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comment AstronomicalData and Planetary Heliocentric (x,y,z) Velocity Components
+1 Consider a central difference instead: it should be more accurate. It makes a substantial difference, by the way: it affects the third sig. fig. in your example, because it reflects the net planetary acceleration during the course of 12 hours.
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comment How to calculate the volume of a convex hull?
That doesn't quite seem to be a duplicate, @andre, because there the data are given in a different form. In principle there should be a formula for computing the volume in terms of a suitable integrals over the curve.
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comment Finding integral points on a surface
The equation is a cubic (parameterized by $n$), so it's possible a more efficient method to obtain all solutions can be found by computing generators of its group of integral points. But typically these groups are so small--I haven't found one larger than $12$ yet--as a practical matter it might not be worth the effort.
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comment Finding integral points on a surface
You're welcome. You shouldn't be so quick to accept this answer, though: this community does a great job of improving answers over the course of a day or two. Much better answers might appear soon :-).
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comment CorrelationTest small bug?
It seems to me they are testing the same hypotheses but are using different approximations to the sampling distribution of the test statistic.
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comment Composition: how to make a day and night world map?
This question also has an answer (using MMA illustrations) on the GIS site.
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comment How can I detect an ellipse in a photo?
+1 That's a real tour de force, beautifully described. Impressive.
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comment Unexpected behavior of confidence bands for data presenting two regions with uneven noise
Heteroscedasticity can be complicated: no longer does it suffice to stipulate that all residuals have the same variance, so now you need a model not only for the data values, but also an equally complicated one for the variances of their residuals. You're in the realm of highly specialized coding. If you know what you're doing, MMA is a great platform for writing that code; otherwise, look to specialized platforms like R and hope someone has contributed a model that might be appropriate for your situation.
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comment Speeding up a numerical constrained quadratic optimization
@OleksandrR's suggestion to use a quadratic programming solution typically requires 0.02 seconds or less when applied to problems of the same size having random coefficients.