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Under what conditions does FinancialData return a ::notent message?

I tried retrieving FinancialData for a few companies but when I tried doing it for NTDOY, I couldn't. As of 25/12/2012, querying ...
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424 views

BSplineCurve Interpolation

Can I get interpolated values from this B-spline, (shown in red)? ...
6
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140 views

Prevent front-end from reformatting long fractions while editing

I am editing an expression containing wide fractions (typeset with fraction boxes): But if, while editing the equation, the fraction exceeds some threshold (seems to be approximately the window ...
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1answer
155 views

Problem overloading D[] using UpValues

First I define an entry of UpValues overloading D[] for expressions with head ftest: ...
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288 views

How do I Export through a standard system file save dialog activated by a Button?

As near as I can tell, Export cannot be configured through arguments or options, to present a standard system file save dialog to the user, so that he can specify a ...
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1answer
475 views

Export an image as a double precision TIFF

I would like to save an image as a double precision TIFF image. I have looked and tried many things but no luck. I have been able to import a double precision TIFF from IDL and found that the data was ...
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Can Tuples help simplify this?

I have a list {1, 2, 3, 4} and wish to form {{{1,2},{3,4}}, {{1,3},{2,4}}, {{1,4},{2,3}}} I ended up doing it manually ...
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How can I stop the blinking when rotating a Graphics3D? [closed]

I wrote a function interactiveDesign that returns different Graphics3D items in a list. Then I call the function ...
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Why does importing a URL fail the second time and produce a FetchURL::conopen error?

I have Mathematica code that uses Import[] to download URLs. I noticed that first time I use the Import[] command it works. ...
6
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1answer
151 views

How can I restore context menu functionality to a Manipulate that contains Locators?

Before adding a Locator to a Manipulate, I can easily print or export the result using a context menu: But after adding a ...
6
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3answers
220 views

How to scale the size of Pane to make it fit a Grid element?

I am wanting to make a Pane scale to fit (if Spacings are zero) a Grid element. ...
6
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1answer
611 views

Evaluate while external command is being run [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computing Many Slow I/O Operations I'm launching an external command with the Mathematica front end that takes two arguments: ...
6
votes
1answer
884 views

Ordering vertices with minimum Edge Crossing in Circular Graphs

Weighted and sorted Mathematica circular graphs are shown below. My question is how to reorder the vertices in such a way that they have minimum cuts (intersection of edges) while keeping the circular ...
6
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1answer
275 views

How to make the docked cell and the navigation toolbar in the Slide Show?

I have a notebook with a docked cell displaying a banner with some graphics. When I convert this notebook to the Slide Show the banner is nicely displayed on each slide. But the Navigation Toolbar is ...
6
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1answer
277 views

How to compile Map and MapAt

I have a long list (say, million of elements, like this one: {{{1.0, 2.0}, 3}, {{4.0, 5.0}, 6},...} I would like to compile a function ...
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1answer
384 views

Solving antisymmetric tensorial equation

Assume we have the following Tensor objects: \begin{equation} F_{i}{}^{j}\;and\;S_{ij}{}^{k}, \end{equation} where the components of $F$ are known, and we would like to solve for the components of $S$ ...
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3D Plot: Number of Roots in x of a polynomial in x, a, b and c

I have a polynomial in four variables x,a,b and c. The number of roots of the polynomial in x depends of the choice of a, b and c. I would like to have a 3D-Plot with a, b and c on the axes, while the ...
6
votes
2answers
372 views

How To Span Table Headings?

What I am doing wrong? I would like to get a header to the table and based on your code I tried this: ...
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155 views

Why is StringMatchQ[“IP1”, “IP”] returning False?

Maybe there is a knot in my head, but I would expect that StringMatchQ["IP1", "IP"] should return True (which it does not) ...
6
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1answer
317 views

ArrayPlot with cells labeled by corresponding values

I would like to have ArrayPlot[] also present the value of each cell in it, similar to the LabelingFunction that is available in ...
6
votes
3answers
651 views

Changing background colour of a Manipulate element

Please consider the following: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[x (1 + a x)], {x, 0, 6}], {a, 0, 2}]; Now, I would like to change the background colour to yellow. I tried ...
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Can individual locators in LocatorPane be temporarily disabled?

This follows up on another question about the sensitivity of Locators in a a LocatorPane. I would like to be able to enable/disable individual locators in a LocatorPane. In the simplified version of ...
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Generating unique random number lists

I am new in programming. I have an array containing, let's say 20 elements and first I want to randomly select two elements from it and record them. Then I will select two elements from the array of ...
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2answers
430 views

Passing unquoted strings (poor man's enumeration)

I would like to be able to pass an unquoted string as a parameter to a Mathematica function [that I am writing] and have it show up without evaluation if the string happens to be defined. Thus I would ...
6
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4answers
403 views

Manipulating Equations

I would like to be able to manipulate algebraic equations. For example, let's say I enter 3x+5==2 I would next like to be able to manually subtract $2$ from both ...
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1answer
319 views

$\TeX$ conversion, support for \hphantom

I'm trying to write some $\TeX$ conversion for a tensor with an upper and a lower index, but I would like the lower index to be displaced to the right by the width of the upper index. In (La)TeX I ...
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1answer
295 views

How to save data using FileNameSetter or similar

I would like to export data to a file using a SaveAs type dialog, using something like FileNameSetter[name,"Save"] to give a browse button. Any help with this ...
6
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1answer
162 views

Property assignment on a graph vertex using PropertyValue does not work inside a function

I created this function: AddStone[board_Graph, v_, s : white | black | empty] := PropertyValue[{board, v}, VertexState] = s This function should change the ...
6
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1answer
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CustomTicks and small ranges

UPDATE While the self-posted answer below (TickLabelStyle->TraditionalForm) works for most things, it also has the following effect: Integers are given periods ...
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Operate on several lists to create one list

How do you put corresponding values from different lists together according to some operation? E.g. I have three lists giving the velocity in the x, y and z direction respectively. I'd like create ...
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Truncate TreeForm to show only the top

For some expressions, TreeForm may grow very long. I'm only interested in the top levels of the expression. How can I get the tree form of only the first levels an ...
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1answer
490 views

How to solve this iteration in the functional programming way?

I am trying to come up with a functional programming method to calculate a list of replacements, that depend on previous replacements. Since there is always a finite number of steps, I would like to ...
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317 views

How to eliminate the need to double evaluate a Manipulate so that a Module in its Initialization section works?

Using V 8.04 on windows. I think this issue might be related to the fact that Mathematica reads main body the Manipulate before evaluating or running the Initialization option. Or, might be ...
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4answers
186 views

Sort two lists at the same time, based on another

I am new to using Mathematica and I can not find a solution to what I am wanting to do. I want to take a list such as: x = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8} and a second list ...
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329 views

Adjusting size and positioning of math notation in a Mathematica notebook? [duplicate]

Writing mathematics in a notebook is OK, but consider the following image: In LaTeX, I can write: $$y^2=\frac{1+2\sin^{-1}x}{2}$$ which displays as: ...
5
votes
3answers
413 views

Camel hump string split

Given System names of 2 or more characters: systemNames = Names["System`*"] // Select[StringLength[#] > 1 &] ; Is ...
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2answers
76 views

Removing spurious parenthesis in `TraditionalForm`

I don't understand the following behavior (in v 9.0.1) of TraditionalForm regarding insertion of parenthesis. Let us start with the a definition for ...
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votes
1answer
123 views

Does PrivateFontOptions -> {“OperatorSubstitution” ->False} fail in version 10?

Please consider the following, version 10.0.1, OS X Mavericks: ...
5
votes
1answer
83 views

Error messages from TensorContract and TensorReduce

I am struggling with a few errors when using symbolic tensors. I am using mathematica 9.0.1.0, linux x86. The following code generates what seems to me an incorrect tensor, this is the smallest ...
5
votes
1answer
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A more perfect Union[]

I was doing a Project Euler problem with my class, and found the following weird fact: Union[] of a list of some 50 million numbers (of which only around 15000 were ...
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Counting Real roots

I'm interested on how to count the number of real roots of a random polynomials in an instant, how to put the result in a table and how to plot it in a graph.I generated 1 million random polynomials ...
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1answer
200 views

How to use MKL from Mathematica?

MKL has a lot of functions. The question is: how to use these functions directly from Mathematica? Furthermore, Mathematica shipped with some MKL libraries, which is located in ...
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Is “MaxMessageCount” broken or is its function counter-intuitive?

As noted by kguler the Front End option: MessageOptions -> "MaxMessageCount" does not appear to have any affect on the number of times a Message is repeated ...
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difficulty abstracting the OptionValue pattern

I am building lots of functions that use Options and OptionValue and wanted to reduce the redundancy in the expressions that ...
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2answers
301 views
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votes
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Detect each polygons in an image

Considering this image: Is there a way to colorize each tiles independently? My problem is that img = Import["http://i.imgur.com/Y87duSz.jpg"]; Colorize@img ...
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votes
2answers
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Exporting pictures in their correct size when using Grid [duplicate]

I have a large number of pictures, and I need to place each three of them in a grid with a certain layout. For example, if I have the following pictures: ...
5
votes
2answers
138 views

FullSimplify inconsistent

I'm having problems using FullSimplify to simplify a differential equation. The expression is simplifying just as I would like when I express a variable ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

“do … while” loop equivalent in Mathematica [closed]

Have I missed something or is there no built-in which mimics the behaviour of do ... while loop? I am looking for a construct that evaluates procedure once and ...
5
votes
1answer
142 views

NMinimize go out of bounds on some linear constraints

I'm trying to minimize a non-linear function of four variables with some linear constraints. NMinimize on Mathematica 8 seems to go out of bounds on some constraints giving complex values of the ...

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