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Version 10 empowered!


(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


4h
comment How do I display the parameter value in animate, similar to how it's done in manipulate?
@Yves Really I don't think any code example at all is needed. The question is pretty straightforward without it unless there is a complication.
4h
comment Why can't I import a file in the init.m file?
Are you using the full path name to your file? Perhaps the environment variables such as $Path are not yet initialized at the time it is loaded. (No time to test this now.)
5h
comment DumpsterDoofus's captivating generative art
@Öskå I believe that answers posted to a CW are automatically made CW but I might be misremembering. Is your concern that I will unfairly "profit" from this post? Perhaps it will comfort you to know that I intend to reward D.D.'s work with a bounty?
5h
comment DumpsterDoofus's captivating generative art
@Öskå Because that would deprive D.D. of reputation for the votes on his (pending) answer.
5h
comment DumpsterDoofus's captivating generative art
@Verbeia I know you're joking but for anyone else: this is merely to give DumpsterDoofus a place to post his code for these great images. And: I tried to scan myself into the computer and ride a light cycle around cyberspace bit it didn't work. ;-p
5h
comment How can we plot the complex roots of an equation?
@DumpsterDoofus I think that is too fine not to have a post of its own. Take it away: (64492)
6h
comment Command to take the first elements of a list that match a pattern
And it's not even Christmas! :o)
6h
comment Mathematica AppData folder is taking up too much space
For what it's worth that single up-vote is mine; I find it an interesting question though I haven't tried to explore it. Really this kind of resource management should be transparent and user-configurable.
7h
comment How to get a uniformly distributed list of points from a B-spline function
@Alexey Thanks for the explanation. I did vote for your answer here, by the way. :-)
7h
comment Mathematica AppData folder is taking up too much space
Unfortunately I cannot speak from experience. I would guess that a the contents of a folder named Temporary could be deleted while the program is not running without being destructive however I can give you no assurance of that. It is also unfortunate that your question has not attracted an answer yet.
7h
comment Command to take the first elements of a list that match a pattern
It doesn't take much more code to "do it right" -- please see my just-posted answer.
7h
comment Command to take the first elements of a list that match a pattern
This is clean and concise but be aware that it is quite inefficient on long lists as it splits the entire list even if you are only interested in a few elements at the beginning.
7h
comment Why doesn't this pattern work?
@bobthechemist Did you ever cast a reopen vote?
7h
comment How to get a uniformly distributed list of points from a B-spline function
@Alexey Why not vote to close in that case?
7h
comment Command to take the first elements of a list that match a pattern
Related: (40213)
7h
comment Hilbert transform of density of states
I have put this question on hold pending clarification. Is this in fact about Wolfram Mathematica? Have you reviewed the earlier question and its answers? Are they inapplicable to your problem or did they otherwise fail?
8h
comment How do I select terms by derivative order for integration by parts?
Is this solved now? Is what @DumpsterDoofus a complete solution?
8h
comment How to set the thickness of the Graphics3D[polygon[list]]
Please do not merely paste a wall of code; explain what you are doing and what the problem is.
10h
comment Defining a custom Plus for a specific class of arguments
Given that the listability of Plus is a fundamental property in Mathematica this modification is highly inadvisable, nevertheless I agree with your analysis so +1.
17h
comment Include more padding between tick marks and plot
This quesiton appears to be a duplicate so I have marked it as such. Please read the question linked at the top of your post as well as its answers. If you feel that your question is not the same please edit it to clarify in what way it is different. If the question is the same but the answers are unsatisfactory please explain that as well.