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How to make rational expressions formatted using FractionBox

This is what I get using Mathematica 9.0.1. Instead I want this: I know how to use MakeBoxes, Format and I thought this code would work: ...
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Separate integer fractions from variables?

Whenever I write a rational number times a variable, i.e.: (2/3)a the result Mathematica displays looks very cringeworthy: $$\frac{2a}{3}$$ I would prefer ...
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Making large tables easy to read with frozen headings and scrollbars [duplicate]

I would like to represent a table containing a large amount of information in such a way that I can (a) use scrollbars and (b) have table headings that don't scroll off the screen [just like the Free ...
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How to eliminate the zero real part of a purely imaginary number?

In Mathematica 9, a purely imaginary number, e.g. 0.9 I, will display as 0. + 0.9i in the output form. How can I eliminate the ...
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Guides for programming CDFs

Are there any tutorials for programming high-quality CDFs, like the interactive calculus textbook presented at wolfram.com? Mathematica's Help is extremely impressive but it really does not help much ...
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Problem with exporting nested Rows/Columns to HTML

I will show the problem on the following MWE: Export["test.html", Column[{ Row[{"test", "1"}] }], "HTML", "CSS" -> None] ...
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Can the Notation function support complex structures on its left hand side?

In my investigation of the possibilities offered by the Notation package, I came over a limitation in the complexity of the left hand side symbol. For instance, although I am able to enter ...
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Converting string representation of boxes into explicit boxes

It is very easy and convenient to write textual labels as Strings in the WYSIWYG mode. For example, I define a short form describing a linear model: ...
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Creating formulas for the Moodle CMS question bank

Edit I have made some progress on this problem, which is given below the question. I use the Moodle course management system for much of my teaching, and the CMS comes with a tool for creating ...
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Trying to write out the prime factorization of a number with CenterDot and Superscript

I am trying to use CenterDot and Superscript, in conjunction with Apply to write out the prime factorization of any given integer. Everything works well UNLESS the prime factorization of the number ...
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3- dimensional plot of 2-dimensional systems of differential equations

Let's take this first example of a 2D output: ...
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Multiplication sign in TeXForm?

How do I get Mathematica to produce TeX output that does not omit the multiplication signs ? For example, this expression: ...
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How to recover “pretty” format after split?

I'm doing this: And get this: But what I wanted is: How can I get the desired output? Is there a way to recover the format from the cryptic output? Note: my "real" list is way longer than ...
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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 ...
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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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Add arrows over matrix

How can I plot this graph g1 = Table[x[i, j], {i, 5}, {j, 5}] // Grid; Rasterize@g1 I added these arrows by Ctrl+D's graphics tool. This way maybe hard ...
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Multi-column table layout the right way

How do I create book-like multi-column table formatting for a long, narrow tables in a preferably elegant way? Should I be thinking of stylesheets, instead of formatting? I guess this is a solved ...
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Using Padding with Text and Style

Suppose that I use: Text[Style["(1, 0, 0)", 12, Background -> White], {1, 1, 0}] How can I put a few points of padding around the text? Thanks to Jens: ...
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Possible to export Excel formulas?

I would like to export an .XLS file complete with data and formulas. Is this possible using Export? For example, here is data and a formula :- I can import ...
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How do I set the fonts for Input and 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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Fractions formatting in Column / Grid

Fractions are squished in GridBox: ...
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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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Exported graphics have issues with word wrapping

I am trying to export a plot as an image. My actual plot uses Show to combine a ListPlot and several Plots, with a common legend. The code below is a dummy version that produces the same problem: ...
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how can I convert a Grid object to a Graphics object?

I have a figure (which is by combining different plots) that I generated using Grid[]. The problem is, I want to specify the ...
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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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Display a number in Mathematica 9 in periodic form

I want to display a rational number in Mathematica in periodic style. PeriodicForm isn't working anymore. It worked in Mathematica 5 and now I'm using Mathematica ...
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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 formatted. How can I obtain a well formatted data with alignment similar to this one? Instead, I obtain the result you see here (click to ...
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Is it possible to “pretty print” my input integral in Mathematica like Wolfram|Alpha does?

With Wolfram|Alpha, if I enter: Integrate[r^3, {t, 0, 2Pi}, {r, 0, 2}, {z, r^2, 4}] Wolfram|Alpha will pretty print my input like so: Which is very readable, ...
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How to transform the result of this integral into powers of $\sin\,x$?

I want to calculate the integral $I = \displaystyle\int{\cos ^5 x\, \mathrm dx}$. Using the variable $t = \sin x$, I get $$I = \sin x - \frac{2}{3}\sin^3 x + \frac{1}{5}\sin^5 x + C.$$ With ...
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Concatenating strings, unevaluated expressions and evaluated expressions/values

Maybe this is something very simple to some of you. Anyway, I think this can be useful to many others like me. I would like to build an output that involves strings, unevaluated expressions and ...
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Displaying a list of percentage values according to their classification

I have a list of percentages as follows: percent = {21.15, 42.3, 57.68, 73.06, 84.6, 90.37, 96.14, 99.99, 99.99, 99.99, 99.99} I want to classify these ...
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Why does TraditionalForm[Inactivate[x y]] show x * y ? instead of x y?

Given that both x and y are expressions, in my case x is ...
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How to change the color of specified digits in a number?

I've been playing with numerical approximations for irrational numbers, and would find it convenient to be able to highlight where these approximations deviate from the known correct answers. For ...
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How to set the output be generated in a cell different from “Output”

I would have some functions, for instance Plot, to generate their output using a different Cell's style rather than "Output". The reason is that I'm producing some documents with many images and, for ...
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How to receive the result of the integral $ \int\frac{1}{x}dx$ is $\ln|x|$?

When I input \[Integral]1/x \[DifferentialD]x in Mathematica, I get Log[x]. How can I make the result of the integral ...
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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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How to label only leaves in TreeForm?

I have a Huffman encoding represented as a list in the following manner: encoding = {{{w, d}, {o, s}}, {{{e, q}, a}, {i, j}}}; This means that ...
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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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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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Modifying the built in graphic format of colors

Can users modify the default format of colors in the front end? Red For example, dimensions, aspect ratio, EdgeForm? The motivation is the functional ...
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How to set default PageWidth for InputForm?

We can control the page width used by InputForm by applying SetOptions to "stdout": ...
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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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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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Row and Column Headings for a Grid

It would be useful for me if I could write: Grid[{{a, b}, {c, d}, {e, f}}, GridHeadings -> {{"r1", "r2", "r3"}, {"c1", "c2"}}] just like ...
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Showing AlgebraicNumber[1/2 (1 + Sqrt[5]), {-3, 2}] in human-readable way

Is there a function to show algebraic numbers in Mathematica more conveniently? I am looking for something similar to MatrixForm for matrices. For example, I would like to view ...
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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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Customized FortranForm output

Let's take the following example V = (-G*Mn)/Sqrt[x^2 + y^2 + z^2 + cn^2]; Vx = D[V, x]; FortranForm[Vx] The result is ...
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Real and/or improved CForm of expressions

I'd quite like to be able to automatically generate C++ versions of certain mathematical expressions that I've manipulated in Mathematica. The resultant C++ code fragment is then going to be used ...
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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 ...