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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 Incompatible Changes since Mathematica Version 7?
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Dec
12
comment Can one generate the default output of Hash[expr] (from Mathematica <= 9) in Mathematica 10
For anyone with an eye for such things this is a ListPlot of legacy hash values for the first thousand natural numbers from the v8 documentation: reference.wolfram.com/legacy/v8/ref/Files/Hash.en/O_21.gif
Dec
12
comment Can one generate the default output of Hash[expr] (from Mathematica <= 9) in Mathematica 10
Related but not equivalent: (13529)
Dec
12
comment Function that returns the second argument of Reap
From a profile: "An irritating idiot with a high opinion of himself. Best ignored." -- lol -- okay, we've all been duly warned. :^)
Dec
12
comment Function that returns the second argument of Reap
Lokdal, I am glad you have your solution but there is no need to include it in the question. In fact it is unnecessary clutter and draws attention away from the Accepted answer. By the way I do not believe that you will need to use both Join and Flatten.
Dec
12
comment Finding largest Range in a list
@xcah Would you please post a question asking for a way to generate the legacy hash value? I would like to know myself but since you brought the problem to my attention I think the question should come from you.
Dec
12
comment Finding largest Range in a list
@xcah Thanks for your contribution. I too cannot find a way to generate the old value.
Dec
12
comment Function that returns the second argument of Reap
You are only missing HoldFirst. Try: SetAttributes[Reap2, HoldFirst].
Dec
12
reviewed Approve Incompatible Changes since Mathematica Version 7?
Dec
12
comment More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10
@gwr I asked in chat for other users to try that code. I shall report the result, or you can go there to see for yourself.
Dec
12
comment More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10
@gwr Very strange! I am also running 10.0.2 under Windows 7, 64-bit, and in a fresh kernel I get no errors. I wonder if something went wrong during your update? Perhaps some library file was in use and could not be overwritten?
Dec
12
comment More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10
@gwr Do you get error messages from that exact code?
Dec
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comment More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10
@gwr I get no error messages from this code in 10.0.2 under Windows: Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 4}, PlotStyle -> "Web"] // AbsoluteOptions -- what OS are you running?
Dec
12
comment Finding largest Range in a list
@xcah I have been notified of a pending edit to this post. Is the item you added different from the very first item in the list, addressed in (13529)?
Dec
12
comment More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10
@gwr That's my point. (I think?) The Axes::axes bug appears to have been fixed, along with the one affecting the Ticks option. However a bug with FrameTicks remains which I am illustrating here.
Dec
12
comment More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10
@gwr That options introduces a frame which seems to be the source of the current problem. I thought a new question was appropriate to indicate that there are two separate though closely related issues. Community: should I edit this question into the one linked at the top (and delete this copy) or keep it as separate?
Dec
12
revised More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10
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revised More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10
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Dec
12
comment Timing mathematica code
Other than a small syntax error which I just corrected your code appears to work correctly for me, returning non-zero timing results. For example: foo[] := Module[{a = 1, b = 2}, timeIt[Pause[1.3]; a + b, "test"] ] and then calling foo[] yields test: 1.301074 -- what do you get?
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revised Timing mathematica code
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