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Mathematica can not interpret parentheses correctly [closed]

I want to sum up four terms but Mathematica does not interpret the parentheses correctly. In the picture, in second line there is only one term that starts with 1/12...
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What is the function/purpose of \!\(...\) in Graphics?

In Graphics, we input the Text form "\!\(10m prize\)", but it outputs "10 m ...
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How to recover these TemplateBox into normal form?

I often use $\TeX$ editor by Insert→Inline TeX Input in PlotLabel to label graphics: I will get a well-formed plot label: But when I Copy As Input Text and paste ...
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Inconsistency of interpreting TableForm inputs

Consider this line of code and its result: TableForm[{{a, b}, {c, d}}, TableHeadings -> {None, {1, 2}}] As you see, when I assign the output of ...
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Old style ASCII input without Ctrl

This is an example from an old book: "The Mma book 5th ed". It was called "Entering 2D input". If I paste the following in a notebook: ...
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Get list of special characters

I recently found that \[Gradient] and \[InlinePart] both expand (contract) to special symbols in MMA. So far as I can tell (see ...
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How do I create a vertical RadioButtonBar in FormObject?

RadioButtonBar has an option Appearance->"Vertical". But I am using RadioButtonBar in a FormObject(basically to create multiple-choice questions), and ...
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Why don't AccountingForm, NumberForm and DecimalForm print more decimals?

I have the following set of equations: ...
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Doing calculations on values input in USD currency format (e.g., $1,234.56)

I'd like to be able to copy and paste, into MMA, numbers that have a standard USD currency format, i.e., that include dollar signs and comma separators, and get the output in the same format. I'd ...
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Why won't FormObject execute properly in my notebook?

I want to explore using FormObject and FormFunction. I copy the most basic example given in the Wolfram Documentation and nothing happens. Here is a screenshot. I've replaced f with a pure function ...
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Is there a good reason that there is no UnIconize?

Consider the following: tmpExpr = {1 a, 2 a, 3 a, 4 a} (*here a proxy for possibly a very long list*); tmpIcon = Iconize[tmp, "my list"] I think it would ...
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Using CloudDeploy[FormFunction[...]], how to let a user give a directory path as input?

I want to creat a CloudDeployed FormFunction which lets a user give the path to a directory on their local computer as an input. ...
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Can I transform arithmetic operators to their equivalent function calls?

I'm looking for something like "complete InputForm" which works for the basic arithmetic operators I have a simple expression like ...
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How do you ask someone to input the values of a matrix?

I'm trying to set up code that basically asks the user to input the values of a matrix with a certain key size. I want them to first enter the keysize and then ask for all of the entries necessary to ...
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How to have a common input for different nb file

I have a set of five files. Each file takes a common input. But I need to change the input and run the files. The output of some file are used in other files. So how to do this. And also is there any ...
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TagBox Column and comments

This provides a useful input format, extendable with Ctrl+Enter: ...
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How can I get an entity from Wikipedia without using "=", while iterating through a list?

I have a list of entities from Wikipedia. I'd like to get the "entity" e.g. when I do something like: = Elon Musk I get: But now I want to iterate through a list of entities, e.g. {Elon Musk, ...
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Convert Mathematica output to Python code

I have this Mathematica (output) vector that I'd like to convert to Python: ...
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StandardForm to Infix form conversion is working but Infix to StandardForm not working. Why?

I have a function f1 with three inputs: x1,y1,z1. I have ...
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What's the proper way to do percent multiplication in Mathematica? [closed]

I'm very new to Mathematica and I want to calculate percent multiplications. See below image. In In[3], I pressed space after 50% and then pressed 80%. Mathematica ...
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Repeated string pattern: difference between the FrontEnd and WolframScript?

This code works fine in a string based interface like WolframScript or Mathematica Kernel. Run this through a string based interface ...
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Evaluate in place annoyance

I want to use the following expression to get a string value: Row[{"Enter index identifier: ", InputField[Dynamic[indexidentifier], String]}] and I also want to ...
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How to make an input for a Piecewise by Palettes?

How to make the input using the { as it is shown in the top of the question? I mean, how can make the array? By default in the "special character section" appears an option 2x2 (Typographic ...
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Improving accuracy of $GeoLocation in wolfram cloud forms

The four commands Here CloudEvaluate[Here] CloudEvaluate[FindGeoLocation[]] CloudEvaluate[$GeoLocation] all give wildly different results. None of them are ...
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Formatting InputForm output

I have a function that operates on EventData and has a return value that has Properties (or things that act like Properties). I'd like to clean up the return InputForm when queried, but I'm not quite ...
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Convert ASCII Characters to Mathematica Input Form

I have the following pure ASCII character list: ...
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FormFunction custom control's initial value

The second form does not respect "Input" value. Both, "Input" and using pure functions for ...
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How to markdown parts of input expressions? [duplicate]

Is there a way to manually tag parts of input expressions to highlight the part? A wrapper function that only affects input cell and is otherwise transparent to evaluation? For example, would like ...
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Getting all Unicode input forms with a certain property

I want to find all of the Unicode input forms with a certain property, (say, the Unicode input forms for infix operators). How can I do this?
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Can we make preread replacements in an *.m* file before being run?

This the second question of (152743), the preamble of which is reproduced here: Those who don't have/prefer the front end of Mathematica will either use a plain ASCII editor to write a script in an <...
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Can we make new definitions for InputForm in packages?

Those who don't have/prefer the front end of Mathematica will either use a plain ASCII editor to write a script in an .m file or just use Mathematica directly from ...
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Is there a way to write markdown in Mathematica notebook?

Whenever I want to take notes and do calculation at the same time in Mathematica Notebook, I found it's annoying to change the style of the cell and typesetting ...
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How exactly does Postfix notation work?

I guess I've been using the Postfix notation // wrongly for some time now. I assumed it was a quick way to apply a function to ...
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Mathematica 11.0.1 hangs calling InputForm[r] when ";" is missing in above line

This one is really strange. Mathematica just hangs when I call InputForm[r] where r happened to be the solution obtained from <...
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How to convert string lists into number lists [closed]

I have a string type list as follows "{{{1,2,3},{4,5,6}},{{1,4,5},{5,6,7},{2,4,5}}}" I want to turn it into a number list like ...
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Convert expression to string in a reversible manner

What is the best way to convert an expression to a string in a reversible manner? I need a toStr function so that it is always true that ...
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What does the pair "\<" and "\>" in a string do? [duplicate]

What do \< and \> mean inside of a string? ...
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Why 2^^1*^k does not work?

Table[2^^1*^k,{k,0,10}] This gives an error, why is that? Also this BaseForm[2 ** 1*^ #, 16] & /@ Range[10] What is ...
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How to translate/convert UTF-16 code to its corresponding word/characters by Mathematica?

I'm using Mathematica10.0.2 on my Win7. Recently I crawled some websites by mathematica and within the information returned by URLFetch there are plenty of UTF-16M codes. These UTF-16M codes are ...
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Undocumented Backslash-LessThan operator in strings? [duplicate]

I'm aware of the backslash operators in strings, as in this SE answer, but I ran across a new one. I opened a new Styled Notebook ... in the front-end GUI, chose <...
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Is it possible to retrieve a previous un-evaluated, un-normalized input?

For example, if I do this: In[42]:= {{2}, {3}} // MatrixForm where In[42]:= is the notebook prompt, I am looking for some way ...
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What are "\<" and "\>" delimiters in box expressions?

If I enter a string (say, "abc") in a cell, and then switch to box representation (Shift+Ctrl+E or menu item ...
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Custom Mathematica Command Conventions?

I'll probably get ripped apart over this, but: Is there an option to make Mathematica use more common formatting conventions when dealing with commands? For example, most programming languages use ...
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Entering NULL characters in a string

Bug fixed in 12.3 or earlier This question is about parsing files that contain nulls (character code zero) as field separators. Intending to attempt to answer this I began by trying to enter a string ...
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How to input a number with a ring?

I want to input a special character just like ①, but I don't find how to. Can Mathematica make it?
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Retrieving normal looking Mathematica input from a cell expression

After a bad saving, I had problems with my Mathematica notebook. I have expressions in this form: ...
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Can Mathematica make the closed-path-integral sign?

Mathematica seems to have the most complete library of mathematical typesetting characters anywhere outside of LaTeX, so I'm somewhat surprised that I can find no way to create the closed path ...
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ToExpression not accepting standard TeX strings

I am having trouble entering equations in TeX form. I have actually tried a bunch of different equations and gotten similar errors. For example: ...
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Escaping multiline strings in Mathematica

I want to assign long multi-line strings in Mathematica. Is there a way of delineating a block without having to escape each instance of '"' with '\"' and each line ending with '\'? i.e. In other ...
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Jumping between the InputForm and TraditionalForm during Presentation

In this question a problem has been discussed of how to transform a cell from Input into, say, TraditionalForm within the notebook. There is a related problem of how one could to do that on the ...
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