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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 ...
17
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4answers
603 views

How do I introduce a new variable in a trigonometric equation?

I have the trigonometric equation \begin{equation*} \sin^8 x + 2\cos^8 x -\dfrac{1}{2}\cos^2 2x + 4\sin^2 x= 0. \end{equation*} By putting $t = \cos 2x$, I have \begin{equation*} \dfrac{3}{16} t^4+ ...
16
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0answers
158 views

Front ends gone wild with named slots

Bug introduced in version 10, persisting through 10.3 Assume the following simple expression {#"Test"}& Now go in front of the ...
16
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2answers
264 views

A bug in Commonest in version 10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 m_goldberg demonstrated that in Mathematica 10 Commonest does not behave as the documentation indicates that it ...
15
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3answers
313 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 ...
15
votes
1answer
429 views

Why do Arrowheads interfere with ImagePadding?

Bug still present in version 10 under Windows. In a recent posting, Belisarius solved a problem related to the display of arrows on the x and y axes by setting ...
15
votes
1answer
435 views

Strange behaviour of Reduce for Mod[x,1]

For every integer $x$ the equation Mod[x, 1] == 0 holds. While Simplify[Mod[x, 1] == 0, Element[x,Integers]] gives ...
14
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0answers
120 views

Why does the Ver. 10.0 FrontEnd lose matching of parentheses when we insert quotations?

I am running Mathematica 10.0.1 on a four-year old iMac running OS 10.6.8. The following irritating behavior occurs regularly: I have a list with parentheses, and later on I need to add something to ...
14
votes
3answers
615 views

How would I return a random Mathematica command?

I'm doing some metaprogramming. How would I make a Mathematica function that returns a random Mathematica command? Is there a list of command names that I could use ...
14
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2answers
432 views

Why do NumberForm and Round apparently use different tie-breaking methods?

When rounding numbers (for example, rounding a real number to the nearest integer), the "round to nearest" rule is usually used. For example, 1.4 is rounded down to 1 and 1.6 is rounded up to 2. ...
14
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2answers
356 views

FindInstance returns Indeterminate in version 9, but not in 8

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 10.0.0 Here is a trivial system of equations in three unknowns for which FindInstance obtains a solution: ...
14
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3answers
742 views

How do I “start a reference system”?

When I attempt to insert a citation or specify a database to use as a bibliography, I get a message that I need to "start" the "reference system" "manually": I have no idea what a references system ...
14
votes
3answers
851 views

How to remove accents from text?

I would like to know how I can remove accents from a string. For example, how can I transform "string test áéíóú" into ...
13
votes
2answers
552 views

How to embed an image into a string?

Note: The bug described in the post is in Mathematica 9, and has been fixed in 10.0. The documentation for String contains the following statements: Strings ...
13
votes
1answer
333 views

ToNumberField won't recognize Root as an explicit algebraic number

Bug fixed in 10.0.0 In Mathematica 9.0.1, it appears that ToNumberField will not always recognize a Root object as an ...
13
votes
2answers
441 views

Is there a way to use functions like Prime[n] within Solve[]?

I'm trying to see if a number can be written as the sum of two prime numbers. Ideally, I would like to use Solve[ Prime[n] + Prime[m] == 100, {n, m}] But that ...
13
votes
1answer
499 views

Evaluation indicator for a notebook

I have a GUI with a number of TabView and other Manipulate controls. Sometimes clicking from one tab view to the other can take ...
13
votes
5answers
807 views

Does $x>0$ imply that $x\in\mathbb{R}$?

Let’s assume I input Assuming[x > 0, expression] Is it assumed by Mathematica that $x$ is a real number? Or that the real part of $x$ is positive? Something ...
12
votes
1answer
135 views

Strange result of Reduce and ForAll

In the question Can Mathematica tell me if a polynomial has all real roots?, quite a few of interesting answers were given. I wanted to add another one, using quantors, and observed some strange ...
12
votes
2answers
264 views

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 ...
12
votes
0answers
200 views

Possible bug with FourierTransform linearity

Each component is easily transformed but the sum is not: FourierTransform[f''[x], x, k] FourierTransform[f'[x], x, k] ...
12
votes
1answer
1k views

How to solve a stiff nonlinear second-order ode?

I want to solve a nonlinear second order ODE as an initial value problem (IVP). Unfortunately, for certain values of first derivative at starting point I get a stiff-problem. I tried to overtake this ...
12
votes
2answers
691 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 ...
12
votes
2answers
322 views

Parallelization of distinct array write access from subkernels

I'm working on an implementation of a multivariate FFT, which is (or at least should be) highly parallelizable due to the row-column-algorithm. However, i can't figure out how to implement that. The ...
12
votes
5answers
337 views

Make a ragged list rectangular by trimming instead of padding

I have a ragged list ragged = {{a,b,c,d,e},{x,y,z}} that I would like to trim (on the right) to be rectangular. The desired result is ...
11
votes
1answer
437 views

Predictive interface eats my Esc key

After updating to version 9, I found the predict interface very helpful except there is a small problem always annoying me: Consider this: I have a list ...
11
votes
2answers
544 views

How can I highlight a moving bar in an animation of a bar chart?

I wrote the following code, but I don't know how to highlight the moving bar. ...
11
votes
1answer
452 views

Get the name of a symbol passed to a function

I'm trying to get the name of a symbol passed to a function with this: f[x_] := {SymbolName[x], x} SetAttributes[f, HoldFirst] x = 5; f[x] But ...
11
votes
2answers
450 views

How to deduce a generator formula for a polynomial sequence?

Consider a polynomial sequence $\{p_n\}$ generated by some (simple) rule: $$ \begin{array}{l} p_1(x)=x \\ p_2(x)=2 x-x^2 \\ p_3(x)= x^3-3 x^2+3 x \\ p_4(x)=-x^4+4 x^3-6 x^2+4 x \\ p_5(x)= x^5-5 ...
11
votes
2answers
382 views

Memory leak in FE?

A very abridged example of what was originally a major leak ...
11
votes
4answers
855 views

Manipulate BarChart with Mathematica

In the following minimal working example: Manipulate[BarChart[{a,b}],{a,1,2},{b,1,2}] I'd like to be able to control the size of the bars by using some sort of ...
11
votes
2answers
1k 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 ...
10
votes
4answers
171 views

How to define a function that is Listable for some but not all arguments?

I want to define a function f[x,y] that is Listable for only the first argument, not the second. If we use ...
10
votes
2answers
176 views

How to add arrows in the middle of the Plot-lines

If I got a bunch of numbers,then I can plot it with ListPlot: ...
10
votes
6answers
637 views

Flatten nested lists

I have a list as follows lis= {a, {{{b}, {c,d,e}}, {{f}, {g,h,i}}}} which I would like to flatten to ...
10
votes
0answers
206 views

InputAliases and SelectionPlaceholder issue in V10

Bug present on Win V 10.0 - 10.3 Let's create an example and do the test: ...
10
votes
4answers
416 views

Finding a point from a set of contours such that it is nearest to a given point

I have several contour lines and one point. How can I find a point in one of those contour lines which is nearest to the given point? ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

problem with coloring spherical harmonics

I want to color a spherical harmonics. So I write as follows. ...
10
votes
4answers
4k views

Plot columns of table if some condition is fulfilled

I have a table with data, for example MT = {{1, 80.3, 1, 4, 68}, {2, 80.5, 1, 5.5, 102}, {3, 80.0, 0, 4.2, 78}, {4, 80.4, 0, 3, 17}, {5, 80.2, 1, 5, 180}}; ...
10
votes
1answer
256 views

How to pass composite function list to SortBy?

In order to sort alphanumeric-as-string data of the form {"T3", "T14", "T1", "E2"}, so that "T14" comes after ...
10
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
510 views

Why does ListPlot ignore some global options?

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 8.0.1' Why does the following plot no use the global PlotMarkers option? ...
9
votes
1answer
128 views

Filling option failing when ListLinePlot given my data

Context I want to do Filled plot such as: ...
9
votes
1answer
319 views

Front end crash on Export in 10.2 on OS X

Bug introduced in 10.2.0 and fixed in 10.3.0 Appears to be specific to OS X Mathematica 10.2 is reliably crashing for me when trying to export a pdf that has text with ligatures. For example: ...
9
votes
3answers
383 views

Generalization to AllTrue, AnyTrue and NoneTrue

I am wondering if there is a natural Mathematica way to generalize those functions. To be specific, All three functions AllTrue, ...
9
votes
0answers
219 views

After editing a file Mathematica 10 interprets […]^2 as […(])^2

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2 or later This is a very weird bug and I don't really know how to reproduce it, so I'll just copy-paste the whole code ...
9
votes
1answer
432 views

Modelling the effect of a structure on a “tsunami” (hyperbolic wave equation)

So, the hyperbolic wave equation can be quite easily solved in Mathematica like this: ...
9
votes
1answer
139 views

Is it possible to use the global definition of a symbol as part of its new local definition set in a Block?

Consider the following expression: Block[{Print = CopyToClipboard}, doSomething[]] Now all calls to Print from ...
9
votes
1answer
344 views

Caching of Graph Graphics

In this answer, Simon Woods concludes that when you display an expression with head graph more than once, something is getting stored somewhere. I looked into it too and found out this only happens if ...
9
votes
5answers
424 views

How can I remove matching sublists from my list?

I want to use DeleteCases (or any appropriate function) to remove elements of a list, which in turn are lists of fixed size. The rule I wish to apply is that any ...

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