# Tagged Questions

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

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### How to “Copy as Unicode” from a Notebook?

I spent some time manually editing a post replacing Mathematica ASCII \[Alpha] with Unicode α. I did this by laboriously ...
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### Annoying display truncation of numerical results

I have a lot of data to inspect. An example of a number in my program is 123.189094 This gets displayed as 123.189 ...
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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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### About the number format in ticks

I want to LogPlot a function, but I have the trouble in the number format in the ticks. For example, ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### How to create a dynamic expanding DisplayForm's styled like the ones in v10?

The display forms for objects like ClassifierFunction are nice clickable boxes I like this, and now I'm trying to create my a custom version of this for my ...
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### Way to improve “show me this decimal number to M places, don't use scientific notation”?

The best way I can come up with to say "show me this fraction as a decimal number to M places, don't use scientific notation" is: ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Any way to make my equations look better, more Latex like?

I find that the equations I write in Mathematica are not always publication quality. Here is a typical example: If I copy as Latex, then I get the following code: ...
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### How do I get a two-term polynomial with a leading negative sign to display in the correct (i.e. textbook) order?

The first three expressions evaluate as expected and the polynomial is displayed in what I would call "textbook" form. The last expression, however, switches the order of terms. Mathematica employs ...
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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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### 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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### 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, e.g. ...
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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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### 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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### Remove tick labels, but retain tick marks in RegionPlot (and related functions)

I would like to remove the numbering on the axes of the following RegionPlot. I would like to keep the tick marks but drop the numbering, I haven't figured out how ...
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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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### 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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### Inconsistent display of TraditionalForm in version 9

After installing version 9, the default style sheet uses Arial font in text and formula cells. So far, so bad. At least one would hope this is done consistently. But now I see this: You can see ...
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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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### Wrapper for inexact numeric complex numbers that maintains polar form

Related question: How can I convert a complex number a+b I to the exponent form A Exp(I phi)? Mathematica insists on displaying complex number in form a+I b when <...
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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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### Why doesn't PlotMarker option None return no PlotMarkers?

After reading the PlotMarkers documentation it seems to be all or nothing. For example if you wanted markers on some of you lines the code below seems possible/...
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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 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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### Telling mathematica to output * instead of space for multiplication, so I can copy as plain text

I am trying to get some symbolic expressions in Mathematica which I would like to paste into my C/MATLAB codes. This can be accomplished nicely by selecting the expression and right-clicking to ...
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### Incompatibility of Row and TeXForm

Bug introduced in 9.0 and persisting through 10.1.0 or later 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. ...
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### How do I get my equation to have the form $(x-a)^2 + (y-b)^2 + (z-c)^2-d = 0$?

I want Mathematica to express the equation $$-11 - 2 x + x^2 - 4 y + y^2 - 6 z + z^2=0$$ in the form $$(x - 1)^2 + (y - 2)^2 + (z - 3)^2 - 25=0$$ How do I tell Mathematica to do that?
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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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### TeXForm and large brackets (\Biggl[ etc)

Goal I am trying to export a very long expression like expr = c1*bracket1[a+b+c2*bracket2[d+e+f...]]+... to LaTeX using ...
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### How can I turn off SingleLetterItalics in PlotLabel, etc, when the Options Inspector won't do it?

One of the requirements set for the graphing project I am working on is that plot and axis unit labels sometimes need to include superscripts. Here is an approximately minimal example (I have some ...
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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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### Format and TeXForm does not work as expected

Recently, we had a nice question which brought up an issue that I believe is a bug. In the tutorial Defining Output Formats is an example at the end which doesn't make sense This specifies the <...
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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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### TableAlignments -> Left not working

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.1.0 or later For a very simple dataset TableAlignments->Left does not work: ...
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### Vertical alignment of FrameTicks Text

The text box of a FrameTick/Tick is, by default, vertically centered on the tick mark. Is there a way to adjust the vertical alignment of FrameTick text? Specifically, along the lines of Baseline, ...
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### Problem with using GraphicsColumn

I have three plots defined as: ...
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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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### Trying to write out the prime factorization of a number with CenterDot and Superscript

I am trying to use CenterDot and Superscript, in conjunction with Apply to write out the prime factorization of any given integer. Everything works well UNLESS the prime factorization of the number ...
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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 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?