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comment How does the Round function work?
Why, it multiplies its argument by 100 and then rounds it to the nearest integer. See: Round[100 #] &@.345
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comment Integral of x^p
Oh right that's why it doesn't work in mathematica. Oops, pattern recognised the wrong thing, I'm an idiot sorry.
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comment Integral of x^p
Actually the log is recovered in the limit. It's just that mathematica doesn't recover it correctly.
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comment Integral of x^p
Well, $\lim_{p\rightarrow -1} \frac{x^{p+1}}{p+1}=\ln(x)$. Not that mathematica knows this, though (try Limit[x^(1 + p)/(1 + p), p -> -1])
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comment Numerical error in Mathieu functions
Mathematica doesn't like Mathieu functions
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comment What are the best tips in Michael Trott's beer/whiskey Wolfram Blog post?
@Artes While I meant my question as a joke (you were completely direct, the "joke" was to ask for elaboration on something completely explicit), I agree with the overall sentiment.
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comment ToExpression from commandline
I think it is a bug, in the sense that eg Plot[Sin[x],{x,-5,5}] doesn't cause mma to hang. So, while I agree that the fact that it fails is not a bug, that it hangs seems to be. Or am I missing something?
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comment What are the best tips in Michael Trott's beer/whiskey Wolfram Blog post?
@Artes Come on, tell us what you really thought about that blog post!
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comment Importing multiple images for machine learning classification
something like Import[#] & /@ FileNames["folder/*.jpg"] is what you want. Mathematica has about 3 gigabytes of documentation.
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comment Finding average error of the data
@Mike a) that code doesn't work unless I know temp, b) is it too much to ask what doesn't work with LinearModelFit or the NonlinearModelFit example I gave?
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comment Finding average error of the data
If, for example, dat = Table[{x, Sin[x] + RandomReal[{-.2, .2}]}, {x, 0, 10, .1}]; (because the code you gave needs a location and other parameters and I don't know, nor want to learn, how to set that) then eg mdl = NonlinearModelFit[dat, a*Sin[b*x] + c, {a, b, c}, x] finds a model and you can find for example the variance like so Variance[dat[[All, 2]] - mdl /@ dat[[All, 1]]].
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comment Efficient Langevin Equation Solver
@chris I don't know to be honest. Why not write to him?
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comment Test a wooden board's vibration mode
@Mr.Wizard OK, as you can see I did not vote for it to be closed. Maybe you're right.
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comment Test a wooden board's vibration mode
@Mr.Wizard Also, it's not that unreasonable to expect that the answer to this could be modified to apply here. Does it? Does it not? Why not? We're not told.
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comment Test a wooden board's vibration mode
@Mr.Wizard I'm not implying that anybody is getting pressured. All I am saying is that this is a question of precisely the same type as the one I posed, which presumably you'd not find good (as it is not well written, not necessarily valuable for future readers unless and not of reasonable scope, as it does not even attempt to express things in programming terms). That is, it does not satisfy 3 of the 4 criteria in the question you linked to.
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comment Test a wooden board's vibration mode
@Mr.Wizard Would you also think that "please show me how to find the ground state of the 2d Kitaev model with Mathematica's linear algebra tools" is of reasonable scope? If not, why not? (in fact, mine is a much, much less technically involved question--unless we do include the spruce bit).