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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
2answers
97 views

How to show formula and substitute variable values?

I'm looking for an easy way to make a 'dynamic' paper for some engineering calculations (I'm talking about hundreds of pages with lots of different formulas). The problem is hard to describe so I'll ...
6
votes
1answer
120 views

Make all new cells have a specific style as a function of the Mathematica installation

I would like all new Input and Output cells, in fact all new cells including section headers and such, to have a specific stylistic property (...
6
votes
1answer
76 views

Why does NotebookDelete fail on cells with Copyable set to False? Bug?

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.3 Consider this: ...
25
votes
1answer
502 views

How to export a Mathematica notebook into Markdown?

Is there a way to export a Mathematica notebook into Markdown? I'm sure it's possible to implement rules for converting each Mathematica cell subexpression into Markdown, but I'm also sure that I ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Ergonomic night time reading settings [duplicate]

I was wondering if Mathematica had a built-in ergonomically safe night time reading mode for the notebooks. I was thinking of setting something up myself but I do not know the ergonomics/eye safety ...
23
votes
3answers
2k views

How to find pieces of code responsible for syntax errors?

Especially: How to find the piece of code responsible for a missing parenthesis problem caused by a misplaced SuperScriptBox For last 30 minutes (and I was lucky ...
11
votes
2answers
183 views

stop notebook evaluation when Assert fails

I would like a notebook evaluation to entirely stop when an Assert fails, without quitting the kernel. Is this possible (e.g., by setting ...
5
votes
1answer
119 views

How to set different background, input and output colors

I want to create a notebook where the background is one color, the input cells are another color, and the output cells are white. I have tried messing around with Option Inspector and creating a ...
3
votes
2answers
98 views

CDF format - disable cell selection?

Is there any way/option in order to make Cells not selectable in exported CDF files? I know how to hide the cells until you go with the mouse over them on the ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

NotebookEvaluate with InsertResults -> True from the command line

Suppose I have a notebook template.nb like this: and I want to evaluate this notebook from the command line. So I wrote this Mathematica script: ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

How can I change focus if 2 or more notebooks are open?

Having opened and executed a notebook using NotebookOpen and NotebookEvaluate, I want to return the EvaluationNotebook to the foreground
7
votes
2answers
116 views

How to make a notebook take action whenever a particular symbol is defined or redefined?

For teaching purposes, I want to create a Mathematica notebook that will "notice" when the user defines or redefines a variable or function of a particular name, so that it can check the value and ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

plot focused spot [closed]

I want to plot the first row of Figure 2 and Figure 3 on page 3 in this paper: http://www.eng.yale.edu/groberlab/pdf/spot.pdf So I am really stuck and I can not find my mistake where it went wrong ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

In a Template Notebook how to make a Repeating Block loop over a local variable

I have a template notebook that takes in some parameters to get raw data and then process it. In this processing a few subsets of data are calculated. However, I don't know how many subsets will be ...
8
votes
1answer
85 views

On an existing notebook, how to transform all “double brackets” into “DoubleBracket”

Sometimes, having all double brackets [[...]] transformed into \\[LeftDoubleBracket] ... \\[RightDoubleBracket] can really ...
6
votes
2answers
199 views

How can you resize all the images in a notebook section?

I've pasted a large number of photos and they are too big which makes scrolling hard. Is there a way to automatically have Mathematica size them to 10% or something reasonable without have to click on ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

Changing face as you type in an expression in notebook

I've a Mathematica notebook for my class notes. When writing plain text in cells, I can dynamically bold and unbold with the ctrl+b shortcut. However, when in a mathematical expression, this shortcut ...
13
votes
1answer
167 views
11
votes
2answers
552 views

How to pipe a stream to another notebook?

Can I pipe an OutputStream object created by OpenWrite (or similar) to a notebook instead of a file? I am aware that I can use <...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

How to set zoom and screen environment from GenerateDocument?

GenerateDocument does not have any options for settings on the notebook it creates. How do I generate a document with ...
4
votes
3answers
185 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

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: ...
5
votes
1answer
109 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
42 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

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?
18
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
9
votes
5answers
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
288 views

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: ...
2
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

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 ...
7
votes
5answers
379 views

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 ...
14
votes
1answer
978 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
53 views

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, ...
12
votes
1answer
430 views

“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.
9
votes
1answer
336 views

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 ...
24
votes
4answers
589 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
46 views

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? ...
8
votes
1answer
493 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
28 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
43 views

Make Rasterize/Export use Notebook-specific options?

Sometimes I need Notebook-specific options such as Background color or FontProperties -> "ScreenResolution". (Ref: How to ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
244 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
186 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
702 views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
256 views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
289 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
132 views

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: ...