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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Splitting formatted output to multiple lines in a controlled fashion

Let's consider a slightly complicated expression in TraditionalForm: ...
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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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Interpreting Mathematica output or producing cleaner output [closed]

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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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 $\underline{/}$....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 ...
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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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PrecedenceForm with Format

I'd like to format the output of certain operators with Infix-style formatting to have lower precedence than Times. Let's say I ...
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How can one create hanging indent within text?

Short of writing a highly specific function for particular text strings, is there a simple way to format text, as say in a bibliographic record, to produce a hanging indent (first line of full with, ...
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How can I stop Mathematica from re-arranging formulae in TraditionalForm?

Let's say I have a sample formula, for example (Abs[x]/(-(2 - \[Kappa]) - 5))/(Binomial[a, b]/4) or something like that. I can of course typeset it to a limited ...
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how can I type brackets for column vectors? [duplicate]

My goal is to type $\begin{pmatrix} a \\ b \\ c \end{pmatrix}$ in mathematica. I try {a,b,c} but i am not sure if it will be converted to the corrected output.
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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 ...
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Black Ovals appeared in my Mathematica notebook [duplicate]

I copied and pasted something from another Mathematic notebook and started getting the same black ovals seen in this question: Colored marks appearing in notebook input text? The suggestion to turn ...
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How set input font globally? [duplicate]

I'm trying to change input font in default.nb, but font font not changed, changed only font size. I'm also try set StandartForm style, but nothing happens. In preferences/Evaluation style of newly ...
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Typesetting for different powers

Suppose that I want to typeset an object such that it looks differently for different powers. The simplest example would be a three vector. For odd powers I want it to look like $$|\vec{v}|^n,$$ while ...
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Unknown Power showing up in Formula [closed]

I have the following worksheet below. (I took a screen shot because I didn't know how to type the code for the particular function). Circled in red are powers that shouldn't be there and yet ...
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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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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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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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Change default output font globally

I'd like to change my default output font to "Helvetica Neue" in version 10. The following shows the only thing I have found in Option Inspector, which would ...
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How can I make the script level styles imitate TeX?

In math mode in $\TeX$, there are four styles that are used to determine what font will be used to typeset parts of a formula. In decreasing hierarchical order, they are, with default font size in ...
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MUnit unit tests for TraditionalForm formatting

I'm a strong proponent of unit tests and as such I'm using the MUnit framework from Wolfram Workbench on a regular basis. Many of the codes I'm working on also use ...
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What is the correct way to break a long expression across multiple lines?

This is probably a very simple question and I am probably not using the right keywords in my search; but I have a long expression that I would like to break across multiple lines to improve ...