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Drawing an arrow pointing at the “Enable Dynamics” button

Sometimes my students are given Mathematica notebooks as part of an assignment, and asked to go through some demonstrations contained in the .nb file. A lot of times I get complaints that the "graphs ...
5
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1answer
602 views

Detecting a collision in n-body simulation with NDSolve

Consider this three-body system: ...
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1answer
393 views

Calling Mathematica from Java

I'm trying to write a Java program that uses Mathematica code, but when I compile it, a window appears asking for MathLink. I enter ...
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3answers
328 views

Approximate minimum degree permutation algorithm in Mathematica

In MATLAB there is a nice implementation of the so called AMD (approximate minimum degree permutation) algorithm named amd (see Online MATLAB Documentation). There is an alternative algorithm called ...
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0answers
193 views

Time series (stochastic process) estimating parameters using characteristic function

I have a time series of assets ${A_1, A_2, ..., A_n}$, which is described by a sophisticated distribution having the following characteristic function: $\phi(u; t;\theta)$, where $\theta$ is a vector ...
4
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2answers
119 views

Showing AlgebraicNumber[1/2 (1 + Sqrt[5]), {-3, 2}] in human-readable way

Is there a function to show algebraic numbers in Mathematica more conveniently? I am looking for something similar to MatrixForm for matrices. For example, I would like to view ...
11
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2answers
247 views

ReplaceRepeated seemingly omits some rules

Is there a simple way in Mathematica to prevent rule reordering? Let me give an example: ...
7
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1answer
206 views

How to create a spliced survival statistical distribution?

I am trying to use Mathematica for more of my reliability engineering work and am having trouble using SplicedDistribution. I have a Weibull distribution (dist1) associated with a low stress ...
5
votes
1answer
300 views

Calculate max value

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3
votes
3answers
130 views

Using a variable to tell Mathematica which existing variable to manipulate

I have an estimation routine I have coded up, I want now to do some tests on it where I pick a particular parameter and run the estimation for differing values of that parameter. What I want is to be ...
35
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6answers
2k views

How to plot contours in the faces of a cube

I'm trying to plot contours of a function f[x,y,z] on the faces of a cube as the example below, which represents the domain of this function. Is there a way to do ...
3
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3answers
447 views

How can I draw a hyperboloid given its generatrix?

I want to see how a hyperboloid of revolution is generated by its generatrix, i.e. by rotating one (say the one passing point $(1,0,0)$ and $(0,1,1)$) of the skew lines around another (say the z ...
2
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0answers
159 views

Tooltip in Listplot - Export to PDF

I would like to export a listplot as a PDF document without loosing the tooltip information on the single points. It kind of works with hyperlinks. Nevertheless this workaround is pretty limited and ...
4
votes
2answers
250 views

Cleaning up InverseLaplaceTransforms in Mathematica

I am attempting to use Mathematica to model an electrical circuit in the s domain. The circuit contains capacitances and and inductances. I've written a series of equations using Kirchoff's laws to ...
0
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0answers
174 views

Why cannot import 3ds file into 3dsmax

The obj file can be imported into max rightly, but when I import the .3ds file into max I get some camera objects. Some 3ds files can be imported into max. What's wrong with the file? Is it ...
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1answer
74 views

InputField Insertion Point Movement

I am trying to make the Return Key move the insertion point to the end of the input field's text. Please see the example below for the problem I am facing. Namely, when the return key is pressed, the ...
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2answers
174 views

Add a column to a matrix as a function of the other columns

I was wondering if its possible to add a column to a matrix by a formula that uses all other columns, like this: ...
3
votes
1answer
229 views

Negative Continued Fraction of a Rational

The $n^{\text{th}}$ negative continued fraction convergent $x_n$ of a positive real $x$ is computed by the nested function \begin{align} x_n = k_1 - \frac{1}{k_2 - \frac{1}{k_3 - \dots - ...
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0answers
253 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
185 views

Assign variable's value programmatically

Not easy to explain what I'm looking for, so please sorry if I'm not so short. Having many variables to be managed in several different combinations, I need to automate the assignment of preset ...
4
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0answers
57 views

“ClosingActions” option for FrontEnd`AttachCell

I'm looking to find the possible values for the ClosingActions options FrontEndAttachCell. I have found ...
4
votes
2answers
393 views

Full width of graphics in GraphicsColumn

I have a list of graphics which are all the same width, and I would like to combine them into a single Graphics object that has them all stacked on top of each other, column-style, without changing ...
0
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3answers
1k views

Find the number of nonzero elements

How do you find the number of elements in a matrix that are non-zero. For instance, the following matrix has 5 nonzero elements. ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Using the actual subscript as a variable within thecontext of definitions using the Notation package and Symbolize

I've gotten into the habit of using subscripted variables, invoking the Notation package and Symbolize. Now, I'd like to be able ...
3
votes
6answers
514 views

How to find the vertices of a regular tetrahedron? a dodecahedron?

My question is: how to find the coordinates of the vertices of regular tetrahedron and dodecahedron? I tried to find the coordinates of the vertices of a regular tetrahedron as the solutions of a ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

Linearity of a function in Mathematica

I have a function which has something like myFunc[q,a state[c,d]] a could be anything, and I want to tell Mathematica that ...
9
votes
1answer
664 views

How to solve a stiff nonlinear second-order ode?

I want to solve a nonlinear second order ODE as an initial value problem (IVP). Unfortunately, for certain values of first derivative at starting point I get a stiff-problem. I tried to overtake this ...
0
votes
1answer
231 views

Performing matrix multiplications with a list

I have a question in regards to PseudoInverse. I have $A$, an $n\times 2$ matrix, and when I want to compute $(A^T A)^{-1}A$, by using ...
2
votes
1answer
175 views

How can I get the limit of a certain infinite product?

A first look at it suggests the fact the limit is precisely $1$. To check that I tried Mathematica, but no output so far. Most probably it converges very slowly. Is there any way to get the limit? ...
6
votes
2answers
125 views

Get brief help for a set of functions

When we are in console mode or working with a notebook we can get brief help about a function just by shift-entering ?function I would like to have a list like ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

Define an operator without Built-in Meanings containing a Power function [duplicate]

I would like to define the following operator: $$ \left[T^{(j_{1})}\otimes U^{(j_{2})}\right]_{m}^{(j)}=\sum_{m_{1},m_{2}}\left\langle j_{1},m_{1};j_{2},m_{2}\big|j,m\right\rangle ...
2
votes
1answer
422 views

How can I solve my system of differential equations?

I have a question pertaining to my code below: I require to find the values of the roots E2 that will set the function ...
4
votes
1answer
253 views

Factoring a two variable polynomial in a special way

Let $$f=x^9-x^6+4x^5y+2x^3y^2-y^4$$ I would like to factorize $f$ into form: $$(y-F_1(x))\cdots(y-F_k(x))$$ over complex numbers. How can I do it with Mathematica?
4
votes
1answer
254 views

FindFit not giving a good fit despite good initial parameters

I'm having a problem with FindFit not giving a good fit to my data, even though the initial parameters I give look really good when plotted. The fitting function is ...
3
votes
2answers
373 views

random geometric graph generation problem

I'm new to Mathematica. I'm trying to generate a random geometric graph in which to have a secure link between any two arbitrary nodes they should share a common key in their key rings (have assigned ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

How to combine two vectors into a matrix by columns?

I know it may sounds idiot, but I've been looking through the document, and couldn't find a way to combine two vectors say {a, b} and ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Subscripts to a variable; why a letter shoud come before a digit?

I noticed that I cannot create a variable $f_{2s}$ since Mathematica seems to leave a space between the subscripts 2 and s ...
11
votes
1answer
255 views

Disconnected Frame/Axes in Plots

Is it possible to have "Tufte" style figure axes? That is so that the axes do not need to connect or span the entire data range? For an example of what I mean from the R's default histogram style: ...
8
votes
3answers
871 views

How to extract expression from ConditionalExpression

p1 := y /. {First[Solve[x^2 + y^2 + x == 1, y, Reals]]} ...
0
votes
1answer
769 views

Plotting Surface Graph from Excel Data Import to Mathematica [duplicate]

I am trying to make a surface graph on Mathematica using Excel Data. My x-axis should be the "A" Column and my y-axis should be the "1" Row. The box of data in between the x-axis and the y-axis should ...
5
votes
2answers
235 views

Extracting data values from a plot

I found that the fact is very useful that a plot sometimes contains all the original data needed to reconstruct that plot. This is very helpful for me because sometimes I need to retrieve and analysis ...
3
votes
1answer
105 views

ScientificForm problem

Consider this code: ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Plotting bug? or am I missing something? [duplicate]

I would like to plot some functions in a family such as the following set of functions: Table[(n/(1 - 2 x))^2, {n, 1, 29}] And this works wonderfully: ...
3
votes
3answers
404 views

efficient way to give nearest neighbour and next nearest neighbour of every point in a point set

Suppose we have a point set, the points are labeled 1,2,3,....n. And p[i] is the coordinate of the point. Now I want the label of nearest and next nearest point ...
6
votes
1answer
133 views

LinkSnooper troubles on Windows

I'm trying to get LinkSnooper up and working on a Windows 7 machine to monitor the interaction between the Mathematica front end and MathLink. I'm facing great troubles following the instructions ...
5
votes
1answer
248 views

Prove an identity in quantum harmonic oscillator

Problem: In the context of quantum harmonic oscillator the eigenfunctions are given by: $ u_n(x) = (N_n/\sqrt{b}) H_n(x/b) \exp\left[-x^2/(2b^2)\right] $, where $N_n$ is the normalization factor: $ ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Store results of inequality [duplicate]

I eveluated some values using Reduce commend and I store them in a Table ...
3
votes
2answers
349 views

Manually adjust graph vertex location by dragging?

Sometimes I have a graph and I want to make tweaks to the vertex locations. Is there any way to manually adjust graph vertex location by dragging? If I double click to edit, I can move around the ...
5
votes
0answers
125 views

How to keep $FrontEnd options from resetting?

I'm trying to get Mathematica to look in a different, version-tracked folder for the 'TextResources' files that it uses to build the Front End. I've prepended my version-tracked folder path to the ...
2
votes
1answer
281 views

calculating a sequence of functions using iteration

I am trying to compute a sequence of functions using iteration and keep running into problems trying to use built in looping commands because of the recursive nature of the definition. The code below ...

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