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  1. IGraph/M: a Mathematica interface for igraph

    IGraph/M is a Mathematica package for use in complex networks and graph theory research. It started out as a well-integrated Mathematica interface to igraph, one of the most popular open source network analysis packages available. In addition to exposing igraph functionality to Mathematica, the current version of IGraph/M contains many other functions for working with graphs.

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  2. LaTeX typesetting in Mathematica

    Mathematica is an excellent and flexible visualization tool, and even supports displaying complex mathematical formulae. However, its typesetting quality is not on par with \(\mathsf{\LaTeX}\). The visual style is not a good match for inclusion in LaTeX documents either. To improve the quality of my figures, I wrote a …

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  3. Displaying debug messages coming from LibraryLink

    When extending Mathematica through C or C++ code using the LibraryLink API, one common annoyance is that it’s not possible to see messages that the C code sends to stdout or stderr when using the graphical interface. While there are ways to send output directly to the active Mathematica notebook, often the C code is not written to be used exclusively with Mathematica and it simply prints debug messages to stderr. Standard C assertion failures also cause messages to be printed to stderr.

    Here I will show how to view the Mathematica kernel’s output in a terminal window, even when using the graphical notebook interface. read more ...

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  4. Pasting tabular data from the web

    Have you ever wanted to quickly import some tabular data for quick-and-dirty analysis, either from the web, rich text document, part of a spreadsheet, etc., but then gave up because it seemed too much trouble? This is something I want to do quite frequently, so I wrote a small utility palette for directly pasting tables into Mathematica. To create the palette, just evaluate this code:

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  5. Memoization in Mathematica

    I wrote this short tutorial on memoization years ago. Since it turned out to be somewhat popular, and my old website is going away, I am reproducing it here.


    Memoization is a very well known programming pattern in Mathematica. Memoization is an optimisation technique: it means making a function “remember …

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