Questions on typesetting and making your expressions, matrices, operators, equations or formulae look how you want them to.

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Strange behaviour with Line Breaks [duplicate]

When placing Terms in several lines for better readability it comes to a strange behavior: ...
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Mysterious Difference in Equation Formulation for NDSolveValue and NDEigensystem

I have taken a standard equation from Mathematica help from here for a stress operator. I have also formulated the equivalent equations from engineering texts. When I compare the two equations Using ...
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Why doesn't the keyboard shortcut Insert->Typesetting->Nudge Up work for x\[Prime]?

I am using iMac with OS X "El Capitan" and found that Insert->Typesetting->Nudge Up works on "Primed" variables when done from the drop-down menu but not with the keyboard shortcut. The keyboard ...
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Why doesn't PlusMinus[a]^2 simplify to a^2?

So, I've been playing around with Mathematica lately, and I found an interesting (what I presume to be an) error. Trying to simplify (PlusMinus[a])^2 does not give ...
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How to set the bar exactly in the center of plot marker?

ErrorListPlot usually does not put the error bar exactly in the center of the plot markers. For example: ...
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Output arrays in format that can be compared with Python numpy

Is there a way to convert an array in Mathematica such that its output format resembles that of Python's numpy arrays? I want to go from: ...
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How to typeset and evaluate $u \big|_a^b$

Sometimes I need to evaluate an expression at the end points. e.g. the right hand side of $\int_a^bf(x)\textrm{d}x=F(x)\big|_a^b$. $F(x)$ could be complex at the right hand side so I can't just ...
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Export table to latex - copy as

I have the following final expression which is a table (I am posting only a subsection of the table to illustrate the problem). I am pasting it from mathematica without table formatting (to the bottom ...
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How to change the default font for all cells in all notebooks [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica. Currently I am using Mathematica 10 on Mac Yosemite. I have tried: Edit the default.nb and core.nb ...
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User-defined usage message template; removing repeated text

In Mathematica 9.0.1, I want to write a user-defined template for a function that I wrote: myfunc ...
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How to set different background, input and output colors

I want to create a notebook where the background is one color, the input cells are another color, and the output cells are white. I have tried messing around with Option Inspector and creating a ...
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How can one type a box with “x” marked?

In some text portion of my notebook, I would like to be write check boxes which are empty, check marked or "x" marked. The following commands work for the first two: ...
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DateObject's DateFormat option has inconsistent result in TimelinePlot LabelingFunction and by direct call

I want to strip time and time zone from dates in the LabelingFunction of a TimelinePlot. I am using the ...
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How would I set the equation number for an EquationNumbered cell?

Regardless of how many EquationNumbered cells are above or below, every new EquationNumbered cell that I add in my notebook shows (1) as the equation number. Is there a way to correct the equation ...
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How create text label of form “var = ”, var properly formatted

If I use z = 99; Row[{TraditionalForm@HoldForm[z == 1], z}] then as output I get a property formatted math expression $z = 199$. How do I accomplish the ...
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Collect fails to collect all powers of my variable [closed]

I am fairly new to mathematica and have not used it to really code anything at all, but just used it as an kind of advanced calculator. My issue is the following: I need to extract the power of a ...
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Can Mathematica make the closed-path-integral sign?

Mathematica seems to have the most complete library of mathematical typesetting characters anywhere outside of LaTeX, so I'm somewhat surprised that I can find no way to create the closed path ...
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Get dominant terms in asymptotic expansion

I'd like to find the dominant terms of an expression given the conditions $x,y >> 1$: $c_0 y+\frac{y^2 \left(4 c_0^2 y - 12 c_1 c_2^2+y^2\right)}{24 x^2 \left(\text{c1}^2+\text{c2}^2+y\right)}$ ...
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Is there a way to hide or toggle the visibility of code?

Many of my notebooks have a similar repeating structure, which is very convenient and reliable for my workflow: a chunk of code defining a Manipulate for exploring ...
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Ctrl + Shift + 6 produces some weird symbol instead of power

I'm trying to configure the Ctrl+^ shortcut to produce Superscript instead of Power as described here, but for some reason I ...
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Continuous background color of adjacent cells

I'm trying to make continuous blocks of cells so that their background colors are the same, but without breaks of white space between them. E.g. After some recent digging, I found the option "Show ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for Centered Math Cell?

I've been typesetting in mathematica and would like to know if it is possible to use a keyboard shortcut to place a centered math cell or equation symbol aligned math cell in my document without ...
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Wavy red line under a word?

How can I style my word so it shows a wavy line under it in a text cell? (Similar to what MS Word does when it finds a misspelled word) --- update or better - displaying a wavy line without ...
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ToExpression not accepting standard TeX strings

I am having trouble entering equations in TeX form. I have actually tried a bunch of different equations and gotten similar errors. For example: ...
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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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Calibre + Mathematica? [closed]

The latest version of Calibre converts doc.x files (with hyperlinked tables of contents built to Smashwords specifications) to beautiful epubs in a matter of seconds. Calibre even flows text around ...
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How to write input code on several lines [closed]

In Mathematica, how can I write input code on several lines? My version of Mathematica (10.2) on my computer (Windows 8) PC using Google Chrome evaluates at Enter instead of Shift+Enter. (Thanks to ...
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Are table headings functional?

Are table headings for aesthetics only? For example, if I have: ...
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How to set a TraditionalForm output for a symbol

How do I set a TraditionalForm output for a particular symbol/function? In particular I would like my user-defined symbol ...
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How to type a capital 'E' in Mathematica 9 using 'ToExpression' and 'TeXForm'? [duplicate]

I am trying to use Mathematica's ToExpression[] combined with TexForm to type the Einstein's famous result: E = mc^2. Now this is dead easy in LaTeX, the code is: ...
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Easy way to enter conventional forms of limit expression?

(1) I want to insert into a Text cell conventional in-line mathematical notation like $\lim_{x\to a} f(x)$. I know I can do it by typing the StandardForm ...
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How to center a graphic in its output cell

Say I have produced a single graphic ouput, perhaps a plot. Instead of displaying left-aligned in the notebook, I would like it to display in the center of the output cell. I would like it to stay ...
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How to write markdown with Mathematica?

Usually I typeset with Latex and Compute with Mathematica and then copy the outputs as Latex code and insert them in Latex, so I have to switch between Latex and Mathematica frequently. Thanks to the ...
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Typesetting a formula

I want to input a formula like the one below: but occasionally when I use classroom assistant in Palettes the formula I am still typing will become something ...
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Foreign Keyboards and Mathematica?

I have a foreign language keyboard (French). Most of my programs recognize the my French keyboard, except Mathematica, which behaves as if the keyboard were English. So far I haven't found any way to ...
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Formatting the output of SubstitutionSystem to create a Cantor set [closed]

I want to create a Cantor set using SubstitutionSystem, and plot it appropriately. This is the best I've been able to do so far: ...
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What role to sub/superscripts play in Mathematica?

I'm not sure I understand the role of subscripts and superscripts in the Mathematica language. For me, the expression: ...
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Change the background color of matched strings when doing find-and-replace

This is not a fundamental question, but it puzzles me. In doing a Find & Replace for some string in a notebook, the matched string is highlighted temporarily with some background color (green for ...
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How to strip all formatting from a string and convert it to plain text?

The documentation on String states: But if I try to perform some manipulations on this string, for example, take 2 words from the left, I get some shards of ...
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How to create and format a table via menu [closed]

I created a 3x3 table via menu Insert > Table/Matrix > New..., but afterwards I cannot add a new line or column. The tool doesn't add a row of 3 columns, but a row of one column at the end; when ...
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Using Greek $\LaTeX$ fonts

I want to use the $\LaTeX$ font in graphics. For text/numbers, this is easily done by FontFamily -> "CMU Serif" (on Ubuntu) like this: ...
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Format-Size-Larger/Smaller shortcut disabled in M10? [fixed in v.10.1]

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.0.1 and 10.0.2. Fixed in 10.1 It seems that the keyboard shortcuts for enlarging/reducing the font size (ALT+= / ALT+-) don't work ...
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Using Get function to return a specific expression

I am trying to use Getto import data saved as a .nb document. The problem is Getevaluates all expressions but only returns the ...
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How to disable OperatorSubstitution in a style sheet without losing syntax highlighting for local variables

I'm trying to define a custom style sheet that has "OperatorSubstitution" set to false in order to keep fonts consistent. However, whenever I disable this, I lose ...
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Mixing Text and Formulas

I'm trying to do some typesetting in which I mix text with formulas. The Mathematica documentation has a section titled "Mixing Text and Formulas" which pretty ...
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Why does the degree symbol disrupt this FrameLabel?

This plot Plot[x, {x, 0, 1}, FrameLabel -> {"x", "temperature / \[Degree]C"}, Frame -> True] displays beautifully, but exporting to PDF ...
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Control line wrapping within a Grid cell

I'm trying to display a number tables of data in my document which have column headings that are longer than the cell width for those columns so they need to wrap within the grid cell. I have no ...
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Problem when merging cells including commentary

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 9.0.1 This is a more of a problem report than a question. When merging the two cells Cell1: foo (*foobar*) bar and ...