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Why does Installing small caps fonts in OS X cause notebook Text cells to use that font?

I installed Adobe Type 1 Times Roman SC (small caps) and Times Roman Bold SC fonts on my Mac OS X system. Now every old or newly-created Text style cell in every ...
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How can I visualize features found in an image?

I am using Mathematica to explore the face detection feature of Core Image on Mac OS X Lion. To do this I have an Objective-C program which captures images from the iSight camera, runs face detection ...
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Getting Integrate to perform numerical integration

I am trying to calculate the mutual impedance of two antennas which is just a big integral. I defined my function in terms of my variable, but when I execute it, Mathematica runs for a while and then ...
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Computing eigenvectors and eigenvalues

I have a (non-sparse) $9 \times 9$ matrix and I wish to obtain its eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Of course, the eigenvalues can be quite a pain as we will probably not be able to find the zeros of its ...
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Efficiency of ParallelDo when a global variable./matrix is being updated

(Disclaimer: I realize that the addition of matrices a and b below can be done very fast just by typing a+b. The code below is just meant to illustrate behavior similar to what I observe in much more ...
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Arithmetic operation on the value returned by Solve

I want to modify the value that is returned by Solve. Example: SolC1 = Solve[Sin[ π x / L] == 1, x] {{x -> L/2}} I need to add n to x so that x becomes ...
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Animating a rotating disk

I have a system with 3 degrees of freedom that I want to know if it is possible to visualise with Mathematica in the two-dimensional $X-Y$ plane. I have a plane ...
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PrintTemporary in ParallelTable

I thought of a possible answer to Monitor doesn't work with ParallelTable but it doesn't work as I hoped it would. This accumulates print cells instead of deleting them as intended. Can it be ...
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Generate Random Text within a Rectangle

I would like to generate images such as the four below. That is: some text of different length fit within a Rectangle[] using ...
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Efficient image Import

I have several sets of 20 images I need to import. Each time they have different categories. "Name"<>"Cat"<>"No" Electric B 1 for example. I need to create lists that contain the images ...
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Visualizing 3x3 spectrahedra

I'm trying to visualize the SDP cone over 3x3 matrices by plotting random 3d sections of it. Since each region is a system of inequality constraints, I'm using RegionPlot, but I think the plots would ...
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SparseArray internal structure [duplicate]

According to the documentation: SparseArray is treated as a raw object by functions like AtomQ and for purposes of pattern ...
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Simplification of integrals depending on a parameter [duplicate]

Assuming[Element[n, Integers], Integrate[Sin[x]*Sin[n*x],{x,0,Pi}]] returns 0, which is obviously wrong for n=1. ...
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listplot very large numbers

Suppose we have the following function: NN = 150; W[n1_] := NN!/(n1 ! (NN - n1!)) (1/2)^n1 (1/2)^(NN - n1) Then we can Plot or Listplot it: ...
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Fast method for combining two lists

I have two lists, v1 and v2. Each element of the lists may be positive or negative. I want to create a list ...
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1answer
114 views

View the FullForm of ^^

Why am I unable to see the FullForm of ^^ (the shorthand notation for BaseForm)? ...
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295 views

What is missing in this Mathematica Journal Article?

So I had been looking to solve a little tiling problem and Google turned up this Mathematica Journal Article and I noticed the code was both incomplete and incorrect, so... My Question is, What is ...
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Extracting data values from a plot

I found that the fact is very useful that a plot sometimes contains all the original data needed to reconstruct that plot. This is very helpful for me because sometimes I need to retrieve and analysis ...
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1answer
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Treat all variables as local in a module [duplicate]

In most languages, any variable defined inside a function is considered local. ...
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Apparently contradictory output from Series and D

I defined a function as: g[b_] := Integrate[f[n]Exp[-b DA (n.u)^2], n] Obviously D[g[b], b] /. b -> 0 gives ...
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160 views

How to deal with too much recursion

I have put together a very simple climate model based around four equations which define the state at time t based on time t-1, ...
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Intersection of two splines

I have a collection of sets of points, each set defining the segment of a (nice) curve on the unit sphere $S^2 \subset \mathbb{R}^3$. The points are computed numerically. I now want to compute the ...
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Why is Plot3D giving me a surface with gaps?

I am trying to get plot for the band structure for graphene. ...
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Find parameters of ODEs to fit solution data

Problem How to find the initial conditions x[0],y[0] and the optimal value of parameters ...
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276 views

How to make a filled Ellipsoid?

I want to make a filled Ellipsoid, but it seems Filling options doesn't work in Graphics ...
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1answer
102 views

How can I use Dynamic to run a script when a new file is added to a directory?

I have an external program saving files to some directory on my hard disc. I'd like to run a script that imports and runs a script on each file as it is added to the directory. Is there a simple way ...
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Selecting a list from a list of lists

In working through Programming Paradigms Via Mathematica (A First Course) I have come across this two part question: A permutation of length "n" is a list of the first n positive integers in ...
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Keeping vertexcoordinates after adding a new vertex

I want to add a new vertex to a graph, with fixed VertexCoordinates but when I use VertexAdd, the new graph does not have the VertexCoordinates of the previous one. ...
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Only final result from NDSolve

Finally I started to play with differential equations in Mathematica. And I have faced the problem, which seems too me so basic that I'm afraid this question is going to be closed soon. However, ...
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Manipulate keeps updating due to a function

Edit: This is apparently only a problem on a mac running OSX. I am trying to use the 'stretchText' function by Jens. But when I use it in manipulate, the output keeps updating without changing ...
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Mathematica inserts extra \left and \right for absolute values in LaTeX output

Type the following in a Mathematica DisplayFormula cell(other styles may also encounter this problem): Esc+l+|+Esc and Esc+r+|+Esc, and save as LaTeX. Note: See the difference of the character ...
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Why LibraryLink function crashes at a second time?

I'm trying link one of Lapack's function to Mathematica through LibraryLink, and the Library function works great at the first execution but crashes at the second time. Here is the code (modified ...
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Plot the boundaries of each piece of a piecewise function

I'm wondering how to plot the boundaries of each piece of a bivariate piecewise function. Lets take for instance the following piecewise linear function $B_{111}(x,y)$: ...
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Error messages from compiling the Piecewise function

The following works Compile[{{x, _Real}}, Piecewise[{{{0., 0.}, x > 5.}}, {1., 1.}]] but if I enter the Piecewise[...] in ...
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Generate regularly spaced points from the surface of simplexes

I need to generate regularly spaced samples (points) from the surface of unit simplexes with 2 or greater vertices or end points. I can generate random samples pretty straightforwardly: ...
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361 views

How to graph a series of coupled oscillators and watch the wave move along them

Here are the differential equations that set's up the 11 coupled oscillators. ...
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How to label axes in 3D plot adequately?

The following code produces plot with axes labels, which are jumping constantly. ...
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Transcendental equation with ContourPlot3D

I am still a newbie to Mathematica, so I am still getting used to the syntax and logic of the program - but I've been trying to do the following 3D plot: ...
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1answer
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Wallis Formula and Pippenger Product---How do we get symbolic output?

The Wallis Formula computes $\frac{\pi}{2}$ OEIS and the Pippenger Product computes $\frac{e}{2}$ OEIS. Here is a combined formula: ...
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Storing data in the Notebook in readable form

The common problem in my theretical work is a need to import some experimental data to work with. This means that my notebook depends on some external files which makes it difficult to share it with ...
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Better method for creating a tuple out of two lists

I just combined two lists using this method ...
5
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1answer
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Is it possible to lower the bitwidth of (floating point) numbers?

The answer to this question will most probably be a definite no. Nevertheless, I would like to know whether it is possible to represent reals in the memory on less than the standard 32 or 64 bits ...
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Integration gives ComplexInfinity when it shouldn't

A simple example of my problem is that Assuming[k ∈ Reals, Integrate[Exp[l]/((1 + Exp[l])*Exp[k*l]), l]] /. {k -> 2} gives ...
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Proper use of arbitrary number of variables

So, I'm working on a project where the number of independent variables is not fixed. Consider a problem of $N$ independent variables, $\boldsymbol{r}$. I want to perform different things with them. ...
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Subdividing a polygon , equivalent fractions

I see that I was a real "doofus" here and my original question was flawed. You can't divide a polygon like you can a circle or a rectangle, except in special cases... I should have seen that right ...
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Why rule does not work if Flat attribute?

The following works: ...
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Using the symbol I for electrical current [duplicate]

I would like to use the I as a symbol for the electrical current. How can I redefine it, so it is not interpreted as the imaginary unity?
5
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1answer
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How to set MouseAppearance to void?

I need to get an output graphics which does not show mouse cursor over itself. I didn't find a corresponding value in MouseAppearance documentation and ended up ...
5
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1answer
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Numbered symbols

I work with an exterior algebra over $R^n$. I have the basis $\{1,\omega_i\}_{i=1}^n$ in this algebra, and my differential operator is defined as $$d\omega_k=\sum_{i>j>0,i+j=k} (i-j)w_i\wedge ...
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some Graphics output do not fully render on the screen until an extra click is made into the notebook

Sometimes when using a command such as Grid and looking at the output, some of the actual lines (frame, gridlines) that make up the display will be missing on the ...

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