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Mathematia UI displays '$Failed' in several places

I recently purchased and downloaded Mathematica. I'm on Linux, so I ran the provided installer script as root. I've activated it with my activation key, and installation reported success. Prior to ...
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Running wolframscript results in "Failed to open configuaration file at path"

The wolframscript configuration file exists and have all of the permission enabled. When I start wolframscript on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, it starts fine. However, it produces the following error message. ...
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2 installations of WolframEngine on 1 machine, 2 users

Here is the setup: 2 users on a Linux server. Each has their own WolframEngine License (free license). I want both users to be able to run WolframEngine without competing for licenses / kernels. I ...
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Why mma always automatically created a folder named "Wolfram Mathematica" after renamed or deleted?

The folder "Wolfram Mathematica" is probably used for saving files.But each time I renamed or deleted it and then ran mma,mma was bound to automatically create the previous folder "...
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Change "Wolfram Mathematica" directory [closed]

I use Windows and every time I open Mathematica it creates a "Wolfram Mathematica" directory under my documents, which I don't want. My first choice would be to prevent Mathematica from even ...
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How to set small tabs (right) instead of the tall tabs (left) in the menus?

How to set the Mathematica menu tabs with small heigth?
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How do I remove all extensions and plugins associated with Mathematica on macOS? [closed]

I currently have Wolfram One and have in the past had Mathematica installed on my machine and need to remove all extensions, plugins, and add-ons that are associated with either product. In particular ...
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How to increase the font size of automatic created window [duplicate]

I am using MMA 12.3.0 on Ubuntu 18.04. I changed a new screen and the font of the toolbar became very small compared to other applications and managed to solve that. But, the font in the automatic ...
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`FunctionLayer` will calculate a distance matrix

I would like, that a FunctionLayer will calculate a distance matrix between two vectors. I try a following approach: ...
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How to enter underscripts in 12.2?

In the last version of Mathematica (12.2), some genius on Wolfram thought that is was a good idea to change the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+4, that have been there for years, so now users get a (broken) ...
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Display formula problem

Hello all, I use Mathematica for several years without any problem. But since last week, I can't write correctly formulas on Mathematica. For a simple example, if I write $\frac{1}{2}$ by typing $1 /...
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Mathematica 12.1 is treating all my cells as raw texts by default

I was once using Mathematica 11 it all works fine - when I create new Notebook (.nb) input like 1+1 and press shift+...
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Inserting label to a Plot

I have the following figure Given by the Following code ...
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Can I use Mathematica in English with a Spanish keyboard?

I'm accustomed to using Mathematica in English but I've noticed that Preferences>>Interface>>Language>>English messes my Spanish keyboard layout. ...
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How do I permanently remove the Wolfram Desktop folder? [duplicate]

Wolfram Desktop creates a "Wolfram Desktop" folder in my Documents folder on macOS, in violation of Apple's guidelines. I can delete it but it keeps coming back each time I launch Desktop. How do I ...
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Accessing my init.m from another machine?

I have stored my init.m as CloudObject["init.m"]. What I'd like to do is load it (that is, all of its symbol and function ...
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How to copy Mathematica settings from Linux to Windows

I have installed Mathematica both in Windows and in Linux. Can I copy the \$UserBaseDirectory folder in Linux (usually ~/.Mathematica) to the \$UserBaseDirectory in ...
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Add Edge Label to certain edge in a bipartite graph

From https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/109436/70384 , I modified the code to display the bipartite graph I want and how do I label my edge with the edge weight by manually specifying it? I use <...
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How to config Mathematica to make Cell GroupOpener visible?

I am using Mathematica 12 and I am trying to set up some global preferences. What I am looking for is a way to set up globally (i.e. once and for all), for the Cells of ...
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Automatically additionally save a .pdf of every notebook saved as .nb

Is it possible to configure Mathematica to automatically save a .pdf of every notebook saved as .nb? If it matters: I am using Mathematica 11 on Windows 10.
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Can't modify "Kernel Configuration Options"

Immediately after adding a kernel using the Evaluation --> Kernel Configuration Options, I cannot further modify the list of kernels in that configuration panel (...
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Is there a tool for editing the spelling dictionary?

Is there a tool for editing the spelling dictionary? Now that Mathematica 12 does spellchecking on the fly, I've been using it. And of course, as I was wondering how I might delete a word ...
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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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