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Annoying display truncation of numerical results

I have a lot of data to inspect. An example of a number in my program is 123.189094 This gets displayed as 123.189 ...
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Control of individual Framed edges?

Is there an option or method for Framed analogous to Frame in Graphics to control display of ...
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How to make datasets display correctly?

NB: The problem illustrated below is truly ubiquitous. I hope the examples given below are sufficiently different to demonstrate this fact, and to discourage answers that hinge on the details of the ...
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Square bracketed matrices in Mathematica - precision markers?

I'm trying to display Matrices with square brackets in Mathematica. I've found this post from a mailing list in 2009 http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2009/Aug/msg00458.html and it seems to ...
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What is a printer's point?

Edit 28. IV 2016, Reply from WRI: The developer replied today to the documentation question we are having. He agrees the statements in the 2 reference pages can be clarified. [...] ...
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Periodic boundary condition trick

I'm plotting a curve on a compact space which is having periodic boundaries on the left and right parts. Currently, the code I'm using is working great, but I'm wondering if there's a simpler and ...
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How to add/insert a well aligned graphics on top of another one?

I need to add a small graphics on top of a larger one, and the small graphics should stick very close to the large one, with their axis aligned. Here's a minimal code to work with, using some ...
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How to display elements of a product in a certain order [duplicate]

I have several product states, represented by a string of variables - for example, "ABC". I'd like to multiply this state by a constant, call it J, to which I don't want to pre-assign a value. Using J ...
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control margin in plot [duplicate]

How would I control the distance between the y-axis and the left most plot border, ie. the space where description of the axis would be. I have two plots, I export them as two files, and then I place ...
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Ugly fraction in a label

I'm having difficulties in displaying a proper fraction in a label. Here's the 2D graphics which shows the problem : ...
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Any way to make my equations look better, more Latex like?

I find that the equations I write in Mathematica are not always publication quality. Here is a typical example: If I copy as Latex, then I get the following code: ...
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Evaluate within Hold

When I do... p=3; HoldForm[Evaluate[p]-2] I get: Evaluate[p]-2 BUT I'd like to get: ...
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How to remove all buttons in Manipulate, except the input fields?

By default, when you click the small "+" symbol, at the right of a slider (in Manipulate and Animate), you get an input field and several buttons (play, pause, etc). How do you remove all buttons for ...
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Changing default display behaviour for Dataset

I have a function (whose code is in this site) to display Dataset in a more convenient way. To the extent that I never use the default one. I find myself constantly ...
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How to display EntityProperty objects with their CanonicalName?

Is there a way to display EntityProperty objects with their CanonicalName instead of the text they are currently displayed with. ...
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Temporary/popup Output Progress Boxes

In recent versions of Mathematica, a number of functions have the feature that, while they are thinking (or, for example, loading data from Mathematica servers), they pop-up a little light-blue box ...
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How can I add column-rearrangement-by-mouse-dragging to my dataset display function?

A subject that I seem to take at heart... I was expecting an upgrade of the default Dataset display in MMA 10.3.1. It did not happen. Among the features I would have liked to see improved is a better/...
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How can I make 1+$MachineEpsilon not look like 1?

I undarstand that 1+$MachineEpsilon is actually not equal 1. However, it persists to look like it was equal ...
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Import displays Dicom Image differently in mathematica 9 and 10

Mathematica 9 (windows 10) displays image as: mathematica 10.2 (windows 10:) displays image as: Here is the source file: Import["https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/68983831/46405725"] How to ...
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Blank sequences do not display anymore as continuous lines

BlankSequence[] and BlankNullSequence[] "suddenly" do not display anymore as "continuous lines" in my v.10.0.1 (OSX) (of course ...
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Can Mathematica poll the dimensions of the individual monitors of its host computer?

The command SystemInformation["Devices", "ScreenInformation"] returns the screen area in the monitors connected to its host computer: ...
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How to do literal replacement to format expression?

I can do a replacement of an expression with some variables to alternate symbols: ...
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Ergonomic night time reading settings [duplicate]

I was wondering if Mathematica had a built-in ergonomically safe night time reading mode for the notebooks. I was thinking of setting something up myself but I do not know the ergonomics/eye safety ...
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How to normalize histogram height to unity?

When doing Histogram[data], I get the total nummber of counts in each bin. Doing Histogram[data,Automatic,"Probability"] ...
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TraditionalForm overriding settings given to Column for row alignment

With the code below, the alignment at the equal sign is performed as expected: Column[{HoldForm[y] == x, HoldForm[R^2] == 0.998}, Alignment -> "\[Equal]"] ...
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How to make the determinant formula visible even in cases when det=0

When I compute the determinant analytically in Mathematica, I do it with Det[{{a, b}, {c, d}}] which gives the output ...
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How to visualize multiple errorbars for one data set with ErrorListPlot?

I have a following problem: I am performing error analysis for my data set using multiple technics. Obviously, at the end of my analysis I want to compare the errorbars plotting them on the same ...
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Question about formatting subscripts and superscripts for display

I want to display a variable with multiple subscripts (divided by commas) and a superscript surrounded by parentheses. Namely, I want something like this: ...
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Very poor subpixel antialiasing using rotated monitor

I use Mathematica 10 for Linux with my monitor rotated 90-degrees. Fonts in all applications look very good (I have configured Gnome and Xft to do subpixel antialiasing in "vertical RGB" order). But ...
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How to make a ProgressIndicator span inside a grid?

Setting ImageSize -> Full in the ProgressIndicator makes the indicator extend to fill up the width of the notebook. But I have one inside a grid, so how can I ...
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Trial version 10 vs Version 10 Prerelease 13

When I open the new trial version (creation id 5099521; 10.0.30732.17750) I get these error messages and only a partial view of the "About" box I haven't run into any particular problem, except ...
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How to enter integral bounds when in two-dimensional input?

Whenever I try to write down a definite integral in two-dimensional mode I have the issue that the superscript and subscript for the integral aren't recognised properly and rather than showing up ...
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How to change the font color of a variable in whole input cell

I want to track the occurrence of a particular variable in a code. So the idea is to change its color. Usually I do it in a crude way - convert the code into text and then use ...
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Incorrect Display on Linux (+HiDPI)

I have Linux on a HiDPI laptop, and after first installing Mathematica, the default font size is far too small: After searching for a few solutions, this can be fixed by either changing the ...
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Custom display for constructed functions

In a similar vein to my previous question, is it possible to define a function that displays differently to its default? eg I would really like Binomial[a,b] to be ...
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Display a part of a notebook when MMA has done evaluating it

When you evaluate a notebook, it begins to slide upward and shows you a different part of your code, several cells upstream of the notebook... I was wondering if there is a command that could always ...
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How to toggle visibility of all the evaluatable cells (but not their output)?

I know that I can select individual evaluatable cells and disable their Open property (through Cell > Cell Properties), but ...
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Blurred frontend text in Mathematica 10, Windows, High-DPI Display

So I have recently upgraded to a Windows ultrabook with a high resolution display. All my software seems to cope just fine with the high resolution, except for Mathematica 10. Mathematica seems to ...
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TimeSeries - Values & Dates

How can I display a TimeSeries object in a Table or Grid so that I could see the Dates and corresponding Values next to each other? I wrote the following code: ...
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Format a formula in human readable form

Is there a way to make a formula display in a human readable form? I have something like Binomial[(10000000 - 1), x]*(1/2^24)^x and I'd like it to display using ...
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1answer
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Download Youtube Videos

Is there a way to display or download youtube videos in Mathematica. Youtube is HTML5 enabled so I am hopeful there might be an easy way.
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fields entry in ref/StreamPlot

In the ref/StreamPlot help file in Mathematica 10.0.2, we see the following image: Can someone explain how I would type this into an input cell?
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Changing Default Notebook Window Magnification level [duplicate]

I have searched for an answer to this problem in Mathematica documentation, googling, and here on this Mathematica.SE forum. So far, no answer that I can find. When a new Notebook window is opened, ...
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passing values between widgets in GUIKit

I am writing a short GUIKit script with one TextField widget that takes the path of the image and a button widget which imports the image. The problem I have is ...
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1answer
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Display problem multiplying matrix [duplicate]

I'm multiplying matrices and I don't get answer I want I just get matrix M times matrix N, there is no result. What to do and ...
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How do I format the output to include the function definition?

To explain, I do most of my probability homework in Mathematica, and use the typesetting built into Mathematica to finish answers. Often, I want to output a function as the answer to a problem, but I ...
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Mathematica output containing the variable name [duplicate]

Is there a way to have Mathematica automatically print the name of the variable during an evaluation when the semi-colon is suppressed. So for instance, Matlab would do this: ...
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How to Overwrite the DisplayFunction?

How to overwrite the display function of TemplateBox? For example, if I have: ...
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ToExpression from commandline [duplicate]

I like to use Mathematica 8.0 from the commandline, then I just have to SSH in, no matter where I am, and go. I also like to do this without forwarding X, because that is slow and lags on my ...