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How to ask Mathematica to display answer in “$\LaTeX$” form

I am not sure how to explain it, but whenever I compute something in Mathematica, the output always spits back the result in a Mathematica language as opposed to easy-to-read equations. It's ...
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Show[] combines my Graphics3D objects in an undesirable way

Thanks to those (Heike, Jens, MrWizard, and R.M.) who helped me yesterday with figuring out how to plot an EM wave. Now I am running into trouble with the Show ...
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Restrict Mathematica command to what is inside parentheses

I have a bunch of expressions like this one: $\frac{e^{-\frac{7 J}{2 k T}} \left(2 e^{-\frac{2 g H \mu _B}{k T}}+e^{-\frac{g H \mu _B}{k T}}-e^{\frac{g H \mu _B}{k T}}-2 e^{\frac{2 g H \mu _B}{k ...
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Why does MakeBoxes mess up RowBox ordering?

When I use RowBox for MakeBoxes the order of the elements is changed for TraditionalForm, if there is a plus (+) in the list of elements. ...
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CellEvaluationFunction or $PreRead stripping inline cells from text cells

I want to create a textual style that has some CellEvaluationFunction that processes the contents of the cell a certain way. Particularly, it has to do something ...
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Display Log with desired notation in output

I wish to display logarithms with different bases in the single-term rather than numerator/denominator form during output: ...
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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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New display format needed: “drag box”

I want to create a new display type, especially for numbers or text, but potentially for arbitrary objects as well. I want a "drag box" where not all of the number (object) is visible, but dragging ...
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How can I fix Mathematica's text line-breaking algorithm not to line-break so soon?

I have some custom plotting functions that simplify the placement of footnotes and source notes under the plot. It is important that the line length of the footnotes fills up the available space and ...
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Using CellPrint with a TraditionalForm string

I am trying to use CellPrint to print a cell that asks a user to solve an equation. This equation is randomly generated right beforehand, and I would like to have it print in Blue. The whole Cell ...
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Command to Show Full Output

I have some rather long output from a notebook I run on a remote server. There is a time limit on processes so I typically do NotebookSave[] after any important ...
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How to apply tags to expression terms?

I often see on this site and at the mathgroup the repeated questions on how to rearrange expression that Mathematica "likes" to keep in one form, but the user prefers in another. Consider this trivial ...
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How can I format a table to look nice?

I have this code, but i would like to see the results well formated, How can I obtain a well formatted data with aligment?, similar to this one insted what i obatin, you can see here Here is ...
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How to get a list of pairs into the form $(x,y)$?

I want to put the solutions of the equation $y = (x + 3)/(x - 3)$, where $x$, $y$ are integers, into the form $(x,y)$. For example, $(2, -5)$ instead of $\{2,-5\}$. When I evaluated ...
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Filling and Shading an Harmonic Curve

Suppose I have an equation plotted as shown: ...
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ArcTan expressed as a radian fraction?

This type of answer is what I'm looking for: In[58]:= ArcTan @ 1 Out[58]= π/4 This is what mathematica gives me: ...
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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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Character display color

I'm looking to cause the front end to display individual characters in a specific color, just in general, as a default sort of thing. For instance, the character "1" would always display as a red 1, ...
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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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Reduce an equation by putting a new variable

I have the following equation given: $$ (26-x)\cdot\sqrt{5x-1} -(13x+14)\cdot\sqrt{5-2x} + 12\sqrt{(5x-1)\cdot(5-2x) }= 18x+32. $$ In order to solve it, I want to substitute $t = \sqrt{5x - ...
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Plots using TextAlignment with SwatchLegend to left align multi-line items

I have Legends that stretch over multi-lines and the only way I can get them left aligned is by adding white space to the end of the legend item. Does anyone know if there is a way to use ...
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How to substitute $x$ in a expression $f(x)$ but not calculate the value of the $f(x)$ at the point $x$?

I want to subtitute $x = 1$ into the expression $$f(x)=x^2 + 3 (x^2 - m^2) + \sqrt{x^2 + 1}$$ but I don't calculate the value $f(1)$, that is mean, I want $$1^2 + 3(1^2-m^2)+\sqrt{1^2 + 1}.$$ If I ...
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How do I set the font for output in my stylesheet?

I'd like to change the font that Mathematica uses for output by setting the font of the corresponding style in my stylesheet; bit simply overriding the default ...
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Frame thickness in Framed[] [duplicate]

I need to change the frame thickness in Framed[] in order to create a legend box. How can I set the frame thickness in Framed[]? ...
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specify field width in Print

I would like to format the output. For example, the following code gives ...
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Why this code is considerably slower in version 9?

I have a Mathematica code for computing and plotting the density which corresponds to a given potential. The following code was written few years ago using version ...
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Simplify function notation

I have some calculations with arbitrary functions. In the output, Mathematica always shows the functions with its arguments. I would like to tidy the notation a bit, by hiding the arguments in the ...
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Sorting out atom types in an XYZ file

I am trying to rewrite the output of "VertexCoordinates" such that instead of a hybrid list of atoms and coordinates that result from using the following input program, I want all coordinates of the ...
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numerical precision in output file

I want to write the numerical results of a computation to a file which is to be read in Fortran. The data looks like: ...
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Unexpected behavior: CForm converts rationals to floating numbers

One line question: How to make CForm[1/2] generate 1/2 instead of 0.5? (Thanks Nasser's ...
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Why can't I pass in a product of matrices in my modified matrixform? [duplicate]

In attempt to build a function that would work like MatrixForm but would wrap a matrix with brackets, I tried the following function: ...
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Fractions formatting in Column / Grid

Fractions are squished in GridBox: ...
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SuperscriptBox question

I am trying to define an object type in Mathematica as follows ...
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Row Alignment in Grid

I've been working on creating tables of differences in MAA similar to the image below, but with a bit more detail: I've written a function that will take an anonymous function, a range of values ...
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PaddedForm adds an additional padding character

I would like to get a sequence from "01" to "10". I tried ...
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DisplayFormula not working as expected

How do I use the styles "DisplayFormula" and "DisplayFormulaNumbered"? Why is there no margin (or empty space) around the ...
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TableHeadings align to the right

Is there away to get TableHeadings align to the Right instead of the default to the Left? ...
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10bits per rgb / 1024 shades of gray?

Can we display 10 bits per rgb in Mathematica? I'm using a quadro card and 30 bit monitor and can get a smooth gradient using Psychtoolbox in matlab. The following Mathematica should produce a bar ...
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Is it possible to Print into a collapsable CellGroup?

During rather long computation I have intermediate steps Printed with useful information which should be collected for possible use in future inside of the ...
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Printing Block Matrices

I have a 2D matrix, such as: d=2; M=Array[a, {d^2,d^2}]; and I would like to print it in a way which emphasizes its dxd block matrix structure. If ...
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displaying Laurent polynomials nicely

I have some 2-variable Laurent polynomials in $q$ and $t$, and I'd like to collect powers of $q$ and display them without using fractions, and to sort the terms by the power of $q$. For example, I'd ...
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Context Sensitive Formatting for a Table

Suppose I am calculating the correlation of a a set of vectors. Correlation[RandomReal[1, {5,5}]] I would like to display the output using TableForm or Grid ...
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Easiest Way to Use ShowGroupOpener in Mathematica

I currently edit manually the cell contents of a notebook (Ctrl+Shift+A or Cmd+Shift+A) to "recycle" cells containing the ShowGroupOpener option. Is there an easier way to create documents hiding ...
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Why don't these styling rules work when viewed in TableForm?

m = RandomInteger[{-5, 5}, {10, 10}]; m /. {x__, y_ /; y > 0} -> Style[{x, y}, Red] % // TableForm When m without style ...
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Calculate with units

If I want to calculate with units, for example using Pythagoras theorem, I would do this: c = Sqrt[(3m)^2 + (5m)^2] The result will be ...
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Can I ask Mathematica to replace the arguments of my functions with a replacement rule?

I have an equation that I evaluate at some point (let's say $x=1$) that have terms of the form f[1,y] D[g[1,y],{y,2}] Is there an easy way to replace [1,y] by ...
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ScientificForm is not being applied

I am looking to compute the value of $\sum^{3249}_{n=58} 2^{n \choose 2}$, but when I try to execute ScientificForm[Sum[2^Binomial[n, 2], {n, 58, 3249}]], I get a ...
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Display Quantity in full form

Is there a way to display Quantity[] in full form in the output? I know you could use Quantity[valuse, Unit]//InputForm, but ...
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Changing order of TeXForm output

I am creating Taylor polynomials and exporting them using TeXForm. When a polynomial p[x] is displayed in Mathematica, it shows, ...