Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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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} \stackrel{...
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More Ticks::ticks errors in AbsoluteOptions in v10

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.4 or later While the specific bug affecting Plot described in AbsoluteOptions prints error messages in ...
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Inconsistent handling of Dynamic option values; intended, omission, or bug?

In answering Dynamic ClipPlanes calculated from current ViewPoint Kuba and I got into a brief exchange regarding how Option values wrapped in Dynamic should be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Override a PlotTheme element at the Options level?

Edit: I am still using version 10.1; has anything changed by 10.4.1? Plot properties defined in a Theme override (supersede) properties defined on Options. This ...
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How do I configure the input and output layers of a neural network?

I'm confused about how to set some of the basic properties of a neural network structure using Classify. I'm trying to set the basic properties of a simple neural ...
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Unwanted evaluation of RHS of association in FilterRules

FilterRules is a handy function that works on associations, however it does not respect delayed association-values. RuleDelayed ...
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Graphs' options vs JournalArticle stylesheet

Bug introduced in 10.4 and persists through 10.4.1 [...] This GridGraph behavior does appear to be a regression in Mathematica 10.4 from earlier versions. As ...
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How to know the string data/settings, of some options/functions

It is known that several functions and options take some sort of input in this form: option->"something" function["something"] The simple example for this is ...
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String option names for Cells

They seem to be correctly interpreted. I'm asking because of some minor reasons and a major one: NotebookWrite a Cell with WholeCellGroupOpener option I don't know any official confirmation so let ...
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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 is recommended way to define my function option

In Mathematica 5.x days many packages used the following standard mechanism to read option values ...
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NotebookAutoSave -> True “partially” working?

I am a novice to Mathematica (using v10.2) and was wondering why: SetOptions[SelectedNotebook[], NotebookAutoSave -> True] does not switch on ...
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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 doesn'...
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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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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 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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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 place window on second screen?

I am trying to open a window on a second screen (a thunderbolt display attached to a macbook pro) that is the full size of the second screen. Here is the command I use: ...
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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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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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Why Mathematica does not Maximize when using parameter

I have recently started using Mathematica and I have got a question using it. I would appreciate if one could help me figuring out how to handle it. I have the following simple maximisation code <...
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No MenuBar despite CurrentValue[EvaluationNotebook[],WindowElements] saying it exists

I have 32-bit linux 14.04 (arch returns i686) with Mathematica 10 {$Version in Mathematica ...
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PlayRange option ignored when exporting

I've made use of autohotkey to write a script that plays audio files of piano keyboard notes when I press key-combos. At risk of digressing I will say a little about how it works. I hold one of i,k,m,...
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SetOption for Plot

I have a very related question to my former one SetOption for plotting and I am not sure if I should edit it in order to ask two questions. So if one of the experienced users tells me to do so, I will ...