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comment Percent Difference between elements from 2 matrices
Why not just 100` (values/table - 1) // TableForm?
Mar
16
comment Why does merely writing SeriesData[] with zeros give an error, even if it is never called?
Another refinement: you don't need Repeated, i.e. _?test .., as __?test will do the same thing.
Mar
15
comment Export to PDF so that Adobe Illustrator does not convert PlotMarkers to fonts
The default PlotMarkers are font glyphs. See (2216). Try adding "TextMode"->"Outlines" to Export and see if that solves it. Another, I would argue better, solution is to use non-glyph markers, e.g. (84857).
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15
revised Granular versus terse coding
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revised Granular versus terse coding
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comment Granular versus terse coding
A couple of half-baked responses are now included in my question.
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revised Granular versus terse coding
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comment Granular versus terse coding
Until I hit your conclusion I was thinking that perhaps it shows that one could code in a natural language DSL (command) that is close in structure to what I visualized as I wrote stats2, and have it parsed into a verbose (granular?) form automatically. But now I think not?
Mar
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comment Granular versus terse coding
Anton, I just woke up and I am probably thinking even less clearly than usual, but I am quite lost by your conclusion. I think I follow most of the numbered points and the graph analogy is very interesting. However I am not sure what your example represents, and I don't see how your conclusion that "Mr. Wizard's perspective becomes obsolete to humans" follows from it. (continued)
Mar
15
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Mar
15
comment How to draw a density (list) polar plot?
To make them pretty use halirutan's toolbar buttons, but if you don't it is better to leave them as e.g. \[Theta] which will copy and paste correctly.
Mar
15
comment Granular versus terse coding
@Kuba I do hope you Answer. As stated "I feel that as illustrated stats2 is a sufficiently granular piece of code." Where it much longer I would split it. Modularization of code is a separate issue and of course I use it to make the over-all Package code shorter. As stated my contention is one of degree; I feel that Leonid is nearly giving custom names to each built-in function, and I do not see this as productive. Taken to the extreme we would have things like numbersFromAtoB[A_, B_] := Range[A, B] -- this does not improve clarity for anyone who knows the Mathematica core language.
Mar
15
comment General strategies to write big code in Mathematica?
Heads up, I am taking a counterpoint to one of your examples, and as always I look forward to your rebuttal: (110067)
Mar
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asked Granular versus terse coding
Mar
15
comment How to draw a density (list) polar plot?
Please insert code in a format that can be copied and evaluated as-is. I have edited your post for you this time as an example.
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revised How to draw a density (list) polar plot?
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reviewed Reopen Putting as many expressions as possible equal to zero
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revised How to make the digits of π go around in a spiral like this?
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