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FoldList[Union,…] version 8 vs version 9 [duplicate]

I have a list of matrices something like shown below A = {{{1,1,1,1,1},{2,2,2,2,2}},{{3,3,3,3,3},{4,4,4,4,4},{5,5,5,5,5}}} When I try to run the code ...
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FrameTicks in BarChart

I am finding it a strange issue. I want to make a BarChart as ...
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A problem about CompilationTarget -> “C” [duplicate]

In my Windows 7 system, I installed two Mathematica versions (V8 and V9) In V8 Compile[ {{x}}, x^2 + Sin[x^2], CompilationTarget -> "C"] ...
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Add weighted edge to a graph in Mathematica 8

Is it possible to add an edge with a specific weight to a Mathematica Graph object? The function EdgeAdd has no option for the weights, nor the ...
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Interpolation on an unstructured (mostly-structured) grid in 4D+

I frequently need to perform interpolations on an unstructured grid. Mostly, with the purpose of filling grid holes and then later continue with regular grid interpolations. Mathematica V9 and V10 ...
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a mysterious error in multiple symbolical integration

I am trying to do the following integration: ...
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Create a colorbar plot legend

I have the following list of parametric equations lst = {10*Cos[u]*Sin[v], 3*Sin[u]*Sin[v], 2*Cos[v]}; I define the following color function ...
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Adding plot legends in version 8

I use Mathematica to draw the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of one point in a graphic. ...
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Bug in ListVectorPlot?

Trying to evaluate the following expression kills my kernel (Mathematica 8.0.0.0): ...
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Mathematica crashes after some iterations

I wrote a Mathematica script, which calculates an integral value at a list of points and writes it to a file: ...
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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

Bug introduced in 7.0 and fixed in 10.0.0 Maybe this is a bug or maybe Infix acts differently than the other functions. The fact is that both: ...
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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?

Bug introduced in 7.0 and fixed in 9.0.0 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 ...
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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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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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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

Bug introduced in 8.0.0 and fixed in 9.0.0 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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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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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 ...