Questions on the use or manipulation of *Mathematica* variables (i.e. names associated with a changeable value). Use [variable-definitions] or [assignment] for questions on variable context localization, or assignment.

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Checking if input is a function

I would like to write a program to find the leading coefficient of a given polynomial. (Sounds easy, right?) I'd like to be able to handle the format x^2-x+7 (with ...
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Restricting the evaluation of variables [closed]

Hopefully you understand my question. I m calculating inverse kinematics of a robot and each subsequent value is dependant on the one before. For simple porting into c++ I would like something like ...
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Manipulate different function and variable

I have list of functions such that test = {test1[a,x], test2[a,x], test3[a,x]}; I would like to plot this three function using manipulation ...
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assign a value to “elements” of a list, named as a “subscripted variable”

I'm stuck in scripting in Mathematica, since I need to assign a value to "elements" of a list, named as a "subscripted variable" (the subscript is also a variable), but it seems that in Mathematica ...
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How to make variable values from evaluation time persist in Manipulate? [duplicate]

In the context of automatic report generation, I am trying to use a For loop to Print out a number of ...
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What is and isn't a valid variable specification for Manipulate?

I have an expression whose terms have arguments (representing subscripts), like this: myExpr = A[0] + V[1,T] I would like to put it inside a ...
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Button with loop that iteratively updates slider in Manipulate

I have the toy Manipulate. ...
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Where is the erroneous assignment that is causing my 'List of equations expected instead of tru' error?

I'm getting one those annoying 'NDSolve::deqn: List of equations is expected instead of True' errors. I have done everything I can think of to Remove and Clear all variables, including restarting ...
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Ignore some values at return

Is there Mathematica analogue of Python _ (underscore) or Matlab ~, a special variable, that can be used when a function returns ...
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PasteButton: Pasting expression name without quotation marks?

I am struggling to find a way to use PasteButton to paste the name of an expression (in particular a list) without showing the contents of the expression or without ...
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How to re-assign values to a List of variables?

The accepted Answer to this similar Question can only be used one time, so it's not suitable for my problem. I do high-dimensional calculations for which I need to make lists of variables, like so: ...
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How can I use an InputField value as a variable name to save to?

I'm trying to save some settings and results from Manipulate, and I want to be able to save them to different variable names. The code I have is something like ...
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Binding a variable to an unbound variable [closed]

I'm trying to do something like the following: (minimal example, f2 unbound) ...
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How to use the variables from Table in calculation

New to the site and Mathematica. I'm trying to use the finite element method to get a temperature profile. So if $q_0=f(T_0,T_1)$, $q_n=f(T_{n-1},T_n)$ and we also know that ...
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Create a list of variables of a function

How can I create a list of variables of simple functions with arguments? These functions will be defined by the user, to be manipulated with some code later. ...
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How to list all user-defined variables with current values? [duplicate]

How to get a list of all user-defined variables and those current values in the current .nb? Maybe it's a (too) simple question, sorry if so, but the answer would help me a lot in debugging some ...
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Duplicate Mathematica functionality in Mathematica clone or lisp [closed]

What is the easiest way to accomplish the following in a Mathematica clone or in any version of Lisp? Also it doesn't appear in any lisps have a similar replace function. ...
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How to make Mathematica express an equation in terms of previously defined functions

I was given a problem for my physics class, and perhaps I have taken it too far, but I wish to finish what I started. I have a function (i warn you that this does not look pretty) ...
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Global variables [closed]

I have a workbook I am writing, there are 2 cells in it and then each cell is divided into sub cells. At the top of the first cell i made a bunch of variable assignments such as length=10, x=6, d=4, ...
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Assiging random values to an array of variables [closed]

I want to create a number of variables and assign random values to them. This is possible in Python using a single line of command. To be more specific say I want to create 10 variables whose value ...
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How to give more importance to a variable in a chart

I have two variables, x and y. x goes from 0 to 10, 10 being best. ...
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How to avoid import evaluation until if wil return true

My goal is to import a data from url that depends of 1 parameter, this initialy value is null or undifined en yo have to selec some popup and then the variable has value, what is the method to do ...
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Adding letters and numbers to create a variable name [duplicate]

Let's say I have several variables, named R1, R2 and R3. I wanted to have a function ...
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Defining a function which takes lists as it arguments and threads over them [closed]

I want to define a function with lists as variables, which has the form like m = Table[2, {i, 5}]; f[x_, y_] = m*x + x*y; x and y are list variables; m is a ...
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How to choose variables of specific form

I am trying to work on a problem with a probability distribution. I wanted to get the result in analytical form. Suppose I need to keep p1, p2, p3, p4 variables such that p1+p2+p3+p4=1; How to use ...
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Is it possible to find the size of a variable in a notebook?

I have a fairly large a list of matrices matsLst, which takes about 15 minutes to compute (but computes successfully each time). I can test in the notebook that ...
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How to use Table to assign values to variables in a list?

I'm trying to do the following: R = {a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i}; Table[R[[n]] = RandomInteger[{0, 20}], {n, 1, Length[R]}] My intention is to assign a random ...
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Symbol-handling, force-replace instanced variables within functions! [duplicate]

Currently I am stuck with the issue of renaming an instanced variable like r1$23314 to a global one. This issue arises as I need to use a "localizeAll" Module in ...
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Need help with notations [duplicate]

I can't create a custom variable with notation. Where is my problem? I have a big computation and I need to convert it to LaTeX. ...
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Plotting data with four variables; two labels for one of the axes [closed]

I am having difficulty related to 3D plotting task. I have a set of data points in the following form : ...
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Printing names of indexed variables instead of values

I'd like to display only the variable (indexed variable) name (in symbol form, not in string form) instead of its value in Mathematica. Say I have a variable foo[i] ...
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Can i change AutoStyles colors for undefined variables?

I want to change from blue to red the color of the undefined variables; but only for the current Notebook
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Can I name a variable as D(1,0,+1/2)? [closed]

I am trying to use variables with names as D(0,0,0), D(1,1/2,+1/2), etc. but I don't know how to do it.
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Is it possible to assign a value where the target is itself a variable

If I have a variable x := "a". Is there a way I can use it to assign a value to a, by just referring to ...
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Change of variables—Galilean transformation

I have a function of two variables, f[x, y], and I wish to do a Galilean transformation, i.e., y = z - v t, where ...
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How to specify the domain of a variable?

How can I specify for every expression the domain of a variable without using assumptions everytime i have to simplify it?
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How to make strong assumptions?

Or put in another way, how to make a variable behave as it belongs to a specific domain, even outside the use of simplify or other commands alike? For example: ...
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Variable change

If I have the following Hamiltonian: ...
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Solutions to multivariate equation

Is there any way to get Mathematica to give a set of solutions (pairs of x and y that are integers) to an equation with multiple variables? Something like: ...
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Problem using variable loaded from TextField

I'm trying to make a simple app, which loads some data via TextFields and then does something with that, but ... ...
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How can I plot a 3D graph that shows how a histogram varies with a particular parameter?

How can I plot a 3D graph that shows how a histogram varies with a particular parameter? A simple example of this would be plotting a histogram of data described by a gaussian. The gaussian is of ...
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How to assign equation solutions to variables [duplicate]

I have 12x12 Matrix with which I have to solve the equation below: ...
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Summing over n variables [duplicate]

I am currently trying to create a function taht will sum over n variables, but I don't really know how ot implement it. It should look like this: $f[n]=\left(\frac{1}{6}\right)^n \sum _{x_1=1}^6\sum ...
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Equivalent command to the Maple indets command

This carries on the discussion here and here. I had mistaken Variable[] to give you ALL variables in an expression, but apparently, it is not meant for that. ...
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Get expression type?

Is there a built in function that distinguishes between different kinds of variables? I mean something like: ...
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Explanation for coloring of variables by code editor?

I was working on some homework just now, and I realized that some of my variables have different colors, and I am not sure why. In the example below f is black, ...
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Get all variables in an expression with Variables[]

"\[Phi]" <> "1"; Variables[%] Exp["\[Phi]" <> "1"]; Variables[%] Exp[Subscript[\[Phi], 1]]; Variables[%] Say I have lots of variables used for ...
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Display variable name instead of value

Is there a way to display the variable name instead of its value? for example, I need something likevarname = 1; function[varname]; and the output is ...
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Pass the list of variables into function to change their values

I'm new to Mathematica, so I don't really know, how do what I want, and I don't even know how to google it. Doing one Mathematica task for my supervisor, I faced the following problem. I need to ...
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why the variable scope is not local when using evaluate to plot multicurve?

I noticed a surprising problem when using evaluate to plot multicurve, "evaluate" function actually consider global variable first, not the local! I can illustrate the problem using the following ...