This tag is for requests for books, online resources, etc. that deal with the Mathematica system and its applications. This tag is also for asking references for algorithms used within Mathematica.

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Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
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Are you interested in purchasing David Wagner's “Power programming with Mathematica”?

I recently contacted McGraw-Hill to see if they have a mechanism in place for printing out-of-print books that are still of interest. Specifically, I asked about "Power programming with Mathematica" ...
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Symmetric sum and Muirhead's Inequality

I was able to find some reference for symmetric polynomials but not for the symetric sum (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muirhead%27s_inequality#Symmetric_sum-notation_tricks ) Please could anyone ...
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Mathematica Reference Book on Reliability Engineering?

Can anyone suggest a reference book titled “Reliability Engineering Using Mathematica” or similar that contains the version 9 or version 10 functionality ? Some topics/chapters I would be interested ...
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What is the best Mathematica tutorial for young people?

As Conrad Wolfram said at the TED conference, in the future kids should focus more on new technology. Computers compute better than humans, so we should focus more on thinking and getting the ...
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Do you know of any web-based university course that is entirely Mathematica based?

Does anybody known of a web-based university course entirely built with Mathematica? I mean one where the whole course (lectures/labs/exams) is presented in Mathematica FrontEnd form. My point is ...
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What Mathematica book to buy?

I have used Mathematica for several years but at a pretty low level - piecing together built-in function inefficiently and fearing the sight of # and &'s when I see others use them (I never do). I ...
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Testing Equality Expression?

Even if in Graph[{1 -> 2}] == Graph[{1 \[DirectedEdge] 2}] the answer is True ; but why MMA doesn't show the result of the ...
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How does Mathematica solve eigenvalues?

I believe mathematica uses some techniques beyond our book. According to the text book it is not possible to solve eigenvalues of which the matrix has not completely eigenvectors, or of those matrix ...
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Cheat sheets or reference cards for Mathematica

In order to improve my workflow with Mathematica, I'm looking for cheat sheets. The purpose of such reference cards is to be printed and to stay on the desk during the learning of a new programming ...
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Resources on Mathematica and strong AI (a.k.a. AGI)

David Deutsch (physicist / quantum computing theorist) wrote an article for Aeon Magazine last year: On Artificial Intelligence that got me thinking. The article assesses and critiques the ...
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Learning Finance with Mathematica

Background My math background is strong by CS standards, probably normal by mathematica standards. (i.e. familiarity with real analysis, linear algebra, managed to read the proof of the prime number ...
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Are there any videos that show how different Mathematica expressions are evaluated?

Are there any videos that show how different Mathematica expressions are represented internally as object graphs and demonstrate how they are transformed during an evaluation? I am asking because I ...
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mathematica for learning? [duplicate]

Mathematica looks like an extremely powerful tool. I would love to have it in my toolbox. Unfortunately, I can hardly add two numbers together. I think the application of math through programming is ...
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Where to begin? [duplicate]

I was looking at the Mathematica website today and just decided to buy the software. I've spent too much time juggling annoying symbolic expressions by hand that actually learning to do things with a ...
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Any ideas on how GeneralMiniMaxApproximation is implemented?

GeneralMiniMaxApproximation is used to construct minimax approximations of parametrically defined functions. I am curious about how ...
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Mathematica for Computer Scientists

Background I've coded in C/Scheme for 10 years. I have a BS CS. I've recently become very interested in pattern-matching (lisp's match macro), and term rewriting systems, which brought me to ...
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Is there documentation on the comparative performance of Mathematica functions?

Recently I have been solving some Project Euler problems. I find there are always several ways to do the same thing. For example, one could join two lists like this: ...
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Is the source code available for examples in the “Mathematica Cookbook” by Sal Mangano?

I looked around a bit and didn't seem to find it. Not as obvious as Wrox books make it, for example. I came across a pdf of the book online [I paid for the paperback] but pasting the code from the ...
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Which ray-tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D?

I am interested in working alternative to Mathematica's FrontEnd for rendering Graphics3D produced by Mathematica. The requrements are: An ability to import ...
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Recommended book on random processes to understand new functionality in Mathematica 9?

I am interested in exploring the new functionality on random processes available in Mathematica 9, but I am not familiar with all of the underlying mathematics. Could you recommend a book that ...
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Reference request for logic programming in Mathematica

I'm learning Mathematica(v8) to use it to program formal logic. Can anyone recommend a logic-specific tutorial text? A reference list of logic-related functions would also be very appreciated!
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Good Introduction / Tutorial to Mathematica **Books** [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice? I'm a high school senior and am using Mathematica for a research project. However, I find it a bit ...
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Are there any offline tutorials for Mathematica?

As can be seen from my questions, I am struggling to make Mathematica do something useful. The amount of tutorials on the Wolfram web site is a bit overwhelming, especially that I don't have too much ...
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Community structure algorithm [closed]

I'm using CommunityStructureAssginment[] from GraphUtilities but not sure what is the algorithm behind it. May be someone knows what is the algorithm? Or any info on the community structure ...
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Sensitivity Analysis: Global Sensitivity and Screening

I have a model which accepts several input parameters and now I want to study the sensitivity to certain parameters as described in here: Cross Validated Answer and in Wikipedia. There is also a link ...
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Is it necessary to have a prior computational background or is it possible to learn Mathematica as a first programming language?

I have a background in economics and I'm very interested in learning Mathematica but I'm afraid of starting out because I have seen that most programmers already have a good background in some kind of ...
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Controlling the time step in NDSolve?

I generally use NDSolve for stiff non linear partial differential equations of 4th order. I find that a BDF1 method generally does well to placate my beast of a PDE. I've also tried out ...
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Strategies for simplifying complicated expressions

I have a very complicated expression involving trigonometric functions, complex numbers etc. You may find it here as it is too long to be pasted here. You may also find a screenshot of it here. ...
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What method does NDSolve use for solving PDEs?

What is NDSolve's mode of operation? I use it to solve partial differential equations and never gave it too much thought. Recently, I came across this question. ...
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Reference request for neural network programming in Mathematica

I'm looking for a good reference/book on programming neural networks in mathematica. I've been working through Freeman's "Simulating Neural Networks with Mathematica," but it is from 1994 so is quite ...
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Adaptive sampling for slow to compute functions in 2D

EDIT: Although I have posted an answer based on my current progress, this in incomplete. Please see the "open issues" section in the answer. Most plotting functions in Mathematica adjust the ...