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Numbered equations/formulas

How do you number equations in Mathematica notebooks so that they are exported correctly into latex? In case you don't know how to put numbered equations here is quick review. Open a new notebook ...
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Is this the most effective and efficient programming style for prototyping (a ray tracer) in Mathematica?

I am trying out Mathematica as a prototyping tool. As an initial exercise I have put together a brute force ray tracer, with a view to using Mathematica's built in probability distribution functions ...
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Fast Spherical Harmonics radiative transfer

This is a rather specific question and I apologize for spamming you with some lengthy code. But it could be interesting for some reader and maybe you can help out, so please bear with me. I am using ...
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Guidelines for planning custom GUI in Mathematica

This post is here to save your time during GUI development in Mathematica. And one way to do this is to know where limits are and to be aware of features that are awaiting. Intro Usually I don't ...
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Hyperlinks not preserved when saving in PDF format in MMA V10

I usually create my course contracts in Mathematica and then save them in PDF format. The notebooks include hyperlinks and these have transferred to PDF without problem over the last several versions ...
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Input Aliases in Mathematica 10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.4 or later In Mathematica 9, typing in an input alias such as intt would result in the keyboard cursor ...
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Changing FrontEnd automatic scrolling in version 8

In Mathematica versions < 8, the FrontEnd has a very intelligent behavior: On evaluation, it by default automatically scrolls down the Notebook window to the last printed Output cell but also ...
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Performance problems in new Sequence functions

The new-in-10.1 Sequence* family of functions should provide newly optimized methods for handling sequence problems. Happily in some cases they do! For example ...
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What is the status of `::usage` and Templates in Mathematica v10.1?

In Mathematica 9, a number of issues concerning the ::usage and templates were raised. In 9.0, there was a bug first reported here and better diagnosed here, where ...
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What is the difference between a .wl package and a .m package?

In Mathematica 10.x, one now has both .wl Wolfram Language Packages and .m Wolfram Mathematica Packages. What's the ...
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Why is ListPlot so slow here?

While examining How can I monitor the progress of a Plot? I was surprised to discover that in some cases ListPlot in version 10.0 and 10.1 is orders of magnitude ...
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Is FullGraphics an abandoned function? Is there an alternative?

FullGraphics hasn't worked entirely for a long time and the situation appears to be getting worse instead of better. In Mathematica 10.0 and 10.1 a simple usage ...
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A documented syntax of FileNames doesn't work?

Documentation discrepancy present through 10.3 According to the documentation for FileNames under Details: However when I attempt to use this syntax I get an ...
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Mathematica performance on Mac

I recently got a trial version of both Mathematica 9 and MATLAB 13a for Windows. I was stunned by the performance difference in the Windows and the Mac version. It was a simple test in matrix ...
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How would I improve this Karaoke machine code?

I was looking at a large collection of Import/Export user suggestions the other day and it dawned on me that we finally have MIDI import in Mathematica 9, which is rather interesting since MIDI ...
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Regression /Bug in DelaunayMesh from 10.3.1 to 10.4

Bug introduced in V10.4 and persists through 10.4.1 In answering this question, I realized the OP and I were obtaining different results from the alphaShapes2D ...
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What is ColorEqualSigns and how does one use it?

I'm setting up the SyntaxInformation for a package I'm writing and I'm struggling to understand what the "ColorEqualSigns" ...
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Can code optimize code?

Are there functions, programs or packages that deal with optimizing mathematica code i.e. re-writing ineffecive or convoluted code. -This question has haunted me since I joined SE. The background for ...
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Graphics`Mesh`FindIntersections[ ] fails to detect intersections

Graphics`Mesh`FindIntersections[ ] is an undocumented function for, well, detecting intersections very efficiently. Take a look: ...
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How to improve these WASD + mouse look 3D controls?

Insipred by this question and the corresponding answer I've written a code for full-screen exploration of 3D scenes using standard WASD and mouse look controls. Here it is. ...
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How to design CloudObjects with reasonable CloudCredit costs

Note: I originally thought to post this as a non-answer/extended comment to this question; however I feared that I would end up hijacking the original question. It is likely a duplicate with the ...
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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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Nonlinear least squares on a GPU with Mathematica 9

Update: A Mathematica wrapper for (https://github.com/zitmen/cuLM) should allow for us to directly implement the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm in CUDA for nonlinear least squares fitting. In a ...
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Kinect on Mathematica

I saw on the internet a lot of nice experiments with Microsoft Kinect. I just bought one and would like to know if someone here has been able to use it with Mathematica. The main idea is to been able ...
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Compile not correctly initializing a variable defined inside Module

Bug introduced in 8.0 and persisting through 10.3.1 or later In the following example, inside the minimumX's Module, ...
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How can I trace a functional expression's evaluation visually?

Ok, so the goal is to visualize the execution of this expression foo /@ {3 + 1, bar /@ {1 + 2, {4 + 7}}} in the following fashion using nested rectangles with ...
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How does Dataset compare to DataFrame in pandas?

Pandas is a Python package providing fast, flexible, and expressive data structures designed to make working with “relational” or “labeled” data. Just like ...
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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.4 or later While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in ...
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Getting EPS imports to respect the original fill rule

One major problem in my attempt to answer to the CountryData flags question is that the way Mathematica handles filled curves differs from the way SVG and EPS style editors do. The latter two have the ...
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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 ...
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Is MathieuC for moderately large imaginary arguments broken?

I'm trying to plot MathieuC[-3,0.3,I x] for $x\in[0,10]$, and here's what I get even with arbitrary precision arithmetic (here I use ...
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RegionPlot returning a number

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.4 or later I had updated my mathematica to version 10 few days ago. And I had been shocked by the following fact: ...
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Can Mathematica solve functional equations with nested variable?

First, inline free form input can solve these equations: But it seems no native Mathematica function can solve these, there is even an error page for equations of this form (nestdv). Now my ...
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How to automatically pack irregular polyhedra

We get the tetrakaidecahedron like this: ...
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Bug in RegionMember?

Bug persisting through 10.4.1 RegionMember (new in V10) appears to have a bug. For some polygons it finds points that are clearly outside to be "members" of the ...
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What's the point of ContainsAll, ContainsAny and friends?

Mathematica 10.2 contains a few new functions that test set containment: ContainsAll, ContainsAny and a few others. The ...
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Bug(?) in version 10: Tooltip and ListPointPlot3D

Bug introduced in 10.0.0, persists through 10.1 The coordinates of a point in a three dimensional graph can be shown in a tooltip: ...
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Exp is slower for some number ranges

I get a hit on performance with the Exp function depending on the range of my inputs. for example, with: ...
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What are these new LibraryLink functions and datatypes for?

Looking at the LibraryLink examples, there are several new functions and objects, as well as example programs, that appeared in version 9. Are these documented? If yes, where? If would be nice to ...
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How to protect existing MathLink connection from disconnecting

I am developing an application that consists of a Mathematica package and an external Java program. The purpose of the application is to read streamed data from a port and update a variable in the ...
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ListContourPlot and ListContourPlot3D use better interpolation for arrays of values than for lists of tuples (i.e. {{x,y,z,f[x,y,z]}..}

From reading the documentation, it seems that ListContourPlot3D should work equally well on an array versus a list of tuples, ?ListContourPlot3D ...
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Colored marks appearing in notebook input text?

Bug introduced in 10, persisting through 10.2 What is the causing these colored marks to appear in my Mathematica notebook? I'm particularly annoyed with the black ovals that occasionally obscure ...
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Calling Sage functions from Mathematica

I recently found a very useful open-source math software called Sage, which provides many useful functions lacking in Mathematica. Since I'm more used to the Mathematica language instead of the ...
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Using TetGen in Mathematica to get 3D Voronoi diagram

In this post, the use of TetGen for 3D Voronoi tesselation has been briefly discussed. However there is still no info about the use of TetGen to generate a 3D Voronoi diagram. The TetGen documentation ...
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Find the Panda and the Cat - Dudolf puzzle

I recently find this puzzle where you have to find the panda from a group of snowmen. Having a horrible eyesight I have to take help of mathematica to find it. I start with assumption that all ...
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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 ...
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Initial values in Manipulate are hijacked by existing global variable values

Is the following behaviour a bug? It's the same in all versions between 9.0-10.2.0. Let's try this simple Manipulate with the initial value of ...
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CDF Player - MMA9 - MMA10 oddities

I'm (slowly) building a WordPress site with some didactic simulation made with Mathematica. Users can run the simulations (on-line or off-line) with the free Wolfram CDF Player. One of the last ...
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Minesweeper beta:How to Dynamic a lot of graphics with high-speed

Recently I want to write a game,Minesweeper.Here is my completed code. ...
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Learning Resources for Data Science in the Wolfram Language

I'm delivering an upcoming course on Data Science with the programming/analysis done predominantly in the Wolfram Language. I created the following table to leverage students' familiarity with Lists ...

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