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Import an SPSS, SAS, or STATA file into Mathematica

I would like to import the World Value Survey data file into Mathematica, but it's only given in spss, sas or stata formats, which are statistical analysis softwares format I think. I can't get to ...
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Limit of sequence of functions behaving strange

I'm trying to determine the limit of the sequence of functions $$f_n(x)=\left(\frac{1}{\pi}\arctan(n x) + 1/2\right)^n. $$ I define ...
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How to visualize Riemann surfaces?

In WolframAlpha we can easily visualize Riemann surfaces of arbitrary functions, can we plot the Riemann surface of an arbitrary function using Mathematica and ...
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GPU user experiences

Edit Thanks to all who have responded! I now have plenty of information on the GeForce 650M GPU as found in most new, mid-range Mac laptops; the Mandelbrot code below runs in comfortably under a ...
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Is there a way to teach integrate new solutions?

I have an integral which I can solve, but integrate cannot: ...
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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 ...
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Dual complex integral over implicit path using contour plot

Context I am interested in doing double contour integral over paths which are defined implicitely. For the sake of debugging, let's assume its $$\oint_{\cal C}\oint_{\cal C} \frac{1}{u\, x} d u d x$$ ...
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What are the possible security breaches in CDF content?

It has been noted on this site before that the free CDF player is notoriously trigger-happy in declaring dynamic content to be "potentially unsafe", and forcing the user to enable dynamic content ...
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How do I plot a proper streamline plot, including spacings and line endings?

Mathematica includes two nice built-in tools to visualize vector fields, VectorPlot and StreamPlot. The latter is a useful tool, ...
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SyntaxInformation cannot reproduce syntax coloring of Block

Is there any way to have the same syntax coloring with SyntaxInformation that Block has? ...
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NDSolve::ndcf: Repeated convergence test failure. How to solve?

I am trying to simulate a system of $n$ pendulums with some friction in Mathematica 9. This is the code I am using: ...
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How can I obtain the absolute settings of some Grid options?

For example: Grid[{{10!}, {5!}}, ItemSize -> Full, Frame -> All] What's the real value of Full? How can I map the ...
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Compile recursive function modifying global variables

How to compile recursive formula when it relies on more than a few global variables (global to the topmost compiled function)? It is unreasonable to pass on all such variables to each recursive ...
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Improving the performance of a package for working with rational functions

As Mathematica gets slow for large symbolic calculations, the cost of putting terms over a common denominator (Together), in particular, gets too high. It occurred ...
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Resources on Mathematica and strong AI (a.k.a. AGI)

David Deutsch (physicist / quantum computing theorist) wrote an article for Aeon Magazine last year: On Artificial Intelligence that got me thinking. The article assesses and critiques the ...
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Generating all spanning trees in an undirected graph

I was wondering if there is explicit source code for generating all spanning trees on undirected graphs. I don’t need anything very fancy – perhaps Minty's algorithm or Gabow & Myers. I've only ...
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How to add big data into a CDF file, without it being loaded into memory

I have 1 GB of data that I would like to add to a CDF file, but I would like to avoid it being loaded into memory when someone opens the file (Free Player). One gigabyte of info takes a lot of ...
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Creating and using an explicit piecewise function in a convenient way

I have a set of data points that define a function in the form curvePts = {data1,data2,...} where ...
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Caching of Graph Graphics

In this answer, Simon Woods concludes that when you display an expression with head graph more than once, something is getting stored somewhere. I looked into it too and found out this only happens if ...
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Apart may use Padé method: what's that?

How does Apart work? The page tutorial/SomeNotesOnInternalImplementation#7441 says, "Apart ...
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Why does $\frac{\partial}{\partial x}O\left(\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)^0\right)$ equal $O\left(\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)^0\right)$ in a series expansion?

When taking the derivative of a series expansion around a finite point, the $O(x^n)$ part is differentiated as expected. $O(x^n)$ becomes $O(x^{n-1})$ except $O(x^0)$ which stays $O(x^0)$. When ...
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How can we extend the predictive interface so it can suggest new operations?

Introduction Mathematica 9 has introduced a new predictive interface. For each output, it suggest possible actions the user might want to take. How can this interface be extended so that it will ...
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Faster simplification of linear combinations of some specific functions

After some profiling I've found that my program spends most of its time in the simplification step. The program uses my simplification function many times (over different data). My calculation is not ...
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Cluster a signal into areas of equal intensity

Introduction I have a greyscale photograph that I want to partition into areas of equal intensity. This means, that the integral over each partition should be (roughly) equal. There is no unique ...
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357 views

How can I export aligned equations to $\LaTeX$?

Using Palettes -> Writing Assistant -> Math Cells, you can enter aligned equations such as: ...
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416 views

Does Mathematica use the Elliptic Curve Method (ECM) in FactorInteger[]?

I'm not a mathematician, and I'm not even going to pretend that I understand anything of the ECM. But I know it can be a fast method for factorization. I benchmarked the factorization of ...
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How to style and position VerticalCallouts and RadialCallouts

Here is a pie chart with a labels placed with a "VerticalCallout" ...
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225 views

Using Compile to speed up Function with PermutationProduct

I have the following fairly simple routine dot involving PermutationProduct that I wish to speed up using ...
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161 views

Socket communication and player pro

I'd like to create a simple communication channel between MMA and the animation package 'Maya'. This is possible over sockets ( very simple, just sending and receiving strings). I've got this working ...
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Integro-differential equation

I have to numerically solve a nonlinear partial integro-differential equation using Mathematica. This is my equation, $$\frac{\partial y(x,t)}{\partial t}=\int_{-\infty}^\infty K_0(|x-u|) ...
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Inverse Laplace transform not obtained

I can't seem to be able to compute the inverse Laplace transform of a Laplace transform: ...
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What Method options does FindInstance accept?

While answering Trouble getting FindInstance to return multiple results for certain constraints it became clear that for this problem FindInstance would be better ...
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Using citations with Workbench

I have written a tutorial (.nb file) for a package using Workbench. In the tutorial there are some citations created with the recently introduced citation management system. They are simply numbered ...
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HighlightGraph and Hyperlink

In the documentation of Mathematica it is mentioned that you can use Hyperlink and Tooltip as wrapper in a similar manner as ...
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113 views

Automatic replacing of [ with []

I tried to modify the KeyEventTranslations.tr file in order to always place a closed bracket instead of an open bracket once I press ...
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Incorrect evaluation for Thue-Morse signed harmonic series

I would like to evaluate $$s = 1 - \frac{1}{2} - \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{4} - \frac{1}{5} + \frac{1}{6}+\frac{1}{7}-\frac{1}{8} - ... + \frac{(-1)^{\textrm{binary digit sum}(n-1)}}{n} + ... $$ where ...
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Poor CUDALink performance, when calling a kernel multiple times

When working on a project of mine I noticed that CUDALink shows very poor performance when calling CUDA kernels multiple times in a loop-construct. To demonstrate this I put together this little ...
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Is it possible to embed a cdf file into a GitHub Page

At the bottom of my page, I've added a piece of CDF js code, but it doesn't evoke the Wolfram CDF Player or Mathematica, so I can't play with it. And I wonder whether it's possible, since I know ...
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Possible bug with FourierTransform linearity

Each component is easily transformed but the sum is not: FourierTransform[f''[x], x, k] FourierTransform[f'[x], x, k] ...
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Documentation for user-defined functions; undocumented documentation feature?

I stumbled on some strange behaviour when trying out the new function template and documentation features, now purportedly working in v 9.0.1. I defined a function ...
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Using FunctionExpand to evaluate symbolic derivatives

Some symbolic derivatives of certain special function are not expanded automatically, but FunctionExpand often helps to get a derivative-free closed form ...
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Slow NIntegrate over complicated domains (sometimes)

Overview I have a very large matrix I need to calculate where each element requires the integration of a product of two functions over some complicated domain. I would like to find a set of options ...
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111 views

Fourier transform over a custom dimension

I have a multidimensional array A. Fourier[A] finds the discrete Fourier transform over all dimensions. How to find discrete ...
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Detect when InputField gets keyboard focus

How might I detect when an InputField comes into focus? For example ideally something like this would work. ...
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186 views

Remote Kernel - Error = MLECONNECT

Configuring a remote kernel with the Kernel Configuration Basic Options I manage to have a new kernel in the list of the kernel that I can open. However when I start the new kernel I get asked for the ...
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Automatization of SyntaxInformation and argx?

Does anybody have a good way to automate the setting of SyntaxInformation for any custom function? I have a ton of functions for which I want to set SyntaxInformation, and doing it by hand seems a ...
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How can autocomplete entries be added for DownValues and Properties?

I'd like to assign DownValues to a symbol like this x["firstvalue"] = 1; x["secondvalue"] = 2; And then have the ...
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How to convert a notebook cell to a string retaining all formatting, colorization of identifiers etc?

I have an opened Mathematica notebook containing several cells. Suppose, I am interested in one of them -- it may contain a complete or incomplete expression (e.g. with syntax errors, highlighted ...
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Is there a function to generate a minimal clique cover?

This is a graph problem known as the "Clique Edge Cover" or "Intersection Number" problem, and the goal is to find, from a given graph like $E=\{\{a,b\},\{a,c\},\{b,c\},\{b,d\},\{c,d\}\}$ and ...
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Is it possible to run Mathematica on an HPC cluster with Torque?

I'm installing Wolfram gridMathematica in HPC cluster with TORQUE Resource Manager. There is a big problem because Mathematica suppost PBS pro. Can you help me or give some advice or coments?

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