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List of development tools for the Wolfram Language and Mathematica

What free and commercial tools for Wolfram Language development do you know? A while back I did a review of free tools for developing in the Wolfram Language (you can read my review with the help of a ...
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What is the most convenient way to organize dependencies from paclets?

Do you have any ideas on how to most conveniently and easily organize package dependencies for Wolfram Language projects. I would like to have something like a list of packages in projects for .Net ...
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Calculating the orthonormal frame of a metric in Mathematica

Let us have a given a general metric (like say Kerr metric) of which I want to find the orthonormal coordinates by developing a general code in Mathematica. One of the reliable method to do this (by ...
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How could Wolfram Research increase Wolfram Language adoption?

Introduction Hello, this is a more general question than is typically asked here. However, I chose to post it here because this seems to be the most active community for Wolfram Language / Mathematica ...
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Missing Hover and Autocomplete INFO Buttons for Custom Paclet

I've built my own paclet application with documentation using Workbench 3 (Eclipse add-in 10.1.822) with MM 12.1 (there are currently issues with 12.2-3 and the only Workbench add-in update, which I'm ...
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Question to developers: what are the actual or potential difficulties in implementing split-complex unity $j$ out of the box?

I wonder, what are some real or potential and purely theoretic difficulties you may face if you decided to implement the split-complex unity $j$ such that $j^2=1$ along with already existing complex ...
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Tutorial notebook on GitHub [duplicate]

I am currently writing a Mathematica package containing several functions I developed in the last few years to perform computations in quantum physics. I am planning to put a preliminary version of ...
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How to provide latest paclet version

I've made a package available on github, which can be installed with ...
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Continuous integration (CI, software development) with Wolfram Language?

Continuous integration (in the software engineering sense) is a common method to ensure that the code in your repository works as it should after each commit. For example, you can run a set of ...
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Change the posets300.m package since CProduct does not work

I want to build a Cartesian product of two posets (say chain[2] and chain[2]). I wrote ...
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How to enforce priority on custom directory over paclets default repository

As explained in $Path hijacked by PacletManager? loading packages from custom directories may not be so intuitive. Not to mention absolute lack of documentation of interaction between ...
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Attempts at backwards compatibility

I have written a package in Mathematica 11, and I would like to provide some backwards compatibility to earlier versions. An example is the function Echo. ...
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Robust packages installation and updating on Cloud

Questions: What is an idiomatic way to upload/install a paclet in own Wolfram Cloud account? What is an idiomatic way to update/overwrite existing paclet? It is not tough but: PacletManager works ...
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Live code templates

I enjoy coding in the FrontEnd (except it crashes and lookup across files does not exist), but I often miss 'hands on keyboard', customizable code templates. E.g. I often forget to wrap an option ...
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How can I automatically generate all the front-end settings for a function?

I mostly write my packages within the Mathematica FE, but when I develop I never really think all the usage messages, autocompletes, syntax info, and argx patterns that a well developed function would ...
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Building a GitBook with Mathematica

GitBook is a fun little website that will take Markdown source material and build a little book out of it. How can I use Mathematica to build a GitBook with a minimum of effort?
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Can we make preread replacements in an *.m* file before being run?

This the second question of (152743), the preamble of which is reproduced here: Those who don't have/prefer the front end of Mathematica will either use a plain ASCII editor to write a script in an <...
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Can we make new definitions for InputForm in packages?

Those who don't have/prefer the front end of Mathematica will either use a plain ASCII editor to write a script in an .m file or just use Mathematica directly from ...
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Bulletproofing packages against SetOptions of built-ins

Packages are (obviously) written in terms of built-in Mathematica functions. But many (if not, most) of these functions have options, like Expand, ...
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Self contained APIFunction. Collecting definitions

Bug fixed in V11.2 Previously dependencies collector failed to collect check if check was only mentioned in lhs: ...
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Clean package update for API/FormFunctions on Wolfram Cloud

Cross posted on community.wolfram.com (new comments) TLDR There is a pool of kernels/sessions available for each user, you don't have control over the pool only over specific kernel you currently ...
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Keep stylesheet open after a notebook is closed

I find this behavior annoying: ...
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How to put Mathematica Notebooks and packages on Github?

In the current phase of the project I am working on I am developing a utility package which could easily be open-sourced and shared with the community IF there was an =easy= way to share a notebook / ...
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Write Unit Test with expected Message

Using Workbench, I would like to check if my function does emit a message under certain circumstances. How can I test this using an .mt file? I only know about the ...
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How to handle package dependencies?

When an application written in C++ depends on some libraries, the libraries are usually shipped together with the application. Two applications that depend on the same library will not share the same ...
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How to distribute Mathematica packages as paclets?

Mathematica does have a nice package manager. Packages are called paclets, and they can be managed using the functions from the PacletManager` context. How can I ...
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Enabling "Update" button for installed packages

I found that if you navigate to the "Installed Add-Ons" page in the *Wolfram Documentation Center" accessed by following Help ▸ Wolfram Documentation ▸ Add-ons and Packages you will find a listing ...
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Where can I get Workbench 3 and why do I need it?

I read in some questions/answers that people are using Workbench 3. From where can I get the Workbench 3, which is the most current version and why would I need it?...
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Package organization

When writing a Mathematica package Foo, with functions f1, f2 and f3, one can use the template: ...
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Version control in Wolfram Cloud using git

How do we integrate git or any other version control system with Wolfram Cloud? I could run a shell command with Run but in the Wolfram Cloud an error occurs saying Run::sandbox : The operation Run[...
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How to simplify writing LibraryLink code?

LibraryLink is an API for extending Mathematica through C or C++. It is very fast because it gives direct access to Mathematica's packed array data structure, without even needing to make a copy of ...
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Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?

I have a pretty robust workflow for developing in Notebooks. One element of that workflow is the reflexive habit of saying ClearAll just before a definition so ...
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Which IDE do you use for Mathematica development?

After more than a year I revisited the IntelliJIDEA plugin but that still seems to be 'just' an editor, of course there is the Mathematica Workbench but why are there so few improvements? Version 10. ...
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Is it possible to create iOS apps with Mathematica?

I am fairly new to Mathematica and don't have much experience with other programming languages, but I can already see that Mathematica and the Wolfram language are far easier to use than most others. ...
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Is there a package or canonical way for writing test harnesses in Mathematica?

I've written a complicated function foo.1 I'd now like to simplify this function's code, and later enhance it with more features. With each change, however, I'd ...
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What are the recommended settings for git when using with Mathematica projects?

Background I'm relatively new to git — currently overseeing an offshore .NET-based development project on GitHub within a private business account, but little experience beyond that. I'd like to set ...
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Open-source IntelliJ IDEA plugin to support Mathematica development

Although we already had a question asking for development alternatives to Wolfram Workbench, I want to ask a more specific question: One of the most advanced IDE's especially for Java programming ...
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Can I place a link to a package file (.m) in my Applications folder

I am developing a package and would like to be able to test it without having to copy the package file to my $UserBaseDirectory/Applications folder for each change, ...
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Mathematica Minecraft

Some time ago I asked myself: with all these great graphics and interactive capabilities of Mathematica, what kinds of 3D games can be implemented in it? And the answer which came to mind is ...
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Best Practice to write ::usage for own package functions

I'm writing an own package with Mathematica, that I would like to make available for others. In order to do that (and for my own usage of the package), I would like to write ...
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How to avoid restart during development? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I clear all user defined symbols? During package development things get messed up quite often. (especially when playing with notations) Is there a simple way to reset ...
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How to setup Team Development for a Mathematica project?

I am currently working solo on a project that consists of package files, munit tests, notebooks and .xls files. I use Wolfram Workbench as an IDE. I want to collaborate with others on this project. ...
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Strategies for avoiding and handling shadowing

When dealing with namespaces in Mathematica (BeginPackage, $ContextPath ...) one is unavoidably confronted with the problem of ...
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Custom package development: Basic steps [duplicate]

Every once in a while, I write a generic function that I use quite often for months to come. However, package development in Mathematica is not very well documented from what I can tell, and I was not ...
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Creating Mathematica packages

I'm building a package to help me write packages and their documentation. In this post I explained how to make a package and its documentation. In the answer I provided I describe how to build a very ...
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