Linked Questions

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Convert between string and expression representation of boxes

Boxes may be represented as expressions or as strings. How can I convert between the two forms? In particular, how can I convert from the string representation to the expression representation? ...
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How to find the name of the current function?

I would like to know the name of the current function from within that function. For example, consider the following code ...
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Mathematica Destructuring

Context I'm writing a function that look something like: ...
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Why does array packing in Table behave like this?

Consider the following example, which generate two identical arrays. Why sometimes the array is packed and sometimes it doesn't? And why they perform differently? Here the arrays are packed: ...
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Put local variables for Block in a variable

Is is possible to assign {x = 2, y = 3, z = 4} to a variable var so that one can write ...
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What is the complete list of valid FrontEnd Packet types?

In response to my question How can I get the unchanged Box form of an arbitrary expression? John Fultz answered with a method using the hilariously named ...
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Setting options of expressions similar to using SetOptions on objects

Introduction I often have the problem that in an expression, I want to change an option. If we are sure the option is not present, we could simply use ...
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Function of a function, both of a list of variables

I am trying to avoid dealing with long explicit lists of variables. What i do so far is the following: VarList={x_, y_}; ParList={x, y}; ValList={2, 3}; What ...
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How to take a part from a list without evaluating it

Consider I have a list l ...
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Assign the results from a Solve to variable(s)

I understand Mathematica can't assign the results of a Solve to the unknowns because there may be more than 1 solution. How can I assign the 4 values of following result to variables? ...
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How to create symbols from strings and set values for them?

I am trying to convert a list of string names into symbols, which will then be used to store data. I have 24 files (where the name of each file is a member of the list mentioned above) that I need to ...
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Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
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How to plot periodic function's graphic?

How to plot periodic function's graphic? For example, $f(t) = t$ when $-5<t<5$ and $f(t+10) = f(t)$. ...
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Why can't I inject expressions in Compile using (only) With

Generally speaking, With can be used to inject into arbitrarily held expressions, for example: ...
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Splicing a list of arguments into a function with Sequence

Not sure if this has been asked, but I have a fairly simple operation that I don't know the syntax for. Say I have an array with some values, and a function f that accepts an arbitrary number of ...
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Operations on expressions within Hold

I want to convert {Hold[1 + 2], Hold[3 + 4], Hold[5*6]} into Hold[{1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5*6}]. I have tried ...
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HoldFirst and Hold expression as argument

I store a reference to the association in a held expression in a variable: a=<||>; b=Hold[a]; And in the code, I want to do manipulations with the original ...
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How to inject an evaluated expression into a held expression? [duplicate]

I know that there are methods to structurally manipulate held expressions (discussed e.g. here), but I failed to apply those for this particular problem: ...
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Function in Table

I need a table with the elements made of pure functions and list elements. This is a simplified example: I need a list as: ...
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How to completely delete the head of a function expression

Is there any way to completely remove the head of an expression function? For example, how would I remove the head Cos from ...
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How to get LogPlot to accept a Sequence for its Min/Max Limits [duplicate]

If you use Plot like this, Plot[Sin[x], {x, 1, 5}] it produces the correct Sin graph ...
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How can I use sequence in plotting domain?

I would like to plot a function but have a domain defined elsewhere as follows: xrange = Sequence[0, 2π]; Plot[Sin[x], {x, xrange}] However, this doesn't work ...
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Generating assignments and transforming code inside held forms when generating code

I have been playing with slightly above trivial code manipulations in Mathematica. I thought Mathematica would be great for this kind of work because of rule replacement and expression manipulation, ...
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Generate assignment code to symbols from string

I want the function to take in string, then assign a value to its corresponding symbol. An implementation using ToExpression is ...
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Syntactic Sugar for TestReports

Seems to me that VerificationTests are a bit verbose: ...
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How to properly inject iterators into table? [duplicate]

Goofing off on a prior question, I was fiddling with other methods, which led me to the need to inject a constructed set of iterators into a table construct. Now, ...
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different situations with Compilation of ConstantArray

First, we load some tools related to Compile for analysis. ...
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Overriding the behavior of Dot

I would like to override the behavior of Dot, so that Dot[u,v] will return a scalar instead of a 1x1 matrix in the case that the ...
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How to replace a variable that was assigned a value before

Question How to make the replacement $f[x] \to f[y]$ for an abitrary function $f$ if $x$ was assigned a value before? Example 1 How can I make the replacement $x +1 \to y + 1$ if I have assigned ...
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Assigning values to a list of variable names

As part of a calculation I need to do something like this Evaluate[{aaa, bbb, ccc}[[ index]]] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} so if index is ...
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Metaprogramming in Mathematica

Being functional, and having no "quotation", i.e. essentially treating data and programs semantically same, Mathematica seems naturally capable of doing metaprogramming. But could anyone construct a ...
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How to evaluate some parts of an expression inside Hold? [duplicate]

I want to return a Hold expression but with some parts pre-evaluated. The easiest way to explain this is probably through code example. Here is what I have ...
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Writing a procedure that invokes Manipulate[]

I would like to write a procedure with the signature: Foo[vars, params] which produces a Manipulate object. The procedure ...
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Generating compiled functions from inactive expressions

I am working on a project in which I need to dynamically generate CompiledFunctions from Inactive expressions. For example, I ...
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Constructing symbol definitions for With

I would like to be able to define two arrays, one containing symbol names and one containing the values of those symbols, for use in constructs such as With. For ...
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How can I change a list to a sequence without destroying nested list

I defined a function f like f[x___, y_] := something; and if xs and ...
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Order of Evaluate for Map

I would like to get a list of variable names as strings. For example, x = 1; y = 2; Map[SymbolName, Unevaluated /@ Unevaluated@{x, y}] {"x", "y"} This works ...
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Local variables

I'm trying to use Modules together with functions. tmp2 = x^2 + 1; f[y_] := Module[{x = 1}, Evaluate[y tmp2]] This works when ...
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Displaying a series obtained by evaluating a Taylor series

Description of problem I would like to use Mathematica to display the series obtained by substituting a value for $x$ in a Taylor series expansion. The terms of the series will be rational numbers, ...
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List manipulation to build a functional expression

Since Mathematica deals with Head[a, b] as an expression in this way The first Part of Head[a, b] is ...
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Evaluation in lambda function

If I have a function, that returns a function, for example: f[a_] := a^2 * # & then f[3] == 3^2 # & Is there a way ...
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Define function using variable list

I have a list of variables variables={a,b} and a list with values values={1,2}. I'd like to define a function using the ...
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Generate regularly spaced points from the surface of simplexes

I need to generate regularly spaced samples (points) from the surface of unit simplexes with 2 or greater vertices or end points. I can generate random samples pretty straightforwardly: ...
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Using a variable to tell Mathematica which existing variable to manipulate

I have an estimation routine I have coded up, I want now to do some tests on it where I pick a particular parameter and run the estimation for differing values of that parameter. What I want is to be ...
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Dynamic Programming with delayed evaluation

By using dynamical programming, we can save intermediate steps for recursive relations, as in f[n_]:= f[n] = f[n-1] + f[n-2] However, this only stores ...
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Using sublists returned from a function as elements of a list argument to an other function

This is a contrived example, but it gets the point across. I am looking to use the following as inputs: ...
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HoldForm: how does it interact with nested evaluations?

Here's an example to illustrate the issue I'm having. right = 8 - y; left = y^2 + 6; integrand = HoldForm[Evaluate[right]] - HoldForm[Evaluate[left]] (I ...
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Overlapping pure functions

Let say I need and option for Plot: RegionFunction -> (-6 < #2 < 6 &) But I also want those ...
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Choosing an initializer list in With

I'm trying to have several initializer lists in a With function and choose which one I want to use. So far I have this: ...

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