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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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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. persist as of 10.0.2 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. Please report it to ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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, eg ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Fractions formatting in Column / Grid

Fractions are squished in GridBox: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I suppress zero or nonzero values in a matrix?

So, if I have something like: F[IdentityMatrix[3] // MatrixForm, 1] I'd like F[] to display: $$\begin{pmatrix} 1 & ...
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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 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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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 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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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, ...
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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 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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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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Cost of Living comparison for many cities

I have an excel file with about 40 cities listed. I would like to compare the cost of living for each one. I have seen the sample "relocation calculator" given by the input: ...
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Manipulate Demo Full Screen

Is it possible to create a demo using Manipulate and then open it in a document that can be expanded to full screen?
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Why are the edge items in Grid truncated?

The first and last rows and columns of my Grids always seem to be smaller than all the other rows in my Grid, as of they had ...