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Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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The very bottom of CellMargins is missing

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persists through 12.0 Edit 16. IV 2016 I've received an answer from WRI Support: [...] It does appear that CellMargins is not ...
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Option Lighting in the Show function does not work

Bug introduced in 11.2 or earlier and persisting through 12.0 There are something wrong when I try to evaluate the example from Lighting Docs, here is the code: <...
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Repeat PlotStyle for different functions [closed]

I am trying to plot a helicoid using Plot3D. I would like all the functions that make it up to appear the same. I am curious if there is a way I can do that ...
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Temporarily setting built-in function options at lower levels

Slightly extending rcollyer's handy helper (originally "BlockOptions") to TemporarilySet system function options via an operator ...
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How to get the real PlotRange using AbsoluteOptions?

Bug persisting through version 12.0.0.0 The problem in general involves the unreliable behaviour of AbsoluteOptions when option values are implicitly specified (e....
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How to get the derivative with StepMonitor?

I am trying to use StepMonitor inside of the NDSolveValue function for a complicated system of differential equations, but the simple example below shows my issue just fine. I am trying to obtain ...
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No shading in ContourPlot3D

Say you want to plot a horizontal plane using ContourPlot3D[x == 0, {x, 0, 100}, {y, 0, 100}, {z, 0, 100}] How to turn off the shading? I would like to have only ...
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How to “undo” SetOptions (restore defaults)?

Say I had some good reason to use, for example SetOptions[Plot,ImageSize->500, LabelStyle->OutrageousPink]; But now sometime has passed, life has changed, ...
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Setting default function values for particular option values

I have a function with some optional arguments. How do I assign a value for the function when one of the optional arguments takes a particular value, regardless of any other argument values?
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ContourPlot: Setting Global Options for Bar Legend

I'm looking to specify the appearance of contour plots globally in my Mathematica notebook. This is easily done with SetOptions: ...
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Input alias having a place holder which gets selected when the alias is used

If one executes the following code ...
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How to safely forward/manage options between functions?

Algorithms can often be splitted into smaller and reusable functions (that's a good thing). However with this scheme it is not clear to me how to ensure the consistency of the option values and ...
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Determine the PlotRange of a Graphics object programmatically

Given some graphics expression, I would like to be able to programmatically find its PlotRange in a form of a list containing figures. I just would like to stress ...
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Why are these plots not the same?

I have the following code: ...
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Writing functions with “Method” options

I'd like to implement several behaviors for a particular function using a Method option added to the function definition: ...
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Giving Plot options defined outside of the Plot expression

How can I give Plot formating expressions on a separate line just like ListPlot? When I use the following code with ...
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Set the ClosingSaveDialog to False

I would like to stop Mathematica from showing the "Save Changes To" dialog whenever I try to close a notebook. I tried changing this from the Option Inspector by setting the losingSaveDialog -> False ...
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What is a proper way to represent multidimensional data in TemporalData?

A TemporalData object can host multiple paths or it can admit a ValueDimensions option value greater than unity. In the former ...
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Warnings shows up in message window

I have no idea why, but suddenly all my evaluation with warnings (like Sum::div:Sum does not converge) has begun to show up in a message box. Since always they ...
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Programmatic access to Export options for filetype

For specific filetypes, e.g JPG, GIF, etc. I would like to get a list of available options for use in Import and Export. Unfortunately, the obvious thing doesn’t work: ...
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Pass list of options to Plot3D

Consider the example plotOptions = {PlotPoints -> 10, MaxRecursion -> 2} Plot3D[x y , {x, 0, 10}, {y, 0, 10}, plotOptions] Why does this causes the error: ...
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ColorFunction in SphericalPlot3D fails with ImageValue

I would like to texture and deform a sphere with with images using various mapping functions between x,y and phi,theta. I figure I should start with $f(phi,theta)=(x,y)$ as a test case. However, I ...
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Why are the options given for IconData causing errors when used?

Reported to Wolfram Technical Support [CASE:4212712] Using Options on IconData reveals: ...
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How to make an option immutable

I am writing a package featuring several functions which depend on a large number of parameters. I'm trying to use Options so that I can define default values for ...
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Can `PlotRange` of x-axis automattically determine y range?

PlotRange can specify the plotting range in each direction. Let's say you have a large set of data and you may want to plot parts of it by specifying the ...
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What do the options of SmoothKernelDistribution do?

The function SmoothKernelDistribution has three options that are not described in too much detail in the Mathematica's help window. InterpolationPoints: What is ...
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Setting options of expressions similar to using SetOptions on objects

Introduction I often have the problem that in an expression, I want to change an option. If we are sure the option is not present, we could simply use ...
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OptionValue and OptionPattern not Changing Values

I am trying to produce a function with a few sets of arguments, one of which can accept options. However it doesn't seem to be responding to the changes that I accept. ...
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How to call a .nb notebook inside a another notebook [duplicate]

I generally use .m as the file for mathematica. However currently I have started using .nb interface and its looking good. However if I create separate .nb files and try to call/import them inside my ...
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Create new notebook at fixed size

Using Ctrl+n we are effectively doing FrontEndTokenExecute["New"] and, at least on Windows, a new window has a WindowSize equal ...
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Change magnification only for NEW notebooks? [duplicate]

I'm using Mathematica 11.3. In an earlier version, there was, I believe, an option allowing one to change the magnification for new notebooks (created, say, using the menu item File > New or the ...
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Programming a DBSCAN in Mathematica

FindClusters has a built-in Method called "DBSCAN". You can find it on this page: https://...
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Renaming options of custom functions while preserving backwards compatibility

I have a package with many functions. There is an option name that several functions share. I feel that the current name of this option was not the best choice. I would like to rename it, but at the ...
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Automatic space after comma in Code cell style

"Input" cell style automatically inserts a space after each comma, with natural exceptions such as when quotation marks are open. ...
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RegionFunction doesn't work in ListContourPlot if also using ScalingFunctions

I am making a contour plot out of a list of values of the form {{x1,y1,f1},{x2,y2,f2},…} I want to plot this on a log log scale so I specify ...
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AccuracyGoal & PrecisionGoal: how to know which was used to yield the result?

With NMinimize (or many other functions), when an answer is found without any warnings, this means that a certain convergence criterium was achieved. It could be ...
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SearchPoints -> Automatic within DifferentialEvolution: what's its meaning?

A simple question: what is the meaning of the standard option (Automatic) for SearchPoints within the ...
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InputField of size that fits the content

I'd like to have an InputField that adjusts its size to the content. I can't make ImageSize->{All, All} or anything similar ...
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What is the philosophy behind \[Rule] (a.k.a. `->`) for assigning options?

Today I was banging my head against my desk when I realized that the problem I was experiencing was due to having typed ImageSize[Large] instead of ...
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What purpose does using None in BarChart's ChartLabels option serve?

I am wondering how to describe the reasoning behind the None setting in ChartLabels to label a group of data. It's a very common way of using a bar chart but it ...
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What are the arguments supplied to ColorFunction in MandelbrotSetPlot?

On the document of MandelbrotSetPlot, it said: With ColorFunction->f, where f is a function, the argument of f is a real number in proportional to the number of ...
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Application example of RuleDelayed in options

In this question: Options which require RuleDelayed , an example was given, where the an option has to be given as a RuleDelayed: ...
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RegionFunction parametric or piecewise definition

Hi I want to plot a contourplot of a given surface over an specific region only. I have used the RegionFunction option for it. Now the problem is that the regions I need to plot are defined by ...
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What Transforming Functions does Simplify use? [closed]

Edit: Turns out in my use case I should use ComplexExpand instead of Simplify. My broader question is still worth answering, but ...
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can square brackets be set to 'SpanMaxSize -> Infinity', so they act like parantheses globally?

From an answer to Keyboard entry of square bracketed matrices in text cells, How to? , I cribbed this code: CurrentValue[EvaluationNotebook[], InputAliases] = DeleteDuplicates@ Append[...
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Matching Aspect Ratios between two GeoGraphics with Entities for GeoRange

I'm making a basic 50-state map of population (using a log scale). Given the usual crucible of figuring out what to do with Hawaii and Alaska, I thought I would make the same ...
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Creating notebooks with specific options being editable but not saveable

The goal To create a notebook whose options, when the notebook is opened, are fixed regardless of edits done to the notebook. E.g. WindowSize -> Automatic and <...
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What is the default method of FindClusters?

I used Method -> Automatic on FindClusters and obtain a cluster autoCts as below:- ...
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Is it possible to separately call the default value of a variable which isn't at the end of the sequence?

After reading this post I recalled an old question I once met. We know that we can set default values for variables of a function: ...