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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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How to keep Collect[] result in order?

For example, Collect[(1 + x + Cos[s] x^2)^3, x] gives the result ...
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Quickly display a color graphically

When manipulating colors, the output is shown as a textual expression like Hue[1/5], RGBColor[2/3, 1, 1/3], ...
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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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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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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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How to export CSV from Mathematica?

I have previously been using logf[x_, y_] := f[x, y] /. v_ :>(PutAppend[Unevaluated[f[x, y] = v;], "out.txt"];); which produces output like ...
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Export image data precision

I'm sure there is a very easy way to control this, but I have been searching for an hour now without luck. I plot a function and export it to get a table that I can use in TikZ. ...
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Awkward output of TeXForm

When I try to format a number that has a big exponent with TeXForm the following happens: ...
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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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Labeling plots without evaluation

This is my first question here so please excuse my mistakes. Let us consider a rather contrived example: ...
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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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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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Wrapping EventHandler by Table

I am making a grid on the screen. The grid is composed of different expressions. I want all of them to have a Gray background, which turns into a ...
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Randomizing a lab

I teach a class where students do a weekly lab in Mathematica. They do it in a computer lab, and because there are many of them, and only one of me, I encourage them to help one another. ...
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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 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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Notebook formatting - easier descriptions for equations and results?

When I do computations in mathematica, I generally try to make it readable for myself-in-the-future. This can be a cumbersome task in mathematica, where it often requires me to switch betwee a text ...
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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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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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How to display equations without Mathematica simplifying them?

Say I'm trying to make a simple multiplication table and used Table[i"x"j"="i*j,{i,1,9},{j,1,9}] I'm trying to make it so that I can get a table of equations, ...
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Sum of roots of a trigonometric equation

The equation $$ \sin x + \sqrt{3} \cos x = 1,$$ where $x \in [-2\pi, 2\pi]$ has four roots $-\dfrac{3\pi}{2}$, $\dfrac{\pi}{2}$, $\dfrac{\pi}{2}$ and $\dfrac{11\pi}{6}$. Sum of roots of the given ...
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How do I introduce a new variable in a trigonometric equation?

I have the trigonometric equation \begin{equation*} \sin^8 x + 2\cos^8 x -\dfrac{1}{2}\cos^2 2x + 4\sin^2 x= 0. \end{equation*} By putting $t = \cos 2x$, I have \begin{equation*} \dfrac{3}{16} t^4+ ...
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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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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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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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Representation of negative exponents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Way to improve “show me this decimal number to M places, don't use scientific notation”? How can I expand e.g. number 1.*10^-8 so that there would be no ...
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How to output an expression as a Dot[] product

How to force Mathematica to output an expression such as $a1u1+a2u2+a3u3$ as a Dot product like this one: ...
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Equation of the plane passing through the three points [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to put terms in lexicographic order? I write the equation of the plane passing through the three points $A(-1, 5, -2)$, $B(2, 4, -3)$ and $F(4, -8, 6)$, and this is ...
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What is the default file path used by the Put function and how do I pre-evaluate an expression to use in Put?

I have a problem of trying to store some output in an external file. In one note book I define a function f[x_]:=AdvancedCalculation, where this function generates ...
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Formatting and printing lists with Mathematica scripts

I'm just starting out with Mathematica and I'm using MathematicaScript rather than the GUI. However, I'm having trouble formatting a list when printing it. Suppose ...
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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 put terms in lexicographic order?

Is it possible to have terms like f[w-c] be formatted like this and not like f[-c + w]. I use Mathematica (7.0) for simplifying ...
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Substituting Symbol font for Mathematica's custom font in exported plots and other graphics

Mathematica includes some custom fonts that allow you to use a wide range of mathematical symbols in output. For example, one can write: ...
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Formatting Framed - some FrameStyle graphic directives don't work?

The FrameStyle option in Framed seems to work for some graphics directives but not others, eg: Framed["yo", FrameStyle -> Blue] But ...
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Formatting a number with fixed number of significant digits

I need a formatting function (say format[x_, n_]) which outputs numbers with fixed n significant digits without unnecessary dot. ...
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How to write output in TraditionalForm into external text files?

I'd like to write output in TraditionalForm into external text files ofile.txt. I tried to use ...
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How to generate table without comma and bracket or get rid of those?

I want just data without comma and brackets. Even TableForm is not working for me. For example, the general pattern of my table is ...
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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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TableAlignments -> Left not working

Bug present in versions 7 through 10.0.0. For a very simple dataset TableAlignments->Left does not work: ...
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Mathematica Sec and Csc

How can I prevent Mathematica from using the "old fashioned" functions "Sec" and "Csc"? In Germany these functions are "old fashioned" as they are not taught anymore at school.
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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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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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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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How to write values of function to file?

For example, say I wanted to plot Sin(x) like this: Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,2 Pi}] But instead of plotting to a graph, I want to now tabulate the values of Sin[x] to a ...
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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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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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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? ...