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comment Algorithm to equalize the area of random tessellation of various polygons
This should be asked on scicomp.stackexchange.com instead because the primary question is the algorithm.
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comment Import Math Renderings from Wikipedia
1. Create a Wikipedia user account 2. Log in 3. Set up MathJax rendering 4. Right click the formula, choose Show Math As -> MathML code 5. Copy the MathML to the clipboard 6. paste into Mathematica and follow the instructions it presents you. In my experience this is more reliable than using LaTeX.
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comment What is “ (Dialog) Input [ ] := ” after evaluating a cell?
This means that you have interrupted the calculation. Most likely you did not do this through using the Dialog function but by using the Evaluation -> Interrupt Evaluation item or accidentally pressing the corresponding shortcut key. You can resume by evaluating Return[].
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revised Series expansion hangs on second evaluation
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comment Series expansion hangs on second evaluation
I cannot reproduce this problem with Mathematica 9.0.1 on OS X.
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21
comment FindRoot in range
@martin I'm glad it worked. It doesn't always work and it's much slower than FindRoot-based solutions.
Apr
20
comment FindRoot in range
Reduce can often find all roots in an interval. Have you tried it? blog.wolfram.com/2008/12/18/…
Apr
20
revised How to do assignments through MathLink?
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Apr
20
comment Determining the dimension of a probability distribution
@Daniel Well, for DistributionDomain the first guess is pretty obvious and it worked. But you can always try a bit of spelunking to find interesting stuff ;-) Use the (newer) code from GitHub.
Apr
19
comment Determining the dimension of a probability distribution
@DanielMahler ?something* will search in all contexts that are in $ContextPath and ?*`something* will search in all contexts. The latter tends to return a lot of internal stuff that's not useful, so there's more to wade through. The warnings I gave you about undocumented/internal stuff are not meant to deter you, I sometimes use these too. But the problems can and do happen (I've been bitten several times.)
Apr
19
comment Loading Statistics`Library`
It's a good idea to give some context for your question and link back to the original thread that prompted this. Statistics`Library` is not a package, so it can't be loaded. (Loading is triggered by the use of some other stats functions.) It is a context (namespace) containing functions meant for internal use: there's no documentation, no guarantee these functions will work properly or that they won't crash your kernel or cause memory leaks, and they're likely to change in future versions.
Apr
19
comment Determining the dimension of a probability distribution
@DanielMahler Evaluate ?Statistics`Library`*. Keep in mind that anything that's not documented and not in System` might go away/change in the next version, might crash your kernel, or might give you a wrong result. Yes, these things do actually happen. I found DistributionDomain by making a good guess and searching for ?*Domain*.
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revised Different colors for nodes in tree plot
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Apr
18
revised Undocumented form for Extract
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18
revised Why does Arrow not work well with Scaled coordinates in 3D?
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revised Determining the dimension of a probability distribution
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comment Determining the dimension of a probability distribution
@Andy I think you're in a much better position to answer this ... Is DistributionDomain robust? It's not documented but it is in the System context.
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comment Determining the dimension of a probability distribution
I've never used this function before, I found it using some spelunking when I saw your question.