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How to create a list of pairs from 1d list(s)?

Say I've got two 1-dimensional lists A = {1,2,3} B = {a,b,c} How do I create a list of all pairs from list A such that the ...
4
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4answers
1k views

How to convert binary float to decimal float

I need to convert binary float to decimal float in Mathematica, ideally between any two bases. FromDigits["1.111111", 2] does not work.
9
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2answers
6k views

Legend of a plot: how to increase the size of the line/marker?

I'm using the following kind of code to do the legends of my plots: ...
14
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8answers
948 views

DeleteCases on list of Strings

Consider the following: data={"AB","CD","AF"}; Now I would like to delete all String from data which starts with "A". ...
13
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1answer
278 views

How to make an unremovable modal window?

Is there any way to securely stick a notebook window (e.g. a dialog) on screen that it cannot be closed/removed/hidden by any of the standard OS shortcuts, like AltF4 or AltTab under Windows? The ...
2
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1answer
462 views

Symmetric difference of a sample of lists

Consider the following: list1={a,b,c,d}; list2={c,d,e,f}; list3={g,d,c,h}; Now I would like to get the symmetric difference. Hence, the result must be ...
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1answer
966 views

Can TextRecognize read digits?

While answering this question, I tried TextRecognize to read single digits. But it doesn't recognize a single digit, even though the digits are clearly readable. ...
5
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1answer
229 views

Create a CDF file with a plot that cannot be edited by double-clicking

I have created a CDF file that contains a Manipulate object with a plot. I intend to embed the file in a web site, so that users can use interactive sliders to ...
7
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1answer
668 views

Efficiently deleting rows in many large text files

I have 500 text files each of about 200000 rows. I need to delete one row in each of them as fast as possible (later such operations will repeat). What is the best way to do this with Mathematica? ...
64
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2answers
11k views

Is there an open source implementation of Mathematica-the-language?

I've seen questions before such as "What is the best open-source equivalent for Mathematica?", but that specific question (and that line of inquiry in general) cares more about the computer algebra ...
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4answers
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Is it possible to use Mathematica to record sound and/or vision?

I think the title says it all. I know about ImageCapture which seems to capture stills. Can ImageCapture be made to capture a ...
33
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7answers
17k views

Labeling individual curves in Mathematica

I need to create a plot for export and inclusion in a report. Is there a better way to label curves than PlotLegends? From what I've read and my personal ...
5
votes
2answers
433 views

Custom distance metric for agglomerative clustering in Mathematica

Is it possible to have a custom distance metric defined to determine the distance between two clusters in Agglomerative clustering in Mathematica? I have a 3 dimension data with string values along ...
5
votes
1answer
667 views

Computing the distance between two curves obtained from image data?

I've got some image data that I've binarized. The image contains two curves, from which I'd like to compute the distance between (eventually computing an average radius for each point in the ...
8
votes
1answer
208 views

MatchQ and patterns for similar lists

I can't seem to find the right set of patterns to independently match two different lists. Simplified versions of the lists are as follows: ...
5
votes
4answers
570 views

Shading in squares crossed by a diagonal

You have a rectangle and it is diagonal. How many squares will be crossed by the diagonal (I guess assuming the side length of the rectangle are nice whole numbers) I've seen an implementation in ...
11
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2answers
3k views

Why doesn't Mathematica expand Cos[x]^3 Sin[x]^2?

I found some examples of Mathematica's commands usage in an old manual but the program gives me different result than expected ...
8
votes
2answers
337 views

How do I define the “Coupon” within the function FinancialBond with a time-varying coupon

Is it possible using FinancialBond function to calculate the yield of a bond paying a gradual coupon ? An example : A bond with maturity of 7 years pays ...
6
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1answer
338 views

Interpreting text entry and splitting it in a Manipulate text field?

I have the following program that plots the number of trigram appearances across a corpus of textual information between 1964 and 1989 (apologies for the messy code): ...
10
votes
1answer
508 views

Is there a way to print out SQL queries made using DatabaseLink?

I have a Mathematica batch script which makes some MySQL queries using DatabaseLink to store parameters of the run in a database. Recently, I had a run where these queries failed, and there was no ...
22
votes
2answers
1k views

Using the Krylov method for Solve: Speeding up a SparseArray calculation

I'm trying to implement this Total Variation Regularized Numerical Differentiation (TVDiff) code in MMA (which I found through this SO answer): essentially I want to differentiate noisy data. The full ...
8
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2answers
141 views

Question about scoping data in a multi-level Manipulate construction

Background: In a module containing an outer / inner manipulate I select the key of data with a dropdownlist in the outer manipulate. Data is read and displayed in the inner manipulate for edit ...
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4answers
617 views

How can I influence the spaces between labels on a BarChart

I want to chart data using a BarChart, the labels on the x-axis are numbers. Unfortunately they are so close to each other it really looks strange and more like one ...
9
votes
2answers
142 views

tol and None in output of CompilePrint

A bit of background: I'm trying to fit a very complicated symbolic function. By compiling the function I got about 100x speedup, but I would need another 10. Therefore I'm trying to understand if the ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I connect to a database using the 32 Bit ODBC on a Windows 7 (64 Bit) machine?

I am having difficulties using a DSN that was defined in the 32 Bit version of the ODBC-manager? (there are two separate managers for 32/64 Bit on a 64 Bit machine) Using the DatabaseLink package ...
9
votes
3answers
452 views

Strange domain dependency with Maximize

I'm using Mathematica 8 and strangely enough this code: Maximize[{x*(1-0.01 x),x>0},x,Integers] produces the result ...
4
votes
1answer
180 views

BoxWhiskerChart too slow on big datasets, how to speed it up?

I have very big dataset, with over 14 000 000 records. And maybe more! Each record consists of Data ( Real ) and Time ( integer ). I group records by time interval, resulting in 300 groups. In each ...
2
votes
2answers
477 views

Finding a vector field from a set of points

I have a data set of the type $\{x,y,z\}$ where $(x,y)$ is a point and $z$ is the "value" or magnitude at that point. This gives me a triangular sort of shape since $(x,y,z)$ is not defined along the ...
0
votes
1answer
362 views

How can an InverseQuantile or an interval valued Quantile function be implemented in Mathematica?

Quantile[] is the workhorse method in robust data analysis and statistics (see, eg Koenker's Quantile Regression). However, it should be complemented by an ...
8
votes
2answers
780 views

Number of iterations in NSolve

In Excel's solver, one can define how many iterations are to be done, to one's liking. I am wondering if this is possible to do with NSolve in Mathematica? Code ...
7
votes
2answers
283 views

Threading behavior of SameQ vs Equals

I ran into a bug in my code today based on an errant assumption. Namely, I thought that: ...
2
votes
1answer
517 views

Adding rules to permutations

How can I calculate only those permutations of Range[n], that satisfy certain rules? I don't want to filter the result after calculating all the permutations but ...
13
votes
1answer
140 views

Possible to draw an Item in a Grid with only 3 sides of a Frame?

I'm trying to draw a Grid of characters where some of the characters have Frame lines on 3 sides. For example: ...
13
votes
1answer
4k views

Coulomb potential as a Fourier transform

It is well known from theory that the Coulomb potential can be obtained as a Fourier transform in the following way: $$ \int \frac{\mathrm{d}^3p}{\left( 2 \pi \right)^3} \frac{e^{\mathrm{i} ...
2
votes
1answer
193 views

List-operations only when restrictions are fulfilled (Part 2)

Consider the following: data={{{3544128000, 80}, {3544732800, 80}, {3545337600, 80}, {3545942400, 80}, {3545942400, 160}, {3546547200, 160}, {3547152000, 0}}}; ...
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2answers
885 views

Why is ListDensityPlot unable to plot datasets with extreme ranges

Consider the following dataset: data = Flatten[ Table[{x 10^-9, y 10^-9, x^2 + y^2},{x, -100, 100, 10}, {y, -100,100, 10}] , 1]; If I try to ...
23
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4answers
1k views

Scale Insetted Characters to Plot

I am trying to place a curly brace within a plot such that the top/bottom of the curly brace line up with two horizontal lines in the plot: I have not been able to find a way to make the curly ...
2
votes
0answers
94 views

What exactly does AddTeX2Eps do and how does one use it?

What exactly is Janko Slavic's addon package AddTeX2Eps supposed to do, and exactly how does one get it to work? I do understand it's supposed to allow one to use TeX ...
2
votes
2answers
368 views

Transparent background of content in a dialog window

Why dialogs created with CreateDialog cannot correctly show content with transparent background? The following example generates a plot, with white background, ...
10
votes
2answers
5k views

How to insert graphics primitives into a plot?

I have a standard normal curve rendered with the following command: Plot[{1/Sqrt[2*Pi] Exp[-1/2*x^2]}, {x, -3, 3}, Filling -> Axis] It looks exactly as you ...
3
votes
2answers
95 views

How do Forms affect the interpretation of Expressions?

Below are three formats for representing an undirected edge between vertices a and b: ...
12
votes
2answers
620 views

Factorizing polynomials over fields other than $\mathbb{C}$

I'd like to take a polynomial in $\mathbb{Z}_5[x]$ of the form $ax^2+bx+c$ and factor it into irreducible polynomials. For example: Input... x^2+4 Output... ...
2
votes
1answer
256 views

How to solve issue with exporting / importing data to and from Excel

Background ( simplified ): When I export data to Excel like ...
7
votes
1answer
77 views

How can I get TracePrint to treat certain functions as atomic?

Consider the following example: ...
6
votes
1answer
924 views

Why plot returns empty in this example?

Let me rewrite this question, showing the original problem, as it is more subtle than the simple example I showed before using Sin[t]. Here we go again. When I ...
5
votes
0answers
71 views

Graph relationships between functions and variables [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Has anyone written any function to automatically build a dependency graph of an arbitrary Mathematica function? I need to make sense out of a huge notebook (17Kloc) ...
14
votes
7answers
698 views
10
votes
1answer
382 views

Using ContourPlot3D on a region in $\mathbb{R}^3$

I have a fundamental region in $\mathbb{R}^3$ defined solely by inequalities (i.e. the region is the intersection of 5 half-spaces and is a kind of square pyramid), and a function which is only ...
5
votes
4answers
515 views

Identifying subsets with minimal standard deviation

Consider the following: ...
11
votes
2answers
1k views

Maximizing a function with assumptions

Using f[s_] := Log[(s/r)^α ((α - 2) n0 r^α + 2 π Pmax ρ r^2) /((α - 2) n0 s^α + 2 π Pmax ρ s^2)]/s When I run the following line: ...

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