Specify and control how Mathematica formats its output, including rich text, equations and graphics.

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Formatting and printing lists with Mathematica scripts

I'm just starting out with Mathematica and I'm using MathematicaScript rather than the GUI. However, I'm having trouble formatting a list when printing it. Suppose ...
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How to suppress Tooltip in built-in templates?

...or maybe switch the message. But I will be happy with no Tooltip at all. I've naively tried with ...
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Understanding evaluation and typesetting

Background So, one could be surprised by the fact that: Hold @ Grid[{{1, 2}}] (*or*) Hold @ Graphics @ Disk[] This issue and methods of prevention are ...
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TableDirections example produces an error message

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.3 Can anyone replicate this? In Mathematica 10.2 on Win 64: ...
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Vertical alignment of FrameTicks Text

The text box of a FrameTick/Tick is, by default, vertically centered on the tick mark. Is there a way to adjust the vertical alignment of FrameTick text? Specifically, along the lines of Baseline, ...
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Unsatisfactory view of Panel, when transformed to pdf

I like very much to wrap Mathematica images by Panel, which gives many of them a much better view. To be precise, if image is some illustration, plot etc. I would ...
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Convert number to word

I have a big number like: 123 456 789. Now I'll to writ it like this 123 million 456 thousand 789 I've search on the internet but nothing found that works. How can you do that? Thanks.
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Changing BarLegend border style

I want all the lines in my plot to be a consistent style, let's say thick and black for the purpose of this question. ...
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GridBox/packed array behaviour

I have never used low-level formating functions, so this problem might have a simple solution. I'm currently pulling my hair out trying to solve it, however. Consider the following example: ...
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Telling mathematica to output * instead of space for multiplication, so I can copy as plain text

I am trying to get some symbolic expressions in Mathematica which I would like to paste into my C/MATLAB codes. This can be accomplished nicely by selecting the expression and right-clicking to ...
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Inconsistent display of TraditionalForm in version 9

After installing version 9, the default style sheet uses Arial font in text and formula cells. So far, so bad. At least one would hope this is done consistently. But now I see this: You can see ...
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Why do quote marks appear in output when saved with Save Selection As?

Update #2: This behavior has been confirm across platforms and in multiple versions. Therefore: Is this a bug or a feature? Can I disable this "feature" so that copying a selection of Cell contents ...
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Show path with arrows in a matrix

I have a matrix, for example, 5x5 matrix Partition[Range[25], 5]. And I am given a list, for example: ...
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How to display equations without Mathematica simplifying them?

Say I'm trying to make a simple multiplication table and used Table[i"x"j"="i*j,{i,1,9},{j,1,9}] I'm trying to make it so that I can get a table of equations, ...
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How to make traditional output for derivatives

Hello again after some pause. i have a problem how to present partial derivatives in traditional form, not as Mathematica gave it to me in its notation. So I want to present this ...
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Why doesn't PlusMinus[a]^2 simplify to a^2?

So, I've been playing around with Mathematica lately, and I found an interesting (what I presume to be an) error. Trying to simplify (PlusMinus[a])^2 does not give ...
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How can I make Which format its output?

Functions like Piecewise have cool, easy-to-read formatting. In the same vein, I think it would be wonderful if the Which ...
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How to resize the text content of a grid with it?

I am in a resizing mood these days. This code works quite well, up to a point. ...
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Leave expression tree formatting the same when a replacement rule is applied

If I type e1 := 3 x + 2 (1 + y) z // TreeForm, I get an expression tree. If I then type e1 /. x -> 3, I get another ...
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How to format numbers with at least one figure after the decimal point

I'm searching for a way to get Reals formatted with at least one figure after the decimal point. So e.g. 3. should be printed as 3.0 and ...
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How do I turn off the little display icons for `SparseArray`, `InterpolatingFunction` and so on? [duplicate]

As noted elsewhere, in Mathematica 10.x, many functions that return "opaque" objects display them as cute little icons: ...
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Displaying index as subscript on output: e.g. C[i] -> C_i with Notation[…] or Interpretation[..]?

You have all convinced me not to type in formulas with subscripts. However, in order to be able to match the subscripts in my whiteboard math, I figure a 2nd best solution is to want to display ...
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How can I add row and column header images to my TableForm output?

I am experimenting with the Eigenfaces algorithm and have my notes and experimental data collected in a Mathematica notebook. The result of an experimental run is a table of scores, where the smallest ...
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Expression of uncertainty in measurement.

I have a problem with writing a Mathematica function. I have been requested to show the results of my experiments with the measurement uncertainty (mu) like below: ...
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How do I get a two-term polynomial with a leading negative sign to display in the correct (i.e. textbook) order?

The first three expressions evaluate as expected and the polynomial is displayed in what I would call "textbook" form. The last expression, however, switches the order of terms. Mathematica employs ...
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Automatically add appropriate prefix to Quantity

Is there a function that automatically adds the appropriate prefix to a Quantity object? For example, I would like a function ...
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How can I make CurrentValue for font characteristics pick up the font of the output not the input cell?

The command CurrentValue (documentation) allows you to access various properties of fonts, such as x-height, line height, and various measures of width such as ...
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How to export data files using specific format

Very often, I have to export data files from Mathematica. These output files contain several columns and hundreds of lines with data. For the sake of the question let's create a sample list ...
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Quickly display a color graphically

When manipulating colors, the output is shown as a textual expression like Hue[1/5], RGBColor[2/3, 1, 1/3], ...
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Replace very small numbers by zero in the output of a list

I have a long nested list, but many elements are numbers of order 10^-18 or less, e.g. ...
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Grid without lines, but with dots

I want to build a grid to look like the top-left table shown below, but without an outside frame. Here is what I've tried to do: ...
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TeX and TraditionalForm

I have a little problem, and hope, with your help, I'll be able to solve it. As you got from the title, I have some trouble with TeX in Mathematica. Imagine, I want to output a nice DisplayFormula, ...
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How to sort arguments of Times in nonstandard order?

Is there an elegant way to sort the arguments of Times in e.g. TraditionalForm so that factors go to the front and state ...
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How do I indent C code generated by SymbolicC?

I'm continuing to experiment with the SymbolicC` package, and it's crucial to be able to inspect the generated code in order to do, well, anything useful with it. ...
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How to align two overlayed plots, one being rotated?

I have two plots which I want to present on a single figure. The bottom left corner is a point of origin of the first plot. The top right corner is a point of origin of the second plot. Also, the ...
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Formatting Ticks and FrameTicks labels with a function

Is there a convenient way to format tick labels? In this example I would like to use the default Mathematica tick intervals, but simply convert the X axis labels to strings with "s" added. As you ...
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Incompatibility of Row and TeXForm

Bug introduced in 9.0 and persisting through 10.1.0 or later Update: Since no one has been able to give a reason for this change in behavior or provide a solution I am tagging this as a bug. ...
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How to change brackets in TraditionalForm output

I'm trying to improve TraditionalForm's output by using different brackets when there are more than one. For instance, instead of $u(v(r(b))))$, I'd like to get ...
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Prepare mathematica output to be parsed in Python

I have Mathematica output that I would like to parse in python so I can generate equivalent expressions. So suppose I have the following: ...
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A femme is a wife is a Frau

As can be seen from LanguageData["Properties"] // Multicolumn Mathematica's translation capabilities seem to be very limited. It can translate month names, ...
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Why does Mathematica order polynomial forms in reverse from traditional order?

I could very well be missing something obvious, but this has always bugged me with Mathematica and I don't know why it does it or how to fix it. If I enter any polynomial, say, x^2 + x - 1 for ...
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Creating a TeXForm/TraditionalForm/etcForm - like function

How could we go about creating a function that behaves like those? After a while thinking, my best try is with CellPrint printing an ...
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How do I get Mathematica to show a number in non-exponential form? [duplicate]

Sometimes I make a calculation in Mathematica that produces a big number, which Mathematica shows like so: -1.52522*10^7 This is annoying to me, because I want ...
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Bold face formatting for vectors instead of overarrows like latex \mathbf{}?

OverVector can be used to make a symbol look like a vector in text sections of documents. I happen to like bold symbols for vectors better, as in latex ...
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Wrapper for inexact numeric complex numbers that maintains polar form

Related question: How can I convert a complex number a+b I to the exponent form A Exp(I phi)? Mathematica insists on displaying complex number in form a+I b when ...
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How do I display an expression with negative powers?

How do I display an expression with negative powers? Mathematica seems to always invert a term with a negative rational power. None of the following work: ...
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Wrapping EventHandler by Table

I am making a grid on the screen. The grid is composed of different expressions. I want all of them to have a Gray background, which turns into a ...
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Transforming a mutiplication into an addition

How can I force Mathematica to transform 5a into a+a+a+a+a
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How can I get better control over StreamPlot?

I'm having some difficulties with the command StreamPlot in Mathematica 7.0. Here's the basic plots I'm doing : ...
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How to specify the square-bracket analogue of MatrixForm?

MatrixForm uses "round brackets" as delimiter. These are like parentheses, but contrary to "regular" parentheses, they stretch vertically to accommodate the height ...