# Tagged Questions

Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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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 http://peltiertech.com/...
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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: ...
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### Labels and tickmarks inside Frame

Is there a way to force Plot and related functions to place the tick labels inside, rather than outside a frame? For example, consider, ...
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### Opening new notebooks with a non-default window size

I'd like to set Mathematica (8.0.4.0) up so it opens new notebooks with the "NaturalColor" stylesheet and with a WindowSize like ...
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### Saving a notebook without output lines

Is it possible to change the way Mathematica saves so that Out[] lines are never included? I have a .nb file that processes a ...
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### Passing down arguments

In R, one can use ... to pass arguments down to another function. For example ...
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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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### 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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### Functions with Options

Suppose you want to create a function which has optional arguments. Maeder's book Programming in Mathematica covers the topic extensively up to version 3, but some things have changed/evolved since ...
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### How can I set Grid alignments using numbers?

There is an example in the Alignment documentation (it also appears in the Grid documentation): ...
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### How can I work out which functions work with SetOptions?

Not all functions seem to work with SetOptions. e.g. ...
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### Setting up TextStyle with initialization cells in Mathematica 6+

It used to be quite straightforward to change the default settings of a notebook in terms of inputs, outputs, text styles and font sizes in previous versions of Mathematica using initialization cells ...
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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 ...