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Function to compute the probability of exactly one event occurring out of N independent events

Is there a built in function (or a function in one of the standard packages) that allows you to compute the probability of exactly one event occurring out of some known set of probabilities for N ...
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How to suppress automatically generated header in packages?

At the top of the .m file which is automatically generated from initialization cells in a notebook there appears a header: ...
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On Reverting Code that Mma Switches to Raw Input Form Back to Standard Form

I experienced a similar issue to what is described in this post while editing formatted usage messages (that contained italics) in the declaration section of a package that I'm developing in the ...
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Could a package be composed of references?

Could a package be composed of references (e.g. usage messages)? Do the code for an induvidual function implemented in a package has to be physically in that package file where it is referenced (i.e. ...
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Summa package problem

I need to use the features of the Summa package but it doesn't work in Mathematica 9. It gives the error Cannot open Utilities`FilterOptions` My question is: ...
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How get Singular.m package to interact with Singular itself?

I've installed the package Singular.m by Kauers and Levandovskyy from http://www.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/research/combinat/software/Singular/ as well as the Singular ...
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How can I include functions from a package into a CDF file?

I am building an application which I would like to deploy as a CDF file, and I am struggling to make the CDF exports work correctly with functions pulled from a .m package file. What are good/best ...
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Loading Packages with Parameters

I have some packages that uses database connections inside it, let's call it ConnPackage. The connection IP is a public package variable, and has a default value: ...
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Installing packages on “Mathematica Online”

How can I install packages in Mathematica Online? In particular, how can I install the xAct package?
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SetSystemOptions in a package

I'm looking to update a large package (with subpackage files called in the same context) to be compatible with version 10. A lot of the functionality surrounds plotting, particularly some custom ...
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Coordinate free differential forms package

I am looking for a package in Mathematica which can handle differential forms in a coordinate free manner. I am aware of several packages which do differential forms, but it seems that for all of them ...
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Load Mathematica packages from the network

Is it possible to load packages (.m) directly from the network (http, https) without installing it locally?
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Is Package development (via InitializationCells) compatible with creating new Notations (via MakeExpressions)?

Can new (lower-level) notations be readily used within package code? There are a few notational additions that might improve my code base but I'm not sure if these will end up being more trouble than ...
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Command line execution of Mathematica notebooks and conversion to .m

Sometimes one may want to execute a notebook via the command line (for example to run it remotely). As far as I know it's not possible to run notebooks directly, but ...
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Does new MMA9 Time Series support obsolete the old TimeSeries Package?

MMA9 includes a fair number of functions and symbols that seem to overlap with the old TimeSeries package. The new features are documented here and the old material is documented here. Some of the ...
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How do I correctly embed VerificationTests in my packages?

I like to write my tests before I code and write them inline when developing a package, and when loading a package those VerificationTests should run and the load should fail and print a report if ...
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Support for Multidimensional Scaling (MDS)?

Does mathematica support MDS? Or, are there any libraries that support it? Basically, I have points and a distance function defined between them, and I want to plot them in 2D space, trying to ...
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Where is f2mma.zip, Fortran to Mathematica converter?

I want to convert the SOFA libraries to Mathematica, and found out about f2mma, a Fortran to Mathematica converter. Google points to many papers about f2mma, but the only link to the software ...
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Does one need to be careful about loading multiple (many) contexts or packages in the same session?

I have a number of large pieces of precomputed data which I am considering putting into individual packages in order to load them (via DeclarePackage) and unload ...
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Automatization of SyntaxInformation and argx?

Does anybody have a good way to automate the setting of SyntaxInformation for any custom function? I have a ton of functions for which I want to set SyntaxInformation, and doing it by hand seems a ...
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Computing Ehrhart's polynomial for a convex polytope

Is there a Mathematica implementation for computing the Ehrhart polynomial of a convex polytope which is specified either by its vertices or by a set of inequalities? I am interested in knowing this ...
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Package for voting systems

Is there a mathematica package that implements common voting systems (like IRV where voters will rank the candidates)?
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FeynArts not working properly

So I have installed all FeynArts folders (from 3.5 to 3.7) with FeynCalc 8.0.1., and none of it is working properly :\ First I load the path to specific FeynArts package (3.5 for instance), then, by: ...
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How to use Get on a folder

In the documentation for Get it says: If the file found by <<name is a directory, the Wolfram Language will try to ...
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Working example for the built-in SavitzkyGolayMatrix for doing polynominal smoothing

Have been using various packages SavitskyGolay.m for Savitsky-Golay polynomial smoothing but just noticed the built-in matrix kernel. I am looking for an example ...
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Reloading package after accidental Remove[] of symbol

I was using Needs["PlotLegends"] By chance I removed ShowLegend by Remove[ShowLegend] How do ...
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Loading custom notation on startup without showing the Notation palette

I was creating some custom notations using the Notation package and it works fine. I put it in my default personal package, and it loads fine on Mathematica's startup. To make it complete I need just ...
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Listing all usage messages from a loaded package

I am writing several packages in collaboration with others. In order to help the group use my packages, I want to provide them with a simple reference of function names and usage messages. How can I ...
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How to make a filled Ellipsoid?

I want to make a filled Ellipsoid, but it seems Filling options doesn't work in Graphics ...
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Does the operating system matter when using Encode[]?

I have a package I want to distribute. I wrote the package in Version 9 under a Mac OS X operating system. I want to Encode[] the package. The end user will ...
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Naming conflicts with Dummy variables in several packages conflicts

I'm using several packages in a notebook. In each packages there is functions defined with dummy variables. When I load the several packages in my session, i've got a warning message: ...
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Time-frequency analysis beyond wavelets

What possibilities are there for time-frequency analysis in Mathematica beyond wavelet decomposition? I could not even find a simple STFT.
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How to use MathPSfrag package in Mathematica 10?

I am interested to use LaTeX like labels in the plots that I prepare in Mathematica, and hence, I downloaded the MathPSfrag package from this website ...
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Strange behaviour of order of execution or bug?

In[1] and In[3] are identical but the output is different.
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Error When Creating Package

I am trying to make my own package based on the code from this Question. The following is the code from that page: ...
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Shadowing of optional function arguments?

I am trying to define two different packages that process some information in a different way. These packages have functions into them with optional arguments. The names of the optional arguments ...
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Package relative file path specification

I have some packages inside a folder (named Packs) that is in the same file level of some executed package. ...
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Annotation specifier like :Author: and sectioning like ::Section:: in package code

In packages, there is a special way to make basic formatting and annotation within normal comments. Here is another question related to annotation. Package file headers usually contain information ...
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Installing R packages using RLink on Mac OS X

Is there any updates regarding installing CRAN packages via RLink in Mathematica 10 on Mac OS X? Or are we still stuck with the base R package and that's it? I was able to point to my R distribution ...
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Run encoded package code through .NET/Link?

An earlier question of mine, Prevent package from being opened in a notebook interface, never received an answer, but Albert Retey's comments did lead me to an entirely different solution. To secure ...
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VariationalD giving the wrong solution?

EDIT: As pointed out in the comments, VariationalD gives a variational derivative (which I don't want), not a derivative with respect to a function (i.e. ...
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Package Loading: How to get rid of Needs::nocont?

I am trying to create a documentated application inside FileNameJoin[{$UserBaseDirectory, "Applications"}] I obviously dont fully understand the concept of the ...
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Mathematica package for explicit matrix representations of group generators?

While there are several packages that are capable of working with weights and roots (for example LieArt), I couldn't find any package that spits out explicit matrices for the generators, for example ...
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Does Mathematica support collaborative filtering and recommendation systems?

Does Mathematica support collaborative filtering and recommendation systems such as can be found in Apache Mahout? I could not find any resources about advanced data mining techniques, beyond ...
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Simplifying the trace of a matrix expression

I have a long expression involving matrices that I derived using the NCAlgebra package. Can I simplify the trace of the expression? For example, say b is a scalar ...
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How can Private functions be made completely opaque?

I want to make Private functions. From my point of view, being a Private function means that the function is not accessible from other packages. For that purpose I wrote the following code. But my ...
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How can I temporarily suspend the Combinatorica package?

Sometimes after I load the Combinatorica package by entering Needs["Combinatorica`"], I need to use Mathematica for something like: ...
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Possible Bug of loading Package @ Mathematica 10.1

When I open mathematica, there will pop-up some messages where << package` is in the following file ...
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Where do I find the ODE.m package of the Book “Scientific Computing with Mathematica®” by Marasco and Romano?

I downloaded this book at SpringerLink. It should contain a CD-ROM with notebook-files (i.e. ODE.m) but there is no download available. Particularly I am interested in a Mathematica package which ...
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Testing a package in Mathematica 9

I am in the process of writing a package, but my way of testing it just seems wrong and inefficient. Each time I edit the .m file, I save it, quit the kernel, call the package in a separate notebook ...