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

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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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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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Open a .txt file in Mathematica [on hold]

i have a .txt file written for Mathematica, but wenn I open it with Mathematica, there is just an unreadable text and no graphs and simulations like it should actually be, could you tell me how to ...
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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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Foreign Keyboards and Mathematica?

I have a foreign language keyboard (French). All programs are set so that it recognizes this - EXCEPT Mathematica, which behaves as if the keyboard were English. And I can't find any way of changing ...
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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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Discrepancy between Mathematica and Fortran expressions — Fortran gives wrong output (C,C++ programmer trying to use Fortran) [closed]

I typically program in C or C++, but recently wrote some code in Fortran. I am worried that I've made a mistake in the Fortran code due to lack of knowledge of Fortran. I basically need to plot two ...
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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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Format-Size-Larger/Smaller shortcut disabled in M10?

It seems that the keyboard shortcuts for enlarging/reducing the font size (ALT+= / ALT+-) don't work anymore in M10 as it did in M9. If I select the text (or code) inside a cell they work. But if I ...
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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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Disable Input Assistant Mathematica 10 [duplicate]

In the new Mathematica 10, every time I hover over a function for more than 0.001 second, this stupid box appears. In Mathematica 9, I had disabled it. However, no matter what I change in the ...
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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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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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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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How to remove styling from a formatted object? [closed]

I have an object of the form Style[Grid[...,...],...] What function do I need to apply to it to get the Grid[...,...] part ...
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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 ...
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A Box for the integral or partial derivative d

I am looking for the name of the box in the Box Language of Mma making integrals, such as those shown in the image below as well as of the sign of the partial derivative. I understand that I can get ...
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Help with Computation-heavy triple integration

I'm Trying to use Mathematica to symbolically integrate a function with respect to x, y, and z. For some reason, this computation either takes about, 60s and returns the input, or takes many hours ...
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SetterBar divider style in Manipulate on a Mac

MMA 9.0.1 MacOSX "Mavericks". This issue is apparently mac specific. The issue of this post is illustrated here, for example. In a SetterBar control straight out ...
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Formatting ANOVA table and/or ParameterTable without using Grid?

Does anyone know if there is an option or function that can automatically format the output of ANOVATable and ParameterTable, ...
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How to fix Ticks in Gauges?

Ticks is an option for Gauges. I fail, however, to apply custom Ticks to Gauges. For instance, compare these two: ...
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Set all output to be of specific form

I want every output expression in a notebook to use //PowerExpand and also to format numbers as scientific. Is there a way to do this without explicitly calling ...
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Use only exponents (no radicals) in output expressions

Radical symbols ($\sqrt{\,\,\,\,}$) are the devil. Is there any way to get mathematica to never use them, and instead express everything as an exponential? i.e. I want ...
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How to modify font for all text fields?

I know that one can modify the StandardForm style so that all input and output codes (and maybe other things too) follow that style. This makes it tricky to make input code different from output code ...
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One-column table not properly displayed by TableForm

I want a table with a single column of data, and with headings along both the rows and the column. One might expect it to work like this: ...
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Mathematica equation tagging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the equivalent of the $\LaTeX$ \tag{} in Mathematica? This seems like an obvious question yet I cannot find any answer to it. I am using Mathematica 8 and ...
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Typesetting help

I have a rather simple question that has me flummoxed. Let's say I have two matrices: m1 = {{a1, a2}, {b1, b2}}; m2 = {{u1, v1}, {u2, v2}}; I am looking to ...
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Grouping Nested Lists Based on Differing Values of Single Element

I've a list of lists representing k-rows of truth table having n elements each in a nested list consider ...
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Display negative exponents always as fraction

I want Mathematica to display negative exponents always as fractions. I already tried: ...
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How do I toggle between the program snippet form of a displayformula and the human readable form of the equation?

I have a DisplayFormulaNumbered cell in my Mathematica notebook. If I use the Cell | Convert To menu item to convert the cell to Standard or Traditional Form, the formula is now rendered as a program ...