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Is this 30% slowdown in Mathematica 10 due to DownValues lookup time?

Running several numerical self-programmed packages I realized already some time ago that Mathematica 10 needed between 20 and 40% more time. I did already report this of course with a simple example ...
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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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What calendar is Mathematica using for dates in the distant past?

It appears that Mathematica treats all dates as proleptic Gregorian dates by default, a hypothesis that can be easily tested by using AbsoluteTime to compute the ...
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Managing Stack Exchange favorites via Documentation Center

My Stack Exchange favorites are getting bigger and bigger. It is becoming unmanageable and is getting hard to find what I look for. A related question is Sort favorite questions. Is it possible to ...
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Are greek symbols causing different evaluation?

I've updated today to Mathematica 9.0.1.0 from version 8 and found something that absolutely confuses me. Let us define a piecewise function: ...
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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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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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Version 10 cannot print properly?

Update Not fixed in version 10.1 (OS X 10.10.2) I have two problems with printing in version 10. First, I can't print correctly with a setting of printing scale For example, I have some plots in ...
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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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How to perform document classification (i.e. extracting topics from text)?

I need to build a multi-label text classifier. There are a bunch of techniques for doing this, and it's called automatic document classification. I'm trying to use the EM technique (expectation ...
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Input Aliases in Mathematica 10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.0.2 or later In Mathematica 9, typing in an input alias such as intt would result in the keyboard cursor ...
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A documented syntax of FileNames doesn't work?

bug present as of 10.0.2 According to the documentation for FileNames: However when I attempt to use this syntax I get an error: ...
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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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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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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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A bug in the overloading of MemberQ and FreeQ for Association?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.1.0. While answering Pattern match for nested Association I came across behavior of MemberQ and ...
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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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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 to keep the ctrl+shift+k help menu remain in display while typing?

In Mathematica 9, one can type ctrl+shift+k to display menu which has all the possible signatures/definitions for the function or command in question. One can ...
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What Mathematica features and idioms have n^2 complexity or worse

Here are a few: AppendTo[data, elem], Sort[data, test], in some cases use of ___ (as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Compile not correctly initializing a variable defined inside Module

In the following example, inside the minimumX's Module, x is initialized to 1, but the ...
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Why does Mathematica choose branches as it does in this situation?

Consider these integrals: ...
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Dual complex integral over implicit path using contour plot

Context I am interested in doing double contour integral over paths which are defined implicitely. For the sake of debugging, let's assume its $$\oint_{\cal C}\oint_{\cal C} \frac{1}{u\, x} d u d x$$ ...
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Is it possible to regain Mathematica 5.2's palette input focus behaviour with version 8.0?

Between Mathematica 5.2 and later versions, there has been a change in determining which notebook gets the palette input focus, which leads to quite unfortunate behaviour if you use ...
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math.exe vs wolfram.exe vs MathKernel.exe vs WolframKernel.exe (running scripts on Windows)

I generally consider Mma documentation very good. However, it is startlingly difficult to find useful information on running Mma batch scripts, especially on Windows. So ... just what would I enter ...
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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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C Code generated from Mathematica not working?

I am a .Net developer. I'm trying to build a Visual C++ application using C code generated from Mathematica (by another person). I don't have Mathematica installed on my machine. When I try to compile ...
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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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Unexpected design of protection against dynamic content

Introduction/summary I was surprised by the (from my point of view limited) extent to which the user is defended against "potentially unsafe dynamic content" by default. Two things were unexpected ...
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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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Default behaviour of Hash[expr] and hashing in different versions of Mathematica

In different versions of Mathematica, Wolfram silently changed the behaviour of Hash when the algorithm is not specified explicitly ...
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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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Greek variables in 10.0.1

10.0.1 under Ubuntu 12.04 x64 .... Does everybody get greek variables emboldened? Is anybody aware of how to revert to previous normal display? The image below shows what I mean.
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Proper EdgeForm setting so boundary appears entirely within shape

I have two neighboring (complicated) polygons that I want to be displayed with thick boundaries, however the two shapes border one another, and as EdgeForm places the line centered upon the polygon's ...
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Benefit of using Dataset to collect SQLSelect output

Considering a DatabaseExample included with Mathematica: ...
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Strange filling

I observed some strange behaviour when plotting a function with filling. The code is as follows: ...
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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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Is there a convenient/automatic way of uploading a notebook into SE?

This post discusses how to streamline the other way - extracting code from a fragmented and longish SE answer but I imagine a two-way workflow like: Fashion an answer/question in an SE-templated ...
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MinMax function (Mathematica v10.1.0) conflicts with NDSolve`FEM`MinMax?

Some problem in v10.1.0 (Windows 8.1 x64) and the new MinMax... ...
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RegionPlot returning a number

Introduced in 10.0, persists in 10.1. I had updated my mathematica to version 10 few days ago. And I had been shocked by the following fact: ...
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Bug in plotting function using FindMinimum?

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 (or 10.0.0) and persisting through 10.1 or later While working on an answer to RegionPlot from NDSolve, I came across this strange behavior of ...
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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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Is there a way to stop Export if the file size is too big?

I've got code that's exporting a file, but the file might be so big that it will take up too much space on the cluster I'm using and crash other users' processes. Is there anything like ...

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