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What exactly does RootSum mean?

I have difficulties understanding what RootSum object is mathematically, as it is not really well explained anywhere. It came up in a solution to a quite complicated system of differential equations ...
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Function to express Piecewise as UnitStep functions

Is there a documentation for the function Simplify`PWToUnitStep? This is a function which can be used to express a Piecewise ...
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Interpretation function not working properly with Graphics [closed]

The Interpretation function does not seem to be working properly with Graphics on my computer (MacOS 14.2.1, Mathematica 14.0.0.0). Instead of returning what it should be interpreted as, it returns ...
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How do I format the `expr` in the `::usage` message of functions in a mathematica .wl package (without using Workbench)?

This probably has an easy answer but I can't work it out. In Mathematica's documentation, the ::usage message has some text formatting for expr. In the ...
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Which functions use a given option?

I occasionally discover Options which look like they might be useful, if only I knew which functions used that option. Is there a resource that lists all the functions which use a given option? What ...
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Definition of ResourceFunction["IntegrateByParts"]

Here we can see definition of ResourceFunction["RainbowText"]. The definition is quite obvious on the image (explicit open source). We can get the ...
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Hyperlinks that open smoothly in the same window

Suppose that I have test1.nb and test2.nb in my local disk. For simplicity, suppose that ...
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How to make "Get Help" entries for custom package?

I've got a small collection of Mathematica tools that I'd like to make into a package. One of the nicest features in Mathematica is the ability to right click on any built-in function and just select &...
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FeatureSpacePlot output differs in documentation vs. a notebook

I was exploring this first example of FeatureSpacePlot and it shows some strange behavior. On the left is the documentation window and to the right is the notebook. ...
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Which Slots Are Which? Tensors

I'm trying to verify a calculation in Mathematica and I'm confused about how Mathematica arranges tensor "slots" for contractions. I have the matrix $$J_1 = \begin{pmatrix} 0 & -ih & ...
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Is the Mathematica code font available somewhere? [duplicate]

I'm running Mathematica 9, which is quite an old version. I often use the specially-formatted double brackets to easily distinguish single and double brackets. For example, I use: instead of: which ...
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How do we create a function for the recurrence relation in terms of a dependent variable?

Suppose S = {{-1.5, 1}, {0, 1}, {1.5, 1}, {1.5, 0.1}, {0, -0.1}, {-1.5, 0}, {1, -1.4}, {-1, -1.5}} How do we define the recurrence relation as a function of the ...
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Covering a rectangle with shapes/closed curves of equal area?

Motivation: We want to cover a rectangle using smaller, non-overlapping shapes with the same area: the difference between the total area of the shapes and the area of the rectangle should be zero or ...
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Covering a rectangle with arbitrary shapes of equal area, where the total area of the shapes is minimized

This is a follow up to this post, which had to be broken down since it was too long. 1. Definitions Let $A=[-2,2]^2$, where $\text{Area}(A)=16$ and $\lceil \cdot\rceil$ is the ceiling function. For $\...
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Labeling point coordinates in path graph using VertexLabels

Question: How do we label point coordinates in Pathgraph using VertexLabels. Suppose we have a list of points ...
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Defining a "pathway" from a list of points

1. Description of Pathway 1.1 Preliminary Definitions Let $A=[-2,2]^2$, where $\text{Area}(A)=16$ and $\lceil \cdot\rceil$ is the ceiling function. For $\varepsilon\in\mathbb{R}$, let $\left\{U_i\...
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How can one silently test for the existence of documentation for a given Message tag?

Background: A hyperlink to Wolfram documentation is easily accomplished using paclet links (e.g., Hyperlink["Plot", "paclet:ref/Plot"]). This ...
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Upon build of documentation "related guides" section duplicates the link

On Mathematica 13.0 (built in paclet development tools) this input: Produces this output: Link to this notebook: https://github.com/Turak-Lab/disLocate/blob/main/debug/PlotPairCorrelationFunction.nb
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Viewing your own documentation

I am currently making a paclet, writing documentation for my package. When writing documentation with the Documentation tools, it is displayed in an ``unfinished way". How would it be possible to ...
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Can one use Break inside Switch?

The documentation for Switch states that "You can use Break, Return, and ...
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Help with Mathematica Documentation Installation Error

I've encountered an error while installing the documentation for Mathematica, as displayed in the image below. Although the file that the software is asking for is clearly visible and unrestricted, ...
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Is there any documentation for vibration and solid mechanics research via Mathematica? [closed]

I am interested in the solid mechanics (elastic mechanics and structural mechanics, etc.), and vibration, is there any material or documentation in this aspect via FEM in Mathematica?
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Make a ChatGPT-like interface to Mathematica documentation/ this site?

It would be great if one could come up with a interface to Mathematica documentation (or possibly this site) in the spirit of ChatGPT? We have Wolfram alpha to answer direct mathematical questions in ...
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What is the link to the reference page of free-form input command?

I see that WolframAlpha input has its command WolframAlpha[]. I cannot find similar command for free-form input. FreeForm[] is ...
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Which is link to the reference page of "?" (help) operator?

We can use ? operator to find help reference pages for the command. Which is link to the reference page of "?" (help) operator? I tried: ...
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How to get the documentation reference pages for all commands that are ending with "Form"?

Is there a way to get the documentation reference pages for all commands that are ending with "Form"?
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What is MergeDifferences?

My version is 13.2.0 for Mac OS X ARM (64-bit) (November 18, 2022). The symbol MergeDifferences appears in the auto-completion ...
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Is it possible, to make places in Mathematica notebooks accessible from a LibreOffice odt-document?

I want to document some findings which I have made using Mathematica (Version 12.3). But it is easier for me to do it in a LibreOfficeWriter (LO Writer) odt-document than in a Mathematica notebook. LO ...
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How to find what changed in function documentation when "show changes" is missing?

I was looking at 13.2 documentation at https://reference.wolfram.com/language/guide/SummaryOfNewFeaturesIn132.html Some of the functions that have been updated do have show changes to click on, to ...
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Augmenting the short documentation of a system function: possible?

A concrete example: The short documentation for Fold (when hovering over the function) refers to FoldList without showing the ...
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Documentation Search : google-like (pokygon -> polygon)

If you search for "pokygon" in google.com, then google automatically fix error, and searches for "polygon". Like google.com, if you search for "pokygon" in mathematica (V ...
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Save/Export "any" mathematica window in .nb

Can I call this (a tutorial page) a mathematica notebook? At least it is a kind of mathematica window, which looks like a common .nb file. Is it possible to Save/Export this mathematica window in .nb ...
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Create a function that takes a symbol and searches wolfram documentation for the page and opens it

This is way over my pay-grade, so I have no idea where to start. I'm certain MMA has some very good internet capabilities, so it seems to me that it is possible. This is really a 2-part question: How ...
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Can one use Ctrl and cursor position to get short documentation from a function like hovering

I would like to minimize how often I use my mouse. One time where I have to use the mouse is when I hover over a function to see the options for that function and a short explanation of the usage of ...
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Finite element method solution data, Mathematica 13.1

I just upgraded to Mathematica 13.1 and encountered the following issue (this is just code from the first few lines of the FEM programming documentation): ...
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Is there more complete documentation of DSolve with all hacks?

I know DSolve. I know this community and I am able to gather some hacks. There is this: ...
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Trouble in chapter 7, "colors and styles" exercises of "Introduction to Wolfram Language" [closed]

In chapter 7 "colors and styles" of the "Elementary introduction to the Wolfram language", there are several exercises that involve printing a list of hues ranging from 0 to 1 in ...
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$HOME/.Wolfram Directory on Linux

Simply asking since I have not been able to find an answer anywhere else. How can I move the directory $HOME/.Wolfram, I have not been able to find any ...
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Two small problems on the FiniteDifferenceDerivative in the tutorial?

In the tutorial for FiniteDifferenceDerivative of pseudospectral approximation, there is a nice example. I just show a snapshot The following line should define $11$ discrete wavenumbers over a ...
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How to integrate the Documentation with the Mathematica 13.1 installation?

I believe I had chosen an installation of Mathematica 13.1 with the Documentation. However, when I click on a command, it takes me to web page. That did not happen with previous version of Mathematica....
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RSolve[] gives error RSolve::litarg when solving demo equations from the official documentation

The official documentation of RSolve[] (specifically, in the fifth paragraph of the seciton "Details and Options") states that: The specification a∈Vectors[m] or a∈Matrices[{m,p}] can be ...
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How to shoot backwards using the "Shooting Method"?

This is my first time asking a question on here, and I look forward to and appreciate your help. I believe I have a simple question. I am reading the documentation for the "shooting method" ...
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A question related to the usage of LegendLayout -> {"Row", 1}

I saw this piece of code from an answer by @Syed here. ...
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Introductory material on machine learning?

Does Mathematica have a handbook or other introductory material on machine learning? Or are there any books on analyzing machine learning with Mathematica?
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How are variables uv initialized?

I am reading through the documentation for FEM programming, in particular the section for transient coupled PDEs, here. I do not understand how the variable uv is ...
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Understanding preconditioner for DAE "GMRES" method

I am not sure this question is on topic, but I give it a try. I am reading through the documentation for IDA here, in particular the section for "GMRES" almost at the end of the page. It ...
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Extracting Format of Tutorial Notebook

I noticed that the documentation contains some beautifully formatted notebooks which I would like to use for my file. However, simply copying the cells does not work. So how can I get the formats of ...
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How to get link for local documentation

If one evaluates ?GoochShading, the output is some info about the function as well as links to its documentation: One can click the circled i or the Local » link ...
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Resolve absolute path to Documentation Notebook

We can easily create clickable hyperlinks for Documentation pages like the following: {URL["paclet:ref/Set"], Hyperlink["paclet:ref/Set"]} But ...
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How to build a custom documentation page without creating a paclet or using Wolfram Workbench?

One of the new features about Wolfram Mathematica 13 that I am very excited about is the ability to create custom documentation. I want to start documentation for the following areas: my own custom ...
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