normally one faces this problem when fitting very large and complicated ...
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### Mathematica 7: “LessEqual::nord:” error when using NMinimize on a real function

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and fixed in 9.0 I encounter a problem (Mathematica 7) similar to Strategies to avoid LessEqual::nord in NMinimize? but the advised strategies don't work for me. ...
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### Negative accuracy numerics ( 0-128 notation )

What does it mean to have a negative accuracy number? I understand 0128 to mean "the number zero to 128 decimal points". Mathematica corroborates this: ...
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### How does Plus work on machine precision Real arguments?

I thought Kahan's summation method would make a nice example for students to use to think about round-off error [W. Kahan, Pracniques: Further Remarks on Reducing Truncation Errors, Commun. ACM 8  (...
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### How to pass a custom method to a particular option?

In an answer to my question More efficient method to compute moments of the Johnson $S_B$ distribution, J. M. has come up with a method to compute the moments of the Johnson $S_B$ distribution, which ...
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### NMinimize seems to call function with the same values multiple times

I have to minimize a function where the evaluation of one parameter set takes very long (around 5sec) and discovered alongside, that NMinimize seems to call this ...
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### Numerically solving system of partial differential equation

I am trying to solve a system of partial differential equation with boundary conditions. But I got an error message saying NDSolve::icfail: Unable to find initial ...
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### Semidefinite Programming

I want to solve a numerical optimization problem using semi-definite programming. Is there a package or add-on that equips mathematica with this functionality?
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### How can I make NIntegrate aware of a singularity along a curve, e.g. a circle in a 3D integral?

I am having some trouble trying to get Mathematica to do a numerical integral over three dimensions which contains a singularity of dimension 1, and I would like some pointers to solid resources on ...
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### Nonuniform Savitzky-Golay filter for smoothing and differentiation

The classical Savitzky-Golay filter works only with uniformly sampled data and currently we have at least two good implementations of it for Mathematica published on our site. But in many practical ...
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### Tools for Stability/Automatic Error Analysis in Mathematica

I have a longer analytic expression in several variables containing special functions and others. Does Mathematica bring tools - or are there any packages - to examine the stability when I evaluate ...
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### A is fast, B is fast, but together they're Mathematica-crashing slow?

I'm trying to do something with finding solutions to a quantum mechanics problem with n wells. If there are 40 wells, I need to find the solution to an equation in the form: ...
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### How do I numerically evaluate and plot the Fabius function?

The Fabius function is a well-known example in analysis of a non-analytic function that is infinitely differentiable. I want to be able to numerically evaluate the function for any real argument, as ...
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### Computation of a Fresnel Diffraction pattern with Discrete Hankel Transform

In the next link: Computation of Hankel Transform using FFT (Fourier) Rainer implemented a great solution given in the next reference: Manuel Guizar-Sicairos and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Computation ...
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### Kernel crashes when computing finite difference mixed derivative with respect to y & z but works fine when computing with respect to x & y or x & z?

I am using Mathematica 10.4.0 on Ubuntu 16.04. I am trying to solve a set of differential equations using finite difference method on an NxNxN cubic grid (x, y, z directions). I am getting a weird ...
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### Low accuracy while solving a multi-variable equation numerically

My question is as following: I was trying to make a function Vs2[r] with two parameters fit a set of conditions. Vs2[r]: <...
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### Classification problem using SVM methods

I am running SVM on mathematica and I a used this code with classes: ...
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### How can I invert a Laplace transform numerically?

I have a very complicated expression, which I want to transform using the inverse Laplace transform. The built-in function InverseLaplaceTransform doesn't work. So,...
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### NSolve doesn't work on an equation containing a numerical integral and constraints

I'm having trouble getting Mathematica to solve equations numerically. I know that its important to specify the type of variables for pattern testing (see e.g. here) but this doesn't seem to work. ...
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### What am I missing in this highly oscillatory integral?

I want to numerically integrate this equation (in python without calling Mathematica): $\int_0^\infty {\rm d}k f(k) J_v(r k) J_n(s k)$ where $f(k)$ is a non-smooth function, $J_v$ are the Bessel ...
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### Stability analysis of transcendental equation (stability crossing curves)

I am working with a non-linear delay system with three scalar delays. After taking the Laplace transform of the linearized system, the characteristic function is a transcendental equation with three ...
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### Adapting NDSolve to circumvent NDSolve::bdord: error for 1-D Euler Equations

I attempted to use NDSolve for the 1-D isentropic unsteady flow equations with low subsonic inflow velocity and prescribed inflow total enthalpy; along with a non-...
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### Why is FindRoot initial value far from the specified one?

I am trying to numerically find the root of a function that looks a bit like: 1/x - (SchurDecomposition[A[x]][[2]])[[1]], where ...
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### Problem with NDSolve in Mathematica 9 / 10

I'm having trouble by solving the following differential equation in Mathematica 9 and 10, where the code works fine in version 7: ...