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

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Managing formatted usage messages in Wolfram Workbench

We have numerous packages (defined in .m files) that we maintain and develop in WolframWorkbench (2.0), and in those packages, we use the traditional method of ...
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How can you combine lines in $\LaTeX$ and lines in Mathematica?

Suppose that you want to make a report about the golden section algorithm, and you want to explain the process with text in $\LaTeX$, and in every iteration you want to show in that report the values ...
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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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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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Some Characters From Custom Font Do Not Show Up

I'm using version 8.0.4.0 on a Mac, and recently made my own .otf and .ttf fonts at PaintFont.com. The font can be based on pretty much anything, including handwriting, and covers everything from ...
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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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How to turn an expression into a number

I am working with a function that computes the covariance between two variables. After computing this, I'd like to use Plot or Plot3D to see how this covariance depends on the parameters of the mean ...
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How to prepare a Mma expression to insert it into Comsol?

Preamble Sometimes I have to solve nonlinear PDEs using Comsol. Often these equations I already have in Mma, written in a Mma notations. For this reason I would like to be able to transform them so ...
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How to stop font resize of input?

How do you stop Mathematica from resizing the input font when entering formulas with fractions and such? When I enter a formula with a few fractions the text becomes microscopic. For example: ...
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How do I change the size of the font for the output of the Print[] command?

I created a Stylesheet that increased the sizes of the fonts for the styles Input, Output and Text. Still, when I use the command Print[] the output comes out tiny. In the code below I added some ...
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Greek symbols are all bold in MM 10 over Linux [duplicate]

I upgraded recently to Mathematica 10, on a Linux system, and I'm quite annoyed to find that all the greek symbols automatically show up in bold: I suspect the issue is some missing font somewhere ...
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What is the best way to draw a shaded table?

I'm trying to format a raster-style table with row and column headings and in which each cell is shaded according to the value in the cell, and the value of the cell is displayed in as text in a ...
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Is there a convenient way to copy/paste text-interspersed SE code snippets into Mathematica?

Is there a way to copy and paste code snippets from SE to Mathematica if these snippets are interspersed with text? Like e.g. in Morphing Graphics, color and location in both the question and answer, ...
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How to have shaded grid entries

Teaching a unit on log scales for a high school math class. I saw this table on the internet. I know how to colour individual grid entries, is there a nice way to incrementally colour them like ...
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Fixing quirky typesetting in plot labels

Consider this example plot. Plot[ 1-Exp[-x], {x,0,3}, AxesLabel->{"thickness (μm)","power density (W/m^2)"} ] Let us hold the typographical quality of ...
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How to make a real number parameter go 2 decimal precision? [duplicate]

I'm new at community and I'm starting with Mathematica. I'm now having a trouble with a very simple problem which for many of you might be really obvious. In documentation ...
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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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Strange behavior when using Row with packed arrays

Bug fixed in 10.0.0 Today I lost a lot of time with a strange behavior and I narrowed it down to this small piece of code: ...
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What is special about 70.329862 and InputField and Number and Dynamic?

Is this a bug (happening in V9 and V10 Windows, Linux) or not? It only happens for certain numbers and you need Number in InputField. ...
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Keyboard shortcut for changing style of selected text (NOT the whole cell)

For many years I have been using Alt+Shift+(number) to quickly change the style of text in a text cell. For example when I write descriptive text and want some of that text to look like input form, ...
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Convert matrix rows into variables

Can anyone show me how to set all matrix rows to variables. For example, I have matrix w={{1,2,3},{3,2,1},{0,0,0}} and I need to set each matrix row to be separate ...
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Formatting ticks of axes to scientific format and modifying the labels [duplicate]

I was trying to plot a function, but had a problem with the tick labels staying close to each other (top plot). DiscretePlot[RmvsB[b], {b, bmin, bmax, bstep}] ...
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Casting Dataset internal type from Assoc to Struct

Using: planets = ExampleData[{"Dataset", "Planets"}]; The full form of this projection displays the internal type def: ...
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Convert units to String

Is there a way to convert compound units to string? For example, I have "Newtons"/"Meters"^2, how to I convert it to "N/m^2"? I know If I do the following ...
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HoldForm doesn't hold form

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.1 In Mathematica version 10, HoldForm no longer produces the same results as in version 8 (edit: I only have versions ...
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Auto highlighting input cells depending on input expression (eg its Head)

Is it possible to programmatically highlight (eg, by change background color) an input cell conditional on the input expression's Head (or other attributes) upon evaluation? For example, would like ...
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WYSIWYG table creating and editing

In Microsoft Office OneNote 2010, creating and editing tables is easy. There are simple toolbar controls for creating tables: , and editing them once they exist: . My question is, what's an easy ...
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A Symbol with Subscript and Superscript as an Axis Label

I am trying to have the symbol $\epsilon_{9/2,4}^-$ as the axis label in a graph in Mathematica. First problem is that: when I use Subscript[$\epsilon$,9/2,4], 9/2 changes to $\frac{9}{2}$ (which I ...
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Rational display with Quantity

Why is that Power[Quantity["ElectricConstant"],-1] is represent different of Power[Pi,-1] What I am doing wrong ?
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How to robustly apply ToBoxes to a Dynamic expression?

Inserting a Dynamic object in a boxform expression messes up syntax colouring. See the following example. where the variable ...
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Space around indices in Mathematica 10

When i write something like f(x_0) in traditional form mm puts white space around the index, so that especially the distance to the end parenthesis looks weird. In mm 9 I could reduce the issue by ...
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Restrict Mathematica command to what is inside parentheses

I have a bunch of expressions like this one: $\frac{e^{-\frac{7 J}{2 k T}} \left(2 e^{-\frac{2 g H \mu _B}{k T}}+e^{-\frac{g H \mu _B}{k T}}-e^{\frac{g H \mu _B}{k T}}-2 e^{\frac{2 g H \mu _B}{k ...
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Converting format of list

I have a 2D array, data = {{0,1}, {1,2}, {2,3}}; I would like to convert it such that I get the x- and y-values separately, specifically ...
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Backslash commands in strings?

I discovered by playing around that Text[DisplayForm@SubscriptBox["\[Lambda]", "k"]] produces the same result as ...
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Can I use what “headerlines” removes from a CSV as TableHeadings for the table I create from that File?

I am reading in some data from a CSV file that has a line which gives titles to each "column". Here is an example: ...
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Suppressing reduction in fraction box size in multi-level fractions [duplicate]

Mathematica display complex fractions like this, the second x look smaller, I want it look like this, how can I get it in Mathematica?
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Make Mathematica show function template's arguments in different lines (i.e. in column) by default?

I feel a bit uncomfortable with Mathematica 10's layout. I mean, I'm impressed how powerful functional programming can be and so on, but it's me or those programs are often just a bunch of nested ...
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Manipulate Discrete Values Labelling

I have 3 lists of plots (generated in other code), rawplots, weightplots,linearizedplots. ...
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How to restore the font size and other options to default Globally

I have messed up the font size globally. I was playing with SetOptions and I think I have accidentally changed the font setting of the FronEnd setting globally as can be seen here. I tried to ...
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How to preserve In/Out tags like what they did in documentation files

Every evaluation generates a pair of In[n]/Out[n] signs tagged before actual input and output. Like the following: If I save the file, close it and re-open it, that In[n]/Out[n] signs will ...
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How can I export specific data into different pages in .PDF format?

I have made various Grid-s and arranged them column-wise in another Grid. All Grids are ...
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Can Mathematica show me a fraction with a repeating decimal notation?

The value of 3/817 when expressed using the N[3/817, 100] shows me data without helping me see the repeating patterns: After I ...
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Create formatting wrapper for use with ToString

I'd like to create a custom number format for use with ToString. However if I do the obvious and create a function that calls ...