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3answers
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Can we teach Mathematica about functional differentiation?

The key relation for functional differentiation is $$\frac{\delta}{\delta f(y)}f(x)=\delta(x-y), $$ where $\delta(x-y)$ is the Dirac delta function, and the usual properties of differentiation (e.g. ...
0
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0answers
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How to modify MagnificationPopUp menu values in notebooks [duplicate]

The default options in a MagnificationPopUp menu (50, 75, 50, 100, 125, 200, 300) are sometimes not sufficient to meet all user's needs. This may have more applicability when creating user ...
6
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2answers
85 views

Communication between local kernels

this is my first post but you have already helped me so many times that I have to start by saying thanks a lot! I have a really long calculation to do, and I have used the Evaluation->Kernel ...
3
votes
3answers
239 views

Is it possible to use custom GUI magnifications?

I am running Mathematica 7 on Windows XP Pro. I often use the magnification feature to zoom in on Plots, ListPlots, and ...
4
votes
2answers
253 views

Numerical Integration with InverseErfc

I am trying to numerically integrate an equation that involves InverseErfc (embedded in the copula defined). The equation looks like the following: $$ \int_0^T \int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty ...
3
votes
2answers
78 views

Side-effecting an array in an association?

I'm working on some classical data structures (stack, queue, etc.) and want to mimic oo style in MMA. As a first attempt, I want to store an array in an Association, like this: ...
2
votes
1answer
111 views

Is it necessary to introduce ImplicitRegion and ParametricRegion in version 10?

In version 10.0, Mathematica introduced a new function about region plotting: ImplicitRegion. But I'm wondered that haven't this function been already existed in the older version? That is, ...
10
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2answers
184 views

How can I decide whether a closed surface is intersected by a triangle?

A closed surface consisted of Polygons or GraphicsComplex and a triangle made by 3 points are in a 3D space. How can I decide ...
2
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0answers
45 views

Download a notebook (or any type of file) from the cloud

Let us say that I have a Notebook in the Wolfram Programming Cloud called foo.nb. If I try CloudGet["foo.nb"], what I get back ...
2
votes
0answers
52 views

Adding an unused column creates an error in JoinAcross

I'd been having trouble using JoinAcross on two datasets. After going through the answers to my original question and fixing my code, I find I'm now having a ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

how to solve second order nonlinear coupled differential equations using NDSolve with hyperbolic function

i have to solve some solitons scattering through this coupled equations. i need to get two different graph, but still the graph did not come out. and also the equations quite complicated containing ...
0
votes
2answers
60 views

Plotting3D Cylinders and planes [on hold]

How can I plot3D cylinders $y=1-x^2, y=1+x^2$ and planes $2x+2y-z=10, x+y+z=2$ in a coordinates system?(with Mathematica)
0
votes
1answer
141 views
2
votes
0answers
73 views

A problem about generating `[]` automatically

I have using the Wolfram Mathematica for two years.And I know the Mathematica has the operation Alt + ] that can generate []. ...
13
votes
1answer
311 views

Quick way to use conditioned patterns when defining multi-argument function?

I have a simple function that is supposed to only accept numeric values (i.e. complex/real numbers and constant symbols e.g. Pi, E). $$f(a,b,c)=a+b+c$$ Edit: I should have chosen a less simple ...
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0answers
48 views

How do I find the coordinates of pont and plot the coordinates? [on hold]

I have a video file of a signature.How can i find the coordinate of points in the frames of the video?Also I want to plot x values as a function of time.How can i do such a thing?
5
votes
5answers
278 views

How to display operations on list elements

When applying some arithmetic operation on two lists, I'd like to display the actual operations between the elements of each list. For example, {1, 1} + {1, -1} ...
4
votes
1answer
95 views

Problem with clipping of tick labels

Please look at Show[DiscretizeGraphics[Graphics3D[{Cone[]}]], Axes -> True, Boxed -> True] Well, there are some ...
5
votes
2answers
88 views

How to robustly apply ToBoxes to a Dynamic expression?

Inserting a Dynamic object in a boxform expression messes up syntax colouring. See the following example. where the variable ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Help using NIntegrate

I need some help with NIntegrate. I pasted the code that I wrote below; I know that up to "de" is correct. What I would like to do is NIntegrate de w.r.t phi{0,0.1} and curlE{-10,10}. The final ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

What's new in Mathematica 10 that begginers must know? [closed]

Is there any new and Important feature in version 10 that the regular not-so-advanced Mathematica user must know? How do the new features of version 10 make the programing more efficient or faster? ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Crash on startup [on hold]

I recently changed my computer and have trouble with Mathematica on the new system. The installation completes without errors but immediately after clicking the Mathematica icon I get the message ...
7
votes
4answers
589 views

How many times do the two given curves intersect at the origin?

I'm reading/studying on my own a book about algebraic curves. I'm trying to find a way for Mathematica help me with the following (the book, ISBN: 038731802X, allows me to use any CAS / program. ...
3
votes
2answers
75 views

Testing a package in Mathematica 9

I am in the process of writing a package, but my way of testing it just seems wrong and inefficient. Each time I edit the .m file, I save it, quit the kernel, call the package in a separate notebook ...
8
votes
2answers
226 views

How to un-eat memory?

Consider this code: ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Get the coordinates from ContourPlot and RegionPlot

How do I get the coordinates from a contour plot I've done in Mathematica? For example, I have a two-variable function f[x, y], for which I can make a contour plot: ...
13
votes
3answers
203 views

Why does Mathematica simplify $x/x\to1$?

If I enter x/x, I get 1. Such behavior leads to this: Simplify[D[Sqrt[x^2], x, x]] 0 ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Difficult to solve the equation using FindInstance and not able to solve it numerically

I hope to find the range of a which leads to non-zero solution of H when you are given a specific value of B. And I hope to get ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Use WeatherData from many location [closed]

Can anyone tell how can I predict the weather data in my location using weather data in other locations? Sort of algorithm, or equations??
11
votes
2answers
431 views

Finding the perimeter, area and number of sides of a Voronoi cell

Does anyone have any suggestions how to determine the perimeter, area and number of sides of each Voronoi cell in Voronoi diagram?
4
votes
4answers
334 views

How can I prevent Superscript from being interpreted as Power?

I have very strong desire to use superscript as the index of the variable. However, it looks like that the Mathematica automatically recognize the superscript as the power and I got message that my ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Truncated Distribution Parameter Search Produces Singular Jacobian Using FindRoot

I'm trying to find the 2 parameters of a truncated Weibull distribution using version 10 and FindRoot. I would like to truncate the distribution between t =0 and t = 3600 with the probability of ...
6
votes
4answers
184 views

How can I add a tangent arrow at a certain point of a curve in a LogPlot?

How can I add an arrow at a certain point of a curve with the direction of the arrow tangential to that point? (Line are not straight in a log-plot.) ...
3
votes
0answers
96 views

Problem with FTP import in V10

Mathematica V10 returns an error when download directory. URLFetch :: invhttp: "FTP: could not retrieve (RETR failed) the specified file." V9 successfully retrieves the same reference. This ...
4
votes
2answers
98 views

Plotting Semi-hollow spheres [duplicate]

I wish to create a nice data representation of three nested spherical sections, with a cut away so they can be viewed. As a MWE, something like; ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Missing titles in palettes with Win 8

I just noticed that MMA (8 and 10) in Windows 8 on my machine does not display the title of any palette. For ex. Basic Math Assistant palette appears without title. Same with user-defined palettes Can ...
2
votes
1answer
83 views

Define PolyLog so that positive reals evaluate on upper edge of branch cut

Generalizing the previous question: Define Log so that negative reals evaluate on lower edge of branch For real positive values $x>1$, Mathematica's polylogarithm function ...
9
votes
2answers
133 views

Is there any way to automatically evaluate selection in new window or new notebook?

Sometimes when you have long code you need to check some part of this code. the way I am using currently is to selected the part that I want and then copy it to new notebook and then evaluate it ...
5
votes
3answers
833 views

Matrix Multiplication in context of row and column vectors

I've been looking at some matrices in Mathematica and I've noticed something very weird: They're extremely temperamental when it comes to dot products! For example, if I have the following, ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

SplicedDistribution - different definition across Mathematica 9?

I am having troubles with my notebook. I succesfully defined Asymmetric Laplace Distribution at school using SplicedDistribution function, and Mathematica was able ...
13
votes
2answers
196 views

Convert spectral distribution to RGB color

Presume I have a spectrum as a function of wavelength (an example being the blackbody spectrum): I want to convert that to a single RGB color to display on-screen, i.e. the "color" of that object ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Multiple plots using dynamics

I am studying Dynamic and DynamicModule, and I have tried to make a simple plot of a family of real functions. The number of functions should be a dynamic variable controlled by a slider. So I have ...
14
votes
5answers
5k views

How to find the domain and range of a function with Mathematica?

I'm studying calculus and in some exercises I am asked to find the domain and range of a function. Does Mathematica have already a built-in function for this? I can imagine some ways of doing so, ...
292
votes
12answers
52k views

Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Install issue: Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install Mathematica 9 on a Ubuntu 13.10 system. I had this working on my previous 13.04 version but now it breaks on when trying to unpack the sh archive: ...
5
votes
2answers
764 views

How to extract data from contour plot as a text file?

I have the following expression from which I want to extract data for a contour plot. ...
-1
votes
1answer
48 views

Problem with cross product of two columns [closed]

I am trying to perform a cross product of two "Columns" which I expect to give me a column too: Cross[{{a}, {b}, {c}}, {{x}, {y}, {z}}] but it gave me an error: Cross::nonn1: The arguments ...
2
votes
1answer
75 views

How to build a list of constraints for NMinimize

Let's say I have aset = {-1, 0, 2}. I would like to create a variable Var that takes values from that set, i.e. ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Values of an algebraic curve [duplicate]

Using tmp = ContourPlot[{y^4 + 6 x^3*y + x^8 == 0, y - x^3 == 0}, {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}] How can I get the pair values used to plot these two curves? For ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

EquationTrekker-like behavior for state space?

EquationTrekker is great for phase space plots, however I want to plot the results of $$\phi '(t)=-b \sin (\phi (t))+g \sin (\Phi (t)-\phi (t))+1\\\Phi '(t)=g y ...

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