# Questions tagged [built-in-symbols]

Questions related to handling built-in symbols and functions, for example why they behave a certain (possibly unexpected) way.

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### How to replace the symbol n in DifferenceRoot

I'd like to employ another symbol (say alpha or k) instead of n in the following (type of) ...
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### How to get a list of all the image processing functions in Mathematica 10.4

Could someone kindly guide me as to how to get all the image processing functions (segmentation, analysis, morphological operations etc... ) for 2D and 3D images in Mathematica including ones that do ...
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### Unexpected behavior of DiscretizeGraphics

As this code,we can visualize the "Test text" Graphics[Text[Style["Test text",20],{0,0}],Axes->True,AxesOrigin->{0,0}] I try to use ...
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### Capital Letters that are built-in symbols

I'm trying to search for an answer to "What is the complete list of single capital letters that represent built-in Mathematica commands, symbols, or uses?" For example: C, D, E, I, N, O Is this ...
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### How to use the built-in function GraphElementData

Very surprise to me.I found this is a built-in function but it is undocumented.Such as this answer's "CurvedArc" and "Curvature",...
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### How to understand the LocalClusteringCoefficient use in directed graph? [duplicate]

When this function use in undirected graphs,its action is normally and can be explained by this formula $$CC_v=\frac{n}{C_{k}^{2}}=\frac{2n}{k(k-1)}$$ n is adjacent nodes of $v$'s number of ...
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I find that Mathematica's status-indication constants like $Failed,$Aborted, and $TimedOut ... 1answer 791 views ### What is the symbol set that Mathematica notebook supports? I want to use symbols$\color{#ff0000}{\large\ltimes}$and$\color{#ff0000}{\large\rtimes}$in Mathematica notebook for semi-tensor product operator representation. But it seems Mathematica does not ... 2answers 135 views ### Cannot Block Plus It is customary to use the following idiom to partially evaluate something inside a held expression: ... 1answer 223 views ### All value types for a symbol? Robby Villegas here shows a nice way to see all the types associated with a symbol. He sets a symbol, valueTypes, to an explicit list of the values types in ... 2answers 523 views ### Generate a list of symbols for the planets I would like to generate a list of the symbols for the planets to include in a nice table with other data. How can I programmatically generate (eg. using a pure function) the symbols from a list of ... 2answers 399 views ### Built-in symbols that support operator form [duplicate] In version 10 some built-in symbols are updated to support operator form like the Derivative. For example, Select, ... 0answers 321 views ### Built-in symbols which are more close to the root/core of Wolfram Language Seeing the vast scope of science covered by the Wolfram Language (WL) and the large amount of built-in symbols (functions), I am curious to know which built-in symbols are more close to the root of WL,... 1answer 148 views ### Replace symbols in output without evaluation I found the Wolfram example for ExpandNCM but I want a more human-readable output form. I want to evaluate ExpandNCM, for example with ... 1answer 363 views ### How to define the Bernstein function like the built-in BernsteinBasis? We know the Bernstein function defined as below: $$B_{n,i}(u)=\binom n i u^i(1-u)^{n-i}$$ And we define$B_{n,i}(u)=0$when$i<0 $or$i>n$In addition, the first derivative of$B_{n,i}(u)$... 2answers 764 views ### How to get short definition of all built in Mathematica Functions? The first post in "Mathematica Weekly Newsletter - Tuesday, December 30, 2014" really attracted my attention as I was always looking for a complete list of built in Mathematica functions with short ... 3answers 767 views ### How would I return a random Mathematica command? I'm doing some metaprogramming. How would I make a Mathematica function that returns a random Mathematica command? Is there a list of command names that I could use ... 1answer 170 views ### Changing the definition of N: unexpected$RecursionLimit::reclim error

I have some objects represented as follows: Object[data, param] data is a list of numbers, ...
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### Organizing Wolfram language symbols with Entity

Here's a word cloud tally of the ~5k System names split at camel humps, with the long tail cropped. What resources are available to organize these terms using the new ...
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### How to get the outermost command evaluated first?

I have an expression like ToString[Stuff[...]]. I plan on having the Stuff[...] be manipulated as a string according to the output of other parts of the program. The problem is that Mathematica tries ...
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### Get name of hidden inbuilt functions (like Ticks drawing)

how do I get the name and definition of a builtin Mathematica functions? For instance, I would like to see how default Tick plotting function is implemented. However, it is not clear where it is and ...
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### How to unprotect a variable in a package

In Mathematica 9, I had the function(s). I apologize for the weak formatting. ...
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### Strange behaviour of UpSet [duplicate]

Can anyone explain what is going on here? I want to modify TensorRank for IdentityMatrix, but it fails on its first attempt: <...
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### How to convert formal symbols to standard ones in an expression?

Mathematica generates an expression sometimes using \[Formal] symbols. This is causing a problem with the TeXForm code generated ...