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Torn edge paper effect for images

In my answers to Plotting Error Bars on a Log Scale I used a so called "torn edge" effect from on one of the images. @SjoerdC.deVries commented: "BTW I liked the ripped-out look of your InputForm ...
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Why doesn't FullSimplify drop the Re function from an expression known to be real?

For some reason Mathematica does not properly simplify this expression: ...
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970 views

Picking random items out of a list only once

I'm trying to create a function that randomly returns a value from a list but remembers the values that have been given before. At the end when the list is empty it should return an empty list. ...
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Is it possible to Print expressions in reverse order?

Let's say I'm debugging a program step by step and want to Print some expressions (using ShowIt, for example). Is there a way to output the result of ...
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Finding all shortest paths between two vertices

The built-in FindShortestPath and GraphDistance functions find the shortest path between two particular vertices in a graph. I ...
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When should I, and when should I not, set the HoldAll attribute on a function I define?

I have seen a number of examples on this site (such as in syntax highlighting and checking evaluation status) in which functions definitions are preceded with ...
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Printing a Dynamic variable inside Dynamic

I'm trying to Print the variable a inside the Dynamic wrapper. Seems like such a simple question, but I haven't been able to get ...
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Composite graphics with Row, Column, data aggregation and layout control

This chromogram shown here represents data (mouse activity patterns during visits) for ~20 physicians in a study, each of which may have a variable number of visits in the study (physicians are color ...
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Add lists with unequal lengths together to create a matrix

I'm trying to create a stacked bar chart using raw data coming from a MySQL server. The result coming back from one query is: ...
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Front-end glitch when interacting with dynamic content

This is now bugging me too much to ignore it anymore. When I interact with a notebook that has dynamic content, for example moving a slider, Mathematica regularly brings other open notebook windows to ...
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Align Array Plots

I have two ArrayPlots that I would like to align but my "tweaking" failed yet. I would like each "row" to be aligned. ...
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1answer
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How to programmatically create a Manipulate in another Manipulate?

Background: the following Manipulate works as expected ...
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Plotting a simple relationship with Plot[] results in empty graph

I've moved this question over from StackExchange to get better visibility (and deleted the old question). I have a user-defined relationship I'd like to plot: ...
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1answer
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Import DCD (CHARMM/NAMD binary trajectory) file

How can one import the coordinates stored in a binary CHARMM/NAMD DCD file? This is the structure of the file: ...
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1answer
467 views

Custom setting of HOME and END keys on mac

Is there a way to set the HOME and END keys on a Mac's keyboard to jump the cursor to the line's beginning and end respectively? ...
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CustomTicks and small ranges

UPDATE While the self-posted answer below (TickLabelStyle->TraditionalForm) works for most things, it also has the following effect: Integers are given periods ...
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Mapping and Interpolation

Does Mathematica have a mapping function like scipy or any of the multidimensional ones? By this I mean something like mapping $[1,100]$ onto $[7,20]$ for example. Looking at Interpolate I only ...
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Using one table for multiple arguments

So I want to plot two graphs (on the same plot). One which is the $\frac{\sum_{i=0}^n x_i}{n}$ and the other $\frac{\sum_{i=0}^n x_i}{n-1}$ where x is a set created by ...
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Finding a “not-shortest” path between two vertices

In designing a routine for making a simple three dimensional (5x5x5) labyrinth, I realized that my solutions (a solution is a labyrinth includes a single path from {1, 1, 1} to {5, 5, 5} in a 5 x5x5 ...
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Using the Graphics command, how do I limit the output to a specified region, say a disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to clip a graphic to a region? Given a set of circles and disks I can plot using the Graphics command. I wish to limit the output to a specified ...
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Force function to make assumptions about its input variables in Mathematica

I'm trying to force a Mathematica function to make an assumption about its input variables. In my case, I'm trying to define a function to return the pdf of a Gaussian. But let's use a simple toy ...
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1answer
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How to specify the InputField as a String in Manipulate

I'm putting together a Demonstration which utilizes a function which operates on a (manipulated) String, and I'd like the ...
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888 views

GridLines in LogPlot or LogLogPlot

Suppose I have a plot like LogLogPlot[2 x^5/3, {x,0.1,10}, GridLines->Automatic] How can I achieve to get "custom" gridlines to reduce the number of ...
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756 views

How to Map a subset of list elements to a function?

How would you, given a list {1, 2, 3, 4}, apply a function f to 1 and ...
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Aligning plot axes in a graphics object

I need to align the y-axes in the plots below. I think I'm going to have to do some rasterizing and searching for vertical lines, then vary x and ...
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1answer
469 views

Solving an ODE numerically

I really appreciate it if anyone helps me with this: How can I solve this ODE and plot the answer for $x$ on $[0.6,5]$: $$ \begin{align*} -2xy'[x] = y''[x]+ 47.21 (-.0025 x^6 & + ...
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What is an efficient way of selecting multiple colors via Manipulate?

Background: The following snippet is what I (intend to) use in a Manipulate form where up to 12 different colors can be selected: ...
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Integration with vector coefficients

I asked this same question in Mathematics, and it was suggested I might try here. I'm more comfortable with Maple, but if I can get Mathematica to do what I'm after, so much the better. Basically ...
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Plot legend inside a Show [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using PlotLegends with Show messes up the graphics I have created a composite plot function: I want to add a legend to it, but ...
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Unsaved notebook is crashing: is there any way I can save the state of the MathKernel before I kill it?

So I'm in the middle of generating some plots and all of the sudden the frontend goes dead and I haven't saved my work. I'm using Mathematica 8 in MacOS X. The MathKernel process is still running and ...
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Are there advantages to using generalized Part extraction instead of specialized functions like First, Last?

There are many ways to extract different parts of lists in Mathematica. For example, the first part of a list v can be accessed either as ...
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Creating legends for plots with multiple lines?

So I have a graph with multiple lists, for e.g. data = {{1,2}, {3,4}, {3,5}, {2,3} . . .} If I then do ...
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Map and Apply a function on a nested list

I have a list like this: {{1,2}, {4,2}, {6,4} ... } I want to replace every second number with a function of that number. For e.g. ...
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Computing and plotting a spectrogram in Mathematica

How can I compute and plot the spectrogram of a signal/time series/data in Mathematica? I have a WAV file, sampled at 44100 samples/second and I want to generate a spectrogram of that data. Something ...
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3answers
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Combining heads of lists so that you can create a nested list from two sublists

I have a list such as list = {1,4,3,4,6,3,1,2,3,4 ... } and a range, say, range = Range[20000]. I want to obtain the following ...
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How to thread a list

I have data in format data = {{a1, a2}, {b1, b2}, {c1, c2}, {d1, d2}} Tableform: I want to thread it to : ...
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4answers
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Minimizing a function of many coordinates

I'm trying to obtain a series of points on the unit sphere with a somewhat homogeneous distribution, by minimizing a function depending on distances (I took $\exp(-d)$). My points are represented by ...
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FindFit returns Infinity::indet error when data contains {0,0}

Let's consider the following data: data = Table[{q, 2*q^2}, {q, 0, 2}]; and then, do a very simple fitting to this data: ...
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Function as an option to a function

I am new to mathematica ,so this question may seem a little naive. I know how to use the option as an argument to a function, we can define an option by using ...
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1answer
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Saving high-quality graphics through commands

Say I make and display a graph in a Mathematica notebook: graph = CompleteGraph[100] If I drag the corner of the graph to increase its size, and then save it to ...
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1answer
468 views

GeoDirection and GeoDistance Memory Leaks: How to Recover the Memory?

The functions GeoDirection and GeoDistance have memory leaks. To see this, run the example functions below and watch as the Physical Memory Available in the Windows Task Manager, Performance tab, ...
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1answer
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How do I use the result of Solve in a function definition?

I'm trying to adapt the following piece to the part where PowerF is a function of amax. ...
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Histograms with pre-counted data

I've got some large data sets which have been counted but not binned already - essentially, a list of pairs of values (not bins) and counts.* (Or, equivalently, it's been binned into too-small bins.) ...
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1answer
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Dialog crashes Mathematica

I have some dialog windows in a GUI of which one regularly crashes the kernel. I managed to focus on this particular piece of code, though I don't really know what causes the crash: ...
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ArcTan expressed as a radian fraction?

This type of answer is what I'm looking for: In[58]:= ArcTan @ 1 Out[58]= π/4 This is what mathematica gives me: ...
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Importing HDF5 with compound data

I am looking to Import HDF5 data with compound data. It appears, at least from what I read, that Mathematica 8.0.4 (and previous versions) does not support reading ...
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3answers
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Understanding CDF

Update Since more and more issues are revealed as I venture deeper into the world of CDF, I decided to make this thread more general and hopefully more useful. I know posted my findings as an answer, ...
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Animating a Voronoi Diagram

edit: Excellent answers have been provided and I made an animation which is suitable for my use, however, all the examples rely on bitmap/rasterized data; is there a vector based approach? I would ...
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2answers
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Expression evaluation inside of FindRoot inside a Compiled Function

I'm trying to get some performance increase out of my own implicit differential equation solver using Compile[]. The uncompiled function is of the following form: ...

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