Questions on writing non-trivial programs in Mathematica. Do not use this tag for questions on plotting/graphics or for questions on doing mathematics with Mathematica, where the focus is more on the math than the program.

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How to run Mathematica using Mac Terminal

My question is so trivial and I'm sure most people in here know exactly how to do this, however I still don't know how to run Mathematica in Mac terminal! I need to use all the cores of my computer ...
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Automating sequential import of data from web

I am trying to import data from multiple web pages hosted by a single online source. The data is posted by the source as one data set per web page for each week of the year. I would like to import the ...
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How do I insert a piece of code in Mathematica?

In Fortran, I can use include "file" to insert a piece of code. Is there a similar method in Mathematica?
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How do I slice an image of size “width × height” in n² pieces of size “width / n × height / n”?

Background: What I want is to make a jigsaw from an image. (A simple one where the pieces are polygons.) I have the following strategy in mind. Create a set of polygons and assign images (or just the ...
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How do you apply an algorithm individually to an array with many graphs

I have and array with many graphs to which I want to apply an algorithm (below) to each graph in an array that contains all my graphs. ...
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Plotting an orbit using first principles [duplicate]

I am fairly new to Mathematica, but I am trying to plot an orbit of the Earth around the sun using the equation: $\quad r(t+dt) = (2 - G*M*dt^2/r^3)*r(t) - r(t-dt)$ I need to break this into ...
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Programming- cryptography

I have defined the following function in Mathematica to get a SET OF m SETS (these sets are the codes {p,q,d,e,n} for the ...
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Plotting in the “Manipulate” function - simple coding

Hello Mathematica community, my name is Preston! I have a real quick question that should be easy to answer. Alright, so for a research project that I'm involved it at my university, I need to ...
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Calculating mean of multiple stochastic processes and setting a lower threshold

Thanks to “Rod Lm” I got some very nice input for the following problem. My intention is to simulate within a Manipulate function a given number of possible stock ...
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How can I find the row differences of a matrix?

How can I compute the row differences of an m x n matrix to obtain an m-1 x n matrix; that is, given how do I obtain
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Inputting two arrays for a module in Mathematica

I am relatively new to the Mathematica enviroment and not sure where I am going wrong. I have evaluated the question and understand it, but dont know how to exactly create a module for it. The ...
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How can Time be made to go backwards?

I would like to make a countdown timer, but cannot find a reliable method to make the DateList[] function reverse. The not so robust code for the Digital Clock with the display of seconds follows: ...
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How to get the outermost command evaluated first?

I have an expression like ToString[Stuff[...]]. I plan on having the Stuff[...] be manipulated as a string according to the output of other parts of the program. The problem is that Mathematica tries ...
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Using conditionals to check if LinearSolve found a solution

Is there some way to check if LinearSolve found a solution using conditionals in Mathematica 9? I need to solve a large number of linear equations, but I am only interested in the cases where there ...
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Changing a tag when one function is passed into another using UpValues

I have two complicated functions f[x,y] and g[t]. Before the main evaluation code in ...
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Elements of a List according position in axis

({{a, b}, {c, d}}) a, b, c and d are Lists of 300 length. Their first 4 elements must specify their position in the column (1 column, 2 column, etc) and the ...
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Clearing arguments passed to a Module

Is there a possible way to clear the arguments passed to a module to release some memory. I believe that arguments passed to modules are passed by value rather than pass by reference. e.g. I have the ...
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MLEvaluate() Function Gives Error

I am trying to link my C++ program to Mathematica Kernel. I am trying to use the MLEvaluate() evaluate but I receive an error while compilation. My codes are as below: ...
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How to return matching sublists or empty list

How to return matching sublists or empty list m1 = {{1, 0.5}, {2, 0.4}, {3, 0.1}}; m2 = {{1, 0.5}, {0, 0.4}, {0, 0.1}}; Commonest[Join[m1, m2]] out: ...
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Making an animated simulation without procedural loops

I'm still new to Mathematica and this is the first time I've wanted to do something more complicated than plotting and changing parameters of mathematical functions. I want to make a simple ...
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How can I import sound from within a Manipulate expression?

I want to import sound from a file, record, and import sound. ...
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pointer like operations in mathematica and evaluation control

I would like to create a data structure of the type "header[pointer]" where pointer would point to a list. I will shown on an example how I'd like this to work, and where the problems are. ...
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Checking equality with ComplexInfinity and testing whether a function is (mathematically) undefined

This seems ridiculously basic, but I cannot find anywhere explaining how to do it. If you evaluate certain undefined functions like 1/0 or ...
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What is the new command for AffineMap?

AffineMap was present in Mathematica version 4. What is the equivalent command in the current version of Mathematica?
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Draw from HistogramDistribution with ParallelTable

I wanted to check something, but ran into troubles using HistogramDistribution in combination with ParallelTable. The code does the following: Compute a HistogramDistribution of some sample and use ...
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How can I call the R-programming packages in my Mathematica?

I am trying to call the R-programming package called highfrequency in my Mathematica so that I can use its function rCov. I ...
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How to understand the extensional usage of Flatten? [duplicate]

Recently, I have been reading Mathematica program that written by many advanced Mathematica user, like Mr.Wizard, J.M., Kuba,etc to improve my programming capacity In the On generalizing Partition[] ...
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How to define a function or procedure that includes multiple steps?

I would like to define a procedure or function that takes as input an integer, s, and gives as output two nested lists. I have written code (shown below) that does this for one particular value of s, ...
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Scope of variables within a Manipulate expression [duplicate]

I have a problem in defining the local variables. I have this code: ...
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Avoid making repeated Random Integer in different iterations

Assume following code : Do[ i1 = RandomInteger[{1, 5}]; i2 = RandomInteger[{1, 5}]; While[i1 == i2, i2 = RandomInteger[{1, 5}]] , {k, 1, 4}];` This ...
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What's wrong with my code for finding primes?

From here I found a fast method to make prime list, the python version works well, but my Mathematica version does not. Obviously ,169 is not a prime number. What's ...
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Rounding only reals in an expression containing, reals, integers and symbols

I am trying to make a function that would make rounding real numbers in an expression possibly consisting of real numbers, integer numbers and symbols. An example of such an expression is below: ...
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Counting a cardinality of a subset satisfying special property

Suppose that we have a set of 9 2-dimensional vectors $c$ by m=3; n=2; c=Tuples[Range[m],n]; We want to define a subset $S$ of vectors in $c$ by the following: ...
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Solve this equation symbolically

I am trying to solve the equation for the quantity r = y/x symbolically: 3/y^4 == 3/x^4 + a/(x + 2 y)^4 with the requirement that we need to perform the ...
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Avoiding unnecessary computations within loops

Consider the following data: test = RandomReal[{1, 2}, {10, 5, 3, 3}]; How can I do the following without the For loops, e.g. ...
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How to insert an expression in a Mathematica program?

I need to insert a very large expression in a Mathematica program. So I first Put[large expression,"file"] and then use Block[{}, Get["file"];...] to ...
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Updating procedural fitting algorithm to more efficient style?

For some time now, I have used this procedural programming approach to fit data in my research that is too cumbersome for the built in Mathematica functions. (Although this simple example works fine ...
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Programming for matrix manipulation

I want to write a programme which operates on nd x nd matrices. The programme looks the matrix as a n x n block matrix where ...
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Elementwise operation, part deux [closed]

There are many answers to this question: which are forms of Mathematica's map, but languages like Scheme (I think also Python in recent years) also provide a ...
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Expectation Maximization Algorithm

I would like to use the expectation maximization algorithm within Mathematica. The issue is that I am very basic user and progress slowly with understanding functional programming.. I have found this ...
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What are the best tips in Michael Trott's beer/whiskey Wolfram Blog post? [closed]

Michael Trott posted this incredible tour-de-force on the wolfram blog: http://blog.wolfram.com/2014/08/19/which-is-closer-local-beer-or-local-whiskey/ The length of the post is overwhelming, so I'm ...
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Settings to disable global scope

I am building a fairly large application in Mathematica, and globally scoped variables are causing issues. I would like globally scoped variables to be out-of-scope for my expressions, except by ...
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How to construct a coordinate system that owns detailed calibration in the 3D enviroment?

Recently,I write a program to demonstrate the forward kinematics of the SCARA robot.The code showed as below: Using this function to construct the BigArm and ...
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Finding Values of All Nine Constants in q-hypergeometric Equation

I suspect that an identity of the form $$\sum_{j=-n}^{j=n}(-1)^jq^{j(5j+1)/2}=\sum_{r=0}^{n}f_{ar+bn+c}(-1)^{n-r}q^{(n-r)(dr+en+f)/2}\frac{(q;q)_{gr+hn+j}}{(q;q)_{n-r}}$$ for $a, \dots , j$ integer ...
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Whats Mathematica exactly is? [closed]

Is it a software to learn mathematics and programing? Or what? Sorry for my ignorance and my English. I'm not clear about what is.
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Help to solve the equation with RungeKutta method [closed]

I need to solve this equation. v'[t] + v[t] == 1/(1 + Exp[-v[t]]) I tried to solve it using RungeKutta method described in Wolfram ...
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Hide MathKernel Tab on Taskbar when using C++ [duplicate]

I am connecting to MathKernel.exe using C++ via MathLink on Windows. Hence, to create the link, this is what I use: ...
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Read expression from Mathematica via Mathlink C++

This is a simple C++ program to send an expression to the_Mathematica_ Kernel and get its response. ...
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DifferentialEvolution scaling factor randomization

Using NMinimize for finding global minima, one can choose the DifferentialEvolution method. You can find a (not so) detailed ...
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Compiled version of user-defined function

I have a function for parameter estimation with these codes: ...