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### Why is the first argument of the SetDelayed evaluated?

In[1]: f=g; In[2]: SetDelayed[f[x_],x^2]; In[3]: ?f Globalf f=g In[4]: ?g Globalg g[x_]:=x^2 However, SetDelayed has the ...
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### Algorithm for generating the power set of a Set [migrated]

Suppose you are given a set, S, with cardinality 3. Describe a procedure (an algorithm) for generating P(S), the power set of S. How will you specify which element to select?
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### Table generation with SetDelayed function [closed]

I would like to understand why the following two outputs differ: Let us define the following data set: ...
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### How is LHS = RHS; … ; RHS (nontrivially) different from … ; RHS

I'm trying to understand how Mathematica thinks about the results of Set. Suppose we perform LHS = RHS. I'm focusing on when ...
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### Problem with Simplify, Sqrt, and Set: What's going on?

I am having some trouble getting Mathematica to simplify an expression of the form Sqrt[x]*Sqrt[1/x], where x>0. The problem is that x is assigned to some complicated form by the time Mathematica ...
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### Finding pairs where the intersection of them is empty set from a nested list

It would be better to give an example first. Suppose I have a nested list of the form list = {{ 1,2,3,6}, { 3,6,10,20}, { 4,7,11}, { 10,20}}; where each element ...
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### Why can AppendTo modify a referenced list in-place but Part cannot?

Part, AppendTo, PrependTo, AddTo, etc. allow in-place modification of a list, but only Part requires that the list be referenced through a simple symbol, e.g. the following all does what you'ld ...
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### Finding largest Range in a list

In a list of positive integers, I would like to find the largest n such that Range[n] is a subset of the list. So for example ...
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### Difference Equation System constructed with SetDelayed: How I can set Non-exploding break?

I have a Difference Equation System constructed with SetDelayed. The system is like as follow. ...
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### A more perfect Union[]

I was doing a Project Euler problem with my class, and found the following weird fact: Union[] of a list of some 50 million numbers (of which only around 15000 were ...
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### Modifying parameters: Set::setps in the part assignment is not a symbol [duplicate]

Ok, this will probably be a silly question, but I can't get my head around it. I'm making a simple module that, given a list and two integers, will swap the position of the elements in the ...
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### How can I create a set (list) provide a kind of rule/algorithm?

Example: S = {r ∈ Q : r² < 2} Let S be the set of all rational numbers whose squares are less than 2. It follows that 1 ∈ S, 4/3 ∈ S, but 3/2 doesn't ∈ S because 9/4 ≥ 2. Thank you.
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### Implementing key-value associations in Mathematica 9 with inexact numbers for keys

I'm not sure of what type of problem my issue falls into, so I haven't been able to search forums with any success. If this has already been solved then my apologies! Essentially I'm trying to set a ...