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Handling options in my function [duplicate]

It seems this should be easy, by I just can not figure out how. I'm making many very similar style plots, so I want to make a function with all the default options specified. Sometimes I need to tweak ...
Espen Brun's user avatar
7 votes
2 answers

Change some option of a function when calling it [duplicate]

Say I have defined some function like f[p_] := Plot[Sin[p*x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}] Now in most cases, I just need to specify the value of ...
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What's the best way to select compatible options? [duplicate]

How do i safely, efficiently, and elegantly select compatible options? I normally do ...
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2 votes
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How can this function's options be used in different places? [duplicate]

I wrote this function to make a ListPlot where the points are colored by a third argument. ...
ArgentoSapiens's user avatar
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Combine two options lists [duplicate]

I have 2 functions Top and Bottom that each have an options list parameter. ...
Willy Van den Driessche's user avatar
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19 answers

Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
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Saner alternative to ContourPlot fill

I am producing a large number of ContourPlot objects, which when exported generate notoriously large PDF files because it basically generates lots of little ...
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How to make a function with its own options as well as passing options to other functions [duplicate]

I have a function with many of its own options, but I would also like to pass options to subfunctions using the FilterRules function. Here's a simple example: <...
Jason B.'s user avatar
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Custom functions by delegating options in a specific way and using core functions

I'd like to create a custom function that does essentially the same as a core function of mathematica but uses different default settings. Example: I want a Plot function that uses Mathematica's core ...
dotcs's user avatar
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How can I type-check the arguments of a Mathematica function?

(For educational purposes) I defined the following functions: Translation (in $\mathbb{R}^2$): trM[vec_] := {{1, 0, vec[[1]]}, {0, 1, vec[[2]]}, {0, 0, 1}} ...
nilo de roock's user avatar
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How can I draw a grid behind graphics without using Plot?

I want to a show simple vector summation but I don't know how to draw a grid behind the vectors. I am pretty sure I can do it with Mathematica but how? It should look like this:
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Inheriting Options?

This question is an extension of Passing down arguments. To help clarify my question, I will be referring to another recent post of mine Making Quartile Plots from a Dataset, the code to which can be ...
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Clean and handy Options management/filtering

the case I want to be able to create a function with some default options but also without need to add full explicit list of options available for it. And then inside I want to be able to filter ...
Kuba's user avatar
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12 votes
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Prevent Export from overwriting files

Export["filepath1",Expression1] works for me, but if filepath1 already exists, it will be overwritten. I'd like ...
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3 answers

Plotting jump function without vertical lines

Consider this list plot: ListPlot[{{0, 0}, {1, 2}, {3, 4}, {4, 2}, {6, 0}}] I want to draw a jump function in this list plot such that for each point I get a ...
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