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Printing intermediate calculations in an external file, while suppressing the output in the notebook

I'm trying to construct a text-file that contains all the operations that Mathematica performs when evaluating an expression. However, i'd like to suppress all output in the notebook in which I'm ...
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Padding and formatting within BaseForm

I find using BaseForm to be a little tricky. For example, if you use BaseForm and then do some additional operation all the numbers turn back into base 10, so you have do BaseForm as the "last step". ...
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Avoid unnecessary truncation

Is there any way to change the general settings in Mathematica so that when I type e.g. 0.34*60000000 I get the output ...
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Truncate a fractional value to particular number of bits?

If I have a fractional value, how can I truncate (not round) that to a certain number of bits, like 8? For example, for Pi 3.141569265359... the fractional part is 0.141569265359... ...
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Nice formatting for the results of a dice game simulation

One of my Mathematica interests is in problems related to the formatting of output. Getting nice formatting from Mathematica is often frustrating, but occasionally Mathematica will delight me by ...
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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 make a cell that contains an image which can be shifted?

When you're looking at some help pages, they may have cells containing images which can be shifted within the cell by left-clicking and dragging the mouse. Here is a sample: ...
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Notebook vs. DocumentNotebook; display a Notebook inline, like a DocumentNotebook

If you evaluate a DocumentNotebook[] expression in the front-end, it nicely displays inline, inside of an output cell in the current notebook: For my purposes, ...
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Put results in multiple columns for comparison

One thing I would like to do in many instances is arrange input/output in columns for comparison. I expect that I need to use Grid to do this, but have not been ...
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TableHeading Lines Do Not Show Up

For a list list = {{"a", "b", "c"}, {"d", "e"}}; Table heading lines do not show up ...
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Use Output as Input [duplicate]

I have this function which as a result returns a point ...
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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 to specify a StyleSheet of a newly programmatically-created notebook?

I would like to make a button that opens a notebook upon pressing. The point is that I would like the notebook to be made according to a specified StyleSheet. To be more specific, here is a simple ...
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How to “explode” a list inside a function call argument list? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do something like below, but it doesn't work, since StringForm requires each item from parts to be given ...
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Outputting a fraction on one line with an oblique division sign

How can I make Mathematica output a fraction as x/2 as opposed to the x on top with a horizontal bar and ...
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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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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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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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sprintf() or close equivalent, or re-implementation?

Is there a sprintf() command (some command that takes a printf-style format string and a list of values to insert into the ...
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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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Remove braces, {}, from around DynamicModule output?

Is there a way to remove the braces from the front end output associated with DynamicModule? For instance: ...
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Plotting blends of colors over lists of lists in 3D

I have a list of lists containing spectral data, many thousands of points long. Each sublist contains 13 parts, and I need to plot them in 3D with a blend of RGB colors derived from the spectral ...
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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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Strings and Formatting

There is something about strings which doesn't seem to be totally clear for me (for the moment): When entering "a string", the output, formatted as "Output" gives this string without the quotes. But ...
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Copy/paste of Interpretation to Latex fails, but works for InputText

As part of another issue, the following has come up. Create an Interpretaion: Interpretation[Subscript[a, b], a[b]] Select ...
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How to see a long output expression

I often run into long expressions in the process of solving equations. To go forward I need to be able to eye-ball the expressions to make some substitutions or use some existing relations I know to ...
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PostProcessing TraditionalForm output to append a vertical bar?

This simple task is giving me trouble. Suppose I'd like to take the output from TraditionalForm[Integrate[x^2,x]] and post-process it to append a vertical bar ...
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The order of the result $x^2 \left(b-\frac{a}{2}\right)+(a-2) x^3+\left(2-\frac{b}{2}\right) x+4 x^4-1$ [duplicate]

Can you explain me a little how Mathematica sort this result, and how to sort in descending powers of $x$ ...
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Unwanted parentheses appearing in a notebook that is opened by a button

I am writing an interactive document and have an idea to make in-line buttons that on demand would create and bring up separate notebooks containing some explanations or a remindings. One example of ...
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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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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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Style markers in strings

I'm dealing with strings in Mathematica and I would love to handle their stylling in the most cenvenient way. Without loss of generality, let's assume I want to make some parts of string ...
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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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Matching parentheses size in plot labels

I am attempting to do a seemingly-simple task: label ordered pairs in a Plot that display with parentheses that grow to match the expression within. I've trawled ...
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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 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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why mathematica outputs “TRUE” sometimes in outputs that are conditional to mean “in all other cases”?

consider this simple Input: Probability[g <= m && m <= -g + 1, {m, g} \[Distributed] UniformDistribution[{{0, 1}, {0, gg}}]] which generates a ...
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Expressing a decimal as a fraction in lowest terms

How can I express a decimal such as 0.1845095405274387 as a fraction in its lowest terms?
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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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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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SuperscriptBox question

I am trying to define an object type in Mathematica as follows ...
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MatrixForm control inside Row[]

I would like to pretty print two column vectors of different lengths so that they are aligned at the top rather than centered, which seems to be the default. For example, ...
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Converting the output for variable assignments to a usable array form [duplicate]

Output from built-in Mathematica functions often has this form (e.g. from Solve): {1 -> {166., 254.214}, 2 -> {237.214, 254.}, 3 -> {121., 253.5}, 4 -> ...
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How can I replace very small scientific form of numbers in output with 0.0? [duplicate]

How cam I get rid of very small scientific form numbers in my output, replacing them with zero? (eg: 2.27682*10^-18 --> 0.0)
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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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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 to convert equations to piecewise form

equations={{2 u,2,1+t,1}=={a c,a b+c,a+b,1},{u,t,0,1}=={c d,c+b d,b+d,1}}; Thread/@equations//TraditionalForm equations was typed to do some ...