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How to write output to an external text file in addition to the standard output stream?

How to write output to an external text file in addition to the standard output stream, i.e. a notebook for a session with FE and stdout for command-line session?
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HoldForm -> InputForm without processing the contents

I have programmatically generated a large number of simple equations like 1+1/2. I need them to be 'unprocessed', so they've been run through ...
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How to scale multiple graphics to preserve relative sizes?

I'm looking for a simple way to make the displays of different Graphics expressions accurately reflect their relative sizes. (By "simple" I mean that it does not ...
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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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Transforming expressions in terms of Csc and Sec to expressions in terms of Sin and Cos [duplicate]

I am writing a code to compute some matrix quantities. The result involves Sec andCsc functions, and I want a form displayng ...
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Are there any rules about style inheritance in Mathematica?

I can style every part of an UI separately. But it is not handy and it would be nice to have list of Heads which are not inheriting at all or even partly. Are there any rules about inheritance? ...
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Using an external Pattern breaks Format

I noted while writing this answer that using an external Pattern on Format doesn't work: ...
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Represent a positive integer as a product of its factors

I am trying to illustrate some simple ideas with exponents. I can manually express something like $5^4$ as $5 \cdot 5 \cdot 5 \cdot 5$, but wondered how to get Mathematica to do that for me. I ...
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I get weird <<…>> symbols in my output — what does it mean?

After I input the following: data = Table[{3 + i + RandomReal[{-3, 7}], i + RandomReal[{-2, 5}]}, {i, 1, 20}]; model = LinearModelFit[data, x, x] I got ...
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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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Write a table to a file

I want to compute a multidimensional table in Mathematica and write it to an external file. Here is a simple example. I have three lists x, ...
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How to make the determinant formula visible even in cases when det=0

When I compute the determinant analytically in Mathematica, I do it with Det[{{a, b}, {c, d}}] which gives the output ...
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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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How to make Mathematica show matrices and vectors nicely

It shows me like {{0}, {1}, {0}, {-1}} . Is it possible to make it look like a vector, always?
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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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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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Show Full Output button broken for all large outputs

I use Mathematica 9.0.1.0 on Mac OS X 10.10.3. As an example of my issue, we can follow along with the example from the documentation page for $OutputSizeLimit. ...
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Is it possible to set Mathematica output to be in InputForm by default?

Mma's output cells are by default in StandardForm. While this has obvious advantages, sometimes it can get annoying, for example when I wish to copy paste the output. When this happens, I usually ...
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How do I save a Unicode string?

I am having a problem saving a long complicated string with Unicode characters in it. I have boiled the problem down, I think, to this minimal example: ...
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Subscripts in programatically generated section headers

Consider the following command: TextCell["\!\(\*SubscriptBox[\(H\), \(2\)]\)", "Section"] How can I display the string as section header and get the DisplayForm? ...
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Faded output is printed from dynamic object

Update: This behaviour happens only if cell grouping is set to Manual (similar to another problem). When an output cell is generated by e.g. dynamical object, ...
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Wrapping a data selection in Mathematica

I was wondering what would be the most efficient way to add brackets to given elements in my data set in order to change it's form from {{a,b},{c,d}} to {{{a},b},{{c},d}}. I took a look through a few ...
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Set all output to be of specific form

I want every output expression in a notebook to use //PowerExpand and also to format numbers as scientific. Is there a way to do this without explicitly calling ...
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String formatting

I have the following string: "174,861.00 ( 4,053.52) 206,850.48 118.29 ( 31,989.48)" Parentheses stand for negative numbers. I will like to get ...
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Two bit strings represented as lists – how to color differing bits as red while printing?

Assume the following code generatedMsg = {1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0}; transmittedMsg = {1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0}; Now, I want to print out something along these lines: $$ ...
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Add text before TraditionalForm

Using Print[], I know it is possible to print out "helping text" to better understand a solution: Print["The solution is: ", x] if x holds some value. Now, this ...
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Formatting data tables with Grid + Dividers vs. SplitBy --> GridBy?

A quick method to format human-readable data tables with headers, is to use Grid, eg: ...
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Convert an expression to use a specific analytic form

I have an expression that evaluates to an expression containing multiple ExpIntegralEi expressions. However, I would prefer that Mathematica use ...
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Engineering notation in mathematica 10 [closed]

It seems there is a bug in Mathematica 10.0.2 which is unable to display EngineeringForm properly: ...
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Alignement of text

I adopted the following clever code from Mr. Wizard (see here ). HoldForm[+##] & @@ RandomInteger[100, 2] I want to prepare a practising table of addition ...
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Generating a list of questions (simultaneous equations)

I am trying to create a list of simultaneous equations showing steps, where I only need to change a, b and the question number, and maybe a couple of minor things about q (where q is the factored ...
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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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How to remove border points from InputForm?

I have this code, and it generates the below ListStreamPlot. The second graph is the ListStreamPlot overlaid with the points ...
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Force ellipsis to print an end of an expression

For pedantic reasons I want to display an infinite sum of fractions in fractional form (i.e. as 1/x not as x^(-1)) with an ellipsis at the end of the expression. I have tried a number of ways and ...
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Getting the complete Cell expression some input would generate as output

I can think of calling Print and then SelectionMove to copy the expression and then delete it. Is there any more transparent ...
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How to include tooltip to symbols in TraditionalForm?

This is a follow up to this previous question, where a TraditionalForm formatting was defined for the symbol pvB, so that ...
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How to write a TraditionalForm for non-commutatively multiplied objects

I would like to write a TraditionalForm output for a string of non-commutatively multiplied objects. I don't really like the default output of the built-in symbol ...
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Postfix with two arguments

This must be duplicate but can't find any related post. I'm want to pas it two argument in postfix like f[a_,b_]:=a+b; 1,2//f ...
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Use only exponents (no radicals) in output expressions

Radical symbols ($\sqrt{\,\,\,\,}$) are the devil. Is there any way to get mathematica to never use them, and instead express everything as an exponential? i.e. I want ...
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Converting from TableForm to Grid

I wonder if there is an easy way to convert from TableForm to Grid. I have an existing data format that uses the Table function that I’d like to prettify…. Let’s setup a nested table as follows: ...
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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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How do I edit the background of Axis labels in my plot?

I'm using the standard report stylesheet in Mathematica and when I output a plot, I've set it up so that I get a white background, however the axis labels still have a gray background. How do I change ...
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Frame with round corners does not look the same in Working and Printout environments

I want to generate some graphics that contain framed texts with rounded corners that display correctly in the Working and ...
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Cannot normally underline slash characters and hyperlinks

Really, if you evaluate Style["/", Underlined] or type / and set the font of the character to be underlined through Format|Font..., you get $/$, not ...
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Strings with exclamation marks in Mathematica [duplicate]

Given this input FullForm[ToString[TraditionalForm[x]]] Mathematica outputs "\!\(TraditionalForm\`x\)" It seems like ...
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Print prints into the Messages notebook rather than into the evaluation notebook

Some time ago I noticed that the results of the evaluating the function Print[something] does not emerge in a new cell created in the notebook where the operation ...