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Matching the order of a master list of lists from a random list of lists

Using Mathematica 9, I have 2 lists of lists one master with dimensions {300, 6}. The second is some random order but has the same first ...
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Sorting the words of a phrase by defined variables/associations

Is it possible to change the word order of a phrase by creating a list of possible values/variables and using the Sort function? I want a specific word order always. $(a>b>c>d)$ But the ...
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Is the output to Solve ordered or are the solutions randomly placed?

I am trying to find the roots of a polynomial of eight degree $$\sin^8\varphi-2\lambda_i^2\sin^6\varphi+(6\lambda_i^2+\lambda_i^4)\sin^4\varphi-(4\lambda_i^2+2\lambda_i^4)\sin^2\varphi+\lambda_i^4=0$$ ...
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Change Contour Plot Overlap Ordering

I have a contour plot for which I have selected a finite set of contours. However, the contours overlap in some places and I would like to reverse the order in which they are drawn. In other words,...
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Issues with overloading Order [duplicate]

I am pretty new to Mathematica(about 90 minutes) and I have encountered a problem. I have searched the web pretty comprehensively and came up with nothing. For a computing problem that I am solving, ...
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Order of evaluation for numeric functions

I'm trying to plot a 3D vector field to illustrate an electric field of a uniformly charged disk, and I used Manipulate to change the radius R of the disk to see ...
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Descending order of Permutations using Select[Tuples[{5, 4, 3, 2, 1}, {3}], OrderedQ]

I was wondering if there is a possible way to still use OrderedQ and get a descending order of permutations: This is Ascending order: ...
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Misunderstanding the difference between Map Apply (@@@) and Map (/@) [duplicate]

Here's a minimal working example of a problem I'm having: ...
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ordered tree data structure

I have a map $f:X\to \mathbb{N}$ and I wish to find $x,x'\in X$ such that $f(x)=f(x')$. Since such elements are rare, I will have to check very many elements and perform many comparisons, so I suspect ...
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Breaking term order ties [duplicate]

I am interested in creating a table with positive Gaussian integers listed in order based on their norms, with ties broken by lex order. So far I have ...
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Upvalues and order of interpretation

I'm trying to use UpValues to improve the usability of some code, but I am running into an issue where the order of the UpValues is important, and I am not sure if it is my understanding or a ...
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Counting number of inversions

Is there an inbuilt method to find the number of inversions in a set of numbers? I found Inversions in Combinatorica but when I ...
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Permuting elements within a list

I have s = {2, 3, 5, 7, 1, 4, 6} (* always with diffente elements in {1,2....7}*) l = Length[s] n = 3 and n tells us that we ...
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Multivariate series expansions to different powers

I have a function that (I believe) correctly takes the multivariate Taylor series expansion about the origin for some expression (first argument), in some variables (second argument, list), to ...
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How to simplify a polynomial and get the results in the order that I want? [duplicate]

How to simplify a polynomial in a order that I want? Assume that I have a polynomial here, for example, $a^3 b^4 c^2$, the order of symbels is the dictionary order, $a>b>c$. But what if I want ...
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How can I reorder the factors in the terms of a polynomial?

How can I reorder the factors in the terms of a polynomial? Consider ...
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How do I get a two-term polynomial with a leading negative sign to display in the correct (i.e. textbook) order?

The first three expressions evaluate as expected and the polynomial is displayed in what I would call "textbook" form. The last expression, however, switches the order of terms. Mathematica employs ...
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How to keep Collect[] result in order?

For example, Collect[(1 + x + Cos[s] x^2)^3, x] gives the result ...
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How do I reassign canonical ordering of symbols?

I have a big polynomial that evaluates to: $$A^2 e^2 \phi ^- \phi ^++A e \phi ^- \phi ^+ c_{2 w} g_Z+\frac{1}{2} A e g h W^- \phi ^+ +\ll13\gg,$$ which is supposed to represent some terms in the ...