Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in V10 has been fixed in 10.0.2 there remain ...
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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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In version 10 EvaluationCompletionAction “ShowTiming” no longer gives useful output; any solutions?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0, fixed in 10.0.2 In version 10 using this Front End option no longer gives useful output: ...
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Two installations of MMA 10.0.1.0 differ in behavior

I'm seeking advice on how to track down what might cause the following difference in behavior. I have two independent installations of MMA 10.0.1.0, both on Mac OS X Mavericks on identical x86 Mac ...
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How do I override options with my own defaults?

I'm calling a function f from within a function g and would like to pass any valid options for ...
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Auto-completion for option values in user-defined functions

In here, and all it's closely related links, I cant find anything that tells me how to set a list of the optional arguments. All I want is something like this ...
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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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Using ListVectorPlot[ ] and eliminating vectors at points where there shouldn't be any

I am trying to make a plot displaying the following type of information. I have a finite set of 2D-coordinates. For each coordinate point, I have a 2D vector associated to that point. The vector is ...
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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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How to return the value of Automatic when it is used in a Mathematica function?

If I have a function, for example: p1 = Plot[Evaluate[S[t]*10^-12 /. sol], {t, 20 10^-9, 49 10^-9}] and this function is setting options->Automatic so the ...
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What are the arguments supplied to ColorFunction in MandelbrotSetPlot?

On the document of MandelbrotSetPlot, it said: With ColorFunction->f, where f is a function, the argument of f is a real number in proportional to the number of ...
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Why `Plot` does not obey the `AspectRatio` specification? [closed]

I am plotting the density function of a beta distribution and I specify that aspect ratio should be one. I expect the x and y axes should have the same scale (unit length), but it turns out not. How ...
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Manipulate Demo Full Screen

Is it possible to create a demo using Manipulate and then open it in a document that can be expanded to full screen?
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How to extract a list of available Method-s

The option Methodapplies for several functions, such as NDSolve, FindRoot, ...
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Using a held option

Woud there be an elegant way to use a held option ? For example if I need to pass by reference several variables but I don't always need all of them, it can be useful. For example if I want to append ...
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Why are the edge items in `Grid` truncated?

The first and last rows and columns of my Grids always seem to be smaller than all the other rows in my Grid, as of they had ...
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Labelling a subset of contours using ListContourPlot

I have a data set with entries of the form [nx,ny,E] and have made a contour plot of this data. I would like to add labels to only a subset of these contours, for instance every other contour. How ...
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What are the possible values of sub-options for Classify[]?

Specifically, how can I find the possible values of sub-option "KernelType" of option "Method" for Classify? Here's an example: ...
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How to find the options available for a function? [duplicate]

I was trying to create an animated .gif with Mathematica. I knew that the function to use was Export["animation.gif",tableplot] where ...
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How to change NeuralNetwork options?

How can I manipulate the architecture and problems of a NeuralNetwork in Predict or Classify? For example, running the following ...
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PenaltyFunction Option in NMinimize

I am curious if anybody has some experience in using the built-in Option "PenaltyFunction" in any of the numerical optimization functions like NMinimize. According to the documentation the user ...
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How to change an option's value for a specific object?

I have a Graph object x such that GraphLayout /. AbsoluteOptions[x] evaluates to ...
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How to write complex function definitions at run time?

(Posting as a self-answered question to share a technique I discovered) In a certain project, I have many function definitions in which all parameters should be optional and come with default values. ...
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Is “MaxMessageCount” broken or is its function counter-intuitive?

As noted by kguler the Front End option: MessageOptions -> "MaxMessageCount" does not appear to have any affect on the number of times a Message is repeated ...
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Histogram with variable bin size [closed]

Suppose I have some dataset,e.g., Histogram[RandomVariate[PoissonDistribution[2], 10000], 10] which gives, $\hspace{2cm}$ How can I change the histogram such ...
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Use EvaluationCompletionAction to notify me only after long evaluation

Is it possible to use the option EvaluationCompletionAction to notify me (e.g. with a Beep[]) when an evaluation that took ...
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InterplationOrder, ListPlot3D and using AbsoluteOption to find value used. Slow using InterpolationOrder

What lead to this, is when I noticed that ListPlot3D was much slower when adding a specific InterpolationOrder->n vs. not and ...
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difficulty abstracting the OptionValue pattern

I am building lots of functions that use Options and OptionValue and wanted to reduce the redundancy in the expressions that ...
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SpeechNavigation option. What is it for?

Could somebody please explain what is the use for SpeechNavigation option found in the option inspector?
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The value of an option inside a native function

I'm looking for something similar to AbsoluteOptions but that can be evaluated inside the function. That is, I want to read the absolute settings of options ...
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How to get the real PlotRange using AbsoluteOptions?

The problem in general involves the unreliable behaviour of AbsoluteOptions when option values are implicitly specified (e.g. ...
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Can Manipulate controls have the option Appearance -> “Labeled” by default?

I was wondering if there's a way to tell Mathematica to use the option Appearance -> "Labeled" for all Manipulate commands by ...
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How to make a function with its own options as well as passing options to other functions [duplicate]

I have a function with many of its own options, but I would also like to pass options to subfunctions using the FilterRules function. Here's a simple example: ...
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Edit plot after creation [duplicate]

I try to find a way to manipulate a plot I created before. (for full code take the fuction x[t_]:=Sin[2t] ) Let's say I have a plot: ...
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Smarter way of manipulating plot style?

Say, I have a colorlist listColor={Black,Brown,Red,Cyan} Now, I have some Plot function that I can use this list: ...
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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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Options which require RuleDelayed

For some functions in Mathematica it is important to use RuleDelayed. One prominent example is the EvaluationMonitor for ...
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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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How can one find undocumented options or option values in Mathematica?

Mathematica has a lot of undocumented or poorly documented options. How does one go about working out if there is an undocumented option that might solve a particular problem? How does one work out ...
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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 ...