Linked Questions

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xkcd-style Plots

I received an email to which I wanted to respond with a xkcd-style graph, but I couldn't manage it. Everything I drew looked perfect, and I don't have enough command over ...
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6answers
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How to compile effectively?

What are the best practices of compiling functions? I understand that this is a vague question, but let me list some aspects that might trigger useful answers. Some of these have already been answered ...
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7answers
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Character edge finding

The following line of code finds the edge of a character: ...
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4answers
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How to make a 3D globe?

There are many ways to create a 3D Earth that is rotatable (see here, here, related here), but most of them have some drawbacks. These issues mainly stem from either ...
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4answers
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How to determine the convex hull of some text?

How can I get the co-ordinates of the convex hull of a piece of Text?
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3answers
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Simulate a simple spinner

I'm teaching some simple ideas in probability to students in grade 7. The "spinner" below works, but I'm wondering how I could make it just a bit more realistic by having it actually "spin" around a ...
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1answer
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Where is Abbott? How to make logograms from the film “Arrival”?

The film Arrival showed Wolfram Language code in action analysing alien logograms. A recent blog describes some details and mentions a live-coding video by Christopher Wolfam. See also Stephen Wolfram'...
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1answer
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How can I simulate a pot lid rotating around an axis that is quickly rotating?

How can I simulate the rotation of a pot lid about an axis that is quickly rotating as in the following image? I'm particular interested in the motion of the red dot. Here is my attempt: ...
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1answer
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Strange Tilt on error notification

I was testing the source code of the answers to this question. And when I tried this response and maxed out most of the manipulators, this is what I got. What went wrong that the errors are tilted. ...
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Generating an obstacle-avoiding closed-curve with a fixed perimeter and a target area

I was wondering if there was a neat way to solve the following problem in Mathematica v9 - Provided a binarized image (where we call black pixels "obstacles" or vice versa, whichever is most ...