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Patterns for destructuring “Function” function arguments

I want to define a function for finding a Jacobian matrix of pure vector function of vector argument. I try ...
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Functional equivalent of a For loop referring to consecutive elements in a list

I have implemented this function which smooths the values in a list by, if it encounters a zero, replacing this entry by the average of its two neighbours (apart from the first and last values of the ...
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How to make a symbolic vector into a pure function?

As part of a set of functions to implement a steepest descent algorithm I created my own n dimensional gradient function. It is defined as follows: ...
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Pure function, one slot refers to List-position

I used all my google-fu trying to find how to make this work; read the docs as well. What have I missed? I feel sure this can't be a new question, but I can't find anything Here is is: ...
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How to Fold (FoldList) this in a more compact (efficient) way?

Example code: x = Table[something[i], {i, 5}] Table[Fold[f1[#1, f2[#2, a], a] &, x[[i]], {c1, c2, c3}], {i, Length[x]}] This above is just an example. I ...
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What happens when you divide by ##?

I've been playing around with sequences a bit. In particular with using ## with unary and binary operators. Let's start simple, the following all make some kind of ...
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How to make a density plot with composed functions [closed]

I want to create a monochromatic density plot of the E-field around an optical vortex. To do this I've written ...
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What does the expression “Total[funca[a,#] & /@ #] & /@ {x,y}” possibly mean?

Can the expression be simplified as "Total[funca[a,#]] & /@ {x,y}"? What does the double of "& /@" mean? Where can I find some reference? Updated According to Mr.Wizard's answer, I now know ...
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Why does the documentation call functions “pure”?

Clearly, functions in mathematica are not pure functions according to the definition on Wikipedia (no side effects - basically implementabe with table lookups): ...
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Why is `B /. h -> #2 &` not a pure function?

I am trying to plot the energy surface of the mean field Ising model, but I am running into a problem with setting the MeshFunctions for the plot. ...
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Operate over list of pure functions

I have list of pure functions (All functions are InterpolatingFunction) i.e {{a, b}, {c, d}, {e, f}, ...} and I would like ...
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How can I mix // with a function of two arguments? [duplicate]

I often find myself using // when playing around with expressions, but it is always cumbersome to have to switch to the full notation just to apply a function of ...
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Syntax for Table with a pure function

I have: g = #1^2 + a #2^3 / #1 & Now I wish to make a Table evaluating this from 1 ...
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Algebraic expressions on pure functions

I would like to know how to perform algebraic operations with pure functions. Simple version: Here's a silly toy model: I want to transform the algebraic expression Sin*Cos into the function ...
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How can I make a “self-referential” replacement operation self-contained?

Fairly often I find use for replacement rules that call themselves on the right-hand side of the rule, e.g.: ...
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Why is either Listable or HoldFirst not working?

Starting with a fresh kernel, I evaluate the following: ...
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Mma10 mystery: Failure of pure function substitution with Interpretation?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 I had code to display with subscripts from Displaying index as subscript on output: e.g. C[i] -> C_i with Notation[...] or Interpretation[..]? which ...
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How can I change the scoping of a pure function returned by a function in a package?

I have written a small Mathematica package that contains a module that solves some differential equation with initial conditions. Suppose that the solution to this differential equation defines some ...
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How to use multiple pure functions correctly?

I have used Mathematica for two years.And usually,I can use single pure function(#&) rightly.However,for the use of multiple pure function,I always make all ...
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How to find all symbols in an expression and perform an operation on them?

========== motivation =========== Suppose, for example, I have an incoming expression like m = (3-I)x + 4(x y)/(Cos[y]) I want to find all the symbols in ...
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Correct slot assignment when mapping from different lists using pure function

Given expr = u == a1 + a2 x + a3 y; and uRep = {u1, u2, u3}; xyRep = {{x1, y1}, {x2, y2}, {x3, y3}}; I'd like to generate ...
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Why is Chop ignored in Plot?

I want to plot multiple functions with the same settings side-by-side, so I use the pure function construct (for clarity, I only use one function in this example) ...
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Requiring NumericQ in Pure Function

Potential duplicate, but doesn't seem to solve my problem: Using patterns in pure functions I have a function that returns an InterpolatingFunction, and it works ...
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Third syntax version of LogitModelFit: unexpected result of “BestFit”

The third listed syntax version of LogitModelFit allows one to specify input in a simple way: Only a design matrix (with a row of values of the explanatory input ...
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Define a function that returns a function with a variable number of arguments

Previously, I've defined a function with a variable number of arguments with the following method. ...
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How to exchange two arguments?

Recently, I have being using Mathematica to write my undergraduate paper. I want to use two pattern lists such as { A -> a, B -> b, c -> C, ....} and ...
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What is happening in Map[Function[x, x^2], a + b + c] from the Pure Function tutorial

The Pure Function tutorial gives an example: Map[Function[x, x^2], a + b + c]. I would expect the output to be (a + b + c)^2, ...
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`Slot` (#) interfering with evaluation

In the following I am using one function makeFunc to assemble two functions a[t] and b[t] to ...
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How to input pure function to package?

I would like to input a pure function into a custom written package, but am running into a variety of errors. The package I have created is as follows: ...
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Replacement rules in combination with pure functions to make a change of variables

I have defined my function in this way w = f[r,Θ] ; After some calculations i obtained my results with respect to the previous function. For instance: ...
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Can I make a function which depends on several arguments which are not independent?

Here's a simple example Suppose have the permanent relation that z is proportional to xy^2, for real numbers s. z = s x y^2 Now, we are interested in ...
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Recursion when randomizing elements in a list

I want to randomize certain elements of a list; Since the code list = {a, b, c, d, e, f, g}; list[[{1, 3, 5}]] = RandomSample@list[[{1, 3, 5}]]; list works fine, ...
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Need to run evaluation 2 times

Why does this only work after running the evaluation 2 times? ...
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Pure function in Nest

I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong here: Table[Nest[# + 0.1 * -i * #^2 &, 2, 1] , {i, 0, 0.5, 0.1}] (* {2., 1.96, 1.92, 1.88, 1.84, 1.8} *) The problem ...
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How to use Compile to efficiently apply a function to every element of a list

Let's say I have a list of random numbers; list = Table[Random[], {100000}]; I want to apply a function f in every element of ...
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Defining an operator

Let s be a positive integer and let DifferenceDelta be this function with step = 1. Define ...
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Defining a function of a distribution

I have a discrete- time and space markov process that I want to evolve given an initial distribution. To that, I defined ...
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How to combine two usages of # into one and speed up the code?

I have a function num with two variables, matf and matg. How can I combine the last two lines of code below into one? The code is aimed to find out the maxiaml count bel when we give each $i3 = ...
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How combine pure functions of several slots? [duplicate]

How can one define in a functional way a 1st-order linear differential operator involving several independent variables that can then be applied to a function of that many variables? Consider an ...
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How do I create matrices with arbitrary list restrictions?

I want to randomly generate a square matrix of dimension n with entries in the list StartingEntries, and also satisfying that for any such matrix M, the matrix Inverse[IdentityMatrix[n] - M] has ...
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How to make InverseFunction work on function defined with restriction on arguments

This example works to define InverseFunction on the first argument of a function ...
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Find the slope between adjacent points in a list

I have a list of two dimensional points that are ordered by their x-coordinate. I would like to calculate the slope between all adjacent points. I'm familiar with the use of pure functions in Sort ...
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Is there any way to define pure functions with optional arguments?

For example consider the following function: Function[{u,v},u^2+v^4] Is there anyway to define default values for the variables ...
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Pure function with attributes of arbitrary number of arguments: Is it possible?

Mathematica allows to define pure function, like Function[{a, b},Length[Unevaluated@a]{b}][1+2,2+3] (* ==> {0} *) Pure functions in Mathematica can take an ...
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Split dataset based on the first column [duplicate]

I have a dataset which I want to split based on the first column. The data looks like this ...
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Multiplying expressions within a list of pure functions

Let's say I have a list of pure functions that are nice algebraic expressions: say l = {(#1 - 1)&, (#1^2 + #1)&, (#1^3 - 1)&} What's an easy way to ...
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Using Through to evaluate complex expressions

Suppose we're given the expression f*g+h, where f,g,h are all pure functions. How can we evaluate this expression on some ...
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How can I generate a generalized product to two lists in a special way? [duplicate]

Let's say I have two lists, and I'd like to generate a "cartesian product" from these two. Specifically Inputs: A = {{{1}}, {{2}}, {{1}, {2}}}; B = {8, 9}; ...
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What are the scoping rules for function parameters shadowing System` symbols?

Here are some very contrived code snippets, highly unlikely to appear in real code, but still I am curious why they behave like this: ...