Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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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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Extract values for ViewMatrix from a Graphics3D

Under More Information in the help page of ViewMatrix the following entry can be found With the setting ...
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How do I get a list of allowed values for an option?

When using Mathematica how can I get a list of the allowed values of an option? As an example I can use the Options command as follows - ...
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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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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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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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Setting non-standard ImageResolution for EMF export as default

Mathematica has a bug in that BarCharts and ListPlots with Filling will export as a ...
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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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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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How to plot a curve with border around the line?

This can be useful if the curve is passing over both dark and light backgrounds (like well-done subtitles in movies).
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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 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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Manipulating OptionsPatterns[]

How do you combine OptionsPatterns? For example, I would like to have a function that can take both options that I specify, and options for all graphs: ...
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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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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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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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How can I create a function with optional arguments and options?

Is it possible to create a function with optional arguments that also takes options? Here is a simple example. I have a function f with option "g". It also has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make a filled Ellipsoid?

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

I'm back with the labels and tags questions! Here is my code: mb = CreateDocument[Null, ShowCellTags -> True]; In the new document, I create a new cell, add ...
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Label cell goes away with SelectionEvaluate

When a given cell has a label (given with the CellLabel->"label" option of the cell), then this label disappears after calling SelectionEvaluate[ nb ] when the ...
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Method -> {“AxesInFront” -> False} for Graphics3D

I'm aware of two ways to manage positioning of Axes for Graphics3D: AxesOrigin and ...
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Append CellTag to list of Cells

As suggested in this earlier post, I restate my question here about appending CellTags option to existing list of Cells. What I ...
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SetOptions and Cell

I'm trying to change the CellLabel of Cells using SetOptions[Cell, CellLabel -> "test"] or ...
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Chart illustrating options that affect Graphics/Graphics3D objects

In Mathematica there is a seemingly never-ending list of parameters that affect the appearance of Graphics and Graphics3D ...
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How can I obtain the absolute settings of some Grid options?

For example: Grid[{{10!}, {5!}}, ItemSize -> Full, Frame -> All] What's the real value of Full? How can I map the ...
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How do you adjust tick direction on a 3d plot?

I have a 3d plot with oddly angled tick marks. Whether it's due to the viewing angle being unexpected or some other reason, the tick marks on the bottom axes are angled up along the sides rather than ...
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The guidelines for options or multiple arguments?

Where can I find some references concerning when to use options and when to use multiple arguments in designing and writing functions? Seems most built-in functions have arguments less than 3 and ...