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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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1answer
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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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1answer
142 views

Create a color bar 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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3answers
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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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Extra factors appear when evaluating Euler integrals

Note: this is fixed in version 9. When I perform the double integral in Mathematica, Integrate[(x (1 - x))^z (y (1 - y))^z, {x, 0, 1}, {y, 0, 1}] which ...
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135 views

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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2answers
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How to compute the inverse CDF properly?

Note: this has been fixed in version 9. I want to compute the CDF and inverse CDF of the hyperbolic distribution: ...
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1answer
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Using EdgeList on a once empty Graph crashes the kernel

Note: this is fixed in version 9. Calling EdgeList on a non-empty graph which was previously empty causes the math kernel to crash. For example, ...
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1answer
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NExpectation behaves oddly with EmpiricalDistribution

Note: this is fixed in version 9. My question concerns the usage of NExpectation and Expectation and why I see the behavior I ...
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2answers
204 views

How to Write into multiple files?

Note: this is fixed in version 9. I want to put expressions into multiple files simultaneously, with the following code: ...
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1answer
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How to export and import Graphs with additional data?

I'm trying to export and then later import graphs with additional data added such as VertexLabels and EdgeLabels. When I export ...
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1answer
326 views

LogPlot axes labels destroyed when working in high precision

(I'm using Mathematica 8.) I have a Taylor series: poly = Normal[Series[E^x, {x, 0, 10}]] I want to produce a log-linear plot of the error. This is easy enough ...
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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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Does Mathematica 8 work on Windows 8?

I just saw that Windows 8 RTM has showed up on Technet, and I've been wondering if I should upgrade my main machine. I've been trying to determine the compatibility of various app with Windows 8 and ...
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0answers
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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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1answer
70 views

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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3answers
225 views

What is the most convenient way to change options for Graph[] objects?

What is the most convenient way to change options such as VertexLabels in existing Graph objects? (Version 7 users note: ...
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1answer
161 views

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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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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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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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2answers
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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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3answers
692 views

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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1answer
120 views

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 ...
4
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1answer
300 views

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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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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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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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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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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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358 views

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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1answer
323 views

Why does LogLinearPlot sample its argument outside the specified domain?

I experience a weird bug in the function LogLinearPlot. If the input is an interpolation function, such as the one created like this, ...
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1answer
233 views

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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1answer
565 views

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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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.