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Why does Mathematica order polynomial forms in reverse from traditional order?

I could very well be missing something obvious, but this has always bugged me with Mathematica and I don't know why it does it or how to fix it. If I enter any polynomial, say, x^2 + x - 1 for ...
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Elegant transformation of various rules to strings, {f[z_] -> y} becomes “f = @(z) y”

Assume that I have some function for transformation mathematica expressions to strings. For simplicity, just assume it is an identity: ...
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Prevent mathematica from simplifying

How can i prevent Mathematica from automatically simplifying the expression Sqrt[a/b]? In case a=1 and ...
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Cell format for screen headers

If one picks the menu option Format->Edit Stylesheet and then one opens the "Default.nb" link, the newly opened notebook has a header that reads "Deafult.nb" style definitions. In one navigates down ...
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Long text inside a grid does not word wrap

If I create a simple grid with Ctrl+, and paste a long piece of text outside the boxes (I'm sure you can find some yourself), then that text does not break at the width of the window in Mathematica. ...
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Remove braces, {}, from around DynamicModule output?

Is there a way to remove the braces from the front end output associated with DynamicModule? For instance: ...
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Specify values for X-axis and Y-axis ticks and control their format

I have following problem: I want to set the values for the X-and Y axis by myself, but the values (e.g. 0.800) are not plotted as I defined them (see image 0,8), mathematica removes the zeros. ...
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Can I ask Mathematica to replace the arguments of my functions with a replacement rule?

I have an equation that I evaluate at some point (let's say $x=1$) that have terms of the form f[1,y] D[g[1,y],{y,2}] Is there an easy way to replace [1,y] by ...
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Indicating the axes [closed]

I want to scale the $x$ axis of the plot by $x^0$ and the $y$ axis by $\tan x$. Is this possible ? Plot[Tan[x], {x, 0, 10}, PlotRange -> Automatic] EDIT: ...
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Maintaining stylesheet information in Cell[]

I am working on formatting a cell for a slideshow presentation format such that a graphics object occupies the left half of the cell and bullets or other items occupy the right. The ancient ...
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Collect the multiple of one determinant?

m = {{2, 6, 4}, {2, 6, 5}, {-3, 6, 6}}; Consider I'm doing calculation by hand. I want to collect the multiple 6 of second column, how to do that? I'd like the ...
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How to interpret and show an input number with the amount of significant digits given?

what can I do to have Mathematica intepret and show a number with exactly the amount of digits I gave as an input? I have a larger talbe with numbers (text file, whitespace seperated) which are ...
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converting between forms - symbols/subscripts - matrix products

If I have a vector of the form (xp+y, x+yp) do you have a simple way of creating the following matrix and vector from it: {{p, 1}, {1, p}} * {x, y}, such that ...
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Best Practice to write ::usage for own package functions

I'm writing an own package with Mathematica, that I would like to make available for others. In order to do that (and for my own usage of the package), I would like to write ...
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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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Overscript distance

When I write: Overscript[PQ, \[RightVector]], the arrow is placed too close to the P and ...
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Unwanted parentheses appearing in a notebook that is opened by a button

I am writing an interactive document and have an idea to make in-line buttons that on demand would create and bring up separate notebooks containing some explanations or a remindings. One example of ...
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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 can I set default size for some characters

Alt++ could adjust the size, but how to store the satisfactory size? For example: Each time I type |, its size is (I assume) 12. How to make its effect like adding ...
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Can I make the subsection CounterBox continue counting across section boundaries?

This is what I used in a stylesheet for Section CellDingbat->Cell[TextData[{CounterBox["Section"], "."}]] This is ...
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Customizing the numbers used by DisplayFormulaNumbered cells

I was typesetting some formulas and I encountered a formula number marked with a prime. I am using the DisplayFormulaNumbered cell style`. How can I add a cell ...
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Getting vertical bar of equal length for | a || b | in a notebook

How can I make |a|*|b| show well in a notebook? I typed | from keyboard to denote absolute value. General cleanupIt will auto adjust by matching in my notebook so that sometimes it will not show as ...
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Problem when merging cells including commentary

This is a more of a problem report than a question. When merging the two cells Cell1: foo (*foobar*) bar and Cell2: ...
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How can I type in math calligraphy letters?

I cannot find this kind of letters in the pallete. math calligraphy? I can only find this in Mathemtica.
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How to make underscript like underscript in InlineFormula of lim in Notebook and (inline)Latex

This question maybe a little tiny. Firstly, Let's input underscript Ctrl+4 in an inline cell. InlineFormula inline cell $\underset{n\to\infty}{\text{li}}$ ...
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How can I adjust the span between under bar and formula

Mathematica: LaTeX: $\alpha =\underset{\square }{\overset{\square }{\lim \sup \sqrt[n]{\left|a_n\right|}}}$
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SuperscriptBox question

I am trying to define an object type in Mathematica as follows ...
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How can I change the highlighting color of an InlineMathCell?

When using the InlineMathCell one types Ctrl+9 within the text cell, and gets a slot for starting typing the InlineMathCell part. When typing the content of the InlineMathCell is slightly highlighted ...
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How to change the format of all inline cells

DefaultNewInlineCellStyle only take effect for newly generated inline cells. for example ...
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Formatting results of integral approximation methods comparison.

The integral is Integrate[Sqrt[1+x^3], {x, -1, 1}]. I want to create a Table with three columns and four rows that shows the ...
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Rounding only reals in an expression containing, reals, integers and symbols

I am trying to make a function that would make rounding real numbers in an expression possibly consisting of real numbers, integer numbers and symbols. An example of such an expression is below: ...
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Light syntax parser for Mathematica?

My netbook is too slow to install Mathematica. I'm not set against working in a text editor, but I like having an automated highlighting/formatting environment; can anyone recommend a good gedit ...
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How to use $\LaTeX$ for typesetting labels and titles in Mathematica

I need to typeset large number of equations to be used for PlotLabel and Titles and such. These have to look nice. Hence I use ...
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Why don't these styling rules work when viewed in TableForm?

m = RandomInteger[{-5, 5}, {10, 10}]; m /. {x__, y_ /; y > 0} -> Style[{x, y}, Red] % // TableForm When m without style ...
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How can I prevent kets to from growing too large?

In TraditionalForm, Mathematica formats kets incorrectly in certain expressions. For example, if used in a summation with indices indicated, a ket becomes too ...
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Prevent Suppression of Superscript 1 in Print

I'm trying to print Christoffel symbols of the second kind for a surface in $\mathbb R^3$. I currently am using something along the lines of ...
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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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Can one optimize AutomaticNumbering feature?

If one wants to use the automatic numbering feature of Mathematica, he has to make tags for cells of the type he wants to be referenced to. Then, as soon as he needs to make a reference to the tagged ...
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Efficient Data Entry / Manipulation with Many Datasets

I currently have a simple task of graphing many different datasets (26 here, with many different instances where I'll need to do, say, 26 different ones from the same template). I'm trying to ...
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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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How to set the background of a section to light gray?

How to set the background of a section to light gray and leave background of content below and above the section as default?
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How can you combine lines in LATEX, and lines Mathematica?

supose that You want to make a report about the golden section algorithm, and you want to explain the proccess with text in LATEX, and in every iteration you want to show in that report the values ...
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On Reverting Code that Mma Switches to Raw Input Form Back to Standard Form

I experienced a similar issue to what is described in this post while editing formatted usage messages (that contained italics) in the declaration section of a package that I'm developing in the ...
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Adding Math to Plots

I have several formulas I would like to place at specific coordinates in a Graphics object I have already created. I need to be able to choose bold or not as well ...
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Creating ordered triplets from an Excel sheet

I have an Excel sheet of the form: " " a b c 1 R S T 2 U V W 3 X Y Z Where every entry is a number (except the blank quotes, ...