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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 ...
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Settings to disable global scope

I am building a fairly large application in Mathematica, and globally scoped variables are causing issues. I would like globally scoped variables to be out-of-scope for my expressions, except by ...
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Why do For[] loop variables in different functions interfere?

I had something along the lines of: ...
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Assign values to variable names in lists

I hope somebody can help me in this (I guess) simple question: I have a list of variable names ls={w0,w1,w2} and another list of values ...
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Pattern evaluation in nested function call

I'll put the question right here, but will add some context below in case someone wonders why the heck I'm trying to do this. Why is it that I have to do two passes to get the value of the arguments ...
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How to pass a list as function argument?

I have the following function lFreqPhylo[a_, Q_, b_, p_] := Sum[Log[freqFunction[r[[p]][[i]], L[[p]][[i]], a, Q, b, {i, 1, nbranches[[p]]}]; The objects L, r ...
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How to output local variables when error message is generated without interrupting evaluation?

I am running a calculation to generate a dataset. I use several iterations to sweep over a parameter space. A few times an error message is generated (which is not the problem per se). Is it possible ...
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Using a variable for two different purposes

I want to name a bunch of tables after the OEIS entries which describe them. Is there any way to use these names for both the table name and the link at the same time? The second line uses the ...
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Strange behavior using variable in Exists

I came across a behavior that doesn't make sense to me when I tried to use Exists in Reduce. If I run commands: ...
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Variable number of nested variable-range sums

I would like to express the following nested sum in Mathematica: $$ S(m,j,N) = \sum_{k_1=m+j-1}^{N-1} f(N,k_1) \sum_{k_2=m+j-2}^{k_1-1} f(k_1,k_2) \cdots \sum_{k_m=j}^{k_{m-1}-1} f(k_{m-1},k_m) $$ ...
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Do multiple instances of Mathematica run completely independently?

Let me simplify the problem I am trying to solve so that the issue I face is highlighted. Say, I want to generate $n$ samples of a Gaussian random variable. I have a script (say ...
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Taking the time derivative of a function with more than one variable depending on t? [closed]

Yeah, I was wondering if it was possible ? I have a function which have different variables depending on time, like: $$\frac{d}{dt}mr^{2}\dot{\phi}$$ In this case both $r$, being a length, depends ...
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Why does one of my Manipulate integer variables get turned into a real?

I'm developing code for manipulating graphs. Spot the difference in the 2 Manipulates below: ...
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Using Array Elements as Function Arguments

Suppose I have an array p = {a,b,c,d} and a function f that takes a variable number of arguments. I want to evaluate ...
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Block, With, Module, can anyone help me understand the distinction? [duplicate]

I've been working heavily with Block[] for months in my research so I've read the documentation for the seemingly similar commands With[], Block[], and Module[]. Personally, I've had by far the ...
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Testing for arbitrary algebraic expression in given variable

I want to test, for example with MatchQ, if the argument of a function is an arbitrary expression in a single or several variables whose names can be assumed to be ...
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How to pass rules to packages [duplicate]

EDIT: After helpful comment from @Mr.Wizard I added the working implementation below for future reference. I wrote a module that does something with variables provided in form of a rule. It works ...
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storing rescaled images in new variables

I'm trying to assign random image files that undergo rescaling to a list of variable names. The images I'm trying to assign are the result of mapping the ImageResize function of two arguments to the ...
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Assign variable's value programmatically

Not easy to explain what I'm looking for, so please sorry if I'm not so short. Having many variables to be managed in several different combinations, I need to automate the assignment of preset ...