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Can RecurrenceTable make use of CompiledFunction?

I'm trying to implement a discrete-time 2D Verlet algorithm for a point-mass subject to a softened gravitational interaction as a test for a more computationally intensive simulation using ...
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Computing a recurrence table backward

I am trying to understand how to compute a recursive equation backward say n = 10 to n = 1. I am trying to solve a PDE for which ...
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How to speed up solution of system of recurrence equations

I was wondering how I can improve the speed on this method for solving a particular system of coupled recurrence equations. The system is $$ \begin{align*} &V(m)=\alpha + \beta V(m+1)+\beta ...
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Express recursion formula by Nest function

I'm fairly new to Mathematica and I have to express a formula by Mathematicas Nest-function. I'd like to find the solution for my formula by my own, thats why I ...
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Compile, “global variables” and recursion

I am trying to do something similar to this, namely to make a Compile'd function outer that itself calls a ...
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What tools can help in realizing tail recursion?

I had nice discussions with Leonid and Rojo that got me interested in tail recursion. Tail recursion is not always easy to realize with Mathematica, so it would be nice to have some tools to help with ...
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Writing a function with variable arguments [duplicate]

I want to write a function which takes multiple arguments varying from 1 to n, where each argument is a triplet. sublistProduct[{$a_1,b_1,c_1$},{$a_2,b_2,c_2$},...] = { $\Pi_{i=1}^{i=n}a_i ...
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How to create a recursive TreeGraph

How could I create a recursive tree graph, such as one defined by the following: A family of trees $T_n$ are defined recursively as follows, for all integers $n \ge 1$. The tree $T_1$ consists of a ...
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How to solve for the closed form of this recurrence?

For integers $L,k \geq 0$: $$T(L,k) = \begin{cases} 0 & \text{if }k \geq d, \text{ever}\\ -a_{k} & \text{if }L=0 \text{ and } k<d\\ a_dT(L-1,k+1) - a_{k}T(L-1,0)& \text{if } L>0 ...
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Index change in a recursive definition

Assume I have the following recursive definition: ...
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Recursion problem

I try to make designation a = {Subscript[a,1], Subscript[a,2], Subscript[a,3]} but receive mistake $RecursionLimit::reclim: Recursion depth of 1024 ...
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Iteration convergence of Newton approximations

I am trying to determine for which initial values Newton's approximation of specific functions (EX: f(x)=x^2 -1)converge and to what numbers it will converge to. *Where Newton's approximations are ...
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Getting the first $n$ terms of a recursion relation

Given a recursion relation, I would like to generate the first $n$ terms (automatically) without having to go term by term. Background Each term is of the form $a_{n}(t)$, that is, $a_{n}$ is a ...
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How do I make Mathematica nest argument changes?

I want something like Nest[f,x,n], but what where f is an argument change like a pushforward and x[t] is a function, for example, symbolically, and not in any sort of code: $$ F{x[t]} \equiv x[2t + ...
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How can I express this recurrence function in Mathematica?

\begin{equation} r_{i+1}=r_{i}+V_{i}{\Delta}t \end{equation} Where \begin{equation} V_{i}=(0.01, 0.40) \end{equation} and ${\Delta}t$ is the difference in time. My implementation (this is for ...
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Recurrence doesn't work together with maximize

When I'm trying to use a recurrence relation involving maximize it simply fails to compute anything... ...
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How can I implement this recurrence equation in Mathematica?

I asked a similar question yesterday but today I realized that I was implementing the wrong function. I have tried changing the implementation but I can't get it to work. Problem: There is a river ...
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RSolve and a recurrence relation

In the book An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms there is a recurrence relation for the number of compares used in Quicksort algorithm: $$ C_N=N+1+\sum_{0≤k≤N-1}\frac{1}{N}(C_k+C_{N−k−1}) $$ ...
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Help Solving A Recusive System: “$RecursionLimit::reclim: Recursion depth of 256 exceeded.”

Was wondering if anyone had any tricks/ideas on solving this system of recursive equations I have. Essentially my goal is to have J2 equal to zero, but to understand how tweaking several parameters ...
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Recursion depth of 1024 exceeded [closed]

I'm not sure why this code is giving the error :( f[0] = 0; f[n_] := f[n] = DigitCount[n, 10, 1] + f[n - 1]; f[1016]
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Solving linear recursions without constant depth in mathematica

Mathematica does not like this recurrence relation. I do not understand why? ...
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How to improve this function that selects parameters from arbitrary distribution using Recursion?

Below, I have defined a function using Which to select model parameters based upon various conditions. My questions are: Is there any danger in writing this function using Recursion? Is there a more ...
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Solving Recurrence equation for n

I have a recurrence equation $t_n$ which is defined as $$ t_n=2.5t_{n-1}-1.5t_{n-4},\qquad \text{for }n\geq5 $$ Where $$ \begin{align} t_1&=5\\ t_2&=10.5\\ t_3&=26.25\\ t_4&=62.625 ...
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Problem with recursion depth

I want to solve a problem where I need to compute the Euler-Lagrange equation. However I receive a recursion problem, and I don't understand why. ...
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Recursion on a moving window

I need to apply some computations to a moving window of $N$ items in a time series and I am struggling with doing recursion and shifting the considered window. To illustrate, please consider the ...
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Display level of recursion of a recursive function during execution

Given a recursive function, is there some simple way to display or store the value of recursion or "how many levels deep" the function is at a given time? For instance, if we wrote the recursive ...
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Recursive definition of nested sums

I have a set of functions which take lists as arguments. They recursively nest sums, and I have defined them as follows ...
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How to rewrite and possibly speed up a recursive sum?

I have the following for-loop calculating a multiple nested sum ...
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Define a Recurrence Table involving other tables

I'm relatively new to using Mathematica. Previously I used Matlab, but lately I noticed that the numbers i got in both of them do not match (mostly it seems that Matlab lacks precision...). The ...
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Implementation of a recursive function [duplicate]

I have been trying to implement a recursive function, but still struggle. Here's what I have written: ...
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how to make a recursive function to analyse this file

I am stuck at this problem beginning We assume we have keyword k, and the structure in the file: file.txt ...
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Problem with converting recursive code to iterative

I am trying to convert a snippet that uses recursion into one that uses iteration for drawing an L-tree, but my code produces duplicate points. How do I avoid generating them? Recursive version: ...
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Pare down list recursively

What is the best way to pare down a list whereby the $n$th number is removed from the list recursively? This ...
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How to define y[n] = f1 y[n-1] + u[n]?

I need to define a recursion defined by the following equation $y(n) = f_1 y(n-1) + u(n)$ In which $f_1$ is a symbolic constant. I know the values of the sequence u and I know the initial value of ...
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Understanding `NestList` with multiple functions

General question For a function f[n, a], where a is a list and n is a whole number, what is ...
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Mathematica taking too long to calculate recursive function

I have been trying to plot those specific recursively defined functions p1 and q1 in Mathematica: ...
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Alternative ways to implement a triangular recursion

Triangular recursions are a class of algorithms that frequently turn up in computational mathematics. These recursions are expressible in the general form ...
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Recursive functions taking list arguments

I wish to create a function that takes lists (e.g. {plus,plus,minus,0,minus,plus}) and uses the input list to calculate a corresponding value using a set of ...
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How can I use Mathematica's graph functions to cheat at Boggle?

Boggle is a word game played with 16 dice and a 4x4 tray. This question is inspired by a Stack Overflow question about Boggle that I decided to solve using Mathematica. In addition to Mathematica, I ...
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Recursive partitioning: Is there a better way to do this?

Consider the following function, which recursively splits a list into equal length sublists (the length of the list is assumed to be a power of the second argument): ...
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simulate a 32-bit signed integer overflow in a recurrence function

Considering the following recurring equation: which is this factorial function: I want to find the value of x where f(x) = 0. Actually, the solution is impossible with Mathematica, and it's ...
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Variable that changes itself

I am trying to store a boolean value into a variable with the additional property that the value changes each time the variable is called. ...
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Nested Recursion Equation

I have been trying to solve a "nested recursion equation" using Mathematica. However, when I do something like this: ...
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Nonlinear recurrence relation

I entered the following recurrence relation into RSolve and it just gave the question back to me. $$a_{n+1} = \frac{(1+a_n +(a_{n−1})^3)} 3$$ Is there another way to get a formula for the nth term?
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How can I evaluate only a single step of a recursive function?

Let's say have a simple recursive function for the Fibonacci sequence f[0] := 1 f[1] := 1 f[n_] := f[n - 1] + f[n - 2] but I want to see how it will expand in a ...
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Recursive function with if-statement

I am trying to represent the following function definition in Mathematica: $$\begin{align*} f(1)&=1 \\ f(2n)&= \begin{cases}f(n) & \text{if}\space n\equiv0\pmod{2} \\ 2f(n) & ...
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Plotting two recursive functions

I'm trying to plot two recursive functions (p and θ) on a map. So far I have: ...