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Mar
24
comment Permanently set options such as metric units for W|A queries
just did that. As for the default: I was guessing that as well, but have you found any documentation on that? Probably that's too much to ask for as Wolfram|Alpha certainly makes such decisions based on its AI and noone knows where they come from :-).
Mar
24
answered Permanently set options such as metric units for W|A queries
Mar
24
comment Permanently set options such as metric units for W|A queries
have you tried SetOptions[WolframAlpha, PodStates -> {"Show metric"}]. I can't really test as it shows stuff in metric units for me by default. Would be interesting to know what it is that determines the default...
Mar
24
comment Controlling output of graphics, the role of “;” and code structure/formatting
... instead of Print[Show[g]]; you could also use Show[g,DisplayFunction->Print]; but I don't think that is very enlightning...
Mar
24
comment Controlling output of graphics, the role of “;” and code structure/formatting
Print prints to $Output, an the usual frontend environment that will create a new output cell (actually a cell with style "Print"). Print will also work when used on the command line, there Print will really print to "stdout". DisplayFunction I consider a leftover from pre-version-6 area: The display of a graphics in a notebook then was a side effect. DisplayFunction was a possibility to do interfere with that process, e.g. suppress rendering altogether. Its main value with newer versions probably is when working without a frontend...
Mar
24
answered Mathematica can't minimize a function
Mar
24
comment Controlling output of graphics, the role of “;” and code structure/formatting
I think the recommended way is to use Print[Show[...]]; per line. Unlike Print, Show has no side effects (at least not since the major changes in how graphics are handled in version 6). The magenta highlighting doesn't really indicate a syntax error, I'd rather consider it an error in the highlighting. If you find that highlighting irritating you could put the ; after the comment, add another ; after the comment or explicitly put Null after it. As documented a;b; is actually CompoundExpression[a,b,Null] ...
Mar
24
comment NDSolve in exact points - nonlinear equation (Degrees and Radians confusion)
As your interpolating functions are only valid in the t-range where you solved the equation you should include that as a constraint. I would also suggest to use NMinimize/NMaximize if you search a global min/max of a numeric function, they seem to work well for your problem:NMaximize[{zsol[t], 0 <= t <= 15}, t]
Mar
21
revised WhenEvent for several variables
added links to the refs
Mar
21
answered WhenEvent for several variables
Mar
21
comment Issue with Compile
The syntax of ReplacePart (documentation for V5.2) has changed. It might be that Compile hasn't learned that change (a probable reason is that newer versions with the new syntax can use patterns which Compile couldn't support anyway). In an uncompiled evalation the old syntax still seems to work...
Mar
21
comment How can I get WhenEvent to recognize criterion I specify?
@usumdelphini: it is difficult to analyze what's going wrong without seeing the actual code. If the above suggestions don't help for your case I'd suggest to write a new question with giving more details, especially a working example will always help wonders to generate useful answers...
Mar
14
comment How to get list of duplicates when using DeleteDuplicates?
I just have noticed an upvote on this answer and guessed that was related to this question. I think the fact that a function in matlab gets the information about how many arguments its caller expects from it is very unique and somewhat unusual (are there other languages having this?). My mentioned answer did mimic that behavior by examining the stack, but it's more a hack than a solution. Without that feature, you can of course not expect a function to return different things depending on how many return values the caller expects...
Mar
10
answered Launching external program in background process with ParallelSubmit
Mar
10
comment Launching external program in background process with ParallelSubmit
I think you just need to DistributeDefinitions for runFijiMacro (and potentially other self-defined functions you are using within it). My guess of what happens is that the function is not known in the parallel kernels and they return the unevaluated expression. Only when these are returned to the main kernel with the WaitAll they are evaluated -- sequentially on the main kernel. Search the documentation for ParallelSubmit for DistributeDefinitions to find an example usage and some more details...
Mar
7
answered Fast way to get positions of “boxed” array elements?
Mar
6
comment Merging two held expressions into a held compound expression
@zorank: @@ is a shortcut for Apply. @@@ is a shortcut for Apply[_,_,{1}] that is apply at first level. You'll find details in the documentation for Apply...
Mar
4
answered Merging two held expressions into a held compound expression
Mar
4
comment Why does Plot[Hold[x], {x,0,1}] work?
I would absolutely agree with your guess that it is the internal handling of evaluation control which make these work accidentially. The question remains whether that indicates that these internally do more ReleaseHolds than necessary and whether that is intended or a lack of attention. In any case it seem to not cause much problems, I think?
Mar
2
revised GUI and Dynamic update problems
added missing definition for identity