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Copy and pasted graphics are fuzzy

I have a function that creates a 2D line with filling to the axis. When I copy this graphic into MS Word it is very fuzzy, so much so that the numbers and text are almost unreadable, not to mention ...
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How to remove some elements in a list based on a rule?

I want to deal with the following list. mylist = Table[cof[i] exp[i], {i, 1, n}]; (*n is very larege *) exp[ ] is a function ...
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Question about using a pattern in ReplacePart

I noticed that "ReplacePart" can use pattern. For example: ReplacePart[{{0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0}}, {i_, i_} -> x] {{x, 0, 0}, {0, x, 0}, {0, 0, x}} So ...
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Extracting data from a table under conditions

I have a very large table with two columns. Let's say the name of first column is E and the name of the second is P. How can I get the E values when P = 0.
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2D Heat equation: inconsistent boundary and initial conditions

I'm attempting to use NDSolve on a 2D boundary value problem with initial conditions. Upon running my code, I get the following message: "NDSolve::ibcinc: Warning: Boundary and initial conditions are ...
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Filling only when one curve is below the other

I want to fill the area between two curves only when curve-1 (Black) is below curve-2(Blue). So In this example, I don't want the middle portion shaded but just the left and right tails to be shaded. ...
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Keep function range as a variable

Plot[2*x^2 - x + 2, {x, -1, 1}] plots a function of x from -1 to 1. As far as I can see, I cannot "save" this range in a variable: ...
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How do I get a two-term polynomial with a leading negative sign to display in the correct (i.e. textbook) order?

The first three expressions evaluate as expected and the polynomial is displayed in what I would call "textbook" form. The last expression, however, switches the order of terms. Mathematica employs ...
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Efficient way to utilise Parallel features to make use of many cores

Let's say I have 100 cores/kernels as my disposal and want to compute a function of two variables f[x,y] over {x,1,10}, ...
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Stop TradtionalForm evaluating expression

I'm trying to get this expression to display as typed instead of evaluating the 1/1.121. ...
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Formatting Equation Output Neatly

I looked around and couldn't find the answer to this anywhere, so I'm sorry if this is a bad question - I'm pretty new to mathematica. I wrote a program to help me compute some annoying series ...
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Calibrating Precision in calculations

As the title says, I encounter an irritating problem which has to do with the accuracy or the precision used in the calculations. To be more specific, I have the following code: ...
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Octonions in Mathematica

Is there a package or Notebook for Mathematica that can enable me to do some numerical calculations with octonions? Maybe a way to plug-in the octonion multiplication table?
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How to programatically save a notebook created by CreateDocument

I've already written code that generates about 20 notebooks using "CreateDocument" and I was wondering if there exists a method to automatically save them. Is there an easy way to create a notebook ...
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A Faster way to combine two Lists of different structures into one of a different structure [duplicate]

I have the following two lists (each containing over 500,000 elements). Here is a sample: ...
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Voronoi diagrams for generators other than points

Any suggestions on how to determine a Voronoi diagram for sites other than points, as e.g. in the picture below? The input is a raster image.
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Forcing evaluation of ArgMax

How to force evaluation of ArgMax before its output gets used in Solve? Background: I'm trying to solve for the Nash ...
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Why does ; suppress Dynamic output? [duplicate]

Dynamic[x=7]; does not make x dynamic! But Dynamic[x=7;] makes ...
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How does the built-in debugger decide what to highlight?

How does the built-in debugger decide which definition to highlight in the notebook when Break on messages" is enabled? Here's an example to illustrate what I mean. First, enable the debugger (...
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What is the value Re[Sqrt[1+I*2*x]]?

When I try to evaluate Re[Sqrt[z]], for some values of Mathematica fails to evaluate it. For example, Re[Sqrt[2 + I*x]]` <...
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Color coding based on 4D data within a building

I am trying to create something similar to a Heatmap within a building. Suppose I have a room with dimensions, {30,40,50} as length, width, and height respectively. I have a set of data that is of ...
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ContourPlot of a complicated function

I have the function $pot_1(x,y,z)$ which is given in analytical form. So, in order to plot the contours at the primary planes $(x,y)$, $(x,z)$ and $(y,z)$, I use the following ...
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Why does compiling a function with ConstantArray give an error when used in parallel?

Here is a sample compiled function: ...
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ConditionalEntropy and Statistics`Library`NConditionalEntropy

There is a function available from the Statistics`Library context called NConditionalEntropy that appears to compute ConditionalEntropy. Thus ... ...
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Solving an equation involving a determinant

I have a matrix which doesn't include numerical values. There are four variables in it. It is defined by ...
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Custom mesh in ListPlot3D

I have the following data: ...
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Proper treatment of roots and powers in Series?

I have the following problem in Mathematica 9 on Linux. I let Mathematica compute the Series expansion: ...
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How do I draw multiple 3D shapes defined by lists of points?

I'm attempting to draw $N$ cones on a 3D object, where each cone is specified by a pair of 3D coordinates. The first coordinate is for the cone's base, the second one for the cone's apex. Here, I ...
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NonlinearModelFit returning nonsense for very simple data

In fitting the following data, if I first log transform the y-values and use LinearModelFit I get a set of parameters that fits the data: ...
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Evaluate Numerator and Denominator Separately

I have this function. ...
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How can I keep a plot's filled area from obstructing other lines when exported as EPS?

I am plotting several functions, some of which have fillings. After I combine all the functions together on a plot and export the plot to an EPS file, the fillings obstruct other lines. Exported PDF ...
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Erfc Not Returning Results Specified in Documentation

In the documentation for Erfc (under "Possible Issues"), the following command returns a number that is extremely close to 2: However, when I run this same command in a fresh kernel, I get: What's ...
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Error message from evaluating NonlinearModelFit

I am trying to fit data to a Morse potential using NonlinearModelFit as follows: ...
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Piecewise linear Interpolation between data points [closed]

Is there some sort of functionality built into Mathematica that will let me linearly interpolate between (x, y) pairs of data in an array? Example: I have the two points (1, 10) and (2, 20), how can ...
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Finding the perimeter, area and number of sides of a Voronoi cell

Does anyone have any suggestions how to determine the perimeter, area and number of sides of each Voronoi cell in Voronoi diagram?
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How does MakeBoxes handle an n-ary operator?

I want to format results from Reduce using the $\cup$ symbol instead of the $\lor$ symbol. For example, ...
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Contour plots of a two-variable function depicting the values of its integral

Given a two-variable function f[x,y], how to get the contour plots corresponding to several values of the integral of the original function. For example, I would ...
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Transferring a list from one notebook to another [duplicate]

I have Mathematica code split into two notebooks. The first part is supposed to run and output a list of numbers into a text file, using Export. The second part ...
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Image of first quadrant under $f(z)=(z+i)/(z-i)$

I'm able to plot the region where Im[z] > 0 and Re[z] > 0: ...
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How is the Mathematica kernel structured internally, and how does evaluation work?

There is so much information available for Java--the internal details of (for example) the JVM memory manager are well-documented, and the performance considerations arising from its interaction with ...
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Plotting Extended Zone Scheme:

How could I present an extended zone scheme for a delta-function Kronig-Penney model? That is, how can I display only the lowest contour in the region [0, π], the second-lowest contour in the region [...
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How can text-specific antialiasing be disabled in Rasterize?

While tinkering with the code in the Falling Matrix question, I was hoping to improve the rendering speed by making the rasterizations of the text grayscale. I changed the base color of the text to ...
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How to find the name of the current function?

I would like to know the name of the current function from within that function. For example, consider the following code ...
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How do I plot many arrows in a sphere?

I want to plot a lot of arrows in a sphere (3D-Plot). That is not a problem with a small number of Arrows; for a few I can do than something like this: ...
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Solving for vector elements in a function to which the vectors are not passed explicitly

I want to define a function which takes in two integers (indicating the lengths of 2 vectors), and solves a simple set of expressions at a set of points to find all the values in both the vectors. so ...
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Soft-Match String Comparison

I have a list of names in which I would like to check for duplicates. However, within the list, the duplicates may not show up as exact duplicates of each other - for instance, ...
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How do I get a plot with a certain size? [duplicate]

I am currently creating a poster for a conference in Scribus. I have a given space on the poster for a plot that I want to create with Mathematica. I don't want to scale in in Scribus, as this would ...
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Vertical “fractions” with more than 2 parts

Standard FractionBox syntax allows only 2 arguments and creates 2-part fraction for numerator and denominator. Is it possible to draw similar construction, but ...
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Strange behavior of PlotMarkers with ListLinePlot[] and InterpolationOrder->0

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and persisting through 11.0.1 or later I want to create a ListLinePlot[] with ...
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Font size in PDF export with legended plots not working

I need to export plots as PDF with a given image and font size. Everything is working fine if there is no legend for that plot. However, if I want to export legended plots, the font size is decreased ...

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