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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 ...
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Dataset seems to break Information

Bug present in version 10.2 My little function, from pre-10.2 ,to turn a headed table into a Dataset. ...
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How to create permanent intra-notebook links

I'm trying to create a documentation notebook for a package and have entries which reference other entries. I'd like to include the hyperlinks in text formatted cells so that when a reader clicks on ...
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How to set the derivative of a function to zero? [duplicate]

Maybe this is very basic, but I'm not getting it. I've googled around and searched here for an answer but I can't find it. I need to set D[h[r], r] equal to zero, ...
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How to type a certain expression? [duplicate]

and this: I need to use this as my axes label in a plot. So I need to type this expression in Mathematica.
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Understanding Pie Chart Annulus generation and alternate style using Disk[]

Background I have been working with a set of data for some time now and I recently decided to change the format. The data is a tree-styled listing of hierarchical names and positions. (* Names ...
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Declare new “Form” wrapper and avoid this wrapper being recorded in Out[…] [duplicate]

When I input {{1,0},{0,1}} // MatrixForm and then m = %;, the value that m takes is the ...
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Is there a way to change the indentation behavior of the postfix operator //?

For example, using newlines after // results in some really weird indentation: Ideally, I'd love to be able to do something like this: ...
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How to Find “n” for n-th Triangular Number

For example, the 7th triangular number is 28. How do I create something that will tell me that 28 is the 7th triangular number? This is what I have created. ...
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Tidy form of numbers with errors using ScientificForm

Say I've computed something and got a number 0.02112398 with a computed error: 0.000331 Formatting it with ScientificForm[0.02112398 \[PlusMinus] 0.000331] gives ...
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Copy/Pasting a Grid of Numbers from Project Euler

On Project Euler Problem 11 (link: https://projecteuler.net/problem=11), there is a 20x20 grid of numbers. However, when I pasted it into Mathematica, I got this strange result where the times symbol ...
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How to define a custom template for entering a partial derivative?

I want to define a custom template for entering a partial derivative. For example, When I press ctrl + shift+', I want to get To make my template, I followed a previous solution that made a ...
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Can I enter the traditional form for Binomial as input in an expression?

Is there a way to enter the traditional form of a binomial coefficient, i.e. ${n \choose k}$ instead of Binomial[n,k], like I would enter a radical sign $\sqrt{x}$ ...
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Syntax Highlighting for Mathematica on a Blog

Every once in a while I want to paste Mathematica code on my blog. When I do, I would like it to be somewhat readable, and it would be nice to have syntax highlighting. So far all my searches have ...
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How to specify the square-bracket analogue of MatrixForm?

MatrixForm uses "round brackets" as delimiter. These are like parentheses, but contrary to "regular" parentheses, they stretch vertically to accommodate the height ...
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Collect without grouping terms

The built-in function Collect, when applied to more than one variable, will group expressions by the first variable, as here: ...
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Testing Conditions in For Loops

I am attempting to create a set of coefficients that satisfy a set of conditions using the Do function and If statements. I did this successfully with a basic set of conditions: ...
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How can I show cursor coordinates as I move the mouse over a contour plot?

How can I show cursor coordinates as I move the mouse over the contour plot in the result displayed by evaluation the following: ...
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How to format the background color of page footers and headers

I have created a StyleSheet by modifying a copy of Default.nb. The StyleSheet applies a dark grey background at the Notebook level. However, when I export to PDF and exam Print Preview (although PDF ...
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Removing vertical/horizontal edges from some cell frames

I recently asked a question regarding adjusting adjacent cells' margins to make their background color appear continuous. With these settings in place, I'd like to put a single frame around the ...
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Transferring analytic expressions from Mathematica to R

I have a series of large-ish algebraic expressions I would like to move from MM to R. I've no doubt the way I'm doing it is rather stupid, but so far the best way i've found is to use CForm and then ...
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Create new style where elements are arranged in a grid

I'd like to create a new style where elements are arranged in a grid. I'm taking notes and I have some definitions. I'd like to have every definition formatted like this: ...
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Splitting formatted output to multiple lines in a controlled fashion

Let's consider a slightly complicated expression in TraditionalForm: ...
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Doing calculation on an imported data file [closed]

I have a data file which has been calculated from mathematica code and saved in test.txt, I need to import the data and do new calculation on it, here is the simple ...
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Notebook vs. DocumentNotebook; display a Notebook inline, like a DocumentNotebook

If you evaluate a DocumentNotebook[] expression in the front-end, it nicely displays inline, inside of an output cell in the current notebook: For my purposes, ...
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Interpreting Mathematica output or producing cleaner output

Could someone please explain what the following would look like in standard math notation (or explain to me what this means): ...
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Interactively inspecting parts of an object

There have been times when I want to find the structure of an object in order to extract some part of it. For example, extracting the x and y coordinates from a Graphics object generated by Plot. I ...
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Cannot normally underline slash characters and hyperlinks

Really, if you evaluate Style["/", Underlined] or type / and set the font of the character to be underlined through Format|Font..., you get $/$, not ...
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DisplayFormula badly rendered if style is set before writing

If I have to write a display formula, I go to the cell after the text cell I'm currently into, select the DisplayFormula from the Style menu and then write. The ...
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Converting a sum into $\Sigma$ notation

I have a simple expression of the form $\quad \quad t^5+t^4+t^3+t^2+t+1$ and I want Mathematica to convert this to the form $\quad \quad \sum _{i=0}^5 t^i$ Is there a way to do this?
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Trouble with ToString and StringForm

The command ToString[StringForm["SomeText=`` as well as OtherText=``.", "textA", "textB"], FormatType -> InputForm] produces the output ...
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Bug with DateListPlot with ToolTip with NumberForm?

Is anyone able to confirm if this is a bug in version 10.1 on Windows 7 Pro? I am attempting to produce a DateListPlot with ...
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How to make a style for paragraphs with hanging indents

I am making slides with text. I created a style template, but I cannot see how to make a style for a hanging paragraph. Is there a way to do this?
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Why does Mathematica remove some formatting?

I'm trying to save a file as PDF. Using SetOptions[$FrontEnd, PrintingStyleEnvironment -> "Printout"] so it looks nice. There are a bunch of formulas, and every ...
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Setting OperatorSubstitution to false causes Plot's labels of sufficiently small size not to appear in the specified typeface. Is this a bug?

This problem is no longer there after I upgraded to Mathematica 10.0.2. If I set OperatorSubstitution to False, the labels of ...
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Transforming functions

I am not familiar with Mathematica but have the following question: I am trying to write Mathematica code that transforms $x^a+y^a$ to $(x+y)^a$ for any $x$ and $y$ and integer $a$. I also need to ...
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How do I pad numbers to the left so that all are the same length?

I have a list of numbers like {-6, 1, 3, 23} and want to get a list of strings, all of the same length, with zeros padding on the left as needed, like ...
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What is the most convenient way to read definitions of in-memory symbols when we don't have the source files? (Spelunking tools)

Note: I put Simon's implementation on GitHub. Contributions welcome! When trying to read the definition of already defined (package or built-in) symbols using ...
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Why can't I change the style of a cell repeatedly?

I ran into this when I was working with an example from the Help Pages of V9. Cells is a new function added in V9. The following appears to work the first time it ...
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Creating Group Open/Close Button [duplicate]

So I have a mathematica file with calculations and explanations seperated by groups into different sections. I want to know how I can add that open/close traingle button for Each group. This is the ...
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How do I prevent Mathematica from reformatting the expressions that I copy as LaTeX?

When I choose something that looks like $$ W_1(1)=\rho ^{5} \omega _1 \rho ^{-5}\\ W_2(2)=\rho ^{23} \omega _2 \rho ^{-23}\\ W_3(3)=\rho ^{10} \omega _3 \rho ^{-10}\\ W_4(4)=\rho ^{9} \omega _4 \rho ...
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How best to embed various cell groups into a latex project?

I'm an author and a coder. I want to reference various parts of my notebooks in my latex project. I've tried doing the following, using a post on the latex side of this problem. I'd like to solve it ...
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Is there a way to create a two column page layout in a notebook? [duplicate]

I am working on a white-paper that requires a two column format. Is there an existing Stylesheet that can be used or a way to create a Stylesheet that supports this Mathematica?
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How do I display function application with square brackets in traditional form?

If I type C[x, y] // TraditionalForm I get something that looks like C[x, y] But if I type ...
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Why is left NumberPadding always applied in NumberForm?

I would like to display numbers like 9.0001 and 10.0001 in the fixed-width form of xx.xxxx. ...
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How to format short inline code in a paragraph of text?

If I have a paragraph of text and have some very short code inline such as a function/symbol names in the sentences, how to format them more like code? Sort of like an analogue of ...
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How can I control 'TraditionalForm' substitutions and formatting in special cases?

I have eqns = TraditionalForm[HoldForm[Subscript[W, #][#] = ρ^s[#] Subscript[ω, #] ρ^-s[#]],] & /@ Range[4] which (with ...
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How I create a 'TraditionalForm' expression in which only parts are evaluated?

I have an expression for the form Subscript[W, f[a, b]][c] = ρ^f[a,b]ω[c]ρ^-f[a,b] that I want to render in TraditionalForm ...
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Why are the edge items in Grid truncated?

The first and last rows and columns of my Grids always seem to be smaller than all the other rows in my Grid, as of they had ...
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How do I make a single character bold?

I have a string of characters, like "CDABOZPVRYXSWQEGNILUTHMKJF" and want to convert it to a string in which the character at position ...