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} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...