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Evaluate continued fraction

Mathematica has the ContinuedFraction[] function to give the continued fraction expansion of a rational (or approximation of a real) number. I'm interested in the ...
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Passing unquoted strings (poor man's enumeration)

I would like to be able to pass an unquoted string as a parameter to a Mathematica function [that I am writing] and have it show up without evaluation if the string happens to be defined. Thus I would ...
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Why does Solve and Sum give different answers when according to Table it is the same sequence?

I have been thinking about a piece of code today, but I don't understand why I get different outputs from two in my mind similar Mathematical sums. First I observe that the Table command for this: ...
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Creating a Sierpinski gasket with the missing triangles filled in

I'm creating some questions for my math classes. The one below refers to the Sierpinski gasket. I found some great demonstrations to create the gasket. So that's good. Solving the problem is ...
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How can I generate this “domain coloring” plot?

I found this plot on Wikipedia: Domain coloring of $\sin(z)$ over $(-\pi,\pi)$ on $x$ and $y$ axes. Brightness indicates absolute magnitude, saturation represents imaginary and real magnitude. ...
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DateListPlot with two time list adding 2 labels, and setting the color of the label and lines in plot

This command will produce a chart with two lines on it. DateListPlot[{CapReg, Equity}, Joined -> True ] What I would like to do is add a label above the ...
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Should I use \\\“ or \” to match " in regex?

Both of the following return True: ...
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1answer
268 views

Table with dependent iterator

I'm trying to build a table where the iterator is based off of the ith-1 entry in the table. In other words, the value at i is based on a function with i-1 as its input. EXAMPLE: Let's assume we're ...
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Graph adjacency matrix with unconnected nodes

I am trying to display a series of 9x9 adjacency matrices which represent directed graphs on a 3x3 grid. The issue I am running up against is this (compounded by that fact that I don't really know how ...
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Faster Alternatives to DateDifference

I need a faster implementation of FractionOfYear and FractionOfMonth, which do the following: Input: A time/date specified by ...
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1answer
312 views

Mathematica Opens Each Session With Beep

First off, I am using Mathematica 8.0 and Mac OS X 10.7.4. Recently, when starting a new Mathematica session, I am confronted with an error beep and message window stating "The file you tried to open ...
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C interface for Mathematica

I would like to write a small C program which starts a Mathematica session, executes some user defined code and retrieves the output and finally quits the session. Basically I like to have a simple ...
5
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2answers
428 views

Cropped pdf file after export

I have plot generated by Plot[] function that I want to export to pdf file. The problem is that Export[] function somehow cuts a ...
3
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1answer
206 views

Exchange axes in ListLinePlot

I'm sorry to do this right off the bat, but I have the following set of data: ...
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226 views

Applying different color to result of a geometric transformation

Background: consider the following two snippets. ...
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1answer
361 views

Outline around sphere

Is there an easy way to draw an outline around a sphere? Is there something like EdgeForm[] that will work? I'm looking for perhaps a thick red line; I'm making a ...
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1answer
408 views

Interpolate specific columns of data

I have a txt file with 3 columns of data: x y1 y2 How do I import the file then create 2 functions, one interpolated with {x,y1} values and the other interpolated with {x,y2} values? This ...
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6answers
603 views

Using a built-in symbol as a variable

I want to produce a Mathematica Computable Document in which N appears as a variable in my formulae. But N is a reserved word in ...
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7answers
870 views

How to Set parts of indexed lists?

I would like to assign a list to an indexed variable and then change it using Part and Set like this: ...
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3answers
456 views

Output of plots from within Do[ ] Command

I am wondering why the following does not plot the way it's written and exactly how does the Do[] function operate? I think I could be using it incorrectly. ...
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1answer
195 views

Unexpected behavior of Compile, Return and ;

Could somebody explain why test = Compile[{{x}}, Return[x]; ]; test[0.] returns ...
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1answer
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9
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802 views

How do I automatically evaluate a cell when a notebook is opened?

I'm trying to put together a GUI in Mathematica and need to evaluate one cell to kick that off. Is there a way to automatically evaluate that cell when the notebook is opened? Here is an example of ...
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Inverse of a complicated function

Mathematica is struggling to find the inverse of this function f(r): ...
6
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1answer
771 views

Construct a simple mesh or tetrahedral mesh from 3D image surface

I have a 3D Y-Shape hollow tube, not so good surface. Import["http://dl.dropbox.com/u/68983831/tube02.vtk", "Graphics3D"] I tried to use following vertex data ...
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703 views

Generating a non-convex polyhedron from a list of vertex coordinates

I want to include a figure in a paper I am writing on Combinatorial Geometry which features a non-convex polyhedron given by the following vertices, EDIT: I was unaware that Mathematica could convert ...
3
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1answer
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Is there a system Reset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I clear all user defined symbols? The normal way I reset the Mathematica kernel to its initial state is through the notebook interface: ...
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1answer
181 views

GatherBy Option to group results?

How can GatherBy be programmed to take an option to group results as follows: ...
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1answer
753 views

(Non-Convex) Polygon Union and Intersection Functions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Intersecting graphics Back in 2009 I posted a question in comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica looking for a function which generates the union of two (not necessarily convex) ...
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0answers
71 views

SetOptions for every new notebook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mathematica “prelude” I'd like every plot to have a frame and Helvetica labels. I'm satisfied with ...
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1answer
100 views

Print documentation (or front end) with all Openers open?

From the online reference: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/Opener.html a JS function javascript:open_ES() is invoked to open all Openers within a section. Note (1) this feature is ...
5
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4answers
168 views

Dialog inside dialog not DialogReturn-ing properly

How can I prevent the DialogInput from failing (or returning early) as soon as I close the "Close this" dialog? ...
4
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0answers
351 views

Semidefinite Programming

I want to solve a numerical optimization problem using semi-definite programming. Is there a package or add-on that equips mathematica with this functionality?
13
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1answer
284 views

Using Boost with CreateLibrary

I was looking at the answer of Leonid of Faster alternatives for DayOfWeek and wanted to see how hard it would be to do something similar in C++ using an external library like Boost. I tried to ...
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3answers
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Using Nest inside NestList

I need results like this: {Cos[Cos[x]], Sin[Cos[Cos[x]]],Cos[Cos[Sin[Cos[Cos[x]]]]], Sin[Cos[Cos[Sin[Cos[Cos[x]]]]]], ... } I've tried to use ...
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How to keep some of the results of the NestList

I'm using some iterative arithmetics to calculate wave propagation with the help of NestList. I have to use a small step size for iteration to guarantee the accuracy, which lead to too much data (e.g, ...
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2answers
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How to manipulate 2D plots?

When it comes to visual analysis, large datasets or data with intricate internal details often makes plotting in 2D useless, as the outcome is either just a fraction of the full dataset, or no details ...
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1answer
653 views

How to tell mathematica not to resolve stiffness issues

Very often I solve partial differential equations that are nonlinear and could be up to 4th order. In these cases, it is usual for the solution determined by ...
5
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374 views

Manipulating Equations

I would like to be able to manipulate algebraic equations. For example, let's say I enter 3x+5==2 I would next like to be able to manually subtract $2$ from both ...
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Happy 2K prime question

This being the Q number 2K in the site, and this being the day we got the confirmation of mathematica.se graduating soon, I think a celebration question is in order. So... What is the fastest way to ...
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1answer
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How to pass composite function list to SortBy?

In order to sort alphanumeric-as-string data of the form {"T3", "T14", "T1", "E2"}, so that "T14" comes after ...
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Faster alternatives for DayOfWeek

It has been noticed on several occasions that DayOfWeek function is rather slow when applied to a large list of dates, e.g. in this recent question. What faster ...
4
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1answer
126 views

What it is the best way to enforce that only one CreateDialog window can be created?

Background. See question Moving controls from Manipulate to a Palette ( or similar GUI object ). As suggested in the answer to this question I use a CreateDialog window to group and handle controls ...
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2answers
292 views

Pattern test for variables during function definition

I am having a problem with pattern testing on variables during function definition ...
4
votes
1answer
496 views

How to create tournament bracket

I'd like to create a tournament bracket using Mathematica. I've looked around online, but haven't found any examples yet. Can someone show me how to do this? Specifically, I'd like to have a ...
11
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2answers
578 views

Using LaunchKernels to launch kernels with lower priorities

On windows the kernels launched with LaunchKernels are starred with "Below Normal" priority. Is there a way to start them with even lower priority (eg. "Idle")? ...
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remove quotes in a combination of a text with graphics in the JournalArticle Style

I have a puzzling and very specific question. It may be of limited interest to community. I apologize in advance in this case. Let us see. I am making an illustration to a text that I write in the ...
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Mathematica Plot: Inconsistency when plotting large values

I am working with a function in Mathematica and I am getting some inconsistencies when I plot it. As I really need to understand were this comes from I would appreciate any help. I am working with a ...
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3answers
592 views

Can I limit PlotRange for 1 function in a Plot?

I have a 2D Plot of 3 functions Plot[ { f1[x], f2[x], f3[x] }, { x, 8, 18 } ] where I want f3[x] only plotted for the range [10, 18] instead of [8, 18]. Is that ...
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1answer
376 views

Tridiagonal symmetric matrix eigenvalue using bisection

I know that Eigenvalues is already quite well implemented in Mathematica, nor am I foolishly trying to improve on it. In order to improve my programming skills, I ...

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