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1:30 AM
@balpha Wow, that was fast! Thank you very much.
2:30 AM
Few thoughts on computational art design with Yeganeh
@VitaliyKaurov Hey Vitaly, it seems there was a WorkBench update earlier. Looking at this for instance
15 hours ago, by Szabolcs
Bang! My documentation doesn't build anymore ... :( WHy did I have to update???
do you think there is any chance in the near future that Stephen might consider open-sourcing the WB code?
Shouldn't our key objective be to make people using the WL and providing good development tools for it? Maybe some of the people would really help to make WB better. I would have to opportunity to look into the implementation and re-create features for the plugin I'm currently unable to do. In any case it is a win-situation for the language itself as so many people complain about e.g. writing documentation
(with "plugin" I mean the IntelliJ Idea plugin of course)
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5:55 AM
Experts: I thought Mathematica plot is able to handle singularities now in the function being plotted and not give errors like 1/0 detected. For example Plot[1/t, {t, - Pi/2, Pi/2}] works, and no error is generated. Is this the case for all functions? Because I found example where I get 1/0 error from Plot command on function with singularity at 0
I was going to post question on this but thought to check here first before.
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8:07 AM
@halirutan Actually I believe that the part that was broken was already had accessible source code. I think it was only the documentation build package. There was a response on WOlfram Community: community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/999868
They accidentally included something that's not ready yet and that will only work with 11.1.
@Szabolcs I've seen your post there.
@Szabolcs Do you think if we create a detailed description, why it would be advantageous to open-source WB it would be worth a try to post this on WC?
I see only two disadvantages:
1. Wolfram might have to keep a private fork where they work on unpublished features for next releases as happened now.
2. They have to show us this mess :)
Except from that, a publication would really help IMO.
(I mean, apart from that it would help me, it would clearly help the popularity of the language for real package writers)
8:32 AM
@halirutan I think it worth posting on WC. Well posed arguments build awareness of user wishes.
@VitaliyKaurov OK, let's see whether we can compile some good arguments. The main argument is that when you want to sell Mathematica, the development tools (apart from Mathematica itself) should be freely accessible and as good as possible. I'm not sure how many people would join to fix bugs and dive into the code, but IMO it would be worth a try.
9:17 AM
I think that acronym for Wolfram Community is a bit unfortunate. :I
9:29 AM
MaTeX 1.7.0 released. Please upgrade, especially if you use Linux. github.com/szhorvat/MaTeX/releases
@kirma I said that before ... I think Americans don't use this acronym a lot, so it didn't stand out to the people who originally chose the name ...
@Nasser Is your example entirely composed of elementary functions? Special functions don't really get analyzed all that well by Plot[] and ilk.
@halirutan It's hard for me to think of good reasons why it would be advantageous to WRI. I am not sure that many people would contribute to it. Of course it would be advantageous to us ...
@halirutan I don't know any LaTeX editor that I am really happy with. I used to use Vim with several plugins, but it got cumbersome to keep it working well. Now I gave in and use TeXShop on OS X, like everyone else. It does have many nice "hidden" features that are worth learning, and which aren't used by most people.
But it still spell-checks the code part the same way as the text part ...
@J.M. yes. here it is 1/(t^2 Tan[1/t]) now plot gives 1/0 message, but still plots it. Should I post this as question ?
1/(t^2 Tan[1/t])
10:09 AM
@Nasser yeah, I think you can ask it on main.
@Szabolcs there are notions of open sourcing some stuff in general, and this can fall under umbrella. See:



We are very interested in user opinions what is worth outsourcing especially via GitHUb when we link with other systems. I already had a similar conversation with @Szabolcs. It would be really interesting to engage general community for this type of discussion. @halirutan
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11:33 AM
@J.M. Could you help unfreeze this? chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/29579
11:57 AM
@Szabolcs defrosted.
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1:15 PM
@Szabolcs I'm curious if you have any specific complaints about TexStudio? That's what I use, and I think it's pretty nice in general (although I wish Find & Replace brought up a dialog window where the buttons could have actual words on them...I can't always remember which symbol does what)
1:39 PM
@BenNiehoff I haven't tried it. How does it compare to TeXShop?
2:13 PM
@Szabolcs @BenNiehoff TeXStudio at least supports LanguageTool and does a reasonable good job in the light the LaTeX is Turing complete and requires a full parse to be sure what actual text is and what not.
I'm using TeXStudio as well on all systems.
2:52 PM
The university got a license for everybody on ShareLatex and from then on I don't know anybody who uses anything else...
But I'm sure the editor itself is not as advanced as desktop editors. But there are other benefits.
I'm looking for a colorscheme that looks something like this https://i.imgur.com/eatTRxV.png but I cannot really find a similar one in Mathematica. Anyone have an idea how to go about getting close to that? I could use something like ColorFunction -> (Blend[{RGBColor[....], RGBColor[..],
White}, #] &) but that seems a bit inefficient
@Szabolcs Vim + Latexsuite + arara is by far my favorite combo. If you enable only the things you need with latex suite (or disable the annoying ones), it works well. Arara is a latex helper package, not a vim plugin. It allows you to declare complex compilation pipelines in your file itself.
Although it does fairly well. I just use some color selection tool to take the max, mid and min RGB color values of that palette and blend them, the result is alright.
For example, you can tell it to run (xe|pdf)latex, biber|bibtex, followed by how many ever rounds of additional compilation to pick up references and then remove all the temporary files .aux, .log, etc that clutter your directory. Texmaker and others have this too, and you can setup a vim script for this, but with arara, you just list them as comments at the top, so you can do it per file/project and not globally.
@user129412 Blend is probably the best way to go, I think. You can try using this github.com/rsmenon/ColorBar
3:09 PM
@R.M. I think a lot of the argument in favor of ShareLatex is encapsulated in what you just wrote, where you dedicated your pitch to say how to remove temporary files. Meanwhile, ShareLatex users never see the temporary files or have to think about them. Most people don't want to bother with things like that.
@R.M. That's some cool functionality
@C.E. Sharelatex is nice too but having offline availability is useful for those that work on commutes or in a quiet place w/o internet. (Not sure if they've added any offline capabilities in recent years.)
@R.M. I haven't tried it, but it's one of the things on their front page: "Work from anywhere.... Work offline and..."
That would be nice. My guess is that they just let you sync the files to dropbox and then you can edit locally with your favorite tex editor at which point we're back to the original question :)
Nothing wrong with that approach... still a great service. I've used it a few times, I think back when it was sharetex or write latex or something like that. The two joined forces a few years ago as sharelatex
@R.M. Yeah, I think you're right. It's a little bit misleading since there are actually web apps that work offline nowadays with the localStorage API.
3:34 PM
@user129412 Looks awfully like the "abyss" colormap from GMT. Blend[{RGBColor[0., 0., 0.], RGBColor[0.07843, 0.11765, 0.20784], RGBColor[0.14902, 0.23529, 0.41569], RGBColor[0.18039, 0.31373, 0.52157], RGBColor[0.20784, 0.38824, 0.62745], RGBColor[0.28235, 0.59216, 0.82745], RGBColor[0.35294, 0.72549, 0.91373], RGBColor[0.55294, 0.82353, 0.93725], RGBColor[0.96078, 1., 1.]}, #] &
3:51 PM
@user129412 Perhaps try this:
cf = Blend[{RGBColor[
    0.027450980392156862`, 0.20784313725490197`, 0.4117647058823529],
    0.08235294117647059, 0.30980392156862746`, 0.5529411764705883],
    0.13725490196078433`, 0.4117647058823529, 0.6823529411764706],
    0.20392156862745098`, 0.5019607843137255, 0.7254901960784313],
    0.2823529411764706, 0.5882352941176471, 0.7725490196078432],
    0.42745098039215684`, 0.6862745098039216, 0.8235294117647058],
4:05 PM
example := RandomReal[]
example2 := RandomReal[]
Dynamic[Histogram[{1}]; example]
plotTask = RunScheduledTask[Plot[x, {x, 0, 1}], 1];
(*RemoveScheduledTask[plotTask]*)(*included so you can remove the task easily*)
Dynamic[Histogram[{{1}}]; example2]
@Kuba such fun :P
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5:38 PM
posted on January 24, 2017 by Jeremy Sykes

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Hmm, main's down.

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