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Visualizing nested lists for easier human understanding

When interacting with Mathematica, I often find myself staring blankly at waves of curly braces, trying to understand how data is organized hierarchically. For example, the beginning of the result to ...
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1answer
130 views

Why does this work with Wolfram|Alpha but not Mathematica? [closed]

I ran into this while doing some work today: It's the exact same syntax - and I expected that Mathematica would be more likely to be able to solve it, since oftentimes Wolfram|Alpha doesn't have ...
3
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1answer
126 views

Given a list made up of subsets of an alphabet, how can I use associations to create a Boolean dictionary of the given list

I have a list of 30,000 elements, each of the element is a list in itself {{a, b}, {p, q, r}, {a, p}, ..., {z, x}}. Second one contains unique elements ...
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2answers
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What is the simplest way to plot x^(1/3) on the interval [-3,3]?

My question is: What is the simplest way to plot x^(1/3) on the interval [-3,3]?
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190 views

ListDensityPlot seems to break down for large arrays

(Using Mathematica 10) When using ListDensityPlot to plot 40000 + data points, the produced plot seems to be blurred/incorrect for points occurring later in the list. For instance, in the following ...
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1answer
112 views

Code reuse between files in the same directory

At the moment, I am producing various complicated interactive plots. They all share a common "code base", with modifications on top of it. I would like to refactor my code so that the various files ...
3
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1answer
72 views

Typesetting for different powers

Suppose that I want to typeset an object such that it looks differently for different powers. The simplest example would be a three vector. For odd powers I want it to look like $$|\vec{v}|^n,$$ while ...
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46 views

Initial values/parameters in equation system of dimension 32

This is a system of equations of dimension 32, that describes an economic system. I want to find a set of parameters and initial values in which the system can be solved, and solve the system of ...
1
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1answer
62 views

Characterising the set of parameters that satisfy a system of non-linear equations

I am looking for a solution to the following problem and could not find an answer so far. I have a quintic equation, $f(x;a,b,c,\cdots)-x=0$, where $x$ is the variable with respect to which I need the ...
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112 views

Cases Except - Selective Exclusion

Please help me use Cases,Except on list data. I just want to remove all primes, or equivocally to see only the values in the list produced that aren't prime. the prime factorization of those values ...
2
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1answer
109 views

PrimitiveRoot function

The function PrimitiveRoot[n] claims to return the smallest primitive root of n. I believe this is not true. For example ...
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1answer
213 views

solve recursion equation with condition

How can I find $f(x)$ in terms of $x$ in the following equation? $ -k\, x \,f(x) + k \, (x + 1)\, f(x + 1) - r \, f(x) + r\, f(x - 1) =0$ $r$ and $k$ are constants and $f(x)$ should satisfy: $\...
3
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1answer
149 views

Strings with exclamation marks in Mathematica [duplicate]

Given this input FullForm[ToString[TraditionalForm[x]]] Mathematica outputs "\!\(TraditionalForm\`x\)" It seems like ...
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136 views

Maximum likelihood estimation based on frequency table

I have a frequency table of grades, I'm trying to estimate the distribution as a truncated normal distribution (a grade below 65 is a failing grade and doesn't count). Since I don't have the actual "...
4
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1answer
136 views

3D plot of concave data set

I have the following data set ...
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2answers
945 views

Is there a name for #1@#2&?

Why does the pure function # @ #2 & have no name? I'm asking because sometimes I find inelegant to write expressions like ...
10
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4answers
627 views

Exporting data extensions in fits file

Context In Astronomy the de facto standard for images and data is FITS. I would like to export heterogenous data sets into a single fits file. Attempt I am ...
2
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1answer
108 views

Table of references [duplicate]

I have a list of variables (say a, b, c, d, e) that I want to assign in a single command. {a,b,c,d,e} = {1,2,3,4,5} would ...
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0answers
29 views

Design problem with an an InterpolatingFunction-like object: bad performance over a remote kernel

I these last times, I found myself using often the following approach. Given some data, I make some preliminary, common, computations and I store these results in an ...
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4answers
288 views

Define Function with Sum over a list

I want to define a function that would symbolically look like $$ t(s,\underline{a})=\pi s + \sum_{n=1}^{n_{max}}a_n\sin(n \pi s) $$ (something like a finite Fourier series). Here $s\in [0,1]$ and $\...
2
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1answer
77 views

Writing a procedure that invokes Manipulate[]

I would like to write a procedure with the signature: Foo[vars, params] which produces a Manipulate object. The procedure ...
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3answers
91 views

Form a matrix to have inequality elements

It looks like a silly question, but I could not find any answers online. Your help is greatly appreciated! Say I have two lists now. ...
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2answers
74 views

How to continuous apply a function to an argument? [duplicate]

In order to calculate x = sqrt(1 + x) for a given number x, 40 times, I tried this: ...
2
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1answer
226 views

How to make hollow Graphics3D?

I keep seeing a notebook to use of Mathematica as a 3D Printing tool (e.g.: this link). In the notebook on slide 8/11, we find these pictures: I'd like to design it as such that, but I don't ...
10
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2answers
936 views

Floating point operations — division vs multiplication; how do they affect accuracy?

Given two functions: f[x_] := x ((x + 1)^(1/2) - x^(1/2)) g[x_] := x/((x + 1)^(1/2) + x^(1/2)) Which one is more accurate? Side note: If you could explain why, ...
0
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1answer
151 views

How to subset datasets in Mathematica 10 [closed]

I'm sorry if this is obvious but I can't find a way to select only a certain amount of columns of a dataset (or delete a certain amount of columns from a dataset) using the key of each column. I ...
5
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1answer
111 views

Why does Mathematica remember print settings?

Mathematica has a strange behavior with respect to printing and saving to PDF. It remembers the print settings, such as page range and number of copies along with the file. So if I print 50 copies ...
1
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1answer
128 views

Subscript und Superscript in FrameLabel and Export

I'm creating plots that I want to export as png. Which works, but when I add sub- or superscript into the FrameLables or get 10^x in LogPlots the sub- or superscript letters in the exported png will ...
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1answer
64 views

Is this caused by meomory usage ? (Something odd/hard to describe)

I really can't make a "smaller" example, but the files are here, for the data and for the notebook. It will cost a LOT of memory, up to 30G of RAM (maybe more). Here is the problem, (from a Linux ...
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2answers
551 views

I define a variable as local to a module BUT then the module uses its global value! Why?

I have a question about modules and local variables. Here's my example: h = 5; Module[{a, h}, a[h_]= h^2; a[4]] (*Out[2] = 25*) I expected the module to ...
4
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3answers
314 views

Manipulate: How to create custom reset Button automatically?

I have a complex Manipulate with more than 10 controls. Each one has its own default value. I'd like to add a custom button in the control area to reset all ...
7
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3answers
240 views

Does RegularExpression support “(?R)”?

Mathematica's RegularExpression is based on Perl's PCRE library, which supports recursive regular expressions using (?R) (or, ...
2
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2answers
82 views

How to change the default printing options using commmand?

I am looking for something like this: SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], "PaperSize" -> "A3"] The options are listed, but where do I find the arguments? Say for ...
7
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1answer
233 views

Limit characters/digits entered into InputField

When using InputField, whether setting the input type as a Number or String, is there a way ...
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2answers
169 views

Evaluate list of functions at a certain point

I have a list of functions (actually they are derivatives) of the type: {D[g[x,y],x],D[g[x,y],y]} I would like to evaluate all of these functions at a point, say,...
1
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1answer
252 views

Find maxima and minima of data like {time,value}

I have a list of time and values of the charge and discharge of a capacitor, and i want to separate in two list of {time,value of charge} , {time, value of discharge} I know there is a lot of the ...
10
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2answers
574 views

InverseSeries of multiple variables and multiple equations

CONTEXT Let us consider a bit of the Universe in which we draw spheres (see a high resolution image here). Astronomers have shown that the density within these spheres could be predicted quite ...
0
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2answers
109 views

Very slow solve and problem when solving in a nested for loop

I am using a nested for loop to solve a system of equation for {a, ga} for 2 varying parameters: here it's rm and sig. ...
0
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0answers
26 views

AspectRatio on ListLinePlot only considering ticks and not values [duplicate]

I want to plot some data in a ListLinePlot where the x- and y-values differ by at least 2 orders of magnitude. In this plot the x- and y- axis should not be scaled differently. This is the result that ...
8
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1answer
128 views

TransformedRegion, RegionPlot broken in 10.0.2.0?

After having had trouble applying TranslationTransform to a simple region like so ...
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1answer
84 views

How can you set the scale ticks in a Gauge?

I can't seem to access a FrameTicks type option for setting the values of frame ticks on the axes of a Gauge. Below is an ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

How to prevent factorial from being evalauted?

Suppose I have: Do[Print[i/i!], {i, 1, 10}] I would like the output to be like: 1/1!, 2/2!, 3/3! , ...,10/10! However, when I use the code above the ...
1
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1answer
138 views

How to prevent tiny complex errors in Integrate?

Integrate is adding a tiny imaginary error to an easy result. Why? And how can I stop it? ...
2
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2answers
70 views

List of parameters to manipulate from an external list

I am trying to achieve the functionality of the following command: Manipulate[ z, {z, 0, 1}] but with passing the list of parameters into ...
18
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1answer
402 views

Confused about how Partition works

I have a problem about the padding list about Partition command. For instance, ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

BarChart with relative abundances as chart labels

I want to make the following bar chart, but with relative abundances on top of the chart labels. I get the absolute numbers, but not the relative abundances: ...
5
votes
2answers
288 views

What is the font of these control labels?

What is the font of these control labels? I've gone through every font Mathematica offers (through the format GUI) and don't see a match. Haven't had any luck with default format files either. I'm ...
6
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4answers
1k views

ParametricPlot and PlotLegends don't seem to cooperate

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 -- fixed in 10.0.0? I noted that only part of the legend shows up in ParametricPlot using v9's ...
3
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1answer
240 views

Checkerboard background on plot (potentially using prolog)?

Currently I have a plot of a complicated function with gridlines turned on. Is there a way to shade a checkerboard pattern of alternating colors between adjacent grid cells? So far, I have tried ...

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