Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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Variable ViewPoint coordinates

Can I use the option ViewPoint on Graphics3D[], with its setting a variable function? For example: ...
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How to make an index optional?

Can I define a relation between variables, such that the expression will also be evaluated (then assuming all indices are equal) when no index is given? $$ x_i + y_j = \delta_{ij} ...
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Unexpected design of protection against dynamic content

Introduction/summary I was surprised by the (from my point of view limited) extent to which the user is defended against "potentially unsafe dynamic content" by default. Two things were unexpected ...
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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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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.1 or later While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in ...
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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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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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How can I obtain the absolute settings of some Grid options?

For example: Grid[{{10!}, {5!}}, ItemSize -> Full, Frame -> All] What's the real value of Full? How can I map the ...
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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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ShowSelection color

The color of a selection is controlled by the operating system. E.g., enter the following code in separate cells. ...
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Is “MaxMessageCount” broken or is its function counter-intuitive?

Behavior remains unchanged through Mathematica version 10.1.0 As noted by kguler the Front End option: MessageOptions -> "MaxMessageCount" does not appear to ...
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NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option

Why NotebookWrite[ EvaluationNotebook[], Cell["ZZ", "Section", WholeCellGroupOpener -> True] ] produces: ...
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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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The guidelines for options or multiple arguments?

Where can I find some references concerning when to use options and when to use multiple arguments in designing and writing functions? Seems most built-in functions have arguments less than 3 and ...
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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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Make all new cells have a specific style as a function of the Mathematica installation

I would like all new input and output cells, in fact all new cells including section headers and such, to have a specific stylistic property (...
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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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Where can I find detailed information about the SystemOptions?

I'm looking to optimize my Mathematica script, and I'm willing to go spelunking with low-level system options. The problem is that I've been looking in the Mathematica documentation, but there ...
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PlotRange->Automatic the exact function used to calculate outliers

I know that PlotRange->Automatic does the following: "the distribution of coordinate values is found, and any points sufficiently far out in the distribution ...
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Error message with RegionPlot after SetOptions

I get an error message with SetOptions[RegionPlot, ImageSize -> Medium]; RegionPlot[u v (1 - v) >= 10, {v, 0, 1}, {u, 0, 100}] that says ...
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How do I incorporate metadata using Export?

I have Export["file.png",codeThatMakesAGraphicsObject[],"PNG"]; and want to embed some specific metadata information. Is there a simple way to do that? Note ...
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Setting Up Lightweight Grid On Multiple Clients Programmatically

I have a number of computers which all might need to use the same (client) configuration for the Wolfram Lightweight Grid at some point. I know that there are ways to programmatically set certain ...
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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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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 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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the “natrual value”and the “Pruning”

There are two question by following: First: I want to know the option's natrual value,the the mathematica tell me that it is "Automatic".When I try to get it like this: ...
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Confusing NullSpace Method behaviour

The background of this question is that I'm trying to get the bottom of when the output of NullSpace outputs a list of pairwise orthogonal vectors. On my route to ...
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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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DifferentialEvolution scaling factor randomization

Using NMinimize for finding global minima, one can choose the DifferentialEvolution method. You can find a (not so) detailed ...
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How to insert a function into OptionsPattern?

I’ve written a function TableauForm to draw a standard Young Tableau. This problem is related to this one, however, the difficulty is that, a function has to be applied to the list in my case. This ...
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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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Parallel calculation with SetOptions

Is it possible to distribute the effect of SetOptions to parallel kernels? Here is how I encountered the problem: I am trying to calculate a lot of numerical ...
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Is there a way to give Mathematica extra memory?

I am running Mathematica 10 (Student Edition) on Mac OS X 10.7.5 on an old Mac Pro. I have lots of extra RAM that the system isn't touching, and I would like to give some of it to Mathematica in the ...
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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 ...