Linked Questions

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SetOptions locally?

Is there a way to SetOptions locally? For example, I have a Module and inside it I am doing a lot of ...
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2answers
445 views

Plotting a defined function gives different results from plotting the function directly

Consider the following piece of code: function[t_]:=Exp[-9 t^2]; LogLogPlot[{function[t],Exp[-9 t^2]},{t,.01,100}] I expect the two plots to exactly overlap each ...
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2answers
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CompiledFunction returns machine numbers smaller than $MinMachineNumber

When thinking on the workaround for this LogLogPlot bug suggested by halirutan I noticed that CompiledFunction actually can ...
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8answers
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Product of elements of a list

Sum is for functions; Total is for a list. Product is for a function; what is the command ...
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1answer
700 views

Why does 1 - Exp[-10.0^12] cause an out-of-memory error?

I would like to understand why evaluation of the expression 1 - Exp[-10.0^12] causes an out-of-memory error and how can I prevent such errors when calculating ...
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4answers
675 views

NDSolve DAE with Constraints

I'm trying to make some numerical simulation with NDSolve. I have encountered a few problems. Here is a simplified version of the equations: ...
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3answers
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Machine precision near zero: not fulfilled?

I am puzzled by the behavior of Mathematica machine precision with numbers approaching zero. This manifests itself, e.g., with FixedPoint and the like. In the ...
8
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1answer
229 views

Exp of big negative numbers [duplicate]

I noticed that Exp have a strange behaviour with big negative numbers ...
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1answer
544 views

DSolve with SetOptions[Solve, Method -> Reduce] Behaving Differently in Ver 11.1.1

With version "11.1.1 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (April 18, 2017)", DSolve[{SI'[s] == Sin[PH[s]] , PH'[s] == Sin[SI[s]]/e}, {SI[s], PH[s]}, s] produces the ...
7
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1answer
175 views

Change system options in package

I use Mathematica mostly for numerical calculations, and sometimes the performance of numerical calculations can be greatly improved if the high-precision arithmetic can be switched off by ...
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0answers
131 views

Can I force Mathematica to use machine precision? [duplicate]

Some built-in functions (like Exp) give an arbitrary precision result, even when the argument is a machine precision number. Example: ...
5
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1answer
294 views

Slow exponential evaluation over lists

This question,which is still unanswered, might be relevant because it involves NIntegrate over lists and it also has Exp. In ...
5
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2answers
310 views

Optimizing code containing an infinite sum

I have the following expression. It's based on the negative-log-likelihood of a Poisson-Gaussian noise model, i.e. a convolution of a Poisson & Normal distribution. The value $x_{i}$ is the ...
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3answers
579 views

Why does DSolve return two solutions for my ODE?

I wanted to solve the differential equation: $y’ = (1+2x)\sqrt{y}$ with $y(0) = 1$. It can be done by hand, and to check my answer I typed the following in Mathematica ...
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2answers
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Change lighting in ChromaticityPlot3D

It looks to me like ChromaticityPlot3D has some default lighting, but unlike most Graphics3D functions the Lighting option doesn't seem to have any effect. However, the documentation states "...

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