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Update an application on the click of a Button

I am finishing my first program in Wolfram Mathematica 10 and if I have almost completed is essentially thanks to this valuable forum soon where I will try to help too. Basically, now I have this ...
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Connect to USB Serial Converter

(I'm using Windows 7 & Mathematica 10) I have a sensor with RS232 serial interface. The sensor came with a RS232-to-USB converter and corresponding driver & software for data transportation. ...
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Consistency between Enter keys

The notebook tutorial notes that Shift+Enter needs to be pressed to evaluate input; however, for the number pad, only Enter is required. It appears as though the use of Shift is inverted for the ...
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How to make a button that allow me to control a Manipulate module? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use button that allow me to control a manipulate module. Here's what I did now, it's really simple: ...
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Is it possible to get the locations and dimensions of all boxes in a StandardForm expression renderation?

I can select all the boxes in a StandardForm rendered expression, like I've selected the left parenthesis in the picture above. Is it possible to get the positions and dimensions of all of these ...
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Can one put event listeners to parts of StandardForm expression?

I have a StandardForm expression Is it possible to add an event listener to the variables, parentheses, and plus signs so that when I click them their color changes for example. Maybe it would be ...
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Package editor interface

Is there a way to get rid of the unused space on the left of the package editor? What is it's purpose if I configured Mathematica to not show In and ...
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Dialog-type notebook

I have the following dialog to calculate the product of a and b: ...
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Calling dynamic functions multiple times

I have a large number of functions which I am combining into packages and will call those functions via a palette. I then use those functions in a notebook and may need to call them several times. The ...
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Interfaces: Importing files, processing them and exporting the results

We have a simple interface with two import file buttons, one field to enter a number $x$, one field to enter a file export name, and one 'Run' button. The mathematical operation when hitting 'Run' ...
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Program hidden beneath an interface in mathematica [duplicate]

I recently wrote a mathematica code that I would like to distribute to some friends. However, I don't want to give away the code. Is there a way that I can hide the code beneath an interface kind of ...
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Como generar aleatoriamente listado de operaciones con numeros racionales con seleccion multiple

Edit: Necesito que Mathematica me genere al azar una lista de operaciones (+,-,*,:) con numeros racionales . La cantidad de elementos de la lista asi como la dificultad de los racionales queda ...
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Deal with sudo/interactive input in StartProcess

Deal with sudo/interactive input in StartProcess There is a example in document page of StartProcess ...
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passing values between widgets in GUIKit

I am writing a short GUIKit script with one TextField widget that takes the path of the image and a button widget which imports the image. The problem I have is ...
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Display full path of current notebook on title bar?

Is there a setting in Mathematica notebook interface to get the title bar to display the full path to the current notebook?
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Data acquisition from NI USB-6008, NI-DAQmx

I want to connect an interface from National Instruments to Mathematica in mac, i already download the driver Ni-DAQmx_Base_3.6 from NI page. How to tell Mathematica to dump data from the interface?
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After editing a file Mathematica 10 interprets […]^2 as […(])^2

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2 or later This is a very weird bug and I don't really know how to reproduce it, so I'll just copy-paste the whole code ...
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V10 interface problems

Has anyone noticed the following? Sometimes when I bring up the Help->Wolfram Documentation there is no text field to type into. When I bring up Find and Replace there are two text fields for Find: ...
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Is there a hotkey for the drop down selection/information?

I am more used to typing then using the mouse. I was wondering if there were hotkeys for the drop down list and the info button? What I mean is what I have marked in the picture below. When I ...
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How to get rid of Mathematica 10's help tooltips? [duplicate]

Since Mathematica 10 every time your mouse cursor appears above some function or even variable, an annoying tooltip appears offering help: I've become quite used to Mathematica now and I don't need ...
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Can you make the new “Choose color scheme” helper larger?

Mathematica 10 has a cool new "color data chooser" feature: My question is: Can you make that window larger? Right now, I can only see 3-4 color schemes at once, even though all 51 gradients would ...
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Mathematica User Interface Tutorial

There I am looking for Mathematica User Interface Tutorial if anyone know Please provide the Link or description UserInface like Importing file using Buttons poping dialog boxes etc. Any help will be ...
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Can I get rid of the “learning bar”? [duplicate]

I just purchased a home edition of Mathematica 10, and there seems to be a toolbar that I can't get rid of. It is kind of annoying and distracting. I couldn't find the option in the preference panel. ...
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Creating a nested menu with OpenerView

I have a file with the following structure: ...
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Manipulate and OpenerView

I have discovered a problem with OpenerView. My opener views always close when I change the value of the manipulator control in my ...
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Aligning controls and their labels to grid?

I have a Manipulate with 6 sliders controlling 6 different variables. I have labelled them all. The problem is that the labels have different lengths, so it looks a ...
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Mouse motion makes frame disappear in Overlay of long ListPlots

Using M9, OSX 10.8.4, most parts of the Frame in the following overlay disappear (also partially occluding some FrameTicks) ...
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Is it possible to suppress 'Out[xxx]=' without suppressing 'In[xxx]:='?

While I have not exhaustively searched Help/Documentation Center for an answer to my question, I have put forth a yeoman's effort without any success. Does anyone ...
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Make Enter create new line break inside InputField [duplicate]

I would like to write multiple lines of text inside an InputField, using ContinuousAction->True to update some variable ...
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Save open Mathematica Notebook from command line or second Notebook to avoid data loss

I was executing a long Mathematica Notebook over night. The Mathematica instance is running on a Linux workstation (in a vnc server session to be precise). Now I cannot access this session anymore, ...
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How to make the Mathematica icon flash in the taskbar?

I have a somewhat long computation running in the background. I would like the Mathematica icon on the taskbar to flash once the computation is done. For example, Microsoft Outlook reminders make the ...
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How to get the Mathematica output in Python? [duplicate]

I'd like to call Mathematica function in Python. I do it as follows: How to use Mathematica functions in Python programs?. And I can call mathematic function in python and get the print output of ...
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ctags for Mathematica files?

I alway use vi to edit Fortran files. I can use ctags to know which variables and functions I have already defined. Now I use vi to edit Mathematica *.m files. I tried to use ctags for *.m files, but ...
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How can I get Manipulator control elements to appear on one line?

By default Manipulator produced by Manipulate with Appearance -> "Open" option have two ...
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Front end typing lag

Under Windows 7 I frequently get serious keyboard lag. My home machine (Windows XP) NEVER lags. I was able to improve things somewhat by running Mathematica as Administrator, but this only went so ...
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Benefits of using Intellij IDEA as Mathematica IDE? [duplicate]

I use Intellij IDEA for Java programming, but have not really considered it for Mathematica. I saw a video with a Wolfram programmer who was describing it as "essential" for him, but from what I could ...
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What do the elements of the Parallel Kernel Status screen mean?

I just managed to get my multiple kernels up and humming on a new multi-core machine, which I am quite happy about. I am slightly at a loss, though, about the meaning of the different parts of the ...
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Interaction of InputField with Row (but not Column, Grid or Panel)

In Mathematica 9, there's an interaction between InputField and Row. The following fragment (without or without ...
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Auto line breaks in workbench

I have been using Mathematica for a while and thought of using Worbench to structure my project better. However, moving my code from .nb-files to .m-files in a Workbench project does not really work, ...
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Button ImageSize x-dimension ignored

How can a small square button be created with ImageSize -> {20,20}? The x-dimension won't go below about 70. (Using version 9.0.1 on OS X.) ...
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How can I rewrite my game without using Manipulate?

Snake Games ...
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Multiple notebooks in Mathematica

While working with multiple files in Mathematica, is there a way to have the names of the files appear along with the minimized window of the file. I mean that sometimes I forget which file was places ...
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Looking for documentation on code editor's color/style highlighting

Where can I find reference documentation (as opposed to, e.g., tutorials, etc.) on the meanings of the various color/style highlightings that Mathematica automatically assigns to code as one types it? ...
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Get both output and return code of external program

Run["program"] will run an external program and return the return code. Import["!program", "String"] will run the program and ...
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Detecting change of a variable (detect mouse clicks)

I want to do something when the mouse is clicked. But it shouldn't matter where the mouse is clicked, so I can't use EventHandler. Instead, I'm trying to do it like ...
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How can I create an advanced grid interface on Mathematica?

Working on a CDF for report creation, I miss having a nice grid interface, where I would have basic operations like being able to sort a columns by clicking on the columns head (ascending and ...
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Collapse matching brackets [duplicate]

Well I'm not sure this is a good question for this site, but after reading the FAQ section it appears to be OK, so ... The question is related to the interface and not to computation difficulties. ...
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Can one affect the appearance of components of a control?

I'd like to control the appearance of the components of a TabView[] control. Such a control appears constructed of Buttons, ...
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Can Button[] generate output without using Print[]?

Button[] beguiles me. A simple example follows: ...
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Save icon in toolbar in v9

In previous versions of MMA there was a 'Save" icon in the toolbar when you do the "Show Toolbar" from the "Window" menu. This is not present in v9. Anybody know how to get it back?