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Is there a tool for editing the spelling dictionary?

Is there a tool for editing the spelling dictionary? Now that MMA 12 does spellchecking on the fly, I've been using it. And of course, as I was wondering how I might delete a word accidentally added ...
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What are the conseqences of setting TrackCellChangeTimes to False? How are CellChangeTimes useful?

I know there are discussions on this site about version control, etc. And it appears that CellChangeTimes are used for this purpose, but how? As an individual ...
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How to use InputForm for printed and output expressions in console mode

When I run Mathematica in console mode (math.exe/wolfram.exe) without a GUI frontend, then printed and output expressions are (...
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Change large output background color in ReverseColor stylesheet

I like using the ReverseColor stylesheet in Mathematica as I find it easier on the eyes when staring at at notebook for long periods of time. However, the one bugbear I have is that some of the ...
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How to open Details and Options in Help Browser by default? [duplicate]

One of minor inconveniences for me is when I invoke the Help browser for a context symbol (or via search, does not matter), the Details and Options section cell is closed, and I must click to open it. ...
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Why doesn't my package load automatically when placed in \$UserBaseDirectory\Autoload? [duplicate]

I'm using Mathematica 10.4 on Windows 10. I created a package which loads when I run Needs["sub`package`"] That works whether the package is placed relative to ...
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Change units in PlanetData[“Earth”, “Diameter”] from miles to km

When I enter AstronomicalData["Earth", "Radius"] I get Quantity[6.3674447*10^6, "Meters"] I would have preferred kilometers, ...
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Code Assist never worked [closed]

Working with Mathematica 11.1.1.0 - code assist does not work at all. All the Options Inspector fields seem correct. Could be some missing files from $BaseDirectory...
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How to specify notebook's Saveable option from command line?

I've tried various ways to specify a notebook's Saveable option, all unsuccessful. For example, using an external editor, I edited ...
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How to prevent Mathematica from creating gigantic wl-stream-stdout-* files?

I have been running a Mathematica computation for the last few hours. I just discovered that a file with a name of the form ...
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Configuration to limit time spent on formatting output

A typical example: I type the expression DumpSave["/some/path/dump.mx", something] ...and hit Shift-Enter. Then the kernel goes off on a 15-minute evaluation. ...
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Backup configuration (Linux)

My Mathematica installation (V11 on Linux Mint 17.3) has created a 3GB directory ".Mathematica" in my home directory. Is there any point in backing this up or will it just be recreated if I deleted ...
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Including Mathematica code in every new notebook automaticaly

I often want to have the same code at the beginning of every new notebook. Is it possible to configure Mathematica, such that whenever you create a new notebook some user-defined code will always be ...
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How to set UnitSystem permanently

I would like to set the system of units ($UnitSystem) permanently to "Metric". I know that I can do ...
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“Notebook Indexer for Windows” shows “Not Installed” [duplicate]

Testing the latest (10.3.1) on windows to decide if it's time to move up from 9. I note, after full install, that the Notebook Indexer for Windows shows as Not Installed. The WindowsNotebookIndexer....
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How to change proxy settings programmatically?

I'm using version 10.2 on Linux, and need to access some web services via proxy server sometimes. Is there a way to change the proxy settings, which can be modified manually in the "Preferences" AFAIK,...
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Creating a keyboard shortcut to change the Style of text [duplicate]

I'm editing a very long text in a Mathematica notebook and I'm using the "Article" stylesheet. In this text, code is highlighted using ...
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Issue with Mathematica Interface Colors in Linux

I have Mathematica installed on Linux and I have noticed that the colors are quite difficult to read. I am not sure how to configure the colors Mathematica uses for its interface components. In the ...
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Specifically retrieving all “non-default” option values from the Options Inspector

Recently Mathematica broke on me and I had to reinstall. I lost all of the changes I've made in my Options Inspector over the past year and am attempting to go back and change them again by memory. ...
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Mathematica hangs on “Initializing kernels…“ at startup [duplicate]

My Mathematica 10.0 doesn’t start anymore (hangs while “Initializing kernels…“). I already reduced the problem to the file pacletSiteData_10.pmd2 in ...
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How to connect to EC2?

I have Mathematica 10.2 installed on an Ubuntu 14 machine in Amazon web services's elastic computer cloud. I have dido access and I'm connected to the instance though ssh on the terminal. I have an ...
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Mathematica as Answer Set Programming (ASP) engine?

Maybe I need to rephrase this question, so that it might receive some attention: Are there any packages or examples of how to put Mathematica to good use in the field of ASP (Answer Set Programming) ...
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How to change the MATHEMATICA_USERBASE directory

I’ve found, from reading the help on MathKernel in the help system and in a number of questions here, that to make that change in Windows at least one apparently needs to enter “MathKernel … options” ...
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how to show or find full path of file listed in the File->Open dialog?

This question was posted 2 days ago at community. I had a good answer but it does not quit do what I wanted. Hence I am trying here to see if someone might know of some other solution. Here is the ...
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Is there a way to make the “Details” section of the Documentation expanded by default?

By default, the Mathematica documentation opens with the "Details" section collapsed. This is never what I'm looking for — in fact, I've lost count of the times I've sought help on a feature and not ...
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Configure initial directory

How can I configure the initial directory? By configure, I mean set it so that when Mathematica starts the initial directory is one of my choosing. By the by, what exactly is the significance of the ...
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Setting Up Lightweight Grid On Multiple Clients Programmatically

I have a number of computers which all might need to use the same (client) configuration for the Wolfram Lightweight Grid at some point. I know that there are ways to programmatically set certain ...
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Sharing styles between notebooks (Mathematica v9) [duplicate]

It appears from the documentation that we share styles via stylesheets. I am trying to set up a customised default stylesheet for my notebooks. I have tried simple ideas, and more complex ones, ...
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Why do Mathematica and MathKernel need “incoming connections”?

My firewall (the "Application Firewall" in OS X 10.8.2) detects that Mathematica (9.0.1.0) and "MathKernel" both request incoming connections. My configuration expects all incoming connections to be ...
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Package found with `Needs`, but not with `ParallelNeeds`

I want to use a self-written package in a parallel computation. However while Needs["mypackage`"] works without problems, ...
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Mathematica “prelude”

Is there any way to have the functions from a mathematica file be loaded on startup? For example, in this excellent answer, Jens helps me out and gives me some functions for creating legends for ...
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How to let output and message be print to two separate external files?

How to let output and message be print to two separate external files? Also, I'd like the content print out to have similar look as when it's print inside the notebook, i.e. it should be in ...
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Poor rendering of fractals

Could someone explain why I get those ugly graphics .. ..trying to use fractals in mathematica 8 ? I'd also like to know if it is possible to draw 2D fractals in Mathematica My configuration is: ...
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what is the command to make Mathematica beep each time there is an error even for the same command?

sorry for a basic question, but does any one know what is the trick to make the front end beep at me each time I issue the same command (which contain an error)? It now only beeps the first time, ...
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How do you use ssh-keys instead of a password to run a remote-kernel over ssh?

On all of the servers that I regularly interact with, I have ssh-keys setup for passwordless access via ssh. Yet, every time I attempt to start a remote-kernel over ssh, I get asked for a password ...