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Preamble I was hesitating to post this at this time, but then I thought that what I currently have can be useful to people right now, while it is not clear how soon I will have it in a more complete form. Besides, I count on feedback to move this along. In particular, I want to know if it sucks and / or is full of bugs. Anyway, here goes. I have updated the ...


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A first step to being able to do analysis with up to date data is to import the data from the API. After that there needs be a framework for working efficiently with the data in Mathematica. In my opinion, the obvious technology for this is SQL. Ultimately all data in the API should be downloaded and stored locally so that it's easy to work with, however I ...


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Chinese and Japanese text do not work, but other scripts seem to be allowed: Cyrillic (Russian) text: В старину борщом называли похлёбку из борщевика. Georgian: ბორში ჭარხლით, რომლისგანაც ის დამახასიათებელ ფერს იღებს. Hebrew: קיימים הרבה מאוד סוגים של בורשט. Arabic: اقلیت ارمنی مقیم ایران در وارد کردن این غذا به سفره ایرانی سهم عمده‌ای داشتند. Hindi: विभि...


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Yes, if you believe that your solution is the best one of all solutions, it should be the one you accept. (However if you based it on one or more answer given by others, or it's not significantly different from existing answers, you can simply describe it in an edit to the question.) On StackExchange sites we try to make questions and answers useful for ...


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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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If it has already devolved to the point of a "volatile OP", then I think there's no point in engaging further. Just let it go. What seems more common is what I'll call a "resistant OP" who ignores or deflects requests for more info. In this case, I think it's better to phrase comments in terms of "people will be more likely to help you if you provide ...


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I followed Lou's advice and went to Help Center From there under My Account I clicked on How do I add or remove login credentials from my account. From that page I scrolled to the bottom where the last sentence was To add or change a StackExchange OpenID, Please follow these instructions. On that page it showed that I should change my email under Edit ...


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The SE Uploader which has always worked well has stopped working. I reinstalled it and I get the palette. Well, this reminds me of An electrical engineer, a mechanical engineer and a software engineer from Microsoft are riding in a car, when they start down a steep hill. Halfway down the brakes go out and the car crashes into a tree at the bottom of the ...


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I looked at your posts and their formatting is fine. Just use common sense. Following any convention precisely is not as important as the following: Make the posts easy to skim and easy to read. There are multiple formatting options available to help with this. You don't need to use code blocks exclusively for code and quotation blocks exclusively for ...


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StackExchange has a policy against cross posting between several StackExchange sites. There is no such policy against posting both on Mathematica.StackExchange and a non-StackExchange site though. If you post both on Wolfram Community and here, please do cross link the two posts! Each post should have a link to the other one. This is to prevent ...


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You don't even have to go to another page as mentioned in J.M.'s answer. Just float your mouse pointer over your name at the top of the page. In the drop down window that appears click on the word "Favorites".


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Jin mentioned in chat during the design phase that the font used in mma.se's logo is Vollkorn, with a custom kerning. Currently, and since about Mathematica version 6/7, the main Wolfram Mathematica logo is set in Minion Pro Regular/Italic. Before then, a number of different fonts were used, including Palatino, some kind of all-capitals Garamond, Meridien, ...


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When you need to post code with embedded back-ticks you can use double back-ticks to open and close. To include code with double back-ticks you can use triple back-ticks to open and close, etc. Examples: a`b`c and 1.23``4, entered with ``a`b`c`` and ```1.23``4``` respectively. When entering code with leading or trailing back-ticks add a space between the ...


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If you delete them, any reputation (upvotes/downvotes) accrued from them is removed. Whether to remove your questions or just edit them is entirely your call if there are no answers; if there are already upvoted answers, however, the system will not let you delete those questions.


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I have removed and refunded your bounty. Please recreate it using the correct wording. Please be careful in the future. :-) As Michael E2 remarks in the comments, if anyone else has this problem a superior way to get attention is to flag the post for moderator attention, using the flag link below the post itself. However please exercise care when ...


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You've accidentally switched to the mobile version of Stack Exchange. This setting is stored as a cookie in your browser (that's why you're only seeing it in IE11) and is valid per-site, so for Mathematica Stack Exchange only (that's why you're not seeing it on e.g. Stack Overflow). You can change it back by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking ...


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The tag itself should have a minimum of 100 questions to be awarded any badge. You'll get all eligible badges when each of them reach 100 questions. This is explained in the sidebar These badges are awarded for participating in non community-wiki questions with particular tags. If enough votes are earned in a tag with 100+ total questions, the badge will ...


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No, it can't be eliminated. The only way out is to reach 2k rep, at which point you earn the privilege to edit any post. This is in place so that low rep and anonymous users don't suggest trivial edits, burdening others with the task of reviewing them. Usually, posts might need a bit more fixing than one character, but if indeed that single character is ...


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You can add a tag by typing the intended name of the new tag alongside the other (autocompleted) existing tags in the question (source), so the system does not require you to make a request or anything like that. On the other hand, I suppose it can be nice to post here on meta that you want to add a new tag to get some feedback. There are quite a few Q&A'...


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I think it is useful to have a tutorial for those who are less familiar with this topic. So here it goes. Most animations you see here are animated GIF files. Once you have created the GIF file, it can be posted the same way as any other image. Mathematica can export animated GIFs. Here is one example: vp = OptionValue[Graphics3D, ViewPoint] (* {1.3, -2.4,...


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From here: Comments have no line breaks and generally no block-level formatting (such as extended blocks of code). See this as well.


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Once you have made a question one of your favorites, how do you get back to it? That would be this page, which is accessible from your profile under the "favorites" tab.


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For all those who use browser user scripts: there is an Select Code Block Button Script which I have tweaked further to work for our site and Chrome. You can find my answer here halirutan's hack for selecting code blocks The script is really easy to use. As soon as you move the mouse over a code block, a Select button appears which when clicked selects all ...


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The best things you could do to get attention are: Explain what problem you are trying to solve. Show how you have applied Mathematica to the problem thus far. You should include actual code. If the computation is complex, you should isolate the problem area in a simplified version of your computation and present the simplified code in your question, not ...


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I feel the best way to proceed is usually to ask a well written question and see how the community responds to it. One that has a concrete example to argue if it needs contention. I think the first category is on-topic so long as it would not produce answers that are primarily opinion-based as that is one of the extant close reasons. The second category is ...


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Let me summarize what I said in the comments. In order to search within a certain user's posts, you can use their user ID together with the user search key in StackExchange's search. You can get the User ID from the link to the user's profile in any of their posts. For instance, hovering over David's name at the bottom of his question above shows that ...


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There's a a Data.SE query allowing you to do it.


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The second bullet point in the first answer to the post I linked in my comment mentions the following (emphasis mine): "Note if a user comments on their own post and there is only one person who has previously commented, then that person is also notified if @name is not included." I think that describes what happened to you: You were the first to ...


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From here: You can earn a maximum of +200 reputation from upvotes and suggested edits in any given day. Bounties and the bonuses for accepted answers are counted separately (source). Reputation "lost" from the reputation cap is not awarded on following days. At the very least, you'll get a "Mortarboard" badge since it's your first time to hit the rep cap....


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You are mistaken that your question was closed by a moderator. On the contrary, one of our mods J.M. encouraged you that the migration is a good idea. It would therefore be very unlikely that your question is closed by another moderator since we are a rather friendly community and if in doubt, we try to be open. What happened is that users of the community ...


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