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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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### 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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### 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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### Why should I avoid the For loop in Mathematica?

Some people advise against the use of For loops in Mathematica. Why? Should I heed this advice? What is wrong with For? What ...
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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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### Creating a table/Matrix during a For loop

I have a For loop (with i as a counter), which calculates different values (y1, ...
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### Error checking and trapping techniques with Throw and Catch

Mathematica provides several mechanisms for checking arguments and trapping errors in a function definition. Typical methods are : Definitions with argument patterns, definitions with ...
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### Why function cannot be defined inside For loop? [closed]

I have a following code (which is simplified version of what I am doing): For[i = 1, i <= 5, i++, f[x_] := Sin[x]^2 Print[{i, f[i]}] ] And the question ...
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### Creating Functions in a Loop [duplicate]

I am trying to create a list of functions in a loop, using a list of parameters as input to the functions. However, after assigning the each of the functions to the array, when evaluating the ...
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### Precision problem with numerical solution of a differential equation

I want solve $$2\sqrt{|\gamma|}x = \int_{1}^{t} dy \sqrt{\frac{1+2|\gamma_2|y}{y^2(1-y)}}$$ where $0<t\leq$1. I'm using a for cycle to evaluate t, calculate the integral and the assign the $x$. ...
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### TemporalData, RandomFunction, Loops: Extracting data from TemporalData sets?

I'm doing a finance project for my differential equations class to explore stochastic processes. I'm exploring IRA retirement funds. From the project write-up: Standing assumption: at time of ...
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### How to use NDSolve to track a deviation from equilibrium?

i have a task to find a event, to achieve this i think need to integrate until a constant function suddenly breaks the equilibrium and give a sharp peak. I think that EventLocator should work, thus ...
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### How can I use /. in a For loop [closed]

I have a huge table of data which I need to insert all of them in my main function using a For loop. For example, I have ...