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Identifying when two graphic objects overlap

I'm designing a small demonstration that helps to visualize the reason behind shaping an electrode that is used to probe a surface: ...
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Why does Simplify with TimeConstraint return Removed[$$Failure]?

Bug existed in version 7 and is fixed in version 10.0.0 I have a rather ugly Mathematica expression (edit: shown below) that I would like to simplify with a time constraint; simplifying without a ...
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Linear programming with many variables and parameters

I am trying to reconstruct the answer that is given in this report. (page 153 in Appendix B; Section B.2.1). They are given variables, parameters, constraints, and the objective function to minimize. ...
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Writing data to a common file during parallel processing

I am executing a loop, and in each loop I have to store a parameter in a file. It is like ...
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How do I draw a hemisphere?

I want to draw a solid or partially transparent hemisphere above a partially transparent cuboid object in Graphics3D. However, I do not know how to do this s.t. only half the sphere is drawn. Here's ...
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511 views

Mathematica memory management for large arrays

I have come across a weird phenomenon in Mathematica when dealing with large arrays. When generating a list with all the possible subsets of three elements of another list (thus having elements which ...
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503 views

How to stop the Kernel from running wild?

How to abort or stop this (accidently large defined) SparseArray production? s = N[SparseArray[Table[{2^i, 4} -> i, {i, 30}]]] Alt+. or Alt+, seem to give ...
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Mark an 2d-area on a 3dPlot (ListPlot3d)

I have a list {(IC,s,FK)}, which I use to generate a 3d-plot with the help of the command ListPlot3D. ...
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For[] or While[] can't be used inside Manipulate[]?

Here is a code sample that creates a control object which calculates the expressions inside Maniplate again and again and never stop (it's proved by the code in the ...
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Built in way to de-list singletons?

Is there a built in method to de-list singleton expressions, like this rule-based solution: expr_ :> If[Length[expr] == 1, First@expr, expr] In data ...
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1answer
602 views

Creating and editing new stylesheets

I'm trying to create a stylesheet, but the process has become painful. I'm sure that this has to do something with resetting something in Mathematica everytime I make changes to the stylesheet. To ...
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1answer
282 views

Stopping Evaluation of Manipulate after it goes through once

I do quite a bit of textual analysis with Mathematica, and am currently making some Manipulate objects to walk people through key terms in the database. One issue ...
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Generating figures over remote connection (using terminal)

Recently I've been making movies by having Mathematica create figures and then I combine all of them together using ffmpeg. The problem now is that my macbook is ...
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1answer
361 views

Locking a value when Manipulating variables

I'm trying to achieve something similar to Bret Victor's brilliant Scrubbing Calculator in Mathematica. By using Manipulate I'd like to change the values of the variables such that if I modify one ...
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Simplifying nested If statements

Consider : list = {100,102,103,99,106,107,104,112} I want to consider, extract only the "big moves" of that time series. In this case the moves bigger then 5 ...
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Bold face formatting for vectors instead of overarrows like latex \mathbf{}?

OverVector can be used to make a symbol look like a vector in text sections of documents. I happen to like bold symbols for vectors better, as in latex ...
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2answers
351 views

How do I prevent auto loading of blank notebook at startup?

I'm using Mathematica 8 with operating system Mac OS X Lion. When I open Mathematica it always loads a blank notebook. I don't want it to load anything by default. In the Preferences pane there ...
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How to get rid of Panel margins?

I have a feeling that there is something wrong in general with Mathematica's way of dealing with margins and spaces among/around objects in Graphics, ...
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323 views

Making sure that Timing[] isn't thrown off by caching

In playing with and comparing the various answers to my question here, I tried applying Timing[] to see how fast things ran, but it seemed that some of the answers ...
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DeleteMissing level spec confusion

Given: titanic = ExampleData[{"Dataset", "Titanic"}] Why does this correctly delete Missing[] elements: ...
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How to transpose x and y axes on a LogPlot?

Consider the following simple LogPlot: LogPlot[Exp[x],{x,0,5}] Is there a nice way to switch the axes of a LogPlot? I'm aware that plotting the inverse ...
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Drawing a cuboid with rounded corners

I want to draw a cuboid with rounded corners,like this: RoundingRadius only works with Rectangle or Framed.I have no idea how ...
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1answer
149 views

How to modify font for all text fields?

I know that one can modify the StandardForm style so that all input and output codes (and maybe other things too) follow that style. This makes it tricky to make input code different from output code ...
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Algorithm in RandomChoice[{w1,w2,…}->{e1,e2,…},n]?

I wonder if someone happens to know the actual algorithm implemented in the particular overload of RandomChoice that handles explicitly presented discrete ...
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0answers
137 views

Using FunctionExpand to evaluate symbolic derivatives

Some symbolic derivatives of certain special function are not expanded automatically, but FunctionExpand often helps to get a derivative-free closed form ...
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Flow in pipeline graph

I have pipeline directed graph which has one source and several sinks ...
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333 views

Slice through Graphics3D

is there any possibility to slice through a Graphics3D object? At the end I would like to have a stack of images slicing , e.g. $n$ times in $z$-direction: $((x,y,z_{0}), (x,y,z_{1}),…,(x,y,z_{n}))$ ...
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Need 4D plot (3D + color for function) [duplicate]

I have a function f(x,y,z) of three variables and some constants: ...
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1answer
450 views

Integral of the Sinc product

Let as consider the following integral $$ B_n = \int_0^\infty \prod_{k=1,3,5,\dots}^n\frac{\sin (x/k)}{x/k}dx $$ By definition, Sinc[x]=Sin[x]/x therefore ...
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132 views

Creating a Block from a list of rules

How can I create a function which works like Block but takes a list of rules as its first argument, rather than a list of assignments? The function needs to be ...
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Detect when InputField gets keyboard focus

How might I detect when an InputField comes into focus? For example ideally something like this would work. ...
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388 views

Share experiences, preferably the surprising ones, with using ItoProcess

Can people please share their experiences, preferably the surprising ones, with using ItoProcess? I am a big fan of ItoProcess and have already used it for several finance-related tasks, though I ...
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281 views

How do I overlay corresponding values over each frame of an animation?

I recorded a phenomenon using video capturing (phen.avi, imported into Mathematica) and simultaneous measurement of some electrical properties of that phenomenon (a ...
6
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1answer
505 views

Problem with SerialIO package and Lego NXT

I'm following a guide from The Mathematica Journal that describes how to use Mathematica with the Lego Mindstorms NXT but have some trouble getting started and got stuck with the SerialIO package. I ...
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How to punch a hole in some 3D distribution of points

Suppose we have a long list of 3D Cartesian coordinates, defining a distribution of random points in 3D space. How could we remove all the points inside a sphere of radius ...
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1answer
755 views

Monte Carlo simulation using geometric Brownian motion

I'm relatively new to Mathematica programming, so forgive my rather unsophisticated question: I'm trying to do a Monte Carlo simulation using geometric Brownian motion (GBM). I want to write a ...
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1answer
186 views

How to create a “standard” CDF programmatically?

How can I programmatically create a CDF which is similar to the CDFs created by File -> CDF Export -> Standalone...? ...
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How can I recreate Trott's Riemann Surface plot in Mathematica?

In reading Michael Trott's Visualization of Riemann Surfaces of Algebraic Functions, he has: ...
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588 views

How do I prevent fonts sizes and line weights from scaling in exported graphics?

It's common to export graphics from Mathematica that are subsequently scaled to various sizes that cannot (at least not conveniently) be anticipated. This is problematic in cases where (as is common) ...
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A good way to manage code in a complicated CDF?

When doing complicated programming in a Mma notebook I define several functions that I use in my higher level funtions, and I use a "Subsection" cell for each definition. For example I might write: ...
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1answer
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Using “Raw MathLink Connections” to create a “Kernel Object”

Mathematica 8.0.0: I am stuck trying to get a Mathematica Mathlink connection from my Windows computer working that should connects to Linux over network (or vice versa) and then launches a Kernel on ...
6
votes
1answer
389 views

Multi-column table layout the right way

How do I create book-like multi-column table formatting for a long, narrow tables in a preferably elegant way? Should I be thinking of stylesheets, instead of formatting? I guess this is a solved ...
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Determining the RGB values of the default plot color

In Mathematica 7, the default plot color is a purple-like color (although I think it is not Purple). Is it possible to use Mathematica to determine the RGB color ...
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Control which variables get embedded inside Manipulate

While trying to analyse several different datasets I got what I thought was a good idea: define a "function" that returns a Manipulate object. But this has some ...
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448 views

How do I make NotebookEvaluate work inside Button?

The following creates a button to select a notebook to run. When the button is pressed it seems that Mathematica finds the notebook but cannot evaluate it. The following error occurs Could not ...
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Attaching persistent assumptions to symbol definition

Is it possible to attach assumptions to a symbol? This relates to this question. Most of my work involves physical equations, i.e. there are basic assumptions on variables that will always hold true ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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1answer
654 views

Stream CSV files

Ram limitations make import impractical for large CSV files. Is it possible to Stream CSV correctly? ...
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votes
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210 views

Is it possible to assign different colors to parts of an .obj file?

There are four different cubes in an .obj file. After loaded into Mathematica, is it possible to assign four random colors to the cubes? ...

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