# All Questions

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### How to extract a list of available Method-s

The option Methodapplies for several functions, such as NDSolve, FindRoot, ...
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### Does parallel programming use up large quantities of memory in Mathematica?

When I start Mathematica with a fresh kernel and load a program I am developing to analyze biology data, the amount of used system memory is 1.9 GB (free memory is 14.5 GB). These memory values are ...
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### How to write Morse code into Plot Dashing?

How can we define a dashing pattern in a plot such that it reads arbitrary text in Morse code? For instance Graphics[{DotDashed, Line[{{0, 0}, {5, 0}}]}] ...
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### Why does ImageData need four times more memory?

Background We are dealing with very large TIFF image files that are imported, processed and exported using Mathematica 9.0.1. Many of our algorithms only work with an array representation of the ...
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### What does “EquationalLogicFindCounterexample[]” do?

I found the undocumented EquationalLogicFindCounterexample[] by browsing the lists of available symbols, but I have no clue about its purpose. The name is ...
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### Finding a function that fits the shape of an image

How can I find a function that fits the given shape of an image? Or instead extract a point set from the shape and then find an interpolating function fits the shape. An example image is attached.
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### Most influential and/or disrupting features introduced with new versions of Mathematica

This is something that has been bugging me for ages. With every upgrade, Mathematica has added new functionalities and amended some of its bugs. In the process, though, some older functionality has ...
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### Monotone, periodic 1d-interpolation with continuous 1st order derivative

Lately, we had this thread about interpolation where J. M. linked two interpolation methods. The background for my question is that I estimated a parameter in polar coordinates with dependence on the ...
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### Schedule programing problem with integer linear programming

I know how to model this question on paper, but I don't know how doing it in Mathematica. Imagine , there is a university student who want to choose courses for this semester and he got the ...
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### Exclude data from a list

Let's create some random sample data data = Table[{RandomReal[{-10, 10}], RandomReal[{-10, 10}]}, {i, 1, 300}]; Then we plot them using ...
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### How to make a function with its own options as well as passing options to other functions [duplicate]

I have a function with many of its own options, but I would also like to pass options to subfunctions using the FilterRules function. Here's a simple example: ...
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### Axis/Angle from rotation matrix

With r=RotationMatrix[a,{x,y,z}] I can compute a 3D rotation matrix from axis/angle representation. Given a 3D rotation matrix ...
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### Is there a Mathematica API for the functions.wolfram site?

Is there a Mathematica API for the functions.wolfram site? If there's not, has anyone implemented a web scraper for it? For example it would be nice to be able to access ...
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### Graphical representation of a moving sound source

Some explanation since I have got a specific and another more open-ended question: I used two microphones in a 90° arrangement (see picture below) to capture sound from a source moving around the room ...
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### Computing polynomial eigenvalues in Mathematica

MATLAB offers a function polyeig for computing polynomial eigenvalues, which appear, for instance in quadratic eigenvalue problems (see here for some applications) such as: ...
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### How to visualize large graphs with directed edge bundling

I'm wondering if anyone has implemented edge bundled graph plotting? http://www.win.tue.nl/~dholten/papers/forcebundles_eurovis.pdf
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### How to extract the edge from a set of points

I have an accumulation of points representing a body as you can see in the image below. From this data I want to generate a list of points or a curve, which is the envelope. The first idea was a ...
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### Peirce's quincuncial projection

The Peirce quincuncial projection is the cartographic projection of a sphere onto a square. In short, I would like to see it implemented in Mathematica. Here is my code: ...
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### How to measure segment length and branch angle

I am trying to measure segment length and branch angle or bifurcation angle between each pair of segments. My image after thinning looks like this: ...
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### Creating diagrams for category theory

Lately I've been doing algebra and I have found myself drawing a bunch of diagrams when I attempt to solve a problem. Most of the diagrams are very simple so I thought, I bet I can do this in ...
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### Plot a partition of the sphere given vertices of polygons

I saw in this question that Mathematica can draw spherical triangles. I guess something similar can be done to plot a spherical polygon. I am interested in something similar: I have a set of ...
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### Approximating an ornamental curve

How do I go about approximating this ornamental curve? Note variable thickness typical in calligraphy. Handbook and Atlas of Curves by E.V. Shikin (1995) contains many directions, including curve ...
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### How to visualize Riemann surfaces?

In WolframAlpha we can easily visualize Riemann surfaces of arbitrary functions, can we plot the Riemann surface of an arbitrary function using Mathematica and ...
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### How do I remove Wolfram Branding in a CDF?

I have a Mathematica Enterprise License, which lets me export Pro-feature CDFs. One of the benefits is supposed to be removal of branding and full customization of UI. Does anyone know how to get that ...
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### Image Processing: Isolating areas of an image with internal irregularity

I am trying to isolate each of the blue painted fingernails in the image. However, I am not sure what approach should be considered due to the white design on each nail interrupting the otherwise ...
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### How can I detect if an image is in or out of focus?

I need to filter out bad (blurry or ) images from a set, with some sort of blur detector.
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### How to implement a regular grammar?

What is the most simple, elegant way of implementing a rewrite-system defined as:  \begin{aligned} \Sigma &= \{a_1, a_2, a_3, ...\} \\ N &= \{A_1, A_2, A_3, ...\} \\ \{\alpha_1 , ...
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### Filtering beat-to-beat heart rate data

From an experiment, I have a dataset of beat-to-beat heart rate data: a list of the time between each heart beat in [ms]. The data is measured using an infrared optic sensor at the finger tip. The ...
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### Export to Google Spreadsheet with OAuthAuthentication

Context I'm trying to setup a connection between Mathematica and Google Docs. Specifically, I would like to be able to export data to a Google Spreadsheet (Note: if the spreadsheet is public it's ...
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### How to partition a disk into individually spaced bricks?

What I want to do is in any way produce a picture that looks like this Given a set of words, how can I partition a disk into bricks for these words, such that it looks good? Here is my sucky ...
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### How can I get the color of overlapping disks to be equal in any order?

When Graphics is used, necessarily the objects come in order. This affects which ones obscure others. When Opacity is not 1, it also affects the color. I would like the color of overlaps to depend ...
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### How do I extract the middle element(s) of a given list?

How do I extract the middle element(s) of a given list? Here is some code that works, but seems a little too long: ...
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### Can Enterprise Edition really encrypt code for distribution via CDF?

The Wolfram blog post: Using Mathematica Enterprise Edition to Create Professional Apps, Tools, and Reports makes the following statement (emphasis mine): Enterprise Edition allows you to create ...
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### How to get shadows in Graphics3D?

It was a shock to me when I found that in Graphics3D a surface is always transparent to the light sources: ...
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### Transform Root objects into Trigonometric expressions

Consider the Root objects roots = Table[Root[-1 + 27 #1^2 - 162 #1^4 + 243 #1^6 &, i],{i,1,6}] These can be expressed in terms trigonometric functions as ...
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### Faster way to compute the distance from a point to a surface in 3D

I am trying to compute the shortest distance between a point and a triangle in 3D ...
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### Unexpected behavior of confidence bands for data presenting two regions with uneven noise

Let's generate some noisy data with uneven noise. ...
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### Vectorizing an image like “Trace Bitmap” in Inkscape

Lately, we had a nice question about artistic image vectorization which got very nice answers. As Szabolcs pointed out himself Since "true" vectorization performed by various specialized software ...
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### Using Inset[..] to overlay a Graphics3D with its raster version

Preamble First let me explain the why. You can skip this and go directly to the question if want to answer it right away. We had more than one discussion about how to produce nice looking 3d plots ...
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### Mathematica color schemes for the colorblind

Does Mathematica have a graphics option that makes plots intelligible for people with colorblindness?
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### How to find the domain and range of a function with Mathematica?

I'm studying calculus and in some exercises I am asked to find the domain and range of a function. Does Mathematica have already a built-in function for this? I can imagine some ways of doing so, ...
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### 2D Heat equation: inconsistent boundary and initial conditions

I'm attempting to use NDSolve on a 2D boundary value problem with initial conditions. Upon running my code, I get the following message: "NDSolve::ibcinc: Warning: Boundary and initial conditions are ...
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### Efficient code for tallying entries in very large lists

I am dealing with data sets containing tens of millions of (hashable) entries and simply using the Tally function to count the frequency of each unique list element ...
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### Image Processing: Edge detection of the tumor on tomogram. Сalculation area of the tumor

The task is to identify the image region of the tumor. I try to use example from documentation centre: ...
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### Visualizing directories

How do I plot the content of a directory and all its subdirectories into infinity using TreeForm? I've tried using a mix of ...
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### Reference request for neural network programming in Mathematica

I'm looking for a good reference/book on programming neural networks in mathematica. I've been working through Freeman's "Simulating Neural Networks with Mathematica," but it is from 1994 so is quite ...
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### FindRoot Domain restriction

I am solving a system of four non-linear equations in four variables using FindRoot. I have some sense of the relationship between the variables so I don't want Mathematica to do its computations in ...