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Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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Inconsistent handling of Dynamic option values; intended, omission, or bug?

In answering Dynamic ClipPlanes calculated from current ViewPoint Kuba and I got into a brief exchange regarding how Option values wrapped in Dynamic should be ...
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PenaltyFunction Option in NMinimize

I am curious if anybody has some experience in using the built-in Option "PenaltyFunction" in any of the numerical optimization functions like NMinimize. According to the documentation the user ...
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Unexpected design of protection against dynamic content

Introduction/summary I was surprised by the (from my point of view limited) extent to which the user is defended against "potentially unsafe dynamic content" by default. Two things were unexpected ...
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Setting non-standard ImageResolution for EMF export as default

Mathematica has a bug in that BarCharts and ListPlots with Filling will export as a ...
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How to style and position VerticalCallouts and RadialCallouts

Here is a pie chart with a labels placed with a "VerticalCallout" ...
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Is “MaxMessageCount” broken or is its function counter-intuitive?

Behavior remains unchanged through Mathematica version 11.1 As noted by kguler the Front End option: MessageOptions -> "MaxMessageCount" does not appear to have ...
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How can I obtain the absolute settings of some Grid options?

For example: Grid[{{10!}, {5!}}, ItemSize -> Full, Frame -> All] What's the real value of Full? How can I map the <...
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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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Option precedence for CellLabel

In Mathematica, when an option is specified multiple times with different values, the first one will take precedence. This works with Cell and ...
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Unwanted evaluation of RHS of association in FilterRules

FilterRules is a handy function that works on associations, however it does not respect delayed association-values. RuleDelayed ...
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How to specify Options for a custom Import converter?

Mathematica includes RegisterImport to setup custom functions which read and translate file data for Import, effectively ...
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About the OptionsPattern[] approach of inheriting Options

Szabolcs showed in this post, that there are possibly two approaches to inherit function options. He recommended the Join approach. At first, I agreed. But today I ...
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Bug for Cubics -> True in Eigenvalues?

Let's consider the simple code ...
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What objects other than Button can take rules for their Appearance options?

So I was messing with the ServiceConnect dialog and I stumbled upon this hidden in a ButtonBox in its code: ...
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Controllers going out of sync after re-enabling dynamic updating (if external changes were made)

Bug reproduced in V10.4.1 and persisting through V11.0.1 A support case with the identification [CASE:3713364] was created [...] I was able to reproduce the issue, and consequently, I filed a ...
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How to know the string data/settings, of some options/functions

It is known that several functions and options take some sort of input in this form: option->"something" function["something"] The simple example for this is ...
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AbsoluteOptions doesn't return correct option value of Ticks?

I just come across a function called AbsoluteOptions when trying to figure out the specific option value of Ticks -> Automatic...
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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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Which filter does InverseRadon use by default?

I am using the InverseRadon function. According to the documentation the function uses a Hann filter and no cutoff (...
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Is it possible to access FrontEnd's own conversion rules for boxes?

Before sending its output to the FrontEnd the Kernel converts it into boxes by applying MakeBoxes. But it is not the whole story. FrontEnd not just displays the box ...
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NotebookAutoSave -> True “partially” working?

I am a novice to Mathematica (using v10.2) and was wondering why: SetOptions[SelectedNotebook[], NotebookAutoSave -> True] does not switch on ...
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PlotRange->Automatic the exact function used to calculate outliers

I know that PlotRange->Automatic does the following: "the distribution of coordinate values is found, and any points sufficiently far out in the distribution ...
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Am I using the cell option setting PageBreakWithinGroup->False correctly?

I had expected that this option would prevent a page break occurring within a group of cells of which this cell is the "group leader". In my case it is a ...
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The guidelines for options or multiple arguments?

Where can I find some references concerning when to use options and when to use multiple arguments in designing and writing functions? Seems most built-in functions have arguments less than 3 and ...
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How do I add options to a built in function, which only apply to a certain class of argument?

I'd like to add an option to a built-in function that only applies when it is given an argument of a certain form. For example, something like this approach to extending ...
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OptionValue: unknown option

I found sometimes, I need both OptionValue to get a customized default value and FilterRules in a function. Below is an ...
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Inherited TaggingRules misbehaving

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How to place window on second screen?

I am trying to open a window on a second screen (a thunderbolt display attached to a macbook pro) that is the full size of the second screen. Here is the command I use: ...
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What is recommended way to define my function option

In Mathematica 5.x days many packages used the following standard mechanism to read option values ...
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Check an Option without Evaluation

Consider the following: ...
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Where can I find detailed information about the SystemOptions?

I'm looking to optimize my Mathematica script, and I'm willing to go spelunking with low-level system options. The problem is that I've been looking in the Mathematica documentation, but there doesn'...
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How do I incorporate metadata using Export?

I have Export["file.png",codeThatMakesAGraphicsObject[],"PNG"]; and want to embed some specific metadata information. Is there a simple way to do that? Note ...
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Dynamic WindowSize cooperation with resize area

According to 116030: Front end options, which includes all box options, can take Dynamic heads. That basically means that the FE will compute the value of the ...
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Confusing NullSpace Method behaviour

The background of this question is that I'm trying to get the bottom of when the output of NullSpace outputs a list of pairwise orthogonal vectors. On my route to ...
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Error message with RegionPlot after SetOptions

I get an error message with SetOptions[RegionPlot, ImageSize -> Medium]; RegionPlot[u v (1 - v) >= 10, {v, 0, 1}, {u, 0, 100}] that says ...
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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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Set Global Maximum Precision

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I've looked around and can't figure it out: How do I set a global maximum precision for a notebook (or in general, globally)? I have a large notebook in ...
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EventLocator with LSODA?

Is the EventLocator option not compatible with LSODA on NDSolve. Below is what I tried to do ...
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What does this statement about congruential randomness mean in the documentation?

Reading through the random number generator guide on wolfram, under the methods section for the congruential method, it talks about the “Bits” option. Could someone explain what this means to me? I ...
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Image option is initialized when a graphic is in { }

It is helpful(necessary)to read the following before proceed: view is not fixed completely regardless of vewpoint I found that, if a graphic code is surrounded by { }, the output becomes as if 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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Automatic is not always the default option

Contrary to what one might expect, specifying an option to be Automatic sometimes changes the output. For example, by default ...
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What are all the returns from FrontEnd`NeedCurrentFrontEndSymbolsPacket

So Mr. Wizard points out here that we can get all the FE packets via FrontEndExecute[FrontEnd`NeedCurrentFrontEndSymbolsPacket[]][[1,1,4]] I was wondering what all ...
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No MenuBar despite CurrentValue[EvaluationNotebook[],WindowElements] saying it exists

I have 32-bit linux 14.04 (arch returns i686) with Mathematica 10 {$Version in Mathematica ...
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How to replicate drawing applications' Quad-View playing with MatrixView?

I'm having trouble in figure out how to set the ViewMatrix in order to replicate the Quad-View that is available in drawing applications such as Blender. In these packages, if I drag the point of ...
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the “natrual value”and the “Pruning”

There are two question by following: First: I want to know the option's natrual value,the the mathematica tell me that it is "Automatic".When I try to get it like this: ...
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How to insert a function into OptionsPattern?

I’ve written a function TableauForm to draw a standard Young Tableau. This problem is related to this one, however, the difficulty is that, a function has to be applied to the list in my case. This ...
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NDSolve Convergence test failure and significant effect of DifferenceOrder on eventual results

I am solving a non linear partial differential equation with what I call free boundary conditions (solid mechanicists would know this as simply supported). I realized that this boundary condition ...
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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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Expression to disable internet to speed up Quantity

There's a way to disable internet or WolframAlpha connectivity. I know Quantity caches unit lookups, but I have reasons that I need to disable internet connectivity. Can someone help me with that ...