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(also known as Spartacus)


See those two pins? Well today I'm going to... stick them in you.


Ok, let me come clean: Mr.Wizard is actually an alias of mine... I'm glad I can finally confess. ― Sjoerd C. de Vries

No, I'm Spatac... I mean, Mr.Wizard! ― R.M

I'm Mr.W, and so's my wife! ― acl


@Spartacus, it was not fixable. ― rcollyer

check again; I just fixed it. :-p ― Spartacus


"This is the internet, where the men are men, the women are men and the children are FBI agents..." ― yoda Dec 18 '11 at 6:06


"My main purpose of being here is in collecting the votes. I'd even go further and say that this is my main purpose in life." ― Leonid Shifrin


"I am making some voodoo dance and invoking the rain God while we talk" ― belisarius


Some people are fortunate. Others get married. ― belisarius


It's not that easy to do the untangling even manually though. – Szabolcs

Maybe you could turn it into a puzzle and let other people do the untangling :-) – Heike

I could make a web based game, and feed all my graphs to the visitors.
SE is a big game, isn't it? :D – Szabolcs


"ListContourPlot crush on simple 5-points data" (Question title)

"Yes, this must be love at first sight."ruebenko


... but I am working with a large body of code written by an incompetent fool (i.e. myself, several years ago...) – Simon Woods


I was tempted to edit your title: "Do rules rule?" But my nose is still bleeding as a result of a limerick. – belisarius


No, but they nowadays let me turn off the lights at night; 24 hours of fluorescence was really starting to make me feral. Brett says I should also mention the tip jar... – Daniel Lichtblau Mar 13 '12 at 20:48


Project Euler


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revised How do I display imported images at actual size?
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revised Inconsistent image sizing with Grid and Row?
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answered Inconsistent image sizing with Grid and Row?
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comment Long list of similar rules
@tchronis I like questions or I wouldn't be on this site. ;-) A bit of spelunking suggests that this should do it: Clear[GeneralUtilities`Benchmarking`PackagePrivate`$TimingCaches]
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comment Long list of similar rules
@tchronis Thanks for the vote. BenchmarkPlot caches its results. I believe using slightly different input values will force a fresh run; for example you could use 2^Range[14] - 1.
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revised Long list of similar rules
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answered Long list of similar rules
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comment Why does Mathematica remember print settings?
It seems as though once the Option has been set for the Notebook it is not changed again, so setting SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], PrintingCopies -> 1] should "inoculate" it against automatic changes.
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comment Why does Mathematica remember print settings?
Yes indeed, in 10.0.2 printing (to file) three copies of a Notebook resulted in {PrintingCopies -> 3}.
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comment Why does Mathematica remember print settings?
+1 of course. I believe the OP is asserting that PrintingCopies is set every time he prints. I did not confirm this yet but if it is the case then it is not simply "inadvertently some settings have been localized" but an ongoing problem.
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comment Why does Mathematica remember print settings?
@Mike I voted to leave it open. I think it's a good question. Do you disagree?
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revised Reading from a socket stream
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comment Mollweide maps in Mathematica
At least in 10.0.2 the grid lines look thicker and there are more of them than shown in the answer above. Was the code changed or has Mathematica's rendering changed?
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revised Largest matrix size supported by Mathematica 10
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comment Sum of derivatives
I notice that all three of your questions so far have been closed or deleted. Please invest the time to learn the basics of Mathematica on your own. Questions here should generally be reserved for problems that extend beyond simple syntax errors and the like. If you follow any tutorials, observe, and experiment, it should become clear case is important and that that System functions always start with capital letters.
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comment Why does Mathematica remember print settings?
@Mike I've never seen/noticed that before. It doesn't seem "easily found in the documentation" -- would you post an answer?
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reviewed Leave Open Why does Mathematica remember print settings?
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reviewed Reviewed Sum of derivatives
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revised Incorrect use of Scaled causes crash
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comment Incorrect use of Scaled causes crash
@Sjoerd This does not crash Mathematica 7 so I guess I can mark this as introduced in 8.0.