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multiple sequential definitions, defining own set function

I want to define a function for doing multiple definitions, where I apply the same function f to all values, and definitions are done not at the same time but after ...
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Plotting: DensityPlot produces artifacts

I am trying to plot the electric potentials of bouncing balls using the following code: ...
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How to localize the symbols x,y, A, B in the following program? [closed]

I see a example in Paul Wellin's Programming with Mathematica An Introduction, 4th edition: ...
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What is wrong about Abs[x]-a? Is it a bug?

Why is the Out[74] not {1 - a, {x -> -1}}? ...
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Timing Differences

In More efficient implementation for comparing coefficient lists in a Do-loop link, george2079 posts in his first answer a piece of code that takes 352 seconds to compute. When I run this same piece ...
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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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How to represent the lines that are formed by the intersection of two planes?

I am trying to set up Brillouin zone and representing the lines that are formed by the intersection of two planes is part of my step. I have tried the sample sections from the graphics guide book, but ...
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For-loop only executes first line in body [closed]

I have a simple For[] loop: ...
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More efficient implementation for comparing coefficient lists in a Do-loop

I'm wondering how to speed up the following code so it actually computes for $n=2$: ...
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Obtaining the envelope of an oscillating function and perform fitting

There is an elegant way to obtain the envelope of an oscillation function explained here http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/27854/15966 My question is how to modify the code below so I can fit ...
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Automatic Cuda/CPU code; Fast programme run [duplicate]

I have developed my thesis codes by means of Mathematica software in a .nb file format. Despite using the available Parallel code capabilities and doing all the numerical integrations by means of ...
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Plot roots of B(z) according to angle small to large

I have the following function: B[z_]=((z*(z - 0.5)*(z + 0.5))/((1 - 0.5*z)*(1+0.5*z))) I want to plot the roots this polynomial according to angel like below ...
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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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How to output (anything) if any error happens

I have long code which goes through iteration process. some times I get error messages. I want to get the iteration numbers (or any kind of output indications) when errors happen. for example, how ...
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Differences between 'Solve' and 'LinearSolve' [closed]

Using the function 'Solve' I can do the following: Solve[a x + y == 7 && b x - y == 1, {x, y}] I get the following output: I want to get the same output using 'LinearSolve' instead. How ...
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Higher RAM handling by 32bit Mathematica [closed]

Can 32 bit Mathematica run program which requires more than 4GB RAM ?
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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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Using a LocatorPane

I have a network of a power grid where the edge are the power lines and the vertices are loads or generators. I was wondering how I can import an image into Mathematica to derive some sort of ...
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Skip other If conditions

I'm trying to write a code to "random" move in a matrix but it can't go to a certain position if it has a certain value (in this case I'm using the number 2). How do I make it to skip all other If ...
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CSS Selectors for Symbolic XML

Symbolic XML is a convenient way of managing XML in Mathematica, at least for casual use or small tasks. Here and elsewhere you can find examples of XML handling in Mathematica, including XSLT/XPath ...
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Simulating a system of nonlinear ODEs?

I was trying to simulate a system of ODEs on Mathematica in an effort to try to understand how to muck around with Mathematica but for some reason the following lines of code do not yield any results; ...
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Improving code for comparing and modifying nested matrices

I have a matrix such as: ...
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Can the value of a variable be made to persist between front end sessions? [duplicate]

For example, say I create a notebook with a cell a = 5 + 2 and then I close Mathematica, reopen the notebook, enter a new cell ...
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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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ParallelTable not firing

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What is a good alternative to this numerical example taken from FindFit?

I am using MMA V9.0 What do you suggest for this numerical example? I am not getting good results trying to use my own procedure to find a "best" fit using the 1-norm. The 1-norm example for ...
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How to implement the Observer design pattern?

As a programmer with a history with procedural languages, the Observer design pattern inmediately springs to my mind when attacking certain class of problems, mostly UI/notifications related. A ...
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Why even try the semantic constraints, if expression can't match the pattern structure?

This result is unexpected: Trace[MatchQ[{7}, {_?NumberQ, __}], NumberQ] (* -> {{NumberQ[7], True}} *) Why evaluate ...
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Using Findroot within a loop

I am trying to get solution to an equation in a loop. The isolate equation works ...
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DynamicModule inconsistent behavior; was: DynamicModule persistent UI changes

Update: I'll restate the question in hopefully more terse and clearer terms. To illustrate the issue, run this and save the resulting notebook: ...
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How to count number of {True,True} outputs?

Do[Print[{x + y + z == 3, x + y > z}], {x, 1, 2, 1}, {y, 1, 2, 1}, {z, 1, 2, 1}] If I run this syntax I get a series of Outputs, I am trying to Count only the ...
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Split list of states by run lengths and discontinuous changes in state

I was asked to look into writing some simulation code for a user, where the simulation output (x) would oscillate between three possible states: ...
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How to save the results in an identical Excel file (.xls) in each iteration of a Do loop

Assume the following code (Below code is just an example to clearly illustrate my problem): ...
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Mean Squared Deviation for Population Data

I've been using the Lotka-Volterra equation to estimate population sizes and need to find the MAD (mean absolute deviation), MSD (mean squared deviation) and mape (mean absolute percentage error) for ...
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Is it possible to create iOS apps with Mathematica?

I am fairly new to Mathematica and don't have much experience with other programming languages, but I can already see that Mathematica and the Wolfram language are far easier to use than most others. ...
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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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Detecting patterns of black and white stones on a 2D board

I'm writing a program to play a game of Pente, and I'm struggling with the following question: What's the best way to detect patterns on a two-dimensional board? For example, in Pente a pair of ...
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How to loop in reverse order?(e.g. for i from 10 to 1) [closed]

I have a list F = {382.856, 638.53, 915.482, 1192.44, 1469.39, 1746.34, 2023.29, 2181.91} And I want to use it to calculate V: I think it should be something ...
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Issue with Set function

Tables often come with column headers. Indexing the columns with the header is a natural thing to do. Although a proper dictionary is the usual solution in such a case, I find it often practical and ...
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A problem with functions and Infinite expression 1/0 encountering

Following code (function) makes integrals and then replace f[x] with Cos functions and calculate the definite parametric ...
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A problem with set values

The following code is just an example to clearly explain my problem. Assume that : ...
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How to produce functions [closed]

I want to produce n functions. For example, assume that by giving n=3, 3 definite integrals will be created, like the following: ...
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Mathematica Implementation of Householder’s Method

I typed the Householder code in this paper, which starts on page 7. The code is: ...
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Can BreadthFirstScan be modified?

I would like to obtain a "slick" implementation of A*-search algorithm on Graph objects, using the built-in BreadthFirstScan (if that is possible at all). I noticed that BreadthFirstScan is static in ...
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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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Equivalence under common permutations

I have lists which consists of sublists of equal length. The outer list is regarded as a multiset (that is, permutations of the sublists don't matter, but repetitions do), but the order in the ...
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How to replace a list with the result list after each iteration [closed]

I have some initial values such as L1 list: L1={10,20,30,40,50}; I want to use the L1 ...
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How to set the position of the palette when use CreatePalette[]

When using CreatePalette[], the palette created always shows up on the upper left corner. Is there a way to make it show up at the center of the screen, just like ...
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How to restrict the mouse cursor to stay within a box?

I'm trying to use Mathematica to write small games, and I find that it would help to restrict the player's mouse into the game window (just like other games do). Is there any way to achieve this? ...