Version-specific issues for Mathematica 7 (other than bugs).

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What is the right way to rotate an array?

Suppose I have an array, not necessarily square: a = $\left( \begin{array}{ccc} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 4 & 5 & 6 \\ 7 & 8 & 9 \end{array} \right)$ I want to rotate it like one ...
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Sort+Union on a list

Probably this is too trivial question for this forum but for some reason I am not getting it on my Mathematica 7 so far. I have a list ...
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Internal “Periodical” functions in version 7

In version 7 there exist these Internal` context functions: ?Internal`*Periodical* AddPeriodical   ...
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Problem importing URL with Greek characters

I'm considering buying a car. So I thought why not make a web-crawler in Mathematica to pile-up car data? Brilliant idea. Then I found this Greek website, gocar.gr, which just so happens to have all ...
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Why does Hash return different values in Version 7?

This function does not work correctly for me. The generated Gravatars do not match the ones actually produced by using the corresponding address. The problem was traced to differing output from 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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Legends in combined Plot and ListPlot

I have a set of data ...
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How to add a fading trail effect in Animate?

I would like to add a smooth fading effect to the end of a curve, while it is animated. Here's a minimal working example which shows a particle moving on a circle (the circle is drawn while the ...
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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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PrintTemporary in ParallelTable

I thought of a possible answer to Monitor doesn't work with ParallelTable but it doesn't work as I hoped it would. This accumulates print cells instead of deleting them as intended. Can it be ...
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How to randomly erode a 3D distribution of points with Mma 7.0?

Suppose we have a 3D distribution of points, like the spherical ball example below : ...
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Mathematica: Label specific vertices in GraphPlot

How can I label particular vertices in GraphPlot? And have the arrows space out accordingly, for the width of the label? I have Mathematica 7, but I think this question applies to all versions. ...
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Tick marks shrinking with ImageResolution [duplicate]

High resolution PNG export is handy for print quality plots, however tick marks are not scaling properly. Does anyone know a solution or a work-around, preferably for M7 (on Win7)? ...
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NullSpace[_, Method->“OneStepRowReduction”] is sometimes wrong; how can I work out when this happens?

Edit 2015: Has this been fixed yet? (This is on MMA 7.0.1.0 on OS X) I've just found a large matrix m for which NullSpace[m] ...
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Sorting an Array with words in different languages

Array consists of words of different languages. I need to sort elements in reverse alphabetical order and make a list of elements, which consist of english letters. Example of array which consist of ...
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Exported animated gif with matrices will not work?

I want to export a list of matrices as a gif so that they will appear one after another 2 seconds apart. I've tried the following but when I open it up it only does the first two matrices and I have ...
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How to take the derivative w.r.t. an arbitrary function?

EDIT: The answer posted by @Jens works for built-in functions only. However I'm starting to wonder if this is related to my Mathematica install somehow. I have version 7. Here is an example in the ...
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Is it possible to enable syntax highlighting for \[Function]?

This is a bit of a long shot but I am wondering if it is possible to enable syntax highlighting in a function defined with \[Function] without resorting to anything ...
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Small output glitch with Histogram

I'm experiencing a small formating glitch with an histogram. I want to define an histogram with a square frame, with precise vertical ticks from 0 to 10. But I'm still getting a larger range, and I ...
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Sporadic bug in Mathematica 7.01.0 MatrixPower and/or Eigensystem functions on floating-point symmetric matrices with repeated eigenvalues

Note: From the comments submitted below by other StackExchange users it appears that this apparent bug was fixed sometime after version 7.0.1. I asked a vague variant of this question a few days ago, ...
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Error with String patterns producing Removed[“$$Failure”]

While working on How to capitalize the first letter of each word in a string and trying to understand why certain characters were not considered letters I tried this: ...
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Colorize a 3D distribution of points according to density

Suppose we have some random 3D distribution of points. I'll use the spherical ball defined below as an example and a starting point for the discussion here : ...
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Plot: How set markers in plot in front of axes

I draw a plot using ListPlot. But I noticed that PlotMarkers are 'covered' by the axes; see example below: I was trying to ...
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How to align text to left and output to right, in manipulate?

I need to show a layer of information on a 3D graphics, inside a manipulate box. Currently, all the code is working great, except that the text should be aligned to the left, while the output numbers ...
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Bug with LinearProgramming on Integers?

With Mathematica 7: LinearProgramming[{1, 1}, {{0, 0}, {1, 1}}, {1, 1}, Automatic, Integers] gives wrong result {0,1}. But <...
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How to mix symbols and text for labels in manipulate? [closed]

I'm creating a big manipulate box with several sliders, and each slider must have a small explication text (units, for example) after a mathematical symbol. As a simple example, here's the code I'm ...
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Alt+Gr issue with Mathematica 7 on linux

I have the same issue as described in https://matteochinazzi.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/mathematica-alt-gr-issue-under-linux/ So basically whenever I use AltGr to write [ or ] in Mathematica, it ...
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Reduction of repetitive calculations in Table

If I generate two tables inside a function which are function[n_, x_, y_]:=( table1 = Table[i* x/n^x, {i,1,n}]; table2 = Table[i* y/n^y, {i,1,n}]; ) where <...
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ListPlot - plotting values with different range

I have three tables: L, S and U. In first table I have values from range (0,1), in second ...
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How to extract the bin width from a Histogram made with an automatic binning method?

I am using the Scott binning method with Histogram and Histogram3D to plot some data. How could I find out the bin width chosen ...
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Error with comments inside and expression

I found this strange parsing error with comments inside of an expression in Version 7. And example is {{1, x}, {1, y} (* {1, z (= 5+6)} *)}; It occurs depending ...
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Place legend without border above the plot

I use Mathematica 7.0 and as far as I know, there is not method PlotLegends, only PlotLegend. I want to set my legend - without background, shadow and frame - above my plot, as in the example belowe: ...
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How can I style a TabView?

I have been trying to style a TabView like in the examples on the Wolfram CDF site, where they have custom sizes and backgrounds with images or gradients, but I am ...
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Export to mat file does not work

I use this command from the Mathematica documentation center Export["1.mat", {"t" -> {{1,2,3}},"u" -> {{4,5,6}}}, "LabeledData"] to save data as mat file ...
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Version 7 and 8, different behavior of NSolve. Is it reproducible?

I noticed the following difference, and I wonder if it's a problem of my system or the results difference is actually due to the two different versions ...
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RDPStruct.exe: what is it and why are there so many?

I have an old (v7) webMathematica system running and it seems to generate a lot of RDPStruct.exe processes. First, what does this "Converter" do? GIF.exe and JPEG.exe are obvious, but "RDPStruct" ...
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Random non-overlapping disks in a square

I've found a nice code snippet by @belisarius from this question, that I'll reproduce here for reference: ...
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How to blend some colors on a curve

I need to define a color gradient on a 3D curve, but I'm having some problems with this. Suppose we have a 3D curve defined as a parametric function of some real variable ...
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How to add text with output on a 3D manipulate

I need to add a string of text with some output data at the bottom-center of a manipulate output. The manipulate output itself is 3D. Here's a MWE to work with : ...
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How can I add a checkbox to a Manipulate expression?

I'm looking for a simple example about how to add a simple On-Off switch in a manipulate function. More specifically, I defined a curve with two parameters. One is a continuous parameter that is ...
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Converting polygon to graph in V7

I've unsuccessfully tried many ways of converting polygon points into a graph using Mathematica 7, and I am frustrated. I looked at this post, but it doesn't work: ...
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How to fix the order in which text appears in an axis label (V7) [duplicate]

One of the AxesLabel is "$:\text{log}|\Phi8b(u)|\color{Red}{\text{Red}}$". Question: How to make it like: "$\color{Red}{\text{Red}}:\text{log}|\Phi8b(u)|$"?. My Mathematica commads: ...
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ListPlot doesn't shows all points [closed]

I have a table: p1 = Table[(Binomial[2000, k]*StirlingS2[1386, k]*k!)/(2000^1386), {k, 1, 1386, 1}]; I used ListPlot[p1] ...
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Problem with convergence of limiting value in Manipulate

I created a nice Manipulate box of the magnetic field outside and inside a spherical shell placed in an homogeneous magnetic field. The code is working great, but it has a problem at a limiting value,...
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Use Compile to speed up evaluation

I have read, that using Compile command can speed up evaluations in mathematica. I have a mathematical expression, which I evaluate using following command: ...
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Error changing edge thickness in a GraphPlot

I'm having some problems with the Mathematica graphics inspector. I want to make a graph with the following code: ...
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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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Manipulate slider freeze, and empty value in box

Here's a MWE code to show two problems I'm experiencing with the sliders and their value box, under Manipulate : ...
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Warning and Errors during Compile

I defined a compiled function cf = Compile[{{x, _Integer}, {n, _Integer}}, z = (n^x); Binomial[n, #]* StirlingS2[x, #] *(#!)/z & /@ Range[x]]; and I ...
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Spacer and Text in Graphics going Awry (in Mathematica 7)

Use of a vertical Spacer in justified text inside a graphic isn't working as required. The result in the green box looks right, but when this is placed in a ...