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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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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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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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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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Can anyone explain this strange behavior of InputForm?

In Mathematica 9.0.0, when to display the input form of two numbers, I come across maybe a puny problem. In order to focus on the problem, I will put up a simplified version. ...
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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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Pasting monospaced text into Mathematica notebook destroys aligment

I drew the little ASCII-art electronics schema below in vim. When i try to paste it into a Mathematica notebook, with: A) A code cell B) A monospaced font (Courier New) Mathematica insists on ...
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TeX and TraditionalForm

I have a little problem, and hope, with your help, I'll be able to solve it. As you got from the title, I have some trouble with TeX in Mathematica. Imagine, I want to output a nice DisplayFormula, ...
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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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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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Custom display format for custom operator

I've tried searching here and in the WRI documentation, but I haven't found what I'm looking for in either place. I'm defining a dx operator to act as a ...
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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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How to ask Mathematica to display answer in “$\LaTeX$” form

I am not sure how to explain it, but whenever I compute something in Mathematica, the output always spits back the result in a Mathematica language as opposed to easy-to-read equations. It's ...
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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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Problem with Raster and custom ColorTable

Context Let me define two colour tables: (which come from brewer and xmedcom respectively) ...
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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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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 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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New display format needed: “drag box”

I want to create a new display type, especially for numbers or text, but potentially for arbitrary objects as well. I want a "drag box" where not all of the number (object) is visible, but dragging ...
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How can I control the number format of exported data?

I'm having issues while exporting a tables of numerical values to "*.dat" data files. Here's the thing, sometimes when I export a table, I get more decimals on some random values. The problem is that ...
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Using CellPrint with a TraditionalForm string

I am trying to use CellPrint to print a cell that asks a user to solve an equation. This equation is randomly generated right beforehand, and I would like to have it print in Blue. The whole Cell ...
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Command to Show Full Output

I have some rather long output from a notebook I run on a remote server. There is a time limit on processes so I typically do NotebookSave[] after any important ...
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Make EventHandler work for clicks and keys in a Dynamic display

I am trying to write a way that will do certain events depending on what screen is showing. What happens so far is that the screen will change in accordance to a click, but when you try to do the ...
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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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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 can I reproduce the MatrixForm, NumberForm, XyzForm behavior?

I wish to write a function like MatrixForm, that affect only display but not evaluation, i.e. a function that automatically is stripped away from output. More ...
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Is the System Information that Mathematica displays not completely correct?

Or maybe I did not understand the meaning of Resolution. This is the code I used - SystemInformation["Devices", "ScreenInformation"] I get 120 as my system ...
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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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Where can I find a list of functions, specifically views, that can be translated to a C standalone executable?

I want to create a standalone mathematica executable. I would like to have some view capabilities like CreateDialog or TabView or those kinds of things. I would like my users to have an interface to ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to extract input part of a notebook?

For example, how to make Mathematica display only the lines beginning with In[some number]? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to iteratively display the nth derivative?

I am new to Mathematica, but not so new to programming. What I'd like to do in Mathematica (not using an API) is to display on each line, the nth derivative of a function, e.g. for n = 1..10. Is there ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 do literal replacement to format expression?

I can do a replacement of an expression with some variables to alternate symbols: ...
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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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How to Overwrite the DisplayFunction?

How to overwrite the display function of TemplateBox? For example, if I have: ...
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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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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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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?