Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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How to write complex function definitions at run time?

(Posting as a self-answered question to share a technique I discovered) In a certain project, I have many function definitions in which all parameters should be optional and come with default values. ...
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Histogram with variable bin size [closed]

Suppose I have some dataset,e.g., Histogram[RandomVariate[PoissonDistribution[2], 10000], 10] which gives, $\hspace{2cm}$ How can I change the histogram such ...
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Use EvaluationCompletionAction to notify me only after long evaluation

Is it possible to use the option EvaluationCompletionAction to notify me (e.g. with a Beep[]) when an evaluation that took ...
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Is “MaxMessageCount” broken or is its function counter-intuitive?

As noted by kguler the Front End option: MessageOptions -> "MaxMessageCount" does not appear to have any affect on the number of times a Message is repeated ...
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InterplationOrder, ListPlot3D and using AbsoluteOption to find value used. Slow using InterpolationOrder

What lead to this, is when I noticed that ListPlot3D was much slower when adding a specific InterpolationOrder->n vs. not and ...
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difficulty abstracting the OptionValue pattern

I am building lots of functions that use Options and OptionValue and wanted to reduce the redundancy in the expressions that ...
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SpeechNavigation option. What is it for?

Could somebody please explain what is the use for SpeechNavigation option found in the option inspector?
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The value of an option inside a native function

I'm looking for something similar to AbsoluteOptions but that can be evaluated inside the function. That is, I want to read the absolute settings of options ...
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In version 10 EvaluationCompletionAction “ShowTiming” no longer gives useful output; any solutions?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 In version 10 using this Front End option no longer gives useful output: ...
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Edit plot after creation [duplicate]

I try to find a way to manipulate a plot I created before. (for full code take the fuction x[t_]:=Sin[2t] ) Let's say I have a plot: ...
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Smarter way of manipulating plot style?

Say, I have a colorlist listColor={Black,Brown,Red,Cyan} Now, I have some Plot function that I can use this list: ...
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ParametricPlot Options Problem: PlotStyle and AxisLabel issues

I am plotting the best response functions in a basic quantity setting Duopoly model using the ParametricPlot function. The issue is that the resulting graphs are ...
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Viewpoint options for a 3D plot [duplicate]

Let's say I created a 3D plot in Mathematica. It's not oriented the way I want it, so I manually rotate it (in the output cell) to a desired view. (I tried playing with some view options in the code, ...
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Make Plot look like Bloomberg terminal

I've always wanted to make my financial Plots look like a Bloomberg terminal. How would I go about making my chart look like one? I am talking specifically about ...
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How do you add options to a function that is being mapped?

Simple example: Normally: ListPlot[list, Joined->True] If I want to map ListPlot how do I keep the ...
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What are the Method options Solve command accepts?

What are the Method options Solve command accepts? Solve has the Method option, however documentation contains no methods that it accepts...
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Fractions formatting in Column / Grid

Fractions are squished in GridBox: ...
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Mesh at Ticks positions

In a ListPlot3D[ ] I want to have the Mesh at the same positions as the ticks. For some reason this isn't default if both are ...
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Blank plot that shows up briefly when changing plot options

I wrote some code in Mathematica to calculate and plot, in tw0 different ways, a function depending of two variables. But the plots are empty even if it takes a few minutes to evaluate the plot ...
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When to use GenerateConditions -> True

Many functions, usuallly those involving integration, take a GenerateConditions option which often defaults to False, or at ...
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Set Standard Plot Thickness [duplicate]

All of my plots should have the same set styling, that is, for instance, {ImageSize->460, Frame->True, PlotStyle->Thickness[0.004]}. Of course I do not ...
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Passing optional parameters to functions

Assume I want to write a function which has to have an argument structure like myFunction[variable_,parameters_] for compatibility reasons. Where parameters ...
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Reading Options from DateListPlots with legends

Normally I can recover the options used on a DateListPlot easily with Options[]. However if one of the options said a Legend should be attached, it appears all the options are then unreadable. For ...
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Forcing contours to close at edge

I have some data that I am plotting with ListContourPlot and I would like my contours to be closed at the edge (closing around the high value region). A simple ...
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How to store standard plot settings? [duplicate]

If I plot many graphs with some standard set of options. Is there a way to store this set so that i can have better overview/structure over my plotting commands? example, I plot a function f[x] with ...
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Arguments for ChartElementFunction

I was reading the documentation for BubbleChart and I saw this example ...
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How to inherit options by scoping?

Consider the following example: you have a function framed producing a cell with a button that, when pushed, calls framed again. ...
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How to make a function with its own options as well as passing options to other functions [duplicate]

I have a function with many of its own options, but I would also like to pass options to subfunctions using the FilterRules function. Here's a simple example: ...
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How do I get the heading elements from the TableForm option TableHeadings?

The following, table = TableForm[ConstantArray[0, {3, 3}], TableAlignments -> Right, TableHeadings -> {None, {"One", "Two", "Three"}}] generates ...
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DifferentialEvolution scaling factor randomization

Using NMinimize for finding global minima, one can choose the DifferentialEvolution method. You can find a (not so) detailed ...
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Use Map with OptionValue [duplicate]

Trying to map OptionValue to a list of option names doesn't work. ...
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Coloring selected elements of a list created with Table [duplicate]

I have a function that returns a list of 100+ elements, using Table[]. For simplification, let's assume that it's just ...
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How to reverse the direction of the y axes

I have a similar question to this one. Unfortunately, the answers there didn't help me. I would like to plot a simple function with the normal Plot function. ...
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Variable widths on BoxWhiskerChart

BoxWhiskerChart automatically uses the same width for each of the boxes in a plot. I would like to force it to use a list of widths (with each width corresponding to a box). I'm working with time ...
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Possible bug while plotting homographic function with stylled axes (?!) [duplicate]

Seems like a bug to me, don't have time to dig more now. WinXP V9.0.1.0 ...
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Options in a StringReplace rule

case1 Options[f] = {"t" -> "0"}; f[___, OptionsPattern[]] := StringReplace["content", "t" :> OptionValue["t"]] f[] (* con0en0 *) case2 ...
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Setting options of expressions similar to using SetOptions on objects

Introduction I often have the problem that in an expression, I want to change an option. If we are sure the option is not present, we could simply use ...
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Unexpected design of protection against dynamic content

Introduction/summary I was surprised by the (from my point of view limited) extent to which the user is defended against "potentially unsafe dynamic content" by default. Two things were unexpected ...
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Orderless pattern matching of rule lists

I am looking for a compact way to specify a pattern to match a rule list with MatchQ that allows for enumerating the rules in the rule list in an arbitrary order. ...
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How can I generate a variable-length list of options in PieChart?

I would like to allow a user to manipulate the segments of a pie-chart, which is to be generated from a list of a specific format. The code looks something like the following: ...
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Which methods are available for NMinimize? [closed]

I can't find in the documentation the list of methods available to NMinimize[]. Is there a way to get this? The NMinimize page in Documentation Center mentions only ...
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Change all Options of Plot Dynamically

I am trying to make a series of changes in the appearance of the Plot of some function. I am trying to use Manipulate for my experiments. I tried to change the following code ...
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Bound on number of function evalulations in FindMinimum

I am minimizing a nonlinear constrained problem using FindMinimum. The problem involves about 200 variables and the function is a black-box which cannot be ...
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How do I incorporate metadata using Export?

I have Export["file.png",codeThatMakesAGraphicsObject[],"PNG"]; and want to embed some specific metadata information. Is there a simple way to do that? Note ...
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How to make an index optional?

Can I define a relation between variables, such that the expression will also be evaluated (then assuming all indices are equal) when no index is given? $$ x_i + y_j = \delta_{ij} ...
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Workaround for automatic replacement of “\r” to “\n”

When I run the following code in an empty notebook SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], testOption -> "\n\r"] and then open the notebook in Notepad, I find ...
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Why does AbsoluteOptions give the wrong answer for ListPlot? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the PlotRange from a ListPlot graphic: ...
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Can Manipulate controls have the option Appearance -> “Labeled” by default?

I was wondering if there's a way to tell Mathematica to use the option Appearance -> "Labeled" for all Manipulate commands by ...
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How to make a filled Ellipsoid?

I want to make a filled Ellipsoid, but it seems Filling options doesn't work in Graphics ...