Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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NotebookAutoSave -> True “partially” working?

I am a novice to Mathematica (using v10.2) and was wondering why: SetOptions[SelectedNotebook[], NotebookAutoSave -> True] does not switch on ...
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“ParametricSensitivity” in ParametricNDSolve

"ParametricSensitivity" is listed as a Method in the documentation for ParametricNDSolve, ...
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Monitor the computation only if a certain Option is given to the function

Suppose I have the function heavyFunction[x_]:=Module[{n},Do[Pause[0.1],{n,100}]] representing some complicated and time-demanding computation. I want in some ...
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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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How to programatically remove an option for all cells?

I'm trying to remove the CellGroupingRules options in every cell in a notebook. Eventually I opened the Notebook in a text ...
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What Method values are available for Plot?

The Documentation Center article on Plot notes under Details and Options that Method is one of the options for ...
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Overriding the behavior of Dot

I would like to override the behavior of Dot, so that Dot[u,v] will return a scalar instead of a 1x1 matrix in the case that the ...
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Which methods are available for NMinimize?

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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Using the Menu Color Palette in Plot Specifications [duplicate]

The color palette is accessible in various menus, (Format -> Text Color -> Palette) or by right-clicking the cell & (Cell Background -> Palette). I would like to use that palette to define colors ...
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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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How to specify and use nested options for a function?

I want to write a function that takes options that are nested. For example, suppose the function has one main option, "method" which can take two values, "a" and "b". Also, when method is "a", it can ...
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AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in V10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 I am trying to use AbsoluteOptions in V10 but I am getting the Out with some errors as see in this picture: does anyone have same issue?
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How to prevent Mathematica 10 from instantly displaying hover menus? [duplicate]

I recently updated to Mathematica 10 in the hopes to get the most up to date function definitions and run time optimizations. Alas, along with the (hopefully significant) improvements (not so sure ...
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Why are some option values symbols, other strings?

Is there a rationale, beyond historical accident, why some Mathematica option values are strings, while others are symbols? It seems natural that some value spaces, e.g. named color schemes, are so ...
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Mathematica 10, Show, and PlotRange

I have recently moved from Mathematica 8 to Mathematica 10, however I'm having a problem with PlotRange->All in combination with Show[]. For example, ...
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Options for a function I define that can be passed to functions I call in the definition

I know, this is very close to Functions with Options and/or Function with custom Options and modified Options for built-in Symbols, but I don't get it. My function looks like this one: ...
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What Method options does FindInstance accept?

While answering Trouble getting FindInstance to return multiple results for certain constraints it became clear that for this problem FindInstance would be better ...
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Evaluating an If condition to yield True/False

I would like to decide whether an option passed to my custom function has the value Automatic or something else. This is my attempt: ...
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Variable ViewPoint coordinates [duplicate]

Can I use the option ViewPoint on Graphics3D[], with its setting a variable function? For example: ...
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How to preserve clipping when exporting a framed histogram with font embedding?

I work with histograms and would like to export it to EPS format. I've noticed that my exported image loses the PlotRangeClipping option that I set up when I export the plot. This is true for at least ...
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SetOptions for CoordinatesToolOptions for DateListPlot?

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2.0 or later DateListPlot does not respect my Options setting for ...
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String option names for Cells

They seem to be correctly interpreted. I'm asking because of some minor reasons and a major one: NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option I don't know any official confirmation so let ...
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Temporarily setting built-in function options at lower levels

Slightly extending rcollyer's handy helper (originally "BlockOptions") to TemporarilySet system function options via an operator ...
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Specifying the PlotRange according to a desired center

I have this plot of $f(x)=\ln x$ and the tangent line at $x=e$, and I'd like to specify the PlotRange so that it's the rectangle with its centroid at $(e,1)$, kind ...
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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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New behavior of PlotRange in Mathematica 10

In Mathematica 10, when I plot data that has small changes around some non-zero value, the plot chooses a PlotRange that "collapses" the data so that the variations ...
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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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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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Reset Options to Default [duplicate]

It is straightforward to set the options of a given predefined function. E.g., SetOptions[ Interpolation, InterpolationOrder->1] I would like to know if there ...
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How to disable differential styles/markers/etc. for multiple entities?

For functions that can produce multiple "style-able" entities, Mathematica by default will give each such entity a different style. Similar conventions apply to other features, either by default, or ...
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Controlling the time step in NDSolve?

I generally use NDSolve for stiff non linear partial differential equations of 4th order. I find that a BDF1 method generally does well to placate my beast of a PDE. I've also tried out ...
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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 [duplicate]

Why NotebookWrite[ EvaluationNotebook[], Cell["ZZ", "Section", WholeCellGroupOpener -> True] ] produces: ...
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How to find out which method Mathematica selected?

There are commands like NonlinearModelFit[] or NDSolve[] that have the option Method it ...
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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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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, ...