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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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Why does Mathematica choose branches as it does in this situation?

Consider these integrals: ...
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Is there any way to export vector graphics with shading?

This has irked me for a while as I really feel its a significant shortfall in Mathematica's abilities but maybe I am missing something. I would like to export simple graphics with shading in a ...
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Circle with negative radius?

Why does this work: Graphics[{Circle[{0, 0}, -Pi/4]}] But this doesn't? Graphics[{Circle[{0, 0}, N[-Pi/4]]}] Telling me: ...
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Proper EdgeForm setting so boundary appears entirely within shape

I have two neighboring (complicated) polygons that I want to be displayed with thick boundaries, however the two shapes border one another, and as EdgeForm places the line centered upon the polygon's ...
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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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Unexpected design of protection against dynamic content

Introduction/summary I was surprised by the (from my point of view limited) extent to which the user is defended against "potentially unsafe dynamic content" by default. Two things were unexpected ...
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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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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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Is it possible to regain Mathematica 5.2's palette input focus behaviour with version 8.0?

Between Mathematica 5.2 and later versions, there has been a change in determining which notebook gets the palette input focus, which leads to quite unfortunate behaviour if you use focus-follows-...
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What is a robust way to determine if two polygons overlap? Possible bug in RegionIntersection or Area

When trying to determine if two polygon objects overlap, I think the intuitive way to do this would be to use the RegionIntersection function to find the ...
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Logical AND of multiple patterns

Mathematica provides an equivalent for "logical OR" when pattern matching, using Alternatives or the infix | operator. For ...
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Can Mathematica convert a RegularExpression into a StringExpression or vice-versa?

I know that Mathematica can perform string comparison using either StringExpression or RegularExpression. Although regular ...
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Integrate - Why is the integration variable not local

I have noticed something odd: Let f[t_]:=Integrate[x, {x, 0, t}] h[t_]:=Sum[x, {x, 0, t}] Now, enter ...
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Control Front End in “mathlink” mode

Note: This question was already posted in the Wolfram community. In a terminal math session, we can start a front end (FE) easily by launching it though ...
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A question about weighted graphs

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.3 I need create a weighted graph with given data. Number of nodes: $53$ $\quad$ Number of edges: $91$ ...
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Implementation of Partial Least Squares (PLS)?

I'm looking for a PLS implementation for Wolfram Mathematica. I just can't seem to find any implementation for it - do you know one? In general, I'm a bit confused that there exist only so few third-...
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Is Mathematica 10 color managed?

With ColorProfileData[] Mathematica 10 can handle device-dependent color spaces. However, images with embedded color profiles, e.g. sRGB, are rendered and displayed ...
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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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C Code generated from Mathematica not working?

I am a .Net developer. I'm trying to build a Visual C++ application using C code generated from Mathematica (by another person). I don't have Mathematica installed on my machine. When I try to compile ...
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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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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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Is there a convenient/automatic way of uploading a notebook into SE?

This post discusses how to streamline the other way - extracting code from a fragmented and longish SE answer but I imagine a two-way workflow like: Fashion an answer/question in an SE-templated ...
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Can one effectively edit a Front End Resource that is already loaded?

A number of special definitions are loaded from .tr files on Front End initialization and are accessible via FrontEndResource. ...
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Handwriting recognition with Mathematica

I am trying to teach Mathematica to read my handwriting. Since I don't want to ruin my reputation by showing my own handwriting, I am going to use a font called blackjack. Lets say this is a ...
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integrate giving wrong result

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.4.1 or later A question with the same title has been asked many times, but I can't find the solution of my problem in their answers. The ...
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Is there research about the Mathematica programming paradigm?

There seem to be lots of papers discussing the functional programming paradigm terminology for Haskell, such as monad, category theory, lambda calculus, *morphism, etc. People study concepts and ...
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Interesting Progression of ParametricRegion: Bug?

Bug persisting through 10.4.1 Consider the following ParametricRegion from an answer to this question: ...
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Slow JoinAcross performance

Bug introduced in 10.3 I am using JoinAcross to combine two datasets, where the key is an Integer. ...
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How do I determine which ChartElementDataFunction is Automatic?

In the course of exploring @kglr's answer to Edmund's question gain some insight into how I might answer my own question here, I came across the undocumented ...
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Running Mathematica in the cloud

Which solutions are available in order to run a Mathematica notebook or package in the cloud? I would like to have access to at least say 30 cores. I found the following two options: Wolfram Private ...
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TableDirections example produces an error message

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.3 Can anyone replicate this? In Mathematica 10.2 on Win 64: ...
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Memory usage of compiled function: C vs WVM

Reported to WRI [CASE:3406803] Why does generating an array in "C"-compiled function uses 50% more memory than doing same thing in ...
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LinearSolve and Krylov Method options

I need to solve a large, sparse, linear system. At some point Method -> "Multifrontal" fails and a bit later also "Pardiso" ...
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PenaltyFunction Option in NMinimize

I am curious if anybody has some experience in using the built-in Option "PenaltyFunction" in any of the numerical optimization functions like NMinimize. According to the documentation the user ...
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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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Benefit of using Dataset to collect SQLSelect output

Considering a DatabaseExample included with Mathematica: ...
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InputAliases and SelectionPlaceholder issue in V10

Bug introduced in V10.0.0 or earlier and persisting through V10.4.0 Let's create an example and do the test: ...
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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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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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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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Why does GreaterEqual take a long time to evaluate with arrays?

Take the following example: big = RandomReal[1, 10000000]; Head[big >= 0.66] // AbsoluteTiming (* {0.53489, GreaterEqual} *) Why does this take a long time ...
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What does the GraphLayout -> “SpectralEmbedding” option do (mean) when displaying a graph?

I have some relational data represented as a graph. As such some of the relational properties can be recognized. When I use the GraphLayout -> "SpectralEmbedding" option a very nice and sharply ...
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Solve and design “water flow”

In some strategy game I play, I'll have to change the terrain to make the water flow in some specific way to fulfill my goal. The water flow changes with terrain so if I can change the terrain wisely ...
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Issue with undo after copying a string inside a string

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.4.1 or later Here's a small but annoying issue related to undo and copying of strings. Steps required to get the problem: Type ...
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Possible Bug in LinearSolveFunction with Sparse Vectors

Bug introduced in 5.0 and persists through 10.4.1 LinearSolveFunction is new in 5.0 Consider the following set of equations and corresponding variables: ...
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Strange behaviour of integrals with Cos, Sin, and Exp

During the study of the problem How to solve this integration? I have discovered a strange behaviour of some integrals. I would consider it a bug. ...
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How best to simulate n-body systems in a functional way

I want to simulate a N-body system in the most functional way possible. The system I'm modeling are metallic colloidal particles in a solution of peroxide water, as here http://arxiv.org/pdf/1502....
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How to bundle JLink with Java application using apache maven

The context: I am planning to visualize some results from my MMA code using D3.js. So I wanted to make a simple REST api using the light weight SparkJava framework. Given my fairly nonexistent ...
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How to add symbols to autocompletion list

There are some built-in Mathematica symbols that I use quite frequently but are not included in the autocompletion list in the front end. Examples are Analytic and ...

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