Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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Plotting with NDSolve`StateData`

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).
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Remove CellMargins option from many cells

I have a very old notebook in which many cells had the CellMargins option set manually. What's the easiest way to remove all those manual option settings?
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What do the options of SmoothKernelDistribution do?

The function SmoothKernelDistribution has three options that are not described in too much detail in the Mathematica's help window. InterpolationPoints: What is ...
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Dealing with nested options

OptionValue allows for recent versions of Mathematica (I think as from 7) to easily access optional parameters if they are explicitely given to a function or their default values otherwise. For big ...
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What's a good style for inheriting Options[] of built-in function?

Options[myPlot] = Options[Plot]; myPlot[args___] := ... When defining a "wrapper" function like the above, I'd like it to inherit the ...
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Figuring out how AbsoluteOptions works with Graphs

I am puzzled by how AbsoluteOptions works with Graph objects. I would have expected that one could use it to obtain all the ...
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Factorizing polynomials over fields other than $\mathbb{C}$

I'd like to take a polynomial in $\mathbb{Z}_5[x]$ of the form $ax^2+bx+c$ and factor it into irreducible polynomials. For example: Input... x^2+4 Output... ...
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Function as an option to a function

I am new to mathematica ,so this question may seem a little naive. I know how to use the option as an argument to a function, we can define an option by using ...
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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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What does MaxStepFraction do?

I find that with NDSolve[...] while solving a partial differential equation, changing the MaxStepFraction from ...
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Setting the DifferenceOrder Option

I've been playing around with Method in NDSolve[...] and can't quite seem to figure out how to force ...
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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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Number format of axes in a plot

How can I have a conditional format of the values appearing in the axis of a plot ? I have in mind the number format options available in Excel for plots as described here ...
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How to set the NDSolve method to LSODA

I notice that off all the Method options available for NDSolve[...], LSODA is invoked quite ...
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Publishing results obtained in Mathematica

I've been using Mathematica to solve nonlinear partial differential equations for my doctoral research for the last 2 years or so. I am not an expert in Mathematica or mathematics and I am an engineer ...
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How to save plots in grayscale

As sophomoric as this question seems, how should I save plots in grayscale in Mathematica? I generally like eps images for their scalability and I use ghostscript or other third party perl scripts ...
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Arrows on axes in Plot3D

I use the following code to draw Arrows on Axes in 2D graphics: ...