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I'm a historian who also happens to tinker around in code for my research. My interests involve textual analysis, web scraping, and the like.


Jul
30
comment GIF file breaking Import
One workaround is to just run a bash script - for a in *.gif;do echo $a && convert $a $a.jpg; done - which converts the GIFs to JPGs and Mathematica imports them fine. But ideally there's be a native solution? Perhaps this question is far too specific.. :)
Aug
1
comment Exporting XML Data
@rcollyer Thanks. I've been struggling with this documentation all morning. I'll stick with it and hopefully figure it out, following your instructions. It's appreciated.
Aug
1
comment Exporting XML Data
@rcollyer I have. I can generate XML files, but my internal brackets get replaced so I get code like this: ` <String>&lt;title&gt;ometz.ca/event/abiletes-dentrevue-1-678/?langID=1&lt;/…;`
Jan
29
comment How can I improve Mathematica's resolution on a macbook retina display?
@Szabolcs I've started using it again with v9, since this has jogged my memory, and no issues whatsoever after using it pretty intensively over the last few days (lots of graphics & a presentation). v8 broke my find dialogues and occasionally documentation.
Jan
28
comment How can I improve Mathematica's resolution on a macbook retina display?
@M.R. No unchecking or checking that box needed...
Jan
28
comment How can I improve Mathematica's resolution on a macbook retina display?
@M.R. I just re-checked it on my system and it works. You drag the application icon (not the shortcut from your dock) onto the program, and it'll retinize or de-retinize.
Jan
25
comment What is the new command for AffineMap?
AffineTransform might be what you're looking for?
Nov
15
comment Dealing with large files
Actually, this SO discussion "Way to deal with large data files in Wolfram Mathematica" looks pretty key for this. stackoverflow.com/questions/2370570/…
Nov
15
comment Dealing with large files
I'm interested in this too. When I've been dealing with plain text files, I often use the split command in bash. i.e. split -l 500 data. Here's the man page.
Oct
25
comment Comparing Unequal Lists of Surnames to Establish Over or Under-Representation
@SimonWoods The example data used the wrong denominator in part of it (my bad), but I've double checked and the full sets do total out properly. Sorry - the ideas below are working quite well!
Oct
25
comment Comparing Unequal Lists of Surnames to Establish Over or Under-Representation
@DavidSlater That would be great - a list that had the difference in percentage that could then be played with. My issue so far has been the different length of lists.
Oct
25
comment Comparing Unequal Lists of Surnames to Establish Over or Under-Representation
@celtschk Changed above, is that better?
Oct
25
comment Comparing Unequal Lists of Surnames to Establish Over or Under-Representation
@celtschk Good catch - I've now put a ToUpperCase in my code that generated these lists. Thanks!
Oct
25
comment Comparing Unequal Lists of Surnames to Establish Over or Under-Representation
@celtschk And if I head the name, it's a string - I'm not 100% clear what you mean by symbols vs. strings.
Oct
25
comment Comparing Unequal Lists of Surnames to Establish Over or Under-Representation
@celtschk I've generated the list from getting a long list of names (some 650k of them) and then Sorting and Tallying, like so: Sort[Sort[Tally[names[[All, 1]]]], #1[[2]] > #2[[2]] &]. So they should be unique?
Oct
19
comment Can I put tooltips in a Graph?
I had a similar question a long time ago - David Carraher's answer may be useful for you. Good luck! stackoverflow.com/questions/7742126/…
Sep
26
comment Merging (combining) tables of graph relationships (2-mode to 1-mode network)
@belisarius Looks like it's all public knowledge, and just representing what you can find at http://www.nationaltimes.com.au/opinion/ASXmap. Whether it should all be so easily digestible and put together like this, though, I guess is a bit more of a judgement call (although since I think they're public corps...)!
Aug
29
comment How to find out available fonts from within Mathematica?
If you want to know what font the output is, you can highlight the text and open the text window (Ctrl + T or Cmd + T). For my system, your command leads to text in 'Lucida Grand'.
Aug
28
comment Visualize Pascal's triangle and other triangle shaped lists
Also discussed here, if you scroll down (with a nice Manipulate).
Aug
22
comment How can I interrupt Speak?
Fascinating - and if you execute something like Speak["test test test"]; Print["hi"], it executes the Print command before the first word is even spoken.