Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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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?

DateListPlot does not respect my Options setting for CoordinatesToolOptions: ...
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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 10.0.0 . Bug remains as of 10.1 While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in V10 has been fixed ...
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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 ...
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How to extract a list of available Method-s

The option Methodapplies for several functions, such as NDSolve, FindRoot, ...
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How do I override options with my own defaults?

I'm calling a function f from within a function g and would like to pass any valid options for ...
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What are the possible values of sub-options for Classify[]?

Specifically, how can I find the possible values of sub-option "KernelType" of option "Method" for Classify? Here's an example: ...
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How to find the options available for a function? [duplicate]

I was trying to create an animated .gif with Mathematica. I knew that the function to use was Export["animation.gif",tableplot] where ...
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How to change NeuralNetwork options?

How can I manipulate the architecture and problems of a NeuralNetwork in Predict or Classify? For example, running the following ...
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PenaltyFunction Option in NMinimize

I am curious if anybody has some experience in using the built-in Option "PenaltyFunction" in any of the numerical optimization functions like NMinimize. According to the documentation the user ...
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How to change an option's value for a specific object?

I have a Graph object x such that GraphLayout /. AbsoluteOptions[x] evaluates to ...
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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, fixed in 10.0.2 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: ...