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Syntax Coloring for “Possible Unwanted Assignment” Issue

Apparently Mathematica's syntax coloring engine believes that the second assignment in the following code excerpt (concocted for illustration purposes only) is a "Possible Unwanted Assignment" since ...
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1answer
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Problems with CircleTimes and infix notation

I am trying to create a function called TensorBasis that takes as input a list (thought of as a list of names of basis vectors of a vector space) and an integer ...
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1answer
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Does the Im function work with symbolic arguments?

Does the Im function work with symbolic arguments? ...
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Make a button that evaluates a function over and over

I would like to have a command "RedoButton" which would make a button (or whatever control is suitable) that when clicked would print the value of a certain function over and over in the same place. ...
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1answer
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Why can't I use Show with BoxWhiskerChart?

As you can see in the example image above, I am frequently (but not always) seeing broken line plots when I try to overlay them on top of another plot using Show. ...
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Unexpected differences with various uses of NormFunction

I would expect all of the following to give the same answer (2.12467) but only half of them give this answer. The others seem to be using the default ...
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Is it possible to have Mathematica move all terms to one side of an equation?

I have an inequality expression that I would like to express in terms of the relation of the parameters to zero. More simply, I want to have mathematica move all the terms to one side of the ...
5
votes
1answer
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Combining Rasterize with ParametricPlot

The goal is to create an image like the one below which was created using ParametricPlot[{t, t^2}, {t, 0, 1}, Epilog -> Disk[{0.5, 0.5}, 0.09]] but instead ...
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1answer
554 views

How to use Interpolation to fill in missing data

I have a bit of data that looks like this: ...
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3answers
486 views

Is there a bug in Pick?

I wanted to use the Pick function with a condition. But there seems to be an issue here. Take a look at this: ...
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2answers
803 views

Custom formatting for DateListPlot

I'd like to control more aspects of a DateListPlot, for example: shading for weekend days, and/or indicators for daytime/nighttime areas. By way of illustration, ...
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2answers
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How to Enable Syntax Coloring of Pattern Match Variable Only (i.e. Without Coloring any Associated Pattern)?

Syntax coloring for the following function definition foo[x_List] := ... will color green (and italicize by default) the argument name ...
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1answer
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How to Combine Pattern Constraints and Default Values for Function Arguments

EDIT: As several respondents have noted in the answers and comments below, the original example had a default value that would never be used because of the way patterns and default values are ...
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2answers
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Plotting different PDFs of a distribution in the same graph

How would I plot the PDF (probability density function) of WeibullDistribution[1/5, 50], WeibullDistribution[1/4, 40], ...
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3answers
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Highlighting individual countries on a world map

Consider the following list of countries which I would like to highlight on a world map: ...
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2answers
262 views

Behavior of ImportString in Mathematica

I tried the following commands ...
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1answer
166 views

keyboard sequence for Magnify in version 8?

It used to be that you could find a Magnify item in the Format menu of the Mathematica front-end, at the very bottom if I remember correctly. You could get at the item in Windows by a keyboard ...
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1answer
350 views

Is pure pattern matching without PatternTest and Condition Turing-complete?

Note that this question is not a duplicate of that one. It is specifically about the pattern-matching engine, and explicitly excluding those patterns which call back into the full evaluation (i.e. ...
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1answer
711 views

What is the story with Removed symbols?

The system function Remove evidently exists primarily to turn a fatal problem into an annoying one, by giving the user a (rather blunt) instrument with which to ...
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2answers
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Package automated way of ReadProtecting all symbols

My template for building packages has, at the end, the following expression that automatically ReadProtects all symbols defined in my ...
11
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1answer
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3answers
708 views

Output of NonlinearModelFit differs from the correct result

I'm having a bad time dealing with the NonlinearModelFit in Mathematica 8, since the result given is a bit imprecise. An example is given on potential regression, ...
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2answers
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Is Mathematica a Turing-complete language?

Is Mathematica a Turing-complete language? If so, how can that be proved? If not, why?
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2answers
277 views

How to remove an expression from a file?

To read in expressions from a file, one can do ReadList[file, Expression, 3]. How to do the opposite, i.e. remove a number of expressions from a file, modifying ...
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1answer
709 views

Drawing Graph Products

I need to draw graphs that are Cartesian products of 2 graphs. I need them to look like this: . So each copy of the factors can have LinearEmbedding, but the whole ...
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3answers
235 views

How can I read in specific information from a TeX-file?

I have several TeX-files and they contain information of the form ...
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2answers
276 views

Non-linear trend reduction with missing data

How can I reduce a non-linear trend of some data series if there are parts of "no data", represented by the value 99999? For example: ...
8
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1answer
289 views

No Syntax Highlighting of Package Functions

Lately, my installation of Mathematica has decided not to highlight any symbols loaded from packages. The picture below is a good representation of this: where after loading both ...
15
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1answer
445 views

Need tips on improving this directed graph

First we define a function that returns the least odd prime factor. lopf[n_] := FactorInteger[n][[2, 1]] Then we craft a routine that performs the 3x+1 steps ...
5
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1answer
457 views

Trouble with CDF on Mac OSX

My problem seems to be very strange. I've created a CDF file and am trying to upload it to a Google site, and I've been almost completely successful! My only problem is that I cannot correctly ...
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2answers
380 views

What is the equivalent of a prototypical Manipulate in lower level functions?

Background: In the Mathematica tutorial 'Dynamic Interactivity' I read that there is a way of developing GUIs in Mathematica that do not use Manipulate. I want to ...
9
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1answer
310 views

How can I add row and column header images to my TableForm output?

I am experimenting with the Eigenfaces algorithm and have my notes and experimental data collected in a Mathematica notebook. The result of an experimental run is a table of scores, where the smallest ...
5
votes
1answer
115 views

Remove CellMargins option from many cells

I have a very old notebook in which many cells had the CellMargins option set manually. What's the easiest way to remove all those manual option settings?
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2answers
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Comfortable Edge Labeling of Undirected Graph

I'm working on a program that finds special [called "interval"] edge-colorings for graphs. Output is as follows: ...
10
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2answers
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What do the options of SmoothKernelDistribution do?

The function SmoothKernelDistribution has three options that are not described in too much detail in the Mathematica's help window. InterpolationPoints: What is ...
7
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3answers
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Animate ParametricPlot3D for two different parametric equations

I want to write a computer program to generate 3-D plots (with x-y-t axes) to demonstrate the evolution of the two missiles in the following case: i. $x = 100t$, $y = 80t-16t^2$ for $0\leq t\leq 5$ ...
7
votes
2answers
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Speed up Fourier for Booleans

I'm calculating a bit of the power spectrum of a two color cellular automaton using: ...
8
votes
1answer
284 views

Does Mathematica use first order or second order order unification?

When Mathematica is pattern-matching expressions, does it use first order or second order unification. Just to clarify the difference between first order and second order unification: In Second order ...
37
votes
5answers
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Creating ghost trail effects

Does anyone know how to create a ghost trail effect? For a simple example look at this screenshot: You can find the actual animation here. What I would ultimately like to see it happen is to make ...
17
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4answers
864 views

How to find all vertices reachable from a start vertex following directed edges?

How to find all vertices reachable from a given start vertex following directed edges, in a cyclic directed graph given as ...
5
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2answers
407 views

How to find Matano plane

I have discrete collection of data points (10 to 10^4). I want to describe them by a continuous function and find a x value z, ...
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3answers
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“Covering up” text in Graphics

Consider the following code: ...
7
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3answers
644 views

Creating word histograms from lists of strings

Consider the following: ...
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4answers
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Efficiently generating n-D Gaussian random fields

I am interested in an efficient code to generate an $n$-D Gaussian random field (sometimes called processes in other fields of research), which has applications in cosmology. I wrote the following ...
0
votes
1answer
358 views

Tabulating Numeric Approximation

I was wondering how to approximate or tabulate values for this numeric approximation: It is the following: The confusing part is how to implement the subscripts in mathematica. $y_{i+1} = (t_i - ...
7
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1answer
141 views

Using Differences on data: trouble with floats and doubles

Consider the following data set (after I have run FullForm), which is imported from a file (stored typically as 10.040): ...
8
votes
2answers
322 views

Custom Format for “constructors”

Say I have a the typical Mathematica linked list structure defined like so: Attributes[Pair] = {HoldAllComplete}; Nil = Pair[]; Cons = Pair[#1, #2]&; It's ...
10
votes
1answer
362 views

How can I style text like in the documentation?

I'm writing an article, and I really like this style that you get when you type ?AnyFunction. Is it possible to achieve this?
4
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1answer
131 views

X3D Export - adding a title

Is there a way to add a title to an X3D (3D) plot that is exported using Export[]? I didn't have much success with exporting a ...

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