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How to partition a disk into individually spaced bricks?

What I want to do is in any way produce a picture that looks like this Given a set of words, how can I partition a disk into bricks for these words, such that it looks good? Here is my sucky ...
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Are later versions of the Front-End compatible with older Kernels?

At my graduate school, all of the clusters still use version-6, and I only have version-7 and version-8 installed on my computer. I would like to use those machines remotely. Are either of the ...
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backward compatibility

When producing or enhancing code, it is tempting to use recent new primitives of Mathematica introduced in version 7 and 8, but for library code or in preparation or future version change in ...
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$InputFileName backwards compatibility

What would be a good replacement for $InputFileName (which has been added recently to Mathematica 8) to achieve backwards compatibility with let's say M6 and M7? I ...
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Setting up TextStyle with initialization cells in Mathematica 6+

It used to be quite straightforward to change the default settings of a notebook in terms of inputs, outputs, text styles and font sizes in previous versions of Mathematica using initialization cells ...
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Graph rendering not working as expected

I'm running the older Mathematica v6 which seems to go through the edges of graphs twice. Is this a bug? Is it fixed on the latest version? Please just try this command: ...
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Export Table from Mathematica into specific cells Excel

How can I export a table to Excel - to specific cells, e.g. D1-E2? Background: I want to compare results, and it's easier to have the results on one spreadsheet. I'm using Mathematica 6. This is my ...
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Error message from V6.0.3 on Mavericks

With Mavericks, everything works fine except saving documents -- then I get this error: Internal self test error MacDialog | c | 2 Fixes? Ideas? Any help appreciated.
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Forcing evaluation of ArgMax

How to force evaluation of ArgMax before its output gets used in Solve? Background: I'm trying to solve for the Nash ...
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1answer
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Version differences in Parallelize

I am having a problem which I guess is due to version difference. I have to generate a list of unitary matrices, which I can do easily. However I came to know about ...
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How to tell Mathematica not to simplify an expression

While there is this question with a very similar title, it does not answer my question, which is: I have part of an input, in my case Re[Exp[I*x]] which ...
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Frame and white background not working (all other colours are fine)

Though my question my be related to this one, it doesn't look like it can easily be solved in the same way, so I hope not to be double-posting. I am trying to insert a framed number/text into a ...