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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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Can one identify the design patterns of Mathematica?

... or are they unnecessary in such a high-level language? I've been thinking about programming style, coding standards and the like quite a bit lately, the result of my current work on a mixed .Net/...
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Profiling from Mathematica

I've always wished I could do some profiling like you get in Wolfram Workbench, but directly from Mathematica, without using or having Workbench. If it is possible, how can I do it?
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Is this the most effective and efficient programming style for prototyping (a ray tracer) in Mathematica?

I am trying out Mathematica as a prototyping tool. As an initial exercise I have put together a brute force ray tracer, with a view to using Mathematica's built in probability distribution functions ...
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How can I implement dynamic programming for a function with more than one argument?

Dynamic programming is a technique for avoiding the repeated computation of the same values in a recursive program. Each value computed is immediately stored. If the value is needed again, it is not ...
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How to select minimal subsets?

I am a newbie, so please point me in the right direction if you feel this question has been answered somewhere else before. Here goes: Suppose I have a list like this: ...
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Finite difference method not converging to correct steady state or conserving area?

I am working with the following PDE, which is an advection-diffusion type equation. It describes the movement of a fluid-fluid interface inside an annulus of inner radius $R_1$ and outer $R_2$ under ...
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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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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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Dynamic plot with synchronization of real time

I want to do a dynamic plot with synchronization of real time, that is, I have a function, f[t], that is a function of time (seconds), so I want to see the curve changing not so fast or not so slow, ...
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Why won't this compiled function be inlined?

I've been trying to use Compile to get some code to execute more quickly, because I will need to call it millions of times. I've been using the ...
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Achieve performance that is competitive with numpy [duplicate]

What are the best practices to ameliorate time performance of Mathematica? As a practical example how we can decrease timing below? ...
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How to use AppendTo in a While loop? [closed]

I am trying to code a while loop that uses AppendTo to append the loop variable to an empty list. ...
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ParallelMemberQ

I tried to make a parallel version of MemberQ for use with a large list, but failed miserably in terms of performance. I used Partition to subdivide the list and ParallelMap to perform the MemberQ ...
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Mathematica taking forever to compute

I want to simulate the fresnel diffraction through circular aperture.But mathematica is taking forever to calculate.Here is my code. ...

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