# Tagged Questions

Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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### Why doesn't Mathematica use uniform criteria for validating Options?

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 1}, pp -> 0] Gives as expected: Plot::optx: Unknown option pp in Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,1},pp->0]. >> However: ...
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### How can this function's options be used in different places? [duplicate]

I wrote this function to make a ListPlot where the points are colored by a third argument. ...
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### Is it possible to change the color of plot in Show?

For example: p = Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 1}] Is it possible to write options in Show to change the curve's color for example into ...
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### Quickly look-up usages, options and attributes of symbols

When I'm writing code in the front-end, I find myself very often looking up the list of options of a symbol over and over again in the documentation center. In most cases you find there a list of ...
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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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### Filling for ListPolarPlot

I want to use Filling for ListPolarPlot in such a way that the points in the list are joined to the origin with a line colored ...
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### Solving/Reducing equations in $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$

I was trying to find all the numbers $n$ for which $2^n=n\mod 10^k$ using Mathematica. My first try: Reduce[2^n == n, n, Modulus -> 100] However, I receive ...
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### How do I add options to a built in function, which only apply to a certain class of argument?

I'd like to add an option to a built-in function that only applies when it is given an argument of a certain form. For example, something like this approach to extending ...
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### How is OptionsPattern[] defined? Can I replicate this?

I am writing several functions which all take similar input parameters (a complicated nested list structure). Is there some way for me to define a pattern that can be used in multiple places and ...
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### Pass Options to Export[]

I'm working with Options to change the look and feel of some generated Graphics by passing Options to several functions, one of them being Export[]. For example: <...
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### How to grab CellTags from a Cell?

I am in the process of creating a palette for a specialised "Save as HTML". For context please see this. How can I grab the CellTags from a Cell[...] object? This is my first iteration, aka testing ...
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### How do I find the value of specific printing options?

I'd like to programmatically save (and then temporarily change and restore) specific printing options. I get as far as Options[Notebook, PrintingOptions] but don'...
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### Can Mathematica check spelling during typing?

I can't see a way to get Mathematica to check my spelling as I type. Is this feature not supported? I've done everything I can think of with my options: Is there a setting I'm missing?
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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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### Is there a way to globally set when to treat a very small number as zero?

I understand that I can use Chop to force a very small number to be treated as 0 and can use ...
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### How can I define an option “packet” for plots so I can only alter the definition and all plots with that “packet” will change appearance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Consistent Plot Styles across multiple MMA files and data sets So, here's my problem; I have a lot of data that is shown in different plots. I want all the plots to have ...
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### NDSolve Convergence test failure and significant effect of DifferenceOrder on eventual results

I am solving a non linear partial differential equation with what I call free boundary conditions (solid mechanicists would know this as simply supported). I realized that this boundary condition ...
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### Set Global Maximum Precision

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I've looked around and can't figure it out: How do I set a global maximum precision for a notebook (or in general, globally)? I have a large notebook in ...
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### Lines with label in Plot options syntax

I wrote a little function to add lines with labels to plots. It just creates customized {GridLines -> ..., Epilog -> ...} code: ...
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### How to hide inline Cells

By giving a cell the simple option CellOpen -> False, it can be hidden from view. But for inline cells (cell within a cell) this does not work. An option ...
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### Fixed color scale in multiple density plots

I think there should be a simple solution for my current problem, but neither StackOverflow (or the help of Mathematica) or Google have it. I have to plot multiple density plots with a color function....
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### Linear Solve with Modular Arithmetic

I am interested in using LinearSolve[m,b] which will find a solution to the equation $m.x=b$, where I am in mod 2 arithmetic. Is there any way to perform this ...
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### EventLocator with LSODA?

Is the EventLocator option not compatible with LSODA on NDSolve. Below is what I tried to do ...
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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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### 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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### The difference between “SymbolicProcessing” -> 0 and restricting the function definition to numeric values only

The Documentation tells us that there are two ways to disable symbolic processing of the integrand by the NIntegrate function when it is known that it just slows ...
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### MousePosition Scaling over a cell

I'm trying to have the button follow the mouse while within the output text cell. The scaling does not exactly work as intended (fails to follow mouse correctly). ...
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### Problems with setting style options

Consider the following: FirstOutput=Style["Test", FontSize -> 20] SetOptions[Style, FontSize -> 20]; SecondOutput=Style["Test"] I would like the string <...
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### Running an initialization cell on Mathematica start up [duplicate]

I am writing a bash script to run a bunch of Mathematica .nb files serially. So I thought I'd convert my Mathematica cells into ...
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### How do I remove the top bar and bottom bar from the Mathematica window?

Any idea how to remove the top bar saying "Wolfram Mathematica .... Demonstrations MathWorld Studenforum Help" from the Mathematica main window (see screenshot). It has no use to me and it ...
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### Get unevaluated option value?

This is kind of a follow-up to this question. I want to be able to define a function that takes an option, and then, inside the function, retrieve and test the unevaluated value of the option. For ...
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### Automatically return output using decimals instead of fractions

I have a mathematica file with an algorithm that feeds another program with data. my problem is that some times (randomly) the output is in fraction instead of decimal. The other program (java) does ...
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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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### 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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### AbsoluteOptions of a Histogram with PlotRange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mathematica: Retrieving PlotRange from Histogram I would like to evaluate the AbsoluteOptions of one of my ...
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### SplineDegree->1 does not work with BezierFunction?

This works (SplineDegree -> 2) ...
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### Custom function not returning any output

I'm trying to write a custom function but it isn't returning any output. Here's my code so far: ...
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### X label in GraphicsColumn is cut off

I'm trying to use GraphicsColumn to plot two curves with very different ranges. for example, ...
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### Passing unquoted strings (poor man's enumeration)

I would like to be able to pass an unquoted string as a parameter to a Mathematica function [that I am writing] and have it show up without evaluation if the string happens to be defined. Thus I would ...
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### GatherBy Option to group results?

How can GatherBy be programmed to take an option to group results as follows: ...
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### SetOptions for every new notebook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mathematica “prelude” I'd like every plot to have a frame and Helvetica labels. I'm satisfied with ...
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### How to tell mathematica not to resolve stiffness issues

Very often I solve partial differential equations that are nonlinear and could be up to 4th order. In these cases, it is usual for the solution determined by NDSolve...
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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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### Graphics, PlotRange and/or PlotRegion

Consider the following snippet of code: Module[{pts}, pts = {{0, 0}, {0, 2}, {6, 0}}; Graphics[{Blue, Polygon[pts]}, PlotRange -> {{0, 4}, {0, 4}}] ] ...
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### Plotting with NDSolveStateData

This question is a continuation of this. As answered by J.M., I am able to iterate a solution. However, I am unable to plot it. I am sure that this has to do with my inability to understand how the ...
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### About number truncation of ticks display in ListPlot

In my problem, I need to plot a figure in a relatively small region of the $x$ axis, e.g., ...
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### Change the height of a function being plotted

How do I alter the height of any function plot using the Plot function? Mathematica seems to limit the height of the plot up to the range of a function and distort ...
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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).