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It is likely in this case and in many similar cases of cut-and-paste programming that the OP has little or no interest in niceties of Mathematica programming. Rather he/she is interested in getting useful results in any way they can. Their real interest is in the knowledge domain they are modeling and/or satisfying an instructor or job supervisor. In such ...


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If you click on the blue In[1]:= on the web documentation page you should get a pop-up containing the code for it, as well as a short URL that links to the source. For your section I get http://wolfram.com/xid/0i1lib1d8-vcqdub which when followed redirects to http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Classify.html#1273900033


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Although it's hard to make answers into tutorials, I think sometimes it can be helpful for future readers to add some text to help the OP parse the code they posted. Mathematica code can be quite hard to read, and I do think that if you already decided to answer because the fix seems easy to you, then it can't hurt to add some verbal comments. In fact, the ...


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Per request of belisarius, here I reproduce my comment to a recent question, where the OP asked basically to solve his/her problem from scratch: Sorry, it's not going to happen. Show us some effort, learn the basics of Mathematica programming, meet us half way. There are tons of resources available, on this site and elsewhere. We are happy to help people ...


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To expand on 0x4A4D's comment, traffic spikes from reddit and other external links are a fact of life on Mathematica.SE. The canonical example was Amatya's xkcd question, with 143,000 page views and approaching 400 upvotes just for the question. But it has been a bit of a tradition here to have bust-out graphics questions, as well as previously when some of ...


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Formatting your Question (or Answer!) Good formatting is crucial for a better understanding of your ideas. On all StackExchange sites you can use Markdown formatting. There is a help button at the top right of the question/answer frame where you can find a description of the available options (red arrow on the image below) __________ You can press the ...


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Search the site before asking The Mathematica StackExchange community work hard to keep the site clean and useful. That includes closing duplicate questions and eventually deleting them. The StackExchange's site model includes some interesting search features that you should try before asking a question. Sometimes you will get better results by using ...


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I'm down-voting this proposal. You see, I'm the primary advocate of the "please consider waiting 24-hours..." comment that you're tired of. I think it works quite well, and I'm happy with the Accept behavior on our site. I even used it as a positive example in one of those MSO threads cormullion mentioned. Additionally, while I advocate waiting to Accept ...


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Ignore this and see Mr. Wizard's answer instead. I am not aware of any ways to link to subsection in the symbol documentation pages. You could refer to a subsection as Classify documentation page -> Options -> Feature Types -> In[3] There is a userscript that automatically inserts the documentation page link for a given symbol, but it is only for your ...


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On the right-hand side our Ask a Question page, there is a box titled How to Format. It gives condensed instructions on formatting question, mainly -- I think -- as reminders to those with some experience with the site. At the bottom right of the box there are three links to pages that provide instructions of more use to newcomers. You should follow those ...


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I've seen this updated one posted - but do not see it here, so here it goes: Welcome to Mathematica.SE! I suggest that: 1) You take the introductory Tour now! 2) When you see good questions and answers, vote them up by clicking the gray triangles, because the credibility of the system is based on the reputation gained by users sharing their knowledge. Also, ...


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Community Moderators are trusted with a number of powers, one of them being to change anyone's user name. We could start replacing names like user12345 with other things. Pick a name or have one picked for you might be motivation enough. :o) The above is tongue-in-cheek, but in certain cases it might actually be appropriate, e.g. when a user12345 is ...


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I've seen this updated one posted - but do not see it here, so here it goes: Welcome to Mathematica.SE! I suggest that: 1) You take the introductory Tour now! 2) When you see good questions and answers, vote them up by clicking the gray triangles, because the credibility of the system is based on the reputation gained by users sharing their knowledge. Also, ...


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I believe it would be good to try to enforce the requirement of a "minimial working example" for questions on this site. This is done on TeX.SE. Basically the idea is that the user making the question has the responsibility to find a clean small example (if possible) that reproduces his issue/problem. I think this is a good idea for questions where the OP ...


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