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How to export .mtl files for 3D textured objects

I would really like to deploy my textured 3D graphics in the web with sketchfab in my blog. Unfortunately, Mathematica only exports the shape of the 3d graphics, i.e. the .obj file, but omits the ...
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Strategies to find curves on messy data using FindCurvePath

I have a set of data points that correspond to roots of a transcendental equation with respect to a parameter (the abscissa) which, by the properties of the system, define continuous curves (might be ...
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How is the mysterious Raw function used?

I have never seen an example use for the mysterious Raw function: Raw[h, "hexstring"] constructs a raw data object with head h, and with contents ...
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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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Simplify and Sqrt, inconsistent behavior?

I have encountered some problems when using Simplify with expressions containing a square root and isolated a following test case ...
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What was added to the LibraryLink API in version 9?

Looking at the LibraryLink examples, there are several new functions and objects, as well as example programs, that appeared in version 9. Are these documented? If yes, where? If would be nice to ...
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Setting non-standard ImageResolution for EMF export as default

Mathematica has a bug in that BarCharts and ListPlots with Filling will export as a ...
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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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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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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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HorizontalGauge causes problem with ScalingFunctions -> “Log”

I am trying to use HorizontalGauge[Dynamic[expt], {0.1, 100}, ScalingFunctions -> "Log"], i.e. a gauge with a logarithmic scale. This creates an error, a graph ...
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Proving (self) similarity with Mathematica - Reccurrence Plots, Similarity Plots etc

I posted this question in math.se but given the sheer tumultuous number of questions that keep appearing on math.se and also given that I am trying to accomplish this in Mathematica, I thought I'd ...
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How to copy hyperlink addresses using the keyboard

I would like to copy the address of a hyperlink in Mathematica using the keyboard. I found code for copying hyperlink addresses in ContextMenus.tr: ...
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How can the Theil-Sen estimator be made to work on larger datasets?

The Theil-Sen estimator finds the slope and intercept of a line passing through a set of points by calculating the median slope and median intercept of the set of lines passing through all possible ...
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Why is this evaluation halved when adding units?

Why does this strange behavior occur when dealing with units and quantities? ...
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Is plot polluting my context?

Whenever I plot something 3 temporary variables get added to my current context. Example (fresh Kernel): Plot[x, {x, -1, 1}]; Names["Global`*"] Output: ...
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Plotting extra parametric axes

We are trying to plot a figure as below from data points. This version is a postprocessed plot (in Illustrator) just to obtain the skew axes. The rest is plotted with ...
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J/Link doesn't work with Java 8?

I have some code that successfully uses J/Link (well... until today when something I was doing something with it that crashed the JVM, so), and I recently tried running it under Java 8. I then get a ...
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Dataset in Mathematica 10.0.1

Wolfram pages "Mathematica Quick Revision History" in Mathematica 10.0.1 release says: "New operators and compositions of operators enabled for associations functions such as Dataset and Query" ...
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How to merge Datasets representing matrices with named rows/columns?

I am working with square (non-symmetric) matrices with named rows and columns. The data I receive is sometimes messy and rows/columns may come in various permutations. I usually need to ...
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Getting EPS imports to respect the original fill rule

One major problem in my attempt to answer to the CountryData flags question is that the way Mathematica handles filled curves differs from the way SVG and EPS style editors do. The latter two have the ...
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Learning Resources for Data Science in the Wolfram Language

I'm delivering an upcoming course on Data Science with the programming/analysis done predominantly in the Wolfram Language. I created the following table to leverage students' familiarity with Lists ...
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InputAliases and SelectionPlaceholder issue in V10

Let's create an example and do the test: ...
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Autocomplete of non-global functions

In Mathematica 9 and 10 they added autocompletion. Out of the box this works great, but when I set the CellContext to "Notebook" instead of the default "Global" (following this) it no longer ...
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Calculating probabilities symbolically

Is there a way to solve for statistical quantities analytically/symbolically in Mathematica? example 1: Lets say that I want to do a calculation that requires Bayes theorem. I know p(a), p(b) and ...
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Bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ?

Fixed in 10.1.0. Exists in at least 9.0.1 -- 10.0.2. This seems like a bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ to me: ...
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Highlighting Mathematica code in $\LaTeX$ document

I was thinking about the best way to include Mathematica code in a $\LaTeX$ document with a nice syntax highlighting. I have tried the packages listings and minted (with pygments), which both claim ...
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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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Check whether a working CCompiler is installed

Let me give a bit background: As many of my answers imply, I often use the auto-parallelization (meaning, that Mathematica distributes the calculation automatically over several cores when ...
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How does Mathematica find a series expansion of expressions containing logarithms when there is a singularity at the expansion point?

I am looking for a good approximation to a function containing logarithms, especially at values close to zero. When I used Mathematica's Series command I found ...
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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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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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Numerically solve 2nd order differential equation with singularity

Consider a second order differential equation with a potential that diverges at some generic value in the variable. For example: $$-y^{\prime\prime}(s)+\frac1{\mathrm{cn}{(s\mid k^2)}}y(s)=0$$ where ...
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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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More efficient matrix-vector product

Dear mathematica users, In my present research I am faced with a real dense $n\times n$ matrix $A$ where $n \geq 3000$ (hopefully even more). The coefficients of this matrix are fixed, but I will ...
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Multiple windows in Mathematica help

I'm new in Mathematica, and would like to know how can I open multiple help windows at the same time. It's this possible? I'm using Mac OS. I know it works for link in the help page with right mouse ...
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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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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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How can I easily visualize density plots with singularities with the least loss of detail?

I'm trying to visualize electric fields. StreamPlot is helpful: ...
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ListConvolve Memory Hemorrhage

I wrote a routine that convolves an impulse response array with a test array and checks for the RMS difference between that convolution and a data array. I do this iteratively so that I can modify the ...
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Finding simplifying substitutions for an integral involving limits and integrand

[The following is based on a William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition problem.] Consider the definite integral: $I = \int\limits_2^4 \frac{\sqrt{\log (9-x)}}{\sqrt{\log (9-x)}+\sqrt{\log ...
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TimeConstrained[Delete[Range[1],1]] causes kernel crash

Run these two samples of code here (AFTER SAVING YOUR CURRENT WORK): Do[ TimeConstrained[ While[True, Delete[{1}, 1]; ];, 0.1];, {100}] ...
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What is stored in FrontEnd memory?

I quit the kernel, and closed all notebooks, leaving only the startup window. Yet when I open a new notebook, MemoryInUse[$FrontEnd] reveals that the FrontEnd still ...
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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 . Bug remains as of 10.1 While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in V10 has been fixed ...
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How to make Graphics3D with multiple lighting sources being rendered faster

I have a very "precise"(through setting "SpherePoints") Sphere illuminated by hundreds of random color lighting sources. The ...
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ParametricPlot MeshStyle bug in v10?

Update This bug is fixed in v10.0.2.0 Original Post The documentation gives the following code and says "Use a red mesh in the x direction and a blue mesh in the y direction:" ...
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FindRoot kills kernel

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and persists through 10.0.2. Fixed in 10.1.0. I'm having problems with FindRoot killing the kernel. In my real application, I want to FindRoot on a black-box ...
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Problems running Mathematica 10 with Workbench 2 Windows 7 64 bit

My Workbench runs perfectly using Mathematica 9, however simple things which run just using the Mathematica 10 front end won't run when using Mathematica 10 and Workbench 2. These simple two lines of ...
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Median of Dataset in Mathematica 10

I'm having trouble calculating the median of a Dataset[] in Mathematica 10. The situation is as follows. Consider a dataset that was defined as follows: ...

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