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Dynamic and Refresh

If I am not mislead by my memory, in Mathematica 6 a function Refresh was introduced, having the options UpdateInterval and ...
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A smarter nested With?

I often find myself writing code that looks a bit like this: ...
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How can i construct a 3D surface pass through a curve defined by formula and some other controllable points?

For example, If a have a curve defined by x^2+y^2=1 and z=0, and some isolated points having z coordinates, Can I construct a 3D surface passed through? It's better if I can change the surface shape ...
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Collision detection algorithm (discrete) with sweep and prune algorithm

For a more complex collision detection approach, I need an efficient (aka fast) algorithm to prune the elements by using boundary boxes. A classical algorithm is the so called sweep and prune (SAP) ...
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How to use a compiled function in numerical optimization

I'm trying to wrap my head around function Compile. So, this is a spin-off question from: a previous question on using compile[] correctly. I have a function that ...
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DeleteMissing level spec confusion

Given: titanic = ExampleData[{"Dataset", "Titanic"}] Why does this correctly delete Missing[] elements: ...
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Hardware required to perform large symbolic calculations

I'm choosing components to set up a pc aimed to run large symbolic computations in Mathematica 9.0 under Windows 7 64 Bit Pro. I have a limited budget therefore I'm considering this system: Mother ...
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How to understand the process of ListCorrelate when it in two-dimensional condition?

Toady,I learn a function ListCorrelate,and I can understand process of execution his result in one-dimensional. However,the ...
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Changing mouse appearance at notebook level

Ideally, I'd like to change the mouse pointer appearance(s) at notebook level, from a styleseet. However, I'd be satisfied only by changing its color. This is the main issue keepeing me away from ...
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Parallel optimization of Markov Chain Monte Carlo

I'm trying to reduce the computation time of a MCMC simulation. Essentially I have a set of particles performing a random walk in a periodic random potential. The particles are independent and every ...
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Finding connected components in an array

I have an $w\times h$ array with non-negative integers. I wish to partition the set of coordinates $(c,r)$ with $1\leq c \leq w$ and $1\leq r \leq h$, in subsets, so that each subset corresponds to a ...
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Select a repeated element in a list

I want to select all elements that repeat 4 times in the list. I propose this code ...
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Cannot Get Numerical Results to Match

I try this numerical summation (in two parts) ...
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Fitting data to an ARProcess using FindProcessParameters

I have 50 data points that I would like to represent as an AR(4) process. I'd like to over-plot the behaivor of the estimated process model with that of the original (raw) data before I use the model ...
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Representative Smooth Kernel Distribution from Truncated Distribution

I am trying to produce a better distribution from a dataset that is bounded to be greater than 0. Here is an example distribution from the documentation that mimics the behavior of the actual dataset: ...
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Count sublists which match pattern

I have a list which looks like this: data={{12,0},{0,0},{20,1},{0,0}, {0,-1}}. Now I would like to count the number of sublists which: have both slots zero the ...
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How to mark visible points on a Plot3D?

I'd like to illustrate a two-variable function discontinuous at zero. The function is $f(x,y)=xy/(x^2+y^2)$ unless $x=y=0$, in which case $f(0,0)=0$. I thought that I could draw a plot and then mark ...
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Mathematica function intersection points with 3D grid

I need to produce a 3-dimensional equispaced grid over a given function in a way, that I can calculate intersection points of the function with the grids edges. So my first question is how to produce ...
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Any way to prevent Mac firewall from asking to allow connections all the time?

Whenever I start Mathematica 8 on my Mac the built-in Mac OS firewall asks if I want to allow JLink to accept incoming connections. Then, during running, I'll get the same question about ...
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FeynArts not working properly

So I have installed all FeynArts folders (from 3.5 to 3.7) with FeynCalc 8.0.1., and none of it is working properly :\ First I load the path to specific FeynArts package (3.5 for instance), then, by: ...
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Is it possible to generate a Hasse Diagram for a defined relation?

I'm looking for a way to create a Hasse Diagram from a given partial order binary relation. The relation will be given explicitly, for example: ...
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How to overload System`StringJoin to automatically use ToString on arguments?

I am using an overloaded version of the StringJoin function since years now, without any problem, as I've invested a lot of time and effort earlier to make its ...
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Fit an image within a Rectangle [] in Graphics

Based on the following Code (yet the white text in the image is added with PPT), I would like to have an image fit within one of the rectangle. For Example the image from there : ...
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Replacing Tan[x] with Sin[x]/Cos[x]

Why doesn't this work? (1 - Tan[x])/(Sin[x] - Cos[x]) /. Tan[x] -> Sin[x]/Cos[x] I get back: ...
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Precompiling a Whittaker function

Is there a way to speed up the evaluation of special functions in Mathematica? I am particularly interested in the Whittaker W function. For instance, the following piece of code: ...
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Limit of partial sums involving inverse squares

Consider the finite sum rs[x_, n_] := x/n Sum[n^2/(i + (n - i) x)^2, {i, 1, n}] Is there a way to bring Mathematica to calculate the limit for ...
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Selecting the parallel kernels where tasks can be executed

When I use ParallelSubmit, is it possible to select on which kernel a task can possibly be executed? For example if have 3 parallel kernels, can I only use 2 of ...
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Solve wave equation using DSolve?

The wave equation with pined-pined boundary has well-known solutions, but directly input the equation into Mathematica does not return them. $$EI\cfrac{\partial^4 w}{\partial x^4} + ...
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Is there a way to embed a data set in a notebook?

I have a data set (currently a table in a .csv file). I would like to share this notebook with colleagues either as a notebook, or (even better) as a CDF document. Is there a way to embed the data ...
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Implement functions that depend on previous value in NDSolve

I want to numerically solve a system of differential equations in Mathematica, say for example $\frac{dx}{dt} = f(x,y,t) \\ \frac{dy}{dt} = g(x,y,t)$ for $x(t), y(t)$. However, the functions depend ...
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HoldForm does not Hold Form for fractions sometimes

I'm facing a strange behavior of HoldForm. I need to display 1/2*3/4 in LaTeX like this : $$ \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{3}{4} $$ ...
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How can I Integrate large trigonometric expressions more efficiently?

I have a requirement to integrate some large symbolic expressions containing products of trigonometric functions. A single integration is averaging 7 minutes, and I have 2628 expressions to integrate, ...
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Why is there a huge performance gap using Map with more than 100 List entries

im using Map on a List like this: cube= {{1, 1, 1}, {1, 1, 2}, {1, 1, 3}, {1, 1, 4}, ... , {5, 5, 4}, {5, 5, 5}} Mapping the whole List with 125 entries takes ...
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Is it possible to Print into a collapsable CellGroup?

During rather long computation I have intermediate steps Printed with useful information which should be collected for possible use in future inside of the ...
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Asymmetric X and Y error bars on ListLogPlot

The wonderful error bar log plots package ErrorBarLogPlots from V6 no longer positions labels correctly (since ...
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Capturing an F1

I teach an Intro to Mathematica course, and one of the things I try to reinforce early on is just how helpful Mathematica's help is. In the very first lab for the course, I even give the students a ...
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Labelling objects in a picture with numbers

I need help processing a biology bacteria picture. I just started learning Mathematica and I hope you guys can use a simple method to help me solve the problem, please do not use super complicated ...
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Make a differentiable smooth sawtooth waveform

So, I am trying to understand the effect of sawtooth waveform on a mechanical system model. For example, a system of a plate and a box on it. And then we try to oscillate the plate. In order to do ...
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ListPlot3D of a set of points in a non-convex region

I would like to plot a set of points in the same style as ListPlot3D does, but only in a non-convex region that I can specify (e.g. using a ...
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Possible to include additional styles in context menu?

I am using Mathematica 9 on Windows 8, and I regularly want to use cell styles such as Section, SubSection and so on. If I click the + button before creating a new ...
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Embedding StreamPlot in Graphics3D

I am trying to visualise the action of the infinitesimal generator of a Lie group on the solution of a 2-ODE system drawn in the 3D space (t,y1,y2): t is time and y1,y2 are the two dependent ...
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How to fold output cells by default?

In Mathematica the default behavior of output cells is to pop up after the kernel has processed the input cells and got a result. I know I could add ; in the end of ...
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How do you export the result of a RevolutionPlot3D to STL for printing?

How do you export the result of a RevolutionPlot3D to STL (STereoLithography) file format for printing? I am a tyro when it comes to 3D rendering and printing.
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What is the default ColorFunction for 3D plots?

This should be a really simple question, but it isn't in the documentation for some perverse reason. I like the default ColorFunction that Mathematica uses for ...
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Find the position of a string element, knowing only part of the string

I have a list, e.g.: list = {1, 2, 3, "Element 1", 4, 5, "Element 2", "Something else 1", "etcetera"} Now, I want all elements starting with ...
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Graph does not evaluate some options when not displayed

How can I force Graph to evaluate all its options without actually displaying the graph itself? Evaluating the following code ignores the ...
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Is Table the only functional way to construct nested loops in Mathematica?

Suppose you have a cubic box containing identical particles and you want to compute the distances between each particle and every other particle in the box without double-counting (i.e., if you've ...
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Performance: Collapsing repeated contiguous rows & cols from a matrix

In this answer I needed to remove contiguous zero-valued cols and rows from a matrix, leaving only two of them in place, no matter what the original number was. I made up this code: ...
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How do I find the amount of free space on disk?

I know a workaround, where one calculates sizes of all files and then you subtract this from your default space, but is there any direct way to do it? Simplicity and speed are important. There's the ...

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