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Postfix Double Slash Notation with Multiple Parameters [duplicate]

Examples A convenient shorthand that I use frequently is the "double slash" notation to string commands together. For example, I can write: ...
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2answers
557 views

Putting ticks with values on a parametric plot

I need to plot ticks with values on the following ParametricPlot[] The ellipse can be obtained by ...
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3answers
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Numbers in alternate bases transcend the evaluator?

It looks to me like a number in a base other than base 10 gets evaluated before the evaluator ever gets a chance to be tweaked. For example, FullForm[16^^abcdef] ...
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Restrict Locator to a certain graphic inside Manipulate

I would like to restrict the Locator inside Manipulate to a certain graphic. For example if I display two graphs, I would like to be able to click on the right one and use this information in other ...
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1answer
393 views

Overloading second argument of CountryData

For convenience I'm trying to add an extra property to CountryData ...
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735 views

Replicating a discontinuous graph

I'm trying to replicate a graph from my math book for my notes as well as to learn Mathematica. I was hoping someone would be able to help me figure out how to add the open points to the graph, and ...
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2answers
650 views

Surprises simplifying simple polynomials

I came across some somewhat surprising behavior of Simplify today, on something very simple. Let's take two cubic polynomials that we know have the same value: <...
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0answers
125 views

Logical AND of multiple patterns

Mathematica provides an equivalent for "logical OR" when pattern matching, using Alternatives or the infix | operator. For ...
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1answer
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How to extract and replace submatrix of a doubly-periodic matrix?

How can I effectively extract and replace a rectangular subpart of a toroidal matrix, i.e. one where boundaries are connected at opposite ends? Since the submatrix can overhang the edges, a simple <...
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4answers
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Removing empty sets from lists

If I had a list, say, names= {"Andy", "Bob", "Carly", "Sandy", "Jeff", "Tim", "Tom", "Zach"} and I decide to pick a characteristic only a certain of them have, ...
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723 views

backward compatibility

When producing or enhancing code, it is tempting to use recent new primitives of Mathematica introduced in version 7 and 8, but for library code or in preparation or future version change in ...
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1answer
267 views

Does InterpolationOrder cause conflicts with PlotMarkers in ListPlot?

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.3.1 or later My code: ...
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3answers
537 views

How to debug the C code for LibraryLink?

Recently, I use the C to rewrite a Mathematica function NonzeroBasis[], please see here for fully descriptions. Here, ...
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3answers
526 views

How do you concatenate matrices? And how do you make block matrices?

This is pretty trivial to do in Matlab, but I have not seen a function for it in Mathematica. Here is how you can do it with Join and ...
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1answer
174 views

Functions returns Command Completion Output

Is there a function that returns the output as if you invoked Command Completion. To help clarify I am looking for a function that returns the Cell Data as if you invoked ...
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1answer
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How to run a Mathematica program using command line on windows?

I have to run some Mathematica programs on a remote computer running the Windows XP operating system. However, I do not know how to run the program using the command line on this system. What do I ...
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1k views

How can I visualize 6 square matrices as a cube?

I have six square matrices of the same dimensions in a list, for example: ...
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2answers
219 views

Good clearing practices

I have been using Mathematica for about 2 years and I'm pretty ok to write and optimize my code. Wanting to improve my practice, I often look at code examples. However, I can not determine if there is ...
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2answers
306 views

Plotting a function, x = 1024

The function s12 = 1/(Log[2^x]*((7.537/(x^2)) + (30.148/((2 + x)^3)))) returns expected function values for ...
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2answers
410 views

Giving JLink Huge Memory by Default

I have noticed that Mathematica makes use of Java by way of JLink, for example, in the extensions such as DatabaseLink and (I think) RLink. It also seems like Java is a first-class citizen for writing ...
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2answers
343 views

Using Except with strings

Suppose that I have the following sample list, called list: list = {"bBb", "aAa", "aaa"}; Now suppose I want to select the ...
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4answers
4k views

What is the cleanest way to prevent divide-by-zero warnings?

If I evaluate {1, 2, 3, 4}/{5, 6, 0, 8}, obviously I get one warning: ...
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2answers
281 views

Boundary effect of Graphics3D object Tube[]

I draw a Graphics3D object of two tubes: Graphics3D[{Tube[{{-0.2, -1, 0}, {-0.2, 1, 0}}, 0.05], Tube[{{0, 0, -1}, {0, 0, 1}}, 0.05]}, Boxed -> False] And ...
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6answers
390 views

Using MapIndexed only at certain elements of a list

MapIndexed is a very handy built-in function. Suppose that I have the following list, called list: ...
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1answer
352 views

Does NRoots own an abstract counterpart? If not, can we write one?

We know when solving linear algebra equations, despite its abstract syntax, LinearSolve is much faster compared to Solve: ...
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1answer
397 views

Selectively clear DownValues

How can I clear a subset of a symbol's DownValues ? For example, suppose I have created some DownValues for $f$ like this: ...
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2answers
465 views

How can I make a cell that contains an image which can be shifted?

When you're looking at some help pages, they may have cells containing images which can be shifted within the cell by left-clicking and dragging the mouse. Here is a sample: tutorial/...
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4answers
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Height-dependent filling color in 3D Data Plots

I would like to have the filling of my ListPlot3D display the same color than the one applied to the data. This question makes sense only in the case of conditional coloring of data (according to ...
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2answers
159 views

Lookup with default broken in Dataset

Given an Association, ...
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2answers
183 views

stop notebook evaluation when Assert fails

I would like a notebook evaluation to entirely stop when an Assert fails, without quitting the kernel. Is this possible (e.g., by setting ...
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1answer
939 views

Is my expression too complicated for FullSimplify or am I doing something wrong?

I have a messily defined function $v(h, w)$ with $h, w \in \mathbb{R}$ and with a removable singularity at $h=1/2$, and I am trying to prove some of its properties using Mathematica. In particular I ...
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1answer
745 views

ParallelEvaluate for function minimization

Is there a parallelized version of a minimization routine available in Mathematica? The objective function is non-linear and the gradients have to be numerically computed. Every function evaluation ...
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2answers
436 views

Is there a “GrabHand” and “OpenHand” MouseAppearance in Mathematica?

MouseAppearance[Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 5}], "LinkHand"] Unfortunately I cannot get a screen grab to show the link hand but it is a cartoon hand with a finger ...
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3answers
736 views

Mathematica Plot: Inconsistency when plotting large values

I am working with a function in Mathematica and I am getting some inconsistencies when I plot it. As I really need to understand were this comes from I would appreciate any help. I am working with a ...
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3answers
1k views

How to estimate the matrix condition number in the 2-Norm?

The Mathematica documentation says it is possible to estimate the matrix condition number in norms 1, 2, and ∞. But the 2-norm raises a message. This is an extract from reference documentation "...
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334 views

Function for a series of joined slopes

I need a function for a series of joined slopes and my solution feels a bit kludgy. Is there a better way? A list of pairs of transition points and slopes: ...
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2answers
386 views

How do you submit an Input type of “file” using URLExecute?

I have to submit a form like as follows: <input type="file" name="jpgFile"> I can't seem to find any instructions on sending this in URLExecute. If I ...
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2answers
377 views

Prevent text from wrapping in a notebook

By default in the Notebook interface the text wraps. Is it possible to prevent this wrapping?
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343 views

Using Gather to rearrange my data

I have a list of elements: {{1, 2}, {1, 5}, {2, 6}, {3, 7}, {4, 8}, {5, 6}, {5, 9}, {9, 13}, {10,11}, {11, 12}, {11, 15}, {15, 16}} I have to divide it into ...
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3answers
830 views

Forest plot with Mathematica 9

Does anyone have experience with or a package for the creation of forest plots in Mathematica 9? For instance for subgroup analyses of cox model or meta-analysis (e.g rmeta package in R)?
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1answer
331 views

How does LocationTest choose its “AutomaticTest”?

Is there a way of determining how LocationTest chooses its "AutomaticTest"? Sometimes it's clear from the ...
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4answers
291 views

Handy / flexible directory tree operations

Is there any shorter / more handy / more flexible way to get directory tree as a nested Rules/Associations list? I tried to incorporate ...
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1answer
219 views

Unexpected result from Flatten

Consider the following three evaluations involving Flatten: Flatten[f[f[f[x, y], 1, 2], f[x, y]], Infinity, f] f[x, y, 1, ...
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1answer
239 views

Mouse gestures or keyboard shortcuts for navigating forward/backward in the documentation center

Is there any way to get gestures (e.g. trackpad- or Magic-Mouse-swiping left/right) to work for navigating forward and backward in the Mathematica help browser, particularly on a Mac? If not, what are ...
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1answer
435 views

Sorting function for non commuting bosons

I am trying to write a sorting function which will sort expressions involving products of bosonic objects which do not commute. For example, I can have objects like $a,\ a^\dagger,\ b,\ b^\dagger$ ...
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1answer
248 views

10.0.2 breaks a recursive “trie” query

The 10.0.2 Dataset type system complication breaks a recursive trie constructor that worked in 0.1: ...
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3answers
523 views

Using NSolve in the complex plane

I am trying to find numerical values for $\Im\ e^{\frac{1}{2} +i\ y} = \Im\ \zeta(\frac{1}{2} +i\ y)$ for a given range. I have tried: ...
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5answers
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Notation of partial derivative

I want to write partial derivatives of functions with many arguments. Why is it that when I type f[x,y] ctrl+6 (0,1) it turns out to be bad syntax? The output of ...
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2answers
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Mathematica sporadically crashes on open

Sometimes, when I open Mathematica, while the opening splash screen still says "Initializing Kernel Connections", Windows will tell me that "Wolfram Mathematica 9 has stopped working". This will ...
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0answers
301 views

Dataset: cannot reproduce a basic example. A bug? [duplicate]

Just to report: I try to reproduce the very first example for the Dataset from the Documentation Center: ...

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