# Tagged Questions

Mathematica symbols are the ultimate atoms of symbolic data. Every symbol has a unique name, exists in a certain Mathematica context or namespace, and can have a variety of types of values and attributes.

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### How to joint symbolic expressions together [duplicate]

I want to joint symbolic expressions together to create a another symbolic expressions. one way to do that is as follows: ...
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### Some Characters From Custom Font Do Not Show Up

I'm using version 8.0.4.0 on a Mac, and recently made my own .otf and .ttf fonts at PaintFont.com. The font can be based on pretty much anything, including handwriting, and covers everything from ...
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### What's the difference between variables with and without a subscript?

If I input $x = a + b$, the $x$, $a$ and $b$ are blue. When I hit Shif+Enter, the $x$ turns black, indicating the kernel now knows this variable. But when I input $x_r = a + b$, and hit Shift+Enter, ...
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### Optimizing repeated function calls

Easiest way to keep my library nice, is to naively call some functions many times with same parameters. Doing so prevents from zoo of (library-)global variables and complicated initialisation ...
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### Unevaluated symbols [duplicate]

I often find it useful to define a symbol from strings (often in a loop in which I define other symbols). This I accomplish with Symbol (and often ...
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### Append subscript to variable name [duplicate]

I'm importing equations from Word document and transforming them into input form. But subscripts look ugly. Is is possible to programmatically append subscript to variable name? e.g. ...
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### Replace every Minus to Plus in Expression

Thought this is a rather simple thing, but I was not able to find a solution: I have a polynomial expression like: expr1=a^2-b+c*d expr2=a-b expr3=-a+b-c and ...
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### Why won't Manipulate work with symbols generated by Symbol?

Suppose I am provided with two data lists. (Assume for the moment that they are lists of integers.) I would like a function that generates bar charts that I can manipulate. Here is what I have: ...
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### Auto-complete for user defined functions [duplicate]

If I define a symbol in Mathematica, it doesn't show up in the autocomplete list that works for symbols in System. Test code: ...
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### Result about Context is inconsistent with the description of “Power Programming with Mathematica”

x = 5; tempx = 6; Begin["temp"] {x, Globalx, tempx} The result in my Mathematica session is {5,5,6}, but it's ...
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### Stopping a head from evaluating more than once

While attempting to answer my own question, Is there a way to "hold" prefix / infix / postfix notation?, I came across the need to evaluate a recursive function only one level deep. For ...
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### Are greek symbols causing different evaluation?

I've updated today to Mathematica 9.0.1.0 from version 8 and found something that absolutely confuses me. Let us define a piecewise function: ...
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I need to turn my Mathematica output (in string form) to a form that I then need to feed to Maple, and specifically I'd need all multiplications to be marked by * (as opposed to x or, as it happens ...
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### Assigning symbolic operators to built-in functions

Can I do something like this: $$\partial_t = D[f, t]$$ i.e. create a symbol instead of a function so that each time I call it, it executes the operation as defined?
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### Defining my own invisible operator

There are some invisible operators in Mathematica (\[ImplicitPlus],\[InvisibleTimes],...
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### Dynamic generation of Buttons

The Project I am trying to dynamically turn on/off the display of data for a circos-esque plot that I generated. The Code I have data stored in mfData and a ...
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### How to open directly the help/reference window from a notebook

I'm used to do ??symbol when I want the reference for a given symbol, then I click on the >> arrows to open the help window. Would it be possible to ...
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### Running out of variables

I am running symbolic calculations with Mathematica. Simplification of algebraic expressions is an important part of them as very often final results can be simplified considerably. Typically my ...
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### Experiment with TagSetDelayed involving Part

Reading Associating Definitions With Different Symbols, I was intrigued by this: You can think of upvalues as a way to implement certain aspects of object-oriented programming. A symbol like ...
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### Getting new symbols into Mathematica

What is the easiest way get new symbols into Mathematica 9? For example I want to be able to write the Symbol \mathfrak{A} that you have in Latex. I know that ...
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### Whats the best practice of using subscripts in symbols?

I have stumbled over several issues about subscripted symbols recently. I would like that I can enter subscripted variables with my keyboard and that they are treated as symbols. I would also like to ...
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### Symbol with Subscript but no quotes in it!

If I use the following function to define me a fancy subscript: ...
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### How to make a function work on symbols in a specific context

Let us say we have two sets of symbols $(x, y, z)$ with the same names that live in two different contexts: ...
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### Guidelines on giving readable names to variables [closed]

I know that one cannot use underscore to a variable name, like degree_of_The_First_Polynomial. But for a long variable name, it ...
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### Displaying the meaning of an operator using Information

I'm using CircleTimes ($\otimes$) operator defined as a_\[CircleTimes]b_ := KroneckerProduct[a, b] so I can use ...
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### Not FullDefinition for Save. MachineID not Protected?

Is there a way to set what symbols's definitions I do not want to store? Consider the following code: ...
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### Given a Boolean representation of a system, how can the Reliability Function be displayed as symbolic algebra?

Can Mathematica 9 convert a Boolean representation of an RBD to its symbolic algebraic form? If I have a simple series Reliability Block Diagram made up of 2 components, c1 and c2 bexpr1=And[c1,c2] ...
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### Remove Removed From Output

How might I remove Removed[..] symbols from the output of an expression? For example Clear[b]; b := Sin[a + a]; Remove[a]; b ...
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### converting between forms - symbols/subscripts - matrix products

If I have a vector of the form (xp+y, x+yp) do you have a simple way of creating the following matrix and vector from it: {{p, 1}, {1, p}} * {x, y}, such that ...
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### Symbol created in unevaluated second argument of If [duplicate]

Apologies for the long question title, but I couldn't come up with something shorter to describe the following. Starting with a clean session, there are no symbols in, let's say, ...
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### Using Greek letters with subscripts as symbols

I'd like to use Subscript[ϕ, 1] as a function name: Subscript[ϕ, 1][x_] = C1 + C2*x + C3*Exp[α*x] + C4*Exp[-α*x] But as I use ...
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### Is it possible to write a function immune to symbol redefinitions in any Block surrounding its invocation?

Normally, semantics of symbols used in a function definition can be changed by their redefinitions in Blocks surrounding the function invocation: ...
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### Is it possible to define custom compound assignment operators like ⊕= similar to built-ins +=, *= etc?

I would like to do something like this: ...
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### How to find the package file that stores a certain symbol?

Is it possible to figure out in what file a certain packaged symbol lives in (assuming there is no shadowing between multiple identical symbol names)? I would like to have a function that if, given a ...
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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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### Manipulate a Plot that contains a variable that contains symbol [duplicate]

This snippet mm = m Manipulate[{mm, Plot[mm x, {x, 0, 1}]}, {m, 0, 1}] (m is not defined anywhere) produces a sadly fixed ...
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So I've downloaded the latest FeynCalc from this site and put the extracted folder in user/me/library/Mathematica/application, but when I write the command ...
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### strange output from ToExpression

I want to set constraints to my parameters, e.g., "m", but Mma gives nonsensical output. How could I avoid this phenomenon by using another but "equivalent expression"? Or, is this just in my computer ...
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### Functions, Options and Symbols

In the normal Mathematica language, where no built-in symbols are redefined and no evil things happen, is it a valid assumptions, that no function symbol (Plot, ...
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### How can one type a box with “x” marked?

In some text portion of my notebook, I would like to be write check boxes which are empty, check marked or "x" marked. The following commands work for the first two: ...
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### How to define a vector with automatically added symbolic elements with subscripts

I want to define a vector lets say k containing elements Symbolize[Subscript[k, 1]], k2, k3 ... etc. When I define lets say k4 . I want the symbol automatically added to vector k. Something like ...
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### How to make a defined symbol stay in symbol form?

How to make a defined symbol stay in symbol form? w = 3; g = 4; {w, g}[[2]] 3 I want the output to be ...
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### Is there a way to check whether two notebooks share the same variables?

When I code in Mathematica, I often re-use code from old notebooks which fulfilled a specific purpose; for example, one testing for soft matches in strings, or one that identifies outliers on a graph ...
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### Transfer of symbols between contexts

As many others (I guess) I'm struggling with the handling of contexts within Mathematica. I'm working on a new package definition with the usual syntaxt specified by the Mathematica documentation: ...
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### Go to definition of symbol/variable

Is there any easy way of directly jumping to the definition of a Variable like it is implemented in some good IDEs? Currently I have to search manually (ctrl+f) through the whole workbook to find it ...
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### Is the sharing of variables in Module/Block within Compile documented behavior?

Today I noticed something, I think for the first time. When used inside Compile variable values within Module (and ...