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Jun
21
comment (Non-Convex) Polygon Union and Intersection Functions
@ruebenko: I didn't realize it would only intersect convex polygons. Thanks for the heads up!
Jun
21
revised (Non-Convex) Polygon Union and Intersection Functions
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Jun
21
asked (Non-Convex) Polygon Union and Intersection Functions
Jun
17
comment How does Mathematica integrate?
Hmmm... I wonder what I did wrong. I'll try it again.
Jun
16
comment Plotting complex Sine
+1 for generating a beautiful plot!
Jun
15
comment How does Mathematica integrate?
@The-Ever-Kid: Beats me.
Jun
15
comment How does Mathematica integrate?
Just for kicks I threw this integral at both Mathematica 8 and Maple 15. No problem for Mathematica, but Maple chokes.
Jun
13
comment what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?
I voiced my frustration with Mathematica's legend capability to my WRI rep today. He wasn't surprised--apparently they hear this a lot. It's hard to understand why this is such a low priority for them.
Jun
12
comment what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?
@Jens Yep, that's a good example. I feel like WRI has added an enormous number of esoteric capabilities while ignoring basic functionality simply so that they can brag about the number of new functions at each release. Perhaps M9 will address this issue (though I'm not getting my hopes up).
Jun
12
comment what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?
I need to call my WRI rep today and I think I will (once again) complain to him about Mathematica's pathetic legends capability.
Jun
12
revised what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?
Added example using autoLegend
Jun
12
comment what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?
@Sara: As Sjord alluded to above, the PlotLegends package leaves much to be desired and I never use it, but I did quickly scan the documentation and I don't think there's an option to do what you want. You could probably accomplish your goal by tinkering with the graphics primitives, but that seems like a ridiculous amount of work. Instead, I'd suggest trying the autoLegend function provided in the question Sjord references above. I'll add an example to my answer.
Jun
11
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Jun
11
revised what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?
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Jun
11
comment what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?
Okay, I'll try to clean it up. Thanks!
Jun
11
revised what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?
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Jun
11
answered what is wrong in my program with PlotLegend option (Mathematica8)?
May
26
revised Improve speed for calculating a recursive sequence
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May
8
revised Solving complex equations
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Apr
28
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