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5answers
508 views

Best way to modify values in a list of rules?

Recently I had to solve a problem similar to this: Let's say I have a list of list of rules ...
3
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1answer
177 views

Evaluation order of Button[]'s action

it looks like it should be well known issue but I haven't found answer anywhere. Please tell me why the result (after clicking) of this: ...
14
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2answers
398 views

Why use Column with Rows instead of Grid?

In general, what are the advantages of using Grid versus a combination of Column and Row? Is Grid better in some situations but not others? For example, is there any reason why one would do this: ...
3
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1answer
618 views

How to label the Vertex and, or Edge labels with their weight

I noticed that the Mathematica 9.0 documentation only mentions the usage of "Name" to label the vertexlabel or edgelabel in the Graph. Is there an option to use the Weights automatically just as ...
10
votes
1answer
248 views

Forming Cone with Tube fails to work in version 9.0.1

I use two different radii in a Tube expression to draw a cone. I know for a fact that this worked in Mathematica 8, but when I reevaluated my code in versio 9.0.1 ...
39
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3answers
4k views

Image processing: Floor plan - detecting rooms' borders (area) and room names' texts

Here is a simple building floor plan. I would like to derive the rooms as (rectangular) components and the names of the rooms. This is very common representation of building floor plans. The ...
15
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1answer
2k views

Compare C++ Standard Library's Mersenne Twister with Mathematica's Mersenne Twister

The C++ standard library does contain a set of random distribution classes, among other things a Mersenne Twister engine. What I'd like to do is to generate the same random number distribution, using ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Plot axes invisible when projected

When I save plots made in Mathematica in PDF format and then insert them in a presentation (e.g., in Powerpoint), the plot axes are invisible in the picture created by the projector. Is there a way to ...
17
votes
3answers
768 views

How to clear parts of a memoized function?

I have a function of two variables, e.g.: f[a_, b_] := f[a, b] = something f[a - 1, b - 1] etc With the above code I used the concept of memoization to speed up ...
8
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0answers
221 views

Is there a way to teach integrate new solutions?

I have an integral which I can solve, but integrate cannot: ...
3
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2answers
147 views

An issue with formulas typesetting in Grid & Column

I tried to construct a small sheet with text and equations presented in a convenient publishing form, using Column: ...
15
votes
2answers
250 views

How do I get a list of allowed values for an option?

When using Mathematica how can I get a list of the allowed values of an option? As an example I can use the Options command as follows - ...
1
vote
1answer
268 views

EventHandler {“MouseDown”, 1} with PassEventsDown -> True not working as expected

I want my EventHandler to respond only to left mouse clicks and pass the right mouse click to the built in event handler. I have tried ...
11
votes
3answers
690 views

How to play microtonal music using Mathematica?

I am trying to model microtonal music using Play. I have only partial success because it takes such a long time to make some sound. Could you please have a look ...
0
votes
2answers
363 views

Integrating hat functions

I am trying to integrate a hat function for a project that I am doing and have found a method to do so but I find it sloppy. Currently I have the basis function ...
3
votes
2answers
288 views

How can I get WhenEvent to recognize criterion I specify?

Using NDSolve I want to solve a differential equation till a quantity which is a function of the dependent variables reaches a certain value. My functions and criteria are complicated, but I am able ...
2
votes
1answer
433 views

Can I customize a TradingChart?

What I would like to do is generate a chart similar to the TradingChart but to have two lines on it instead of the candlestick. The lines I want to plot will look something like this; And what I ...
11
votes
1answer
900 views

Load a Mathematica Package via .Net code

I'm using C# to pass data to Mathematica and return graphs: ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Exporting interpolating functions to excel

I have a question about exporting an InterpolatingFunction to excel. I checked the forum, but I still couldn't completely understand how to solve my problem. Could someone help me with this problem? ...
1
vote
2answers
518 views

Projecting image or contour plot on xy-plane of Histogram3D? [duplicate]

I've generated a simple 3D histogram, where the x-y coordinates corresponding to the "location" of an event defined on a simple 160x160 grid, and the z-axis height is simply the count of events that ...
4
votes
2answers
539 views

How do I solve N simultaneous equations for N variables?

I have a function: f[x_] := x + 31 x^3 + 5 x^25 Which I want to find an expansion for: ...
6
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4answers
546 views

Function argument to default under certain condition

Inspired by this and this question (and how I handle this in practice), what is the best way to default a function value when a certain condition is met? For example, if a function is defined as: ...
3
votes
1answer
199 views

Integer partitions in all orderings

I want to partition an integer into $k$ integers all possible orderings. This can be done in the following way ...
2
votes
1answer
113 views

Strange behaviour of variables in Table

I'm trying to work with some vectors and have run into a strange problem. An obvious way to define a difference of two vectors would be dif[x_,y_] := x-y I ...
8
votes
2answers
413 views

Finding all points of period n in an iterated map

I'm trying to implement an algorithm of Jenkinson and Pollicott to calculate the Hausdorff dimension of a Julia set for the map $f_c : z\mapsto z^2 + c$. It's described on page 40 of their paper, ...
2
votes
1answer
486 views

Exporting 2D graphics to DXF

I have a design that I've produced in Mathematica, consisting of two sets of Rectangle objects. The second set is a mirror image of the first and was produced with ...
4
votes
0answers
75 views

Accessing files in different directories [duplicate]

I have a problem that I am trying to work on. My Folder structure is like this. Application(MainDirectory) AppData( Secondary directory where files are Design.m, Layout.m, and Evaluation.m) ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

Get unique values for integration limits

For an multidimensional integration I want to build up the integration limits with the following code. (the length of vars is also variable) ...
2
votes
0answers
508 views

Why is Mathematica limiting the execution time of my calculation? [duplicate]

Is there a Front End option (or programming option) in Mathematica 9 that limits the amount of time that functions take to execute? I have a function (as part of a Mathematica Application) that shows ...
12
votes
1answer
619 views

Styling individual bars in a BarChart with grouped data

Consider the following: ...
14
votes
4answers
449 views

How can I decimal-align tick labels at the left?

I use the CustomTicks package, because the built-in tick labeling leaves a lot to be desired. Even just putting the tick marks on the right instead of the left is ...
3
votes
3answers
438 views

Symbolic derivative of $n$-term product

I want to determine the relationship that must exist between the $x_i$ and $y_i$ such that $$ \frac{\partial}{\partial\theta} \prod_{i=1}^n \frac{f(x_i,\theta)}{f(y_i,\theta)} = 0, $$ where $$ ...
30
votes
1answer
1k views

Finding the likeliest path in a Markov process

With Mathematica 9, we have the addition of various processes, among which the discrete Markov process. Given a transition probability matrix m, such a process is ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

Cell output controlled by CellFrameLabel Checkbox?

The following generates a Cell that returns the state of the checkbox when evaluated: ...
4
votes
1answer
584 views

Behavior of expression evaluation in Plot

I'm confused with Mathematica's way of parsing expressions. I've been struggling with this for a while and never found an exhaustive answer, sometimes things don't parse the way I think they would ...
9
votes
4answers
912 views

Passing large list by reference

I have the following problem: I would like to control evaluation of a variable that points to a list. For example, frequently in the code I have functions of the form that are supposed to work on ...
9
votes
2answers
316 views

Is there a way to programmatically set global preferences?

Can I set global preferences that are accessible via "Edit"->"Preferences" programmatically from within a notebook? As learned from this question, turning off anti-aliasing can make a huge difference ...
5
votes
1answer
353 views

Why do Mathematica and MathKernel need “incoming connections”?

My firewall (the "Application Firewall" in OS X 10.8.2) detects that Mathematica (9.0.1.0) and "MathKernel" both request incoming connections. My configuration expects all incoming connections to be ...
0
votes
1answer
612 views

Find Roots in Do loop

Task: Finding roots in loop t = List[1, 2, 3, 4, 5] fx[x_] := a*x^2 - 5 List[Do[Print[FindRoot[fx[k] == 1, {a, 1}]], {k, 0, 5}]] Output: Currently the output is ...
7
votes
2answers
556 views

Built-ins for discrete ArgMax or ArgMin?

Wondering whether there are discrete versions of ArgMax / ArgMin, that is, something that will find the part of an expression at ...
1
vote
1answer
133 views

Series command no longer expands arbitrary functions after aborting previous evaluation

I asked Mathematica 9 to execute the SeriesCoefficient command on a rather horrendously complicated expression. After some time I decided to abort the evaluation ...
3
votes
1answer
556 views

Read and filter a text file without importing

I have a large text file of a million sections. Each section contains A lines of header and B lines of numeric data. I want to read the first and last line of B from each section (to have a list of 2 ...
8
votes
2answers
876 views

Find the parameter values satisfying conditions for all roots of an equation

Hi I'm very new at Mathematica. My real problems concerns a much more difficult equation with many parameters, but I want to check that the method is good, so I made up a test equation. My test ...
2
votes
2answers
165 views

Most efficient way to output a cycle starting from an unordered list of graph vertices

I have some graph $G$ and a list of vertices $(v_1, ..., v_N) \in V$. Using graph structures in Mathematica version 9.0, what is the most efficient way to determine whether or not $(v_1, ..., v_N)$ ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

Pass list of options to Plot3D

Consider the example plotOptions = {PlotPoints -> 10, MaxRecursion -> 2} Plot3D[x y , {x, 0, 10}, {y, 0, 10}, plotOptions] Why does this causes the error: ...
3
votes
2answers
266 views

Listable compiled function using Map

I'm trying to minimize the computation time of problem which is too long to post. I use compilein order to gain some speed. To increase speed I would like to use ...
4
votes
1answer
133 views

Determining End of Notebook with Mathematica 9

The application package I had working in Mathematica 8 no longer works in Mathematica 9. I believe the problem lies in how I cycle through cells and test for reaching the last cell of the notebook. ...
8
votes
3answers
813 views

Approximately Fit Data Without FindFit

I have some noisy data, and I'd like to analyze the derivative of the function the data approximately matches. Interpolation is normally great, but doesn't work ...
2
votes
1answer
135 views

Plot[] breaks behavior of custom data handling function - Recursion

I am working on a utility to analyze a set of data. I want to process the data with a sliding window, in such a way that there is an output associated with each sample of data. To start, I have a ...
3
votes
1answer
240 views

What properties make this equation difficult to symbolically solve?

I tried to solve the following equation with Mathematica's solve: Solve[K*(2*Tan[L/2*Sqrt[P/(EI)]]-L*Sqrt[P/(EI)])+4*P*Sqrt[P/(EI)] == 0, P] It gave the ...

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