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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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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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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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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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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?

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 ...
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Notebook vs. DocumentNotebook; display a Notebook inline, like a DocumentNotebook

If you evaluate a DocumentNotebook[] expression in the front-end, it nicely displays inline, inside of an output cell in the current notebook: For my purposes, ...
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Interpreting Mathematica output or producing cleaner output

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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Setting OperatorSubstitution to false causes Plot's labels of sufficiently small size not to appear in the specified typeface. Is this a bug?

This problem is no longer there after I upgraded to Mathematica 10.0.2. If I set OperatorSubstitution to False, the labels of ...
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Turning Latex into Mathematica code [duplicate]

It is possible to get Mathematica code to Latex alright, but is it possible the other way too, i.e., auto translate Latex back to Mathematica code? If available it could help many users active both ...
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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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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 ...