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Why does Arrow not work well with Scaled coordinates in 3D?

I am a little puzzled by the fact that if I try to use Arrow with Scaled coordinates in 3 dimensions the arrowheads are all over ...
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Issue with FindCurvePath

I have a problem with the function FindCurvePath. In some cases it crashes the Mathematica 9 Kernel. Here an example, where it crashes the kernel: ...
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up arrow works in math version 9, fails in math version 8 ^[[A [duplicate]

I have strange up-arrow behavior on command line Mathematica 8 versus Mathematica 9. Version 9 gives me history, where version 8 fails with escape codes. Any way to make them both work on the same ...
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Infix strange behaviour

Maybe this is a bug or maybe Infix acts differently than the other functions. The fact is that both: TreeForm[Infix[f[x, a]]] and ...
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Run FileSystem Remotely and Front End/Kernel Locally

Is there a way to run both the front end(& kernel) locally while the having Mathematica's filesystem(inode's at minimum) reference another os's filesystem? For example currently I run ...
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Is Mathematica 8 compatible with Mac OS X 10.9?

Does anyone know if Mathematica 8 works with OS X 10.9?
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DialogInput inside ButtonBar freezes Mathematica [duplicate]

In Mathematica 8, if I press a button on a ButtonBar which contains a DialogInput Mathematica freezes. Is this reproducible and ...
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FullSimplify yielding different results in mathematica 8 and 9

I have been experiencing some problems running a certain mathematica file in version 9. I've tracked the problem to a particular sum that I perform. Running the same code in version 8 and 9 I get two ...
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Problem enabling PlotLegends in Mathematica 8.0

I am trying to make a legend for a simple plot in Mathematica 8, but does not seem to recognise the command PlotLegends. I declared beforehand ...
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Can't simplify Abs[a*Cos[x]]^2

Why doesn't FullSimplify[ Abs[a*Cos[x]]^2, Assumptions -> {{a, x} ∈ Reals}] simplify to (a*Cos[x])^2 but this query ...
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Bug in GeneratingFunction?

According to the documentation GeneratingFunction[a[n],n,x]==Sum[a[n]x^n,{n,0,Infinity}] However, for $a_n=1/(n+2)$ I obtain ...
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Running PlotLegends in Mathematica 8 [duplicate]

I will like to get a density plot (in Mathematica 8) as in: Make legend same height as plot. However, anytime I run ...
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Method Shrinkwrap Messes up editting Graphics

If you try resizing or moving the Inset in the following interface, the Graphics becomes incredibly jerky and borderline ...
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eigenvector bug?

I have a fairly simple $3\times3$ complex matrix, $$ M=\left( \begin{array}{ccc} \frac{7}{2}-\frac{i}{2} & -1+i & \frac{1}{2}+\frac{5 i}{2} \\ -1+i & 5+i & -1+i \\ ...
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Positive integrand giving negative answer

I'm integrating a positive function f(t) times sin(t) from 0 to pi/5 and get -38. Actually f is slightly negative for a short time (smallest value ~ -0.0005), but far from enough to explain this. ...
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Alternative to NotebookLocate or NotebookFind

In Mathematica 8.0 and older, there are two ways to select cells based on cell tags. NotebookLocate["CellTag"]; NotebookGet[EvaluationNotebook[]] and ...
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ListPolarPlot not showing full plot range even with PlotRange -> All

I have a list of data dpdOt (given below) with associated angular coordinates thetaplot, which when plotted using ...
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Det and MatrixRank freezes on SparseArray with nonzero default value

Why does the following simple code never come to an end (at least with version 8) n = 5; mat = SparseArray[{i_, i_} -> 1, {n, n}, -1/(n - 1)]; MatrixRank[mat] ...
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Exporting large png results in completely black image

When trying to export an Image as PNG the resulting file is a completely black image. This happens only for certain images I have not been able to determine exactly ...
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Matrices and polynomials: MMA 8 vs. 9?

I want a function to take a polynomial from a list, plug a certain matrix T into that polynomial, and return the answer as another matrix. My program uses the applyPoly function suggested by a user in ...
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Techniques Modifying Cells M8.0

What techniques are there for modifying/organizing/selecting/deleting cells? I understand Mathematica 9.0 has a Cells function but what techniques exist in Mathematica 8.0? The documentation for ...
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Must Run Cell Twice to Display Values

What is going on here? Print[InputField[]] CellPrint[TextCell["my\"text", "Text", ShowStringCharacters -> True]] If I insert the above code into a blank ...
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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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Clipboard with transparency

After reading this question I have determined that Rasterize[Graphics[Circle[]], "Image", Background -> None] allows you to do ...
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Behavior of copy and paste with different image formats

Ok, let's say I create a 1x1 pixel image. i = Image[{{0}}, "Byte"]; Now I Export["image.png", i] the image and import it into ...
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Derivatives of list elements

Could someone explain the odd behavior of the Derivative function when drawing arguments from lists? We have, ...
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Problem with NIntegrate when WorkingPrecision is specified

I am trying to evaluate this integral numerically: $$ \int_0^{\infty } m \exp (-m) J_1(m){}^2 \, dm $$ Everything is OK when only the integration method is specified: ...
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The proper way to write the input for a certain series

Mathematica tells the series below doesn't converge. I think it converges. What would the proper way to write things be as an input? ...
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Animating the Lorenz Equations

I am trying to use the Animate command to vary a parameter of the Lorenz Equations in 3-D phase space and I'm not having much luck. The equations are: ...
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Plot an undefined function

When I plotted an undefined function, Mathematica also spends considerable time to process it. It returns a blank figure necessarily. What confuses me is where the ...
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ErrorListPlot Legend with Markers

I'm trying for some days now to integrate markers in my legend. I have a ErrorListPlot with markers and a legend but difficulties to realize the markers in the legend as well. Thanks a lot for your ...
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Expansion of $E(i c \mid m)$ at $c\to\infty$?

Currently, I am using a Windows machine with Mathematica 8. I noticed a difference in a series expansion of the function EllipticE[] in comparison with a result ...
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Reading RData files without RLink

I am using Mathematica 8. I would like to read some RData files which I have received. I do not currently have an installation of R on the machine with Mathematica.
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MatrixPlot for DFT in black and white with ContourLabel

I have several data files such as this: ...
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Can not launch Mathematica 8 on Lubuntu

I am trying to launch Wolfram Mathematica 8 Home Edition. The installation itself occurred without a hitch. Note: "..." indicates my machine name, username, etc. Linux Version ...$ uname -a Linux ...
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Sum of positive terms gives negative answer

Mathematica evaluates Sum[((n - y - 1)*(n - y)^2*n^y)/y!, {y, 0, n - 2}] as -2 e^n n. This should not be a negative value. ...
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Version 8.0 integrates but Version 9.0.1 doesn't

I am trying to run the following integral in version 9.0, but it fails: ...
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A Graphics`Mesh`ConvexHull[] peculiarity

I have been unable to explain the behavior of Graphics`Mesh`ConvexHull[] on the following (highly simplified) example: ...
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Download Mathematica 8 Trial

My school uses mathematica 8 on several of their computers. I would like to download a trail version for my home computer. I would like the same version. Is there a place I can download mathematica ...
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Problem with ContourPlot3D

The following line works fine: ...
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mathematica startup time

I have Mathematica 7 and 8 installed on my laptop. Mathematica 7 starts quite fast, but Mathematica 8 is extremely slow to start. In the Option Inspector I canceled the "welcome screen" option at ...
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Problem with plotting eigenvalues

I want to plot the eigenvalues of a matrix which is dependant on a parameter (well, actually I want to plot a tight-binding electronic band structure). The dimension of the hamitonian matrix is ...
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Using DistributionFitTest on custom distributions in Mathematica 8

I originally posted this question on Stack Overflow, but I didn't get any answers, and I'm hoping to have better luck here. I'm trying to compute the goodness-of-fit of a bi-modal Gaussian ...
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How to evaluate this indefinite integrate $\csc(4x)\sin(x)$

I tried to integrate the following integral using Integrate[Sin[x]Csc[4x],x] and I am getting a strange result. $$\frac{1}{8 \sqrt{2}}\left(-2 i ...
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An recurrence equation that can be solved in version 7 but not in version 8

A friend of mine showed me this code sample: RSolve[{a[n] == a[n - 5] + 1, Sequence @@ Table[a[i] == 1, {i, 5}]}, a[n], n] // Timing It's solved by version 7 in ...
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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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Discrepancy with TakeWhile between RandomInteger result and list on Linux

I have to following code that solves a problem for me. The example that is given to us is as follows: lst = {1,-2, 3, 4,5,-3, -4, 9,7,0,8}, predicate = ...
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PlotLegends doesn't work on Plot3D-V8.0.0

I am trying to plot in 3D and I need to use PlotLegend. My code is ...
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Break[] inside ColorFunction

f[x_?NumericQ]:= (Do[Break[],{i,1,2}];x) Plot[x,{x,0,1},ColorFunction->(ColorData["Rainbow"][f[#]]&)] Break::nofwd: No enclosing For, While, or Do found ...