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Local variables in Module leak into the Global context

From the Mathematica documentation on Module: Module allows you to set up local variables with names that are local to the module. But after using ...
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Why doesn't Mathematica use uniform criteria for validating Options?

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 1}, pp -> 0] Gives as expected: Plot::optx: Unknown option pp in Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,1},pp->0]. >> However: ...
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Tokenize Mathematica input in a simple way

Background Usually, I give detailed descriptions when I have a question which sometimes lead to that users don't write their answers because they maybe think their answer is too simple. Therefore, I ...
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What is the correct way to use specific rule for specific pattern match when parsing an expression?

update: Thanks for the answers below. But I noticed they do not handle the following special cases: lis=1 and lis=z , ...
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Parsing a CSV file using Interpreter

The new Interpreter functionality in version 10 looks like it has the potential to make parsing custom data formats very easy. I'm trying to create a CSV parser. ...
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balanced Shortest[] and string-patterns

The pattern Shortest["A"~~__~~"B"] is oriented : It assumes the text is read from left to right and it takes the text between the first "A" and the next "B". Any ...
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Light syntax parser for Mathematica?

My netbook is too slow to install Mathematica. I'm not set against working in a text editor, but I like having an automated highlighting/formatting environment; can anyone recommend a good gedit ...
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Using MatchQ (or other means) to parse an expression using sums of COS or SIN correctly

I am writing a function that will take an expression as input. I want to make sure the expression is valid first before processing it. Looking for a correct to use ...
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How to programmatically replace an expression in a .m file

I'm trying to write some code to programmatically replace a particular expression in my init.m file with a different expression. (It'll probably be some multi-line ...
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How to parse information contained in a file name

I have a set of files containing my data, and the file-names contain relevant information that I would like to extract. What I have is: ...
6
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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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Efficient JSON parser for Mathematica

Im looking for a efficient way of parsing JSON data in Mathematica. I am having a lot of problems with ImportString because it uses Java, is too slow, and uses too ...
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Isolating characters in a string

I'm struggling to find the right function in mathematica to isolate specific characters in a string. I have got a formula as string (I imported it from an excelfile) like this: y = 0.97*x1 + ...
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How to import a “.numbers” spreadsheet?

Does Mathematica support importing a ".numbers" spreadsheet file (from the "Numbers" '09 (ver. 2.3 554) spreadsheet program in Apple's OS X iWork office suite)? A ".numbers" file is actually a zip ...
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View the FullForm of ^^

Why am I unable to see the FullForm of ^^ (the shorthand notation for BaseForm)? ...
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Extracting text from nested HTML lists <ul> <li>

We wish to analyze the tree structure of HTML documents that consist of nested lists, ie, using the HTML tags <ul> and ...
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1answer
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Easiest way to parse semi-structured text file

I have a plain text file with some data. I need two things: Be able to extract certain values for the various field, e.g. to extract the 'Mean Dose [%]', that is to extract number ...
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Why is ^^ff not the same as ^^ToExpression[“ff”]?

I want to convert a hexadecimal string to a decimal (base 10) number: 16^^ff 16^^ToExpression["ff"] The 1st line returns the correct answer of 255, while the 2nd ...
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Make MyLogicalExpand

The function by Mathematica to expand a formulation with ANDS, ORS, NOT, XOR, and others, is LogicalExpand, let see an example: ...
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How to import a CSV file into column vectors [closed]

I just got a trial version of Mathematica. I want to experiment with using it for data analysis. I have a CSV file here that I would like to import into Mathematica so that the data is represented as ...