Questions on Notebooks (*.nb, *.ma in earlier versions), structured interactive documents produced by Mathematica that can contain text, graphics, sound, calculations, typeset expressions, and user interface elements.

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Making large calculation results persistent

Very often, I need to do same calculations under different parameters for comparing the results. Every calculation may generate a large data set; for example, the calculation result of ...
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Can I use a variable name based on the results of a calculation? [duplicate]

How can I use the notebook filename as a variable? e.g. I have a notebook named notebook1.nb so I want the output of this: ...
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Split screen view in notebook interface?

Is there a way to get a split screen in the notebook interface? I want a movable horizontal bar in a window with two views into the same notebook, each of which is independently scrollable. An ...
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DisplayFormulaNumbered

I'm using Mathematica 10.3 and have a question regarding the DisplayFormulaNumbered Style: is there a way to tell Mathematica to number the formulas not only 1,2,3... but 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 when it has ...
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Notebook cell properties: Count cell number. Count edited cells [closed]

I have a Mathematica notebook with more than 20 cells, including some closed. How can I programmatically count the exact number of cells? How can I know how many of them have not been edited?
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How do I automatically evaluate a cell when a notebook is opened?

I'm trying to put together a GUI in Mathematica and need to evaluate one cell to kick that off. Is there a way to automatically evaluate that cell when the notebook is opened? Here is an example of ...
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Construct a function whose definition depends on the values of its arguments and evaluates a Section

I have defined a function that returns different output according to the values of the axes of an ellipsoidal. If none of the Which statement cases is satisfied then the function evaluates the ...
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Is there a notebook autosave frequency configuration?

I've had Mathematica crash on me a number of times, and have had to recreate notebook contents from the last save point. I was looking for something in the preferences like an autosave frequency ...
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Evaluate notebook from other notebook

I have a notebook ("notebook 1") which in the beginning sets some parameters, does something depending on their value and saves the result to a file, say: ...
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Why do notebooks reset themselves now and then? [closed]

Now and then I am working on a notebook and suddenly it reset itself. What I mean is that I am entering commands and when I type enter, the notebook command number goes to 1 and I have lost all ...
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Referencing cells after reopening a saved notebook

I'm looking for a way to reference certain cells when opening a saved notebook. That is, assume I ran some commands in a notebook, got some output, saved the notebook, then reopened it in a new kernel ...
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Recognizing text and Mathematica special characters when copying expressions from a PDF

I could not find something relevant. Last days I am reading Leonid Shifrin's masterpiece but I cannot copy-paste either from the pdf or from the electronic version. Consider the function ...
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Storing data in the Notebook in readable form

The common problem in my work is a need to import some experimental data to work with. This means that my notebook depends on some external files which makes it difficult to share it with others and ...
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How to copy code out of notebook to an external text editor without extra line feeds being added?

I am simply trying to copy code from a cell (input cell) in a notebook, to paste the code into a plain text editor, and not have some lines wrap in the middle. I need to copy the code, as is, to a ...
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How validate hyperlinks in a notebook?

Is there any easy way to scan through a notebook in order to validate hyperlinks there that point to targets (tagged cells) within the same notebook? By this I mean at least that the hyperlink's ...
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How to disable user-interaction with Notebook during manipulating it from the Kernel?

When manipulating a Notebook from the Kernel using such functions as NotebookLocate, SelectionMove, ...
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“Choose how to enter input” - leave me alone

How do I get rid of this: I can't find the appropriate entry in Option Inspector or in WolframPredictiveInterface.
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how to efficiently jump between sections in a notebook?

I have functions defined in some section of the notebook and some cells where I use these functions maaaaany pages below in the same notebook. If I want to go and change the definition of the function ...
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How to get complete Documentation Center graph of guide pages?

On the very last image below you can see a typical path of walking through Documentation Center guide pages. What is the best way to get the graph data and visualize the whole structure of these ...
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How to inherit indentation in cell groups?

In my notebook the text cells "stick out" like this: Instead, I'd like the to be left aligned (plus some margin) with the cell they are grouped under... How can I achieve this from the stylesheet? ...
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How do you insert more columns into Table cells?

How do you insert more columns into Table cells, as shown below? To get to this table, go to File → New → Styled Notebook → Textbook → New → Scroll down to the Table Cells.
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Find NotebookObject from a list [closed]

I can create a new notebook, write to that notebook and then save the notebook with a new name. Having done this how do I now find the notebook object that corresponds to the one I have just saved? I ...
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Make Rasterize/Export use Notebook-specific options?

Sometimes I need Notebook-specific options such as Background color or FontProperties -> "ScreenResolution". (Ref: How to ...
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How can I update the contents of or overwite a cell contained inside another cell?

Suppose I have a notebook consisting of these cells: Cell G, containing a grid Cell I, containing a program that produces a graphic and places it in a cell Cell E, a cell which successfully receives ...
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Mathematica Wont Open [duplicate]

Mathematica 10 will not open on my computer which runs Windows 8. It is stuck on the initializing kernals screen regardless of whether I try to open the program or open an old document. The problem ...
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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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NotebookAutoSave -> True “partially” working?

I am a novice to Mathematica (using v10.2) and was wondering why: SetOptions[SelectedNotebook[], NotebookAutoSave -> True] does not switch on ...
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Invert Colors Stylesheet White on Black

There have been a couple studies done that showed that white text on a black background increase recall of data. Although this is certainly debatable how might I invert the colors of Notebook font ...
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How to share a notebook?

I have a folder in dropbox syncing to my desktop. I tried sharing a notebook file this way, but this generates lots of errors, conflicts, and data loss: I have notebooks with Dynamic and other ...
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How to restore corrupted files?

I have a file that I can't reopen because MMa was "Not Responding" and I had to shut it down. I found links online to this: http://support.wolfram.com/kb/12423 I executed those two instructions in a ...
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How to close all tagged input cells without closing their output cells?

I have tagged certain Input cells I want to be closed during a presentation. I close them as follows: ...
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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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Saving my code before cell evaluations: Insurance against front end hanging

I guess my programming working style is not unique. I develop programs one cell at a time, and when I have some confidence about what I did, I put all my mess together refining the code, building up ...
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How to group cell type A under cell type B?

My notebook's groupings for "Subsection" and "SubitemNumbered" are broken: And by broken, I mean I wanted it to automatically group like this which I did manually (with lots of control+shift+g) ...
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Loading a notebook to a website [closed]

When I upload a Mathematica notebook to my website, when I click on the link, it opens, but as text, not a Mathematica notebook. At some sites, when I click on a Mathematica notebook, the notebook ...
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Table of sections with CellPrint

I am trying to produce a table of sections with each section containing a DynamicModule. My two questions are: (1) How do I produce grouped sections that are folded ...
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How can I remove I a horizontal line I inserted into my notebook?

Inserted a horizontal line with Right click > Insert > Thin Horizontal Line. Cannot see a way to remove such a line. Help!
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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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SelectionEvaluate executes out of turn

I'm seeing some unexpected (to me) behavior from SelectionEvaluate. I've got a notebook with two sections. In section 2, I've got code that clears the notebook's ...
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How to programmatically mark and then select a subset of input cells?

I'm developing a package that needs to exert significant control over a notebook while a user interacts with it. One specific thing that it needs to do, programmatically, is to select a specific ...
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Separate output screen; clearing (cleaning) output screen

Is there a way to split the screen so that the code is visible on top, and the output generated from its execution appears at the bottom? Is there any way to clear the screen from previous runs, so ...
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Drag and Drop Support

Is there a way to effectively get drag and drop so you can drag files onto nbs in Windows? For example similar to the way .bat scripts work. Ideally I would like the script to automatically execute ...
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How can I clear the content of my notebook in Mathematica? [closed]

The Clear command is for clearing definitions of symbols. Is there any built-in function to clear the work area of my Notebook?
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Welcome screen (V9): selecting notebook from Open Recent … results in initialization cells not evaluating

The following represents an abbreviated example of more complicated code, but it replicates a problem the more complicated code encounters. ...
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Spelling dictionary corrupted

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 9.0.1 I have a problem with the Check Spelling in Mathematica, that I quite don't understand: If I try to use the Check Spelling on any notebook, the check just ...
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Unexpected result when reading Cell with comment-lines by NotebookRead

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 9.0.1 When considering this question about re-formatting Cell (also this one), I encountered an issue which confuses me. I'll ...
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Is there a convenient/automatic way of uploading a notebook into SE?

This post discusses how to streamline the other way - extracting code from a fragmented and longish SE answer but I imagine a two-way workflow like: Fashion an answer/question in an SE-templated ...
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String option names for Cells

They seem to be correctly interpreted. I'm asking because of some minor reasons and a major one: NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option I don't know any official confirmation so let ...
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How can I protect my notebook file with a password to open and save changes?

I want to protect my .nb file with a password, because now I'm using a free access computer in my university. Everybody student in my university can use that computer and I do not want my .nb file can ...