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Sep
17
comment What is wrong with triangle PlotMarkers in v.10.0.0?
Are the other shapes also fixed in 10.0.1?
Sep
16
comment Kernel crashes when plotting $z=\sqrt{(x^2 + y^2)^0}$
@george2079 I'd argue that the kernel should never crash, and instances in which it does so in a reproducible way should be considered bugs. If this is really a "don't do that" situation, it should print an error message rather than taking down the entire kernel.
Sep
10
comment How many triangles are there?
Given that lines are drawn already on the original puzzle, I would think it's asking only to count the triangles that can be formed with the existent lines.
Sep
8
answered A Symbol with Subscript and Superscript as an Axis Label
Sep
5
comment How can I create a Distribution from its probability density function?
This is new to the documentation in Mathematica 10 (and the online documentation), it is not mentioned clearly in the Mathematica 9 documentation. There, it appears under "properties & relations" and simply says "The integral of the PDF over the distribution domain needs to be unity."
Sep
5
comment How can I create a Distribution from its probability density function?
+1 for the warning, I have experienced that as well. It's something that should at least be noted in the documentation.
Sep
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Hypergeometric function with a matrix argument
Sep
2
awarded  Excavator
Sep
2
revised Changing the inter-item spacing in Legends (version 9 and up)
Corrected option spelling
Aug
29
comment Turning sound into a graph
I've always wondered how to solve the traveling salesman problem without being able to see...
Aug
29
comment After editing a file Mathematica 10 interprets […]^2 as […(])^2
I just want to add that entering quotes before a block of code when I use superscripts very frequently causes the formatting to screw up and for parentheses to no longer be recognized as matching. Often times, deleting the quotes and retyping them causes Mathematica to retry the formatting and that can often times fix the issue. It is very frustrating though and has existed since at least Mathematica 7.
Aug
28
comment RandomVariate from 2-dimensional probability distribution
Is sampling from a multi-dimensional distribution now possible in Mathematica 10?
Aug
26
revised Interpolation of 4D data
added 353 characters in body
Aug
26
answered Interpolation of 4D data
Aug
24
asked Proper EdgeForm setting so boundary appears entirely within shape
Aug
19
accepted Convert spectral distribution to RGB color
Aug
15
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
15
comment Convert spectral distribution to RGB color
@halirutan From reading about it online I agree that it doesn't seem too simple, however it doesn't need to be the perfect solution. Mathematica already has some color transformation functions available, so I thought there might be some easy way to relate the matrix transformations to built-in Mathematica functions.
Aug
14
asked Convert spectral distribution to RGB color
Jul
28
comment Graphics exported from Mathematica 9 are very large because even standard fonts are embedded
I know this is not a solution within Mathematica, but for those not willing/able to upgrade to Mathematica 10 yet you can use the simple Linux tool ps2pdf, which accepts PDFs as inputs as well: ps2pdf -dEPSCrop figure.pdf figure-nofonts.pdf. This will remove unnecessary embedded fonts, greatly reducing filesize (the dEPSCrop saves the original bounding box).