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What is the differences between parametric plotting with regular plotting? [on hold]

I tried to plot using Plot[x] but sometimes people use ParametricPlot[x] to plot their graph. I just wonder, what is the differences between those two and is there any benefit of any?
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Plotting an equation describing a Joukowski airfoil

I am trying to plot an equation that will give me a Joukowski airfoil and am having trouble getting any results. The equation that I am using is as follows: ...
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How to create assignments to Overvector programmatically

I wish to write a function that accepts to lists. The 1st argument is a list of lists, holding the components of a several vectors. Ex.: comp = {{a, b}, {c, d}}. ...
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Is it the correct syntax with TransformedDistribution?

I define a function as f[x_] := ...;which is in fact the PDF of a random variable $X$. The PDF if given by $f_X(x)$. Let $Y$ is a random variable, which is the ...
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MMA gives error when a different PDF expression is used for the same distribution

I have the following MMA code. Note that the function I declared at the very beginning is the PDF of square of a Nakagami Distributed random variable. With $m=1$ and $P=1$, $f(h)$ becomes Exponential ...
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Solving equations with change of variables is not working?

I want to express it in the form $$\text{expr=}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}C_1\exp\left(-t^2\right)f(t)dt$$, i.e., the integrand is a bounded smooth function $f(t)$ times $\exp(-t^2)$ and the domain of ...
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Question on Poincare section example

I'm trying to make a Poincare section. On the Wolfram Documentation Center they give an example that includes the lines ...
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How do I identify the source of a “Tag times protected” error?

I have some code that looks like Table[ a = 1; b = {2, 3} c = i;, {i, 2} ] which gives an error: Set::write: Tag Times in c {2,3} is ...
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How do I increase the readability of this code?

Below is some code I am working on; being a beginner. How can I increase the readability of the part behind Manipulate? I can't read my own code anymore, because it is simply too long and unordered. ...
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integrating with multiple indicator functions depending on each other

I need to compute the following integral with three indicator functions, $I(x)$, $I_1(x_1)$ and $I_2(x_2)$, $$ \int_0^1\int_0^1I(x)\left( \ I_1(x_1)\,x_{1} + I_2(x_2)\,x_{2}-1 \right) dx_1 dx_2 $$ ...
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How to get a best fit line on a scatterplot?

I know that I am supposed to call listplot inside of the show function but I can't seem to get that to work. The best I can get is this, which has the best fit line following the scatterplot. How do I ...
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Watched a Livestream with Christopher Wolfram, he used an operator that I can't find [duplicate]

I understand /., /@, /; and documentation exists in the normal way for all of those but I can find nothing on /*
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Problem with ParametricPlot with Im and Re [closed]

I have a problem, How can I plot theses functions from 0 to 2 Pi : Re(e^(iaϕ+(iϕ)^b)), Im(e^(icϕ+(iϕ)^d)) Re(e^((iϕ)^a) e^((iϕ)^b )), Im(e^(icϕ+(iϕ)^d)) Re(e^(iaϕ+(iϕ)^b)), Im(e^((iϕ)^c) e^((iϕ)^d)...
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Mathematica Empty Plot FourierSinSeries function

I'm trying to get a plot of different order Fourier series of the function x-1, why does Mathematica give me an empty plot? ...
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Matrix Multiplication in context of row and column vectors

I've been looking at some matrices in Mathematica and I've noticed something very weird: They're extremely temperamental when it comes to dot products! For example, if I have the following, ...
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How to set multiple parameters to zero?

Say I have the matrix A = {{a,b,c,d,e}, {f,g,h,j,k}} and I want to set some of these to zero. I have been doing this via ...
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Defining a variable with comma (or any other separator) in its name?

How can I define Mathematica variable/function with comma in it? For example, defineL00,1 as a variable? I plan to use L00,1 ...
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Problem with PolarPlot and Table [duplicate]

If I have a set of numbers, for example grid = N[Table[n^2/2, {n, 3, 24}]] And want to plot that as circles I can either use Graphics[] and Circle[], or ...
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How can I specify the plot range of a BoxWhiskerChart? [closed]

I am combining multiple BoxWhiskerCharts using GraphicsGrid. This works properly, however I want the different charts to have ...
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A natural syntax for a Query that holds

Often I have an unevaluated expression in a RuleDelayed Key-Value pair and subsequently want ...
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Replace argument of delayed function before it evaluates [duplicate]

How should I use replace so that f[x_] := x^2 Replace[f[3], 3 -> 1] OUT = 9 evaluates to 1, instead of 9? This way, the replacement of the argument is done ...
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Mapping over function's several parameters regions [closed]

About this post: Mapping multiple parameters of a function to specific values I wonder if the parameters a and b have ranges ...
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Flatten command: matrix as second argument

One thing I could never wrap my head around is how Flatten works when provided with a matrix as the second argument, and the Mathematica help isn't particularly ...
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Why is there no PositionFunction in Mathematica?

Too often I have seen the programs of inexperienced users greatly slowed by using Position in an iterative fashion, when far faster would have been to compute a ...
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Generating sequence of averages of averages of partial sums

I have been given the following code that generates the sequence of averages (of the partial sums) of Grandi's series: ...
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Syntax for Neumann/Robin condition in NDSolve [duplicate]

I can't follow the logic of how a NeumannValue term is to be incorporated into a pde to provide a BC for NDSolve. The ...
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Experiment to test Infinite monkey theorem [closed]

I need to apply this experiment: For all numbers between [0,128] let be t {set total=0 repeat this experiment n times {set start=0 choose random number [0,255] lets be R While(R!=t) {...
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Syntax f[x_][y_]

Need to understand the principle of the distinction between f[x_,y_] and f[x_][y_] It seems also that z[x_, y_][a_, b_, c_][α_, β_] := a (x + y)^b + c/(α-β) ...
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Is there an internal logic behind short form symbols, such as @ (Prefix), @@ (Apply), /@ (Map), /. (ReplaceAll) [closed]

To me, function names (such as Apply and Map) seem more intuitive than their symbols (e.g. @@...
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Why doesn't Mathematica solve this non linear (fractional) ODE? [closed]

a1 = NDSolve[{y1''[x] - 0.1 y1[x]^0.25 == 0, y1'[0] == 0, y1[1] == 1}, I get the following errors - Power::infy: "Infinite expression 1/0.^0.75 encountered ...
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List of Inequalities in RegionPlot with different colors [duplicate]

Starting from the example of the Documentation: RegionPlot[{x^2 < y^3 + 1, y^2 < x^3 + 1}, {x, -2, 5}, {y, -2, 5}] Which gives a nice plot with two ...
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Substituting within a function definition that includes Simplify

I would like to define a function like myfunc[f_] := Simplify[(f/g)] where g will be substituted/replaced with the current value of g at the time of definition. ...
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What is the meaning of “/.”? [closed]

I've looked to the built-in help of Mathematica, but I still can't understand the usage of /., like in the following expression: ...
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Partial derivative of function of two variables

This question is not enlightening nor is it difficult. But some part of my notation or how I have defined my functions is messing up the D[f,x] function. ...
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Better alternative to Hold/ReleaseHold for postfix application of Monitor

Trying to Monitor a process using the postfix notation, as in Table[Pause[n/10], {n, 5}] // Monitor[#, n] & fails: the ...
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Is there a linter to help write good Mathematica code?

I don't do much real programming, but I've recently been turned on to Atom, which has linter plugins for over 50 languages to make coding easier (most drawing on pre-existing lint-like programs). In ...
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Applying multiple functions to a single column in a table

I've seen similar questions, but I'm having trouble applying solutions found there to my situation. My sorting function: ...
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Is it possible improve the code scanning beyond what SyntaxQ does? [closed]

Please, consider this package (* ::Package:: *) BeginPackage["HelloWorld`"]; a::usage="A"; b::usage="B"; Begin["`Private`"]; a=1; b= End[]; EndPackage[]; ...
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Undocumented “Output” alignment argument to “Column?”

In this SE question, Inheriting Stylesheets when using CreateDocument, I noticed the literal string argument "Output" to Column. ...
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How to set similar constraints on multiple variables in Solve

In this equation: var = {x, y, z, m}; Solve[x + 2y + z + m == 14 && And @@ Thread[2 <= var <= 3], var, Integers] {{x->2,y->3,z->3,m->3},{x->3,y->...
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How to get the long logic expression with a terse method

I have a long logic expression (x==2||x==3||x==4)&&(y==2||y==3||y==4)&&(z==2||z==3||z==4)&&(m==2||m==3||m==4) How to get it by a terse ...
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How to assign options to a variable?

I want to redefine a function similar to Plot like this: ...
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Syntax question for declaring variables [duplicate]

I have a very basic syntax question for declaring $X_{hb}$ a variable. f[Subscript[X, hb_]] := Subscript[X, hb] In mathematica instead of writing the ...
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how to convert a bundle of if statements into a simple one.

hi i am just trying to create a matrix depending on some specific conditions for which i designed these codes which work fine but i want to concise these codes. ...
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Superscript prime symbol

x\[Prime] looks like $x_{'}$, ugly right? Is there a way to make a symbol with prime to look like $x'$? That's what I'm trying right now: ...
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Why is Reap result nested? [closed]

A minimal (toy) example for my question: i= 1; Reap[Do[Sow[i = (i + 1)^2], {4}]] (* {Null, {{4, 25, 676, 458329}}} *) I presume the entire result is a ...
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Why SetDelayed won't work

I'm trying to do this: Riffle[list = {a, b, c, d, e, f}, tem = RandomInteger[1, Length@list-1]] {a, 0, b, 0, c, 1, d, 0, e, 0, f} But I think this method is ...