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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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Embedding Mathematica Console into a Java/.NET Application [duplicate]

I enjoy using Mathematica's notebook interfaces, but more specifically the autocompletion in each notebook. I'm in need of a way to put tons of Mathematica windows on the same page. It would be an ...
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How to make Mathematica save all open files, or automatically ask to save each file when closing

Here is the scenario: You have number of open notebooks at the same time, and made some changes in all or some of them but have not yet saved the changes. Mathematica does not have something like ...
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Setting a Counter in Mathematica Notebook

I would like to write a book using Mathematica, but I will write one chapter on several files. How to tell Mathematica that the BookChapterNumber pointer has the ...
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Why selecting text in my notebook become abnormal?

Selecting text in one of my Notebooks becomes abnormal. Here is the unselected text: and here is the partly selected text: When the text being selected, it should be like this: What is wrong ...
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How do you configure Mathematica 9 to automatically evaluate all notebooks?

I have a Mathematica 6 course that I am using in Mathematica 9; there is no updated version. Every time I open a notebook I have to go to the Evaluation menu and click on "Evaluate Notebook". Is there ...
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How do I force columns in a Grid to be equally spaced?

Suppose that I have this table tab, which I display using Grid. Is it possible to force the columns to be equally spaced? All ...
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Background color of Code cell lost when convert a notebook file to pdf

Well, I have a notebook with the built-in stylesheet Preprint, which I'd like to convert it to pdf. Everything works well except for the code cells(I use the shortcut key alt+8 to create cells of code ...
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Why can't I change the style of a cell repeatedly?

I ran into this when I was working with an example from the Help Pages of V9. Cells is a new function added in V9. The following appears to work the first time it ...
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Evaluate open cell segments in a notebook

The Evaluate > EvaluateNotebook evaluates the whole notebook. Is it possible to somehow evaluate ONLY the open sections of a notebook?
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Adapting “Find and Replace” functionality to work with Patterns

I was thinking if there is something like Find and Replace (Crtl+F) functionality adapted to work with patterns. Probably not, but it seems possible to create this with some effort and skills in ...
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Tweaking Prime[n] to return 1 when n==0

I manually evaluate this cell to set Prime[0] Unprotect[Prime] Prime[0] = 1 Protect[Prime] I manually evaluate this cell to reset Prime[0] ...
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Can I customize In[] and Out[] headers?

Can I customize the In[] and Out[] headers? I'd like to add $UserName, ...
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Unexpected result when reading Cell with comment-lines by NotebookRead

When considering this question about re-formatting Cell (also this one), I encountered an issue which confuses me. I'll let the code itself speak: Consider the ...
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Can Mathematica check spelling during typing?

I can't see a way to get Mathematica to check my spelling as I type. Is this feature not supported? I've done everything I can think of with my options: Is there a setting I'm missing?
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Searching Notebooks for String Patterns using Workbench v2

The Workbench webpage describing new features in version 2 lists the ability to "Search notebook documents with the Mathematica pattern search utility" under the heading Mathematica Front End ...
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Rearrange cells without cut-paste

When working in a Mathematica notebook, I often want to reorder cells. Most of the time, I am adding cells at the bottom of the notebook, until I realize it may be better to insert this calculation at ...
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Ugly font rendering (ubuntu 12, overrides system settings)

Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12 renders fonts very poorly. Text is readable, but it makes it very hard to concentrate on programming. Since smoothing on Ubuntu on low DPI screens isn't very good either, ...
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Is there a way to check whether two notebooks share the same variables?

When I code in Mathematica, I often re-use code from old notebooks which fulfilled a specific purpose; for example, one testing for soft matches in strings, or one that identifies outliers on a graph ...
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In Grid and using Frame, how can I only frame the header cells?

Suppose that I use Grid to display a table tab. I did the following, which frames all cells: ...
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Use NotebookWrite with Graphics?

I am trying to use NotebookWrite to paste a plot into another notebook. The code looks something like: ...
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Subscripts in programatically generated section headers

Consider the following command: TextCell["\!\(\*SubscriptBox[\(H\), \(2\)]\)", "Section"] How can I display the string as section header and get the DisplayForm? ...
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Use different kernels for different Notebooks

I know that the command LaunchKernels[] starts up four kernels on my machine: ...
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Want actual cell data from CellEvaluationFunction

Let's say I print a cell like so. CellPrint@Cell[ BoxData[" "], "Input", Evaluatable -> True, CellEvaluationFunction -> Function[Print[#];] ] Now I ...
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How can I change the highlighting color of an InlineMathCell?

When using the InlineMathCell one types Ctrl+9 within the text cell, and gets a slot for starting typing the InlineMathCell part. When typing the content of the InlineMathCell is slightly highlighted ...
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How to build and operate a master Notebook?

Suppose you have some notebooks, they work for a family of related tasks, each one doing a certain task. Lets say Notebook 1 gets two inputs from its variables in11 ...
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how to open Hyperlinked files by default software?

Non-Mathematica formats, e.g. .doc or .txt files, are directly shown in a new notebook when I click on a hyperlink pointing at these objects. But I would rather have (for example) .doc files opened ...
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How to edit the text coming together with the numeration of pages in pdf produced out of a notebook?

I am writing a text that I am going to publish on-line. When I transform it from the notebook into the pdf format I get the numeration style typical for Mathematica: I would like to edit the text ...
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Can I save a manually cropped Image in Mathematica 10 without hard cropping?

In Mathematica 7 I was accustomed to a certain workflow: Paste an image into a Notebook Select Actual Size from the context menu, if necessary Ctrl-drag the control points on the sides of the frame ...
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Using MousePosition on the entire screen - Screencast with Linux

In order to record animations more easily while using Mathematica on Linux, I would need to know how to get the position of three clicks. The following picture (main part generated by ...
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How to specify a StyleSheet of a newly programmatically-created notebook?

I would like to make a button that opens a notebook upon pressing. The point is that I would like the notebook to be made according to a specified StyleSheet. To be more specific, here is a simple ...
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Conditional printed output [duplicate]

I would like to use a Mathematica notebook as a printable document with conditional output. If the condition is true, some parts of the notebook should be printed; otherwise they should not be ...
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How to create a button that colors a selected piece of text in a cell?

I use Mathematica 9.0.1 and I want change the color of a selection in a text cell using a button. But when I use this code it changes the color of the entire cell. ...
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How to keep track of notebook dimensions

I want to create a cell that will resize automatically if the notebook is resized. I was hoping to find some function called NotebookDimensions[], and use it dynamically.
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Handling of non-file URI

According to the manual, Hyperlink “represents a hyperlink that jumps to the specified URI when clicked”. OneNote produces hyperlinks that begin with onenote://. In Mathematica, creating a hyperlink ...
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Include Headers on first page

I know it is possible to check the box "Include headers on first page" in the "Headers and Footers" dialog box of the Print Settings menu item, but is it also possible to check this using commands in ...
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How to extract input part of a notebook?

For example, how to make Mathematica display only the lines beginning with In[some number]? ...
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Taking class notes with a Mathematica Notebook

Dose anyone take notes in a technical class using a Mathematica notebook? If anyone does, how does it compare to paper and are there useful commands? I have a hard time remembering ctrl/alt/esc ...
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Page breaks appearing as thick line on actual print-out

I'm using Insert->Page Break to do just that, but thick black lines are appearing on the actual printed copy wherever I indicated a break. Can this be turned off?
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Mathematica 8 and window names for modified files

I do not know if this is particular to Mac OS, but with version 8, the window name of a notebook no longer changes (with an appended *) when it is modified, as it used to do with version 7 (as well as ...
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Apply a function to the current selection in place

Say a have the function foo: foo[x_] := x + 2 Like the Evalution ...
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how to load everything when opening a saved notebook

generally, when I carry over work in a notebook from the previous day, I have to physically start from the top and re-evaluate every statement before I can begin from where i left off. Is there any ...
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Automatically dealing with “disable dynamic updating”

I'm programmatically creating notebooks containing dynamic content. When a new notebook is being created, a window pops up: I then manually click on "Continue" and it will create the notebook. The ...
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ToBoxes Respect Spaces Code

Is there a way to force either ToBoxes or MakeBoxes to respect the spacing that occurs in the code? For example is there a way ...
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Deleting Print results

While playing around with $Pre and $Post I created this very annoying piece of code: ...
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How can Magnify be forced to ignore the notebook's window width?

In a new notebook, I can illustrate how the action of Magnify is cut off by the window width: ...
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How to control frame thickness in Grid object exported to .pdf?

I would like to export a Grid object to a .pdf document (preferably as part of a notebook). Here's an example: ...
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How can I recover the source code from cdf file?

by a mistake I have deleted the nb file by which the CDF was generated. All required definitions were in one cell. If I remember the code looked like this: ...
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How to copy groups of cells with NotebookWrite?

I'm trying to use: NotebookWrite[nb, NotebookRead[EvaluationNotebook[]]; to copy cells from the EvaluationNotebook[] to a new ...