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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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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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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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Evaluate notebook from other notebook

I have a notebook ("notebook 1") which in the beginning sets some parameters, does something depending on their value and saves the result to a file, say: ...
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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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How to write polynomial expression as commutator form?

I want to write some polynomial expressions as commutator form. For example : $$ \frac{\text{BA}}{2}-\frac{\text{AB}}{2} = -\frac{1}{2}[A,B] $$ or $$ ...
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How can I pass replacement rules to a package-defined function and have it understand their context?

I am writing a package where I would like to be able to pass replacement rules to a function inside the package and have the function manipulate its symbols using those replacement rules. However, I'm ...
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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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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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Same name for functions in package and Global context

I am using a package that was written for Mathematica 3 while I am now working on Mathematica 8. I have issues with 2 functions in particular, Order and GraphComplement. They are a part of this ...
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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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Linearized Einstein Equations with Mathematica

I need to compute the linearised Einstein Equations around a fixed metric $g_{\mu \nu}$ which is not the flat metric. Someone knows any Mathematica package or a review that can help me?
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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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Package for representation of groups (group theory)

I wanted to know if there is a package which allows to compute representations of a group like the definition representation, adjoint and so on (for example the Pauli matrix for $SU(2)$ if I specify ...
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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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Prevent autocompletion for symbols in contexts other than “`Private`”

I've been working on a Mathematica package (call it QuantumDot) that has become huge. Right now, all the back-end helper functions are in context ...
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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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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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How to transform a DumpSaved .mx file to .m file conveniently?

I have many DumpSave-d .mx files under a directory. They are generated under Linux. The .mx ...
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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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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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Why does $Path change when I examine it in new cell after I just changed it? [closed]

This is really driving me crazy. In one cell, I change $Path by removing from it un-needed paths that I do not want for the duration of a computation I will be ...
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Errors when using ParallelTable inside a package

I'm developing a package that contains a function that requires evaluation of an expensive Table, so I use ParallelTable ...
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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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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 ...
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How to put replacement rules into a package

I have a replacement rules list, but its quite long and therefore I would like to make a standalone package of it. I tried but haven't succeeded. A simple example of my approach is ...
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EquationTrekker using Mathematica 10.2

I wonder whether the problem that arise with the following code is specific to my machine, as it seem to work with the documentation example. ...
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Use of Ito's lemma in ItosLemma.m (or any other method in Mathematica)

This is a follow-up question on this question: Use of Ito's lemma in ItoProcess My problem is to find some method how to use Ito's lemma in Mathematica. As an example: How can I apply Ito's ...
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Can I view a package as a regular notebook?

How can I open a package as a normal notebook, i.e. without the toolbars and formatting of the built-in .m file interface.
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Using the variable in the MATLAB workspace using MATLink or any other packages

I have a program in MATLAB and after I run the program, I get some results in MATLAB's workspace. Now, I need to use these results in Mathematica. What I currently do is that I save the workspace as a ...
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FeynCalc “May shadow or be shadowed by other definitions”

So I've downloaded the latest FeynCalc from this site and put the extracted folder in user/me/library/Mathematica/application, but when I write the command ...
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User defined packages don't load with $\mathtt{Needs}$ or $\mathtt{Get}$

As an introduction to packages in Mathematica I'm following this short guide by Leonid Shifrin, and tried using the sample package provided in that answer. However, both ...
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What is the difference between Update, Run Package, Save and Install for packages?

I am building a package, using Mathematica 10.0.2.0. I notice in the displayed window for the package there are buttons labeled Update and Run Package; on the File menu, there is an item for Save; ...
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How to use SuperLog by loading SMLE.m

I am researching a software reliability model that has many parameters that need to be estimated. I want to use a maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) to estimate those parameters. After I searched ...
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Function saved in a package won't load in the deployed CDF on startup

I wrote a function and saved it in a package. I saved a copy of the package in the Autoload folder too. I deployed a CDF that contains this function. When I open the CDF later, this function (which ...
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Function behaves differently inside a package than outside

I defined a function TestHead in a notebook as follows: TestHead[z___] := TrueQ[{z} == Cases[{z}, x_ /; Head[x] === avar]] to ...
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Namespaces in Mathematica

In many programming languages one can define a namespace with namespace abc How can the similar be done in Mathematica? The ...
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Error retrieving information of a package function [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.4 I´m using a self written package with SortingUtilities when dealing with sorting algorithms. I use this package for more than a year or so. No I want to retrieve information ...
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Can I do constraint programming in Mathematica? [closed]

I would like to know if there is a way to do constraint programming in Mathematica? I think there are no built-in functions, but maybe some of you know some additional packages addressed to the ...
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how to load packages on local computer when using remote kernels

I usually works remotely using kernels on our hpc and front-end on my local laptop. This enable me do relatively large computation within my laptop(IP address of my laptop may change frequently). But ...
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Change Notebook's Default Context

In my workflow, when testing/developing packages, It's an common situation to test internal packages functions that has been already loaded with the package, so they are in the ...
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CleanSlate[] not working?

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How to run a Mathematica package (.m) from python?

I am new to Mathematica and I need to interface with a Python code that I have. Basically, I have a Mathematica package (.m) with a bunch of complicated functions. I want to use some code from python ...