Category Archives: Mathematica

Mathematica makes me want to cry: standard radical form edition

Here is a thing that makes me want to cry: every high school student at some point learns about putting things in something called “standard radical form.”  For example, I learned to simplify by multiplying the top and bottom by … Continue reading

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RandomTableau in Mathematica is buggy; Sage works fine

This post is just a public service announcement: the function RandomTableau[p] in Mathematica is meant to give a random standard Young tableau of shape p.  Though the documentation isn’t actually so helpful as to tell you explicitly what probability distribution … Continue reading


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