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What are the most common pitfalls awaiting new users?

As you may already know, Mathematica is a wonderful piece of software. However, it has a few characteristics that tend to confuse new (and sometimes not-so-new) users. That can be clearly seen from ...
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Alternatives to procedural loops and iterating over lists in Mathematica

While there are some cases where a For loop might be reasonable, it's a general mantra – one I subscribe to myself – that "if you are using a ...
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Are there any cases when For[] loops are reasonable?

To my mind the only reason for the existence of For[] loops in Mathematica is to allow new users with some experience in procedural programming languages to write ...
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Can this be written well, without loops?

Inspired by this question I would like to know if the following code can be written without explicit loops (For, While, etc.) in a clean, efficient and non-contrived way. I have been unable to do so. ...
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Pascal records and Mathematica programming

Background: "experienced" Pascal-programmer (DOS-era, never got into OOP) proud owner of Mathematica ver 11.2 have used Mathematica for years to do my share of number crunching and plotting to ...
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Why does NDSolve fail to solve the PDEs and spit out mconly warning?

I try to solve two coupled PDEs with NDSolve using the following code: Set two operators: ...
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Optimizing Mathematica Code

I have implemented the whole Baum-Welch Algorithm for training Hidden Markov Models as described in Rabiner's paper Here is my code that calculates the Forward Probabilities` ...
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Is there a way to create ZIP OutputStream ?

I want to write data to a file using compression. Is it possible to do that just in time (like in java ZipOutputStream). E.g. what I want: ...
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Finding C[i]'s expression in DSolve solution

An example, the command DSolve[y''[x] - 4 y[x] == 1, y[x], x] gives solution ...
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CUDA image processing

I am having an issue with image processing involving CUDALink. ...
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How to speed up a process

I am wondering how to speed up the following code: Currently it takes more than two sec to be processed. ...
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An efficient way to translate a triple for-loop from Matlab to Mathematica

This is my first post on StackExchange, so if I violate any etiquettes, I apologize in advance. I am a senior engineering student who has been using Mathematica for a year now. For one of my classes, ...
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Computing only Prime Powers with NestList

Is there a simple way to compute only prime powers of a function f with NestList? That is, I want to compute: {f[x_0], f^2[x_0]=f[f[x_0]], f^3[x_0], f^5[x_0]...} ...
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Random walk in one dimension — meeting of two particles

I'm new to Mathematica and still teaching all by myself, hope you bear with me. I have the code: ...
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Dot products and For-loops

I'm taking a class where we're working with matrix applications inside of Mathematica. In this case, we're analyzing senatorial votes that have been numericized so that a value of 1 corresponds to "...

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