Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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How to check the option value?

Given that I have a function func as follow: To check the value of options, I using the step-by-step method If[] ...
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Can we start a petition? [on hold]

How about if we make petitions for Wolfram Research to add some features in the future version of Mathematica? I see a lot of great solutions which could be included in the future version of ...
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SetOptions does not give expected result with Grid [duplicate]

Chech this example: ...
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Way to add a same option to multiple functions

Just wanna figure out if there is a decent way to add a same option to multiple functions simultaneously. For example I have a series of SoundNote: ...
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NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option

Why NotebookWrite[ EvaluationNotebook[], Cell["ZZ", "Section", WholeCellGroupOpener -> True] ] produces: ...
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How to replicate drawing applications' Quad-View playing with MatrixView?

I'm having trouble in figure out how to set the ViewMatrix in order to replicate the Quad-View that is available in drawing applications such as Blender. In these packages, if I drag the point of ...
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How to unset an notebook option programmatically?

This question is related, but not identical, to this one. Suppose one sets a notebook option like this SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], Foo->Bar]; ...and ...
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Confused by the opts : OptionsPattern[ ] pattern

I'm trying to make sense of the syntax in the clause opts:OptionsPattern[], as found in this standard "rule-based" (pseudo-)function definition pattern: ...
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Orderless storage of tabulated function values

I would like to elaborate on my previous question Function of arguments given in non-fixed order and a relevant related one Best practice of passing a large number of parameters to functions I find ...
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Variable ViewPoint coordinates

Can I use the option ViewPoint on Graphics3D[], with its setting a variable function? For example: ...
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How can I make FilledCurve smoother?

In How can I generate and randomly assign color to annular sectors? J.M. showed an interesting way to create a sector graphic using FilledCurve. Unfortunately it ...
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Compiling a function that takes lots of optional arguments

I have a function that takes lots of optional arguments (basically some design parameters, about 10 of them) and performs some basic algebraic calculations involving complex numbers with the options. ...
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What does the AspectRatio option actually do?

The Documentation for AspectRatio on its first line under the "Details" section states: "AspectRatio determines the scaling for ...
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AspectRatio option works unpredictably?

Let us examine the agreement between specified value for the AspectRatio option and the actual aspect ratio of generated plot. For this purpose I define a function ...
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Possible Method for MatrixExp

Well, probably a hard question, but I think it's better to cry out loud :). I noticed that MatrixExp owns Method option when ...
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Clean and handy Options management/filtering

the case I want to be able to create a function with some default options but also without need to add full explicit list of options available for it. And then inside I want to be able to filter ...
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Is there a good reason for the removal of this FrameTicks syntax?

In past versions of Mathematica one could use a terse syntax for FrameTicks: {bottom, left, top, right} In 10.1 this syntax is no longer recognized requiring the ...
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Correctly specifying Filling option for ListPointPlot3D

I'm fitting a linear model to some three dimensional data (x,y = explanatory variable, z = predicted variable). I am trying to visualize the data and model fit using a combination of 3D plots. ...
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Logic behind Graph[edges, VertexLabels -> “Name”]?

I find VertexLabels -> "Name" a strange setting to achieve graph nodes labeled by their index: ...
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the “natrual value”and the “Pruning”

There are two question by following: First: I want to know the option's natrual value,the the mathematica tell me that it is "Automatic".When I try to get it like this: ...
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Consistency between MousePosition and WindowMargins

MousePosition["ScreenAbsolute"] absolute position within the complete screen display WindowMargins specifies the ...
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SetOptions for CoordinatesToolOptions for DateListPlot?

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.1.0 or later DateListPlot does not respect my Options setting for ...
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Problem with AxesOrigin option in ListPlot

Please compare the output of these two similar codes: ...
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Prompt a set of possible options

Recent versions of Mathematica dynamically prompt a list of possible options. For example, when typing Plot[x, {x,0,1}, PlotStyle-> After typing the arrow, ...
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Parallel calculation with SetOptions

Is it possible to distribute the effect of SetOptions to parallel kernels? Here is how I encountered the problem: I am trying to calculate a lot of numerical ...
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How to set options in Option Inspector in notebooks by running commands?

It involves an order of magnitude more mouse clicks and visually searching text to set some option in the Option Inspector (which is a UX nightmare) than doing that in a notebook by running some ...
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Inline documentation of “Properties”

Context I find the documentation has become a bit of a maze, in particular given the more recent convention of having keywords has strings rather than Mathematica Keywords. For instance, ...
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How can I change printing margins by page?

I want to have different margins in my notebook for bookbinding. I could change header and footer, but I couldn't individually change page margins
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Where can I find detailed information about the SystemOptions?

I'm looking to optimize my Mathematica script, and I'm willing to go spelunking with low-level system options. The problem is that I've been looking in the Mathematica documentation, but there ...
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Is there a way to give Mathematica extra memory?

I am running Mathematica 10 (Student Edition) on Mac OS X 10.7.5 on an old Mac Pro. I have lots of extra RAM that the system isn't touching, and I would like to give some of it to Mathematica in the ...
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Obtaining the number of iterations used in ReplaceRepeated

ReplaceRepeated has an option MaxIterations which indicates Mathematica is keeping track of the number of iterations. Is there ...
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Front End options

Inspired by a recent question and others like it, and not finding an existing duplicate, I ask: What is the hierarchy of Front End options? How do they work? How can their values be set and ...
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Confusing NullSpace Method behaviour

The background of this question is that I'm trying to get the bottom of when the output of NullSpace outputs a list of pairwise orthogonal vectors. On my route to ...
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PlotRange->Automatic the exact function used to calculate outliers

I know that PlotRange->Automatic does the following: "the distribution of coordinate values is found, and any points sufficiently far out in the distribution ...
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Error message with RegionPlot after SetOptions

I get an error message with SetOptions[RegionPlot, ImageSize -> Medium]; RegionPlot[u v (1 - v) >= 10, {v, 0, 1}, {u, 0, 100}] that says ...
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Method options for DensityPlot and ContourPlot

What Method options are allowed for DensityPlot and ContourPlot? I am unable to find this ...
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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.1 or later While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in ...
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Two installations of MMA 10.0.1.0 differ in behavior

I'm seeking advice on how to track down what might cause the following difference in behavior. I have two independent installations of MMA 10.0.1.0, both on Mac OS X Mavericks on identical x86 Mac ...
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Auto-completion for option values in user-defined functions

In here, and all it's closely related links, I cant find anything that tells me how to set a list of the optional arguments. All I want is something like this ...
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Using ListVectorPlot[ ] and eliminating vectors at points where there shouldn't be any

I am trying to make a plot displaying the following type of information. I have a finite set of 2D-coordinates. For each coordinate point, I have a 2D vector associated to that point. The vector is ...
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Where is the old option TraceInternal->True?

Already at least in version 2 (I think), the function Solve calls the function Roots. At that time, I had a rather dirty trick, that still works, to verify this: ...
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Changing size and/or aspect of OpenerView in Mathematica 10

I would like to change the size of the Opener in OpenerView when using Mathematica 10. In Mathematica 8, there was the option ...
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How to “undo” SetOptions (restore defaults)

Say I had some good reason to use, for example SetOptions[Plot,ImageSize->500, LabelStyle->OutrageousPink]; But now sometime has passed, life has changed, ...
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How to return the value of Automatic when it is used in a Mathematica function?

If I have a function, for example: p1 = Plot[Evaluate[S[t]*10^-12 /. sol], {t, 20 10^-9, 49 10^-9}] and this function is setting options->Automatic so the ...
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What are the arguments supplied to ColorFunction in MandelbrotSetPlot?

On the document of MandelbrotSetPlot, it said: With ColorFunction->f, where f is a function, the argument of f is a real number in proportional to the number of ...
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Why `Plot` does not obey the `AspectRatio` specification? [closed]

I am plotting the density function of a beta distribution and I specify that aspect ratio should be one. I expect the x and y axes should have the same scale (unit length), but it turns out not. How ...
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Manipulate Demo Full Screen

Is it possible to create a demo using Manipulate and then open it in a document that can be expanded to full screen?
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Using a held option

Woud there be an elegant way to use a held option ? For example if I need to pass by reference several variables but I don't always need all of them, it can be useful. For example if I want to append ...
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Why are the edge items in Grid truncated?

The first and last rows and columns of my Grids always seem to be smaller than all the other rows in my Grid, as of they had ...
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Labelling a subset of contours using ListContourPlot

I have a data set with entries of the form [nx,ny,E] and have made a contour plot of this data. I would like to add labels to only a subset of these contours, for instance every other contour. How ...