# Tagged Questions

Specify and control how Mathematica formats its output, including rich text, equations and graphics.

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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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### Can I Print to a different notebook? (within the context of the same kernel)

Please imagine a simple loop: For[i=1,i<=100,i++, Print[i]; ]; We can ask Print[] to output $(1,2,3,4,...)$ to a ...
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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 data....
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### Prevent graphics render inside held expression

Assuming each odd line is input I would like the even lines to be the output of the following lines. In the above the Graphics are inside ...
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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 [x,...
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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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### Show Simplified Directives [closed]

Is there a way to force Mathematica to convert an already rendered Graphic to the simplified Directive form of that Graphic. Background: I am currently editing Graphics using Drawing Tools and then ...
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### How do I type boxtimes?

How do I type boxtimes in Mathematica, for example $a\boxtimes b$? This symbol is used a lot in mathematics, but I found no corresponding part in Mathematica. In TeX form, I can type \boxtimes. Can ...
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### How to prevent Grid from breaking the line upon export

I want to create a legend for my plots (a mixture of RegionPlots and ContourPlots). The legend should show the meanins of colors as boxes with text in them and the meaning of contours as framed number ...
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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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### 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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### Paste data into Mathematica with formatting

Select the following Mathematica code and paste it into a notebook. In Windows 7(Mathematica 8) the line breaks are not interpreted in the expression. In fact any data copipasted from stackexchange ...
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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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### How can I make a notebook with two column layout?

How can I make a notebook with two column layout? Is it possible? I saw something tools could do such thing? Author Tools?
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### How can I make notebook cell's background become transparent?

How can I make notebook cell's background become transparent? And can be saved as html with the translucent or transparent effect? One of the use is in HTML files, the background of cell hides the ...
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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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### 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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### What are all the named Mathematica styles?

This question came to mind because of this answer to a recent question. Under Style, the Mathematica Documentation Center says the following about named styles. A few common named styles ...
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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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### Convert a number to a string to use in plot axes label, but keep the exponent

This seems to be a simple, but useful question. I am plotting a basic function: ...
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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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### 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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### 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 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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### Lossless TIFF or PNG export

I'd like to export an output from MatrixPlot[], however, the output file size seems to depend on my specification of the ImageSize -> {..., ...}. How might I export a TIFF with all of the data in the ...
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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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### 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 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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### Notebook output behaving erratically

Normally, when reevaluating a cell, the following output cell is overwritten with the new result. I have a lengthy notebook in which at some point for unknown reasons each reevaluation generates a new ...
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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 -> {221....
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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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### Appropriate application of plotstyle directives

I am attempting to style a Plot in which all of the lines are Thick and I have selected the colors manually: ...
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### How can I get better control over StreamPlot?

I'm having some difficulties with the command StreamPlot in Mathematica 7.0. Here's the basic plots I'm doing : ...
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### How to make rules for changing parameters

I have one boring problem with changing parameters in printing output. If I have equation ...
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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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### Rounding only reals in an expression containing, reals, integers and symbols

I am trying to make a function that would make rounding real numbers in an expression possibly consisting of real numbers, integer numbers and symbols. An example of such an expression is 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 ...
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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 use output from previous line in Plot? [duplicate]

Suppose, I want to solve a equation and want to obtain it's first root. In this case I've used In[1]=:Solve[b^2 + b*z + 1 == 0, b][[1]] This gives ...
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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 ...