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

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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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NewLine Inconsistency

Copy and paste the following two lines into Mathematica. 1 \[Alpha] \[NewLine] 2 f[ 1 \[Alpha] \[NewLine] 2] The first posts ...
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How to Expand an expression joining variables [on hold]

How can I obtain, starting with ax (a - x)^2, the expression ax^3-2a^2x^2+a^3x? If I try ...
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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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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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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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Different display results: convert a input cell to a text cell Vs. inline cell in a text cell

I want to input a formula with some text, the formula can be listed separately or inside the text. Now I just realize that the effects are different. If I started with a plain text cell (cell style: ...
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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 write this Google docs, percentage calculation function? [migrated]

I track my diet (macros) in Google docs. For 1 day my protein is 114.63 carbs 194.75 and fat ...
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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 ...
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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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Usage displays properly only after second call

If I have a usage message containig two-dimensional stuff (subscripts or formulas) and I call the usage, then sometimes I get an improperly formatted output enclosed in "...". Linebreaks are gone, but ...
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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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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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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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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 ...