Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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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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Pass list of options to Plot3D

Consider the example plotOptions = {PlotPoints -> 10, MaxRecursion -> 2} Plot3D[x y , {x, 0, 10}, {y, 0, 10}, plotOptions] Why does this causes the error: ...
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ShowSelection color [closed]

The color of a selection is controlled by the operating system. E.g., enter the following code in separate cells. ...
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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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Determining the default Method used in optimization and root-finding algorithms

Is it possible to extract the Method which is used in functions like NMinimize, FindRoot, ...
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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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Consistency between MousePosition and WindowMargins

MousePosition["ScreenAbsolute"] absolute position within the complete screen display WindowMargins specifies the ...
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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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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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Problem with AxesOrigin option in ListPlot

Please compare the output of these two similar codes: ...
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Set the style of a cell

I know it's possible to programmatically change options on the selection in a notebook. I'd like to create a button that lets me change the style of a cell. It's a style that doesn't have a keyboard ...
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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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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 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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Why does ListPlot ignore some global options?

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 8.0.1' Why does the following plot no use the global PlotMarkers option? ...
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How to make a notebook that will be window maximized when open?

I use CreateDocument[cells, opts] to create a notebook. When the notebook is open, it has a small default windows size and I need to manually maximize it every ...
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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 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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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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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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How to get the real PlotRange using AbsoluteOptions?

The problem in general involves the unreliable behaviour of AbsoluteOptions when option values are implicitly specified (e.g. ...
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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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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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How to remove ticks?

I wanted to remove the Ticks in my coding but i can't. Here when i try to remove the Ticks the number also gone. I need numbers ...
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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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Two installations of MMA 10.0.1.0 differ in behavior [duplicate]

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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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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Auto-completion for option values in user-defined functions [duplicate]

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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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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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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How to extract a list of available Method-s

The option Methodapplies for several functions, such as NDSolve, FindRoot, ...
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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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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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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 ...