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Questions dealing with optional named arguments of Mathematica functions.

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How to grab CellTags from a Cell?

I am in the process of creating a palette for a specialised "Save as HTML". For context please see this. How can I grab the CellTags from a Cell[...] object? This is my first iteration, aka testing ...
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What is the fundamental difference between “PlotPoints” and “MaxRecursion”?

When making a plot, PlotPoints or MaxRecursion options are used to specify the accuracy or the extent of how detailed the result will be. Ff either of them do the similar job, I think only ...
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NDSolve DAE solution order is mixed up

Bug introduced in 10.4.0.0 or earlier and fixed in 11.0.1. Compare the two solution sets below: in the first one (x == False), there are only 3 dependent variables ...
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AspectRatio option works unpredictably?

Let us examine the agreement between specified value for the AspectRatio option and the actual aspect ratio of generated plot. For this purpose I define a function ...
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How to find out valid values for an option

In Mathematica 11.0 I want to temporarily change the behavior of error messages via code. I tried the following code: ...
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Reversing the ColorScheme used in an ArrayPlot and setting the font size in the color bar

I have a matrix of data that I am plotting via ArrayPlot. ...
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How do you adjust tick direction on a 3d plot?

I have a 3d plot with oddly angled tick marks. Whether it's due to the viewing angle being unexpected or some other reason, the tick marks on the bottom axes are angled up along the sides rather than ...
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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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Setting the DifferenceOrder Option

I've been playing around with Method in NDSolve[...] and can't quite seem to figure out how to force ...
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SplineDegree->1 does not work with BezierFunction?

This works (SplineDegree -> 2) ...
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Increasing notebook magnification pushes output onto a new line

When I increase the notebook magnification beyond a certain level, it pushes the output of a command onto a newline. It does this normally when you enter something like ...
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What is wrong with White Background for a DockedCell?

Bug introduced in V10.4 or earlier and persists through V11.3 ...
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How to specify and use nested options for a function?

I want to write a function that takes options that are nested. For example, suppose the function has one main option, "method" which can take two values, "a" and "b". Also, when method is "a", it can ...
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How is OptionsPattern[] defined? Can I replicate this?

I am writing several functions which all take similar input parameters (a complicated nested list structure). Is there some way for me to define a pattern that can be used in multiple places and ...
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How to make a filled Ellipsoid?

I want to make a filled Ellipsoid, but it seems Filling options doesn't work in Graphics ...
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Graphics option to suppress lines between adjoining polygons

In 10.3.1 there was a Graphics option -- it might be a sub-option of Method -- which erases the thin line visible at the join ...
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Problem with AxesOrigin option in ListPlot

Please compare the output of these two similar codes: ...
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How to find all methods available to SumConvergence?

Looking into this question made me suspect that SumConvergence might have more Methods available than the four listed in its ...
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GridLinesStyle not working with SetOptions

On all the plots of a notebook I have to put a vertical line at the same place. I thus use the GridLines option for Plot along with the option GridLinesStyle. To get it done easily I use the function ...
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Linear Solve with Modular Arithmetic

I am interested in using LinearSolve[m,b] which will find a solution to the equation $m.x=b$, where I am in mod 2 arithmetic. Is there any way to perform this ...
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Making a Button smaller in width

I can't seem to figure out how to make the width of a Button smaller. I tried change the first 26 below to a number like 10. But it doesn't seem to effect the ...
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How do I create palette window with status area?

I would like to create a palette with a small empty bar at the bottom that displays text as the user hovers their mouse over various buttons (like at the bottom of the built-in "Basic Type-setting" ...
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Changing options inside a function

I would like to make a function that can perform checks on its option values, and resets them to legal values if necessary. The option should still be accessible using OptionValue. I am looking for a ...
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ClipPlane orientation

I'm trying to clip a cone both from top and bottom using IntervalSlider. I'm able to clip it from the bottom but not from the top. ...
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Auto-completion for option values in user-defined functions [duplicate]

In here, and all it's closely related links, I cant find anything that tells me how to set a list of the optional arguments. All I want is something like this ...
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Reading Options from DateListPlots with legends

Normally I can recover the options used on a DateListPlot easily with Options[]. However if one of the options said a Legend should be attached, it appears all the options are then unreadable. For ...
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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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Extra empty lists as function arguments

Consider the following piece of code: ...
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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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How to set labelled frame ticks on a plot

I wanted to make a plot with custom frame ticks. For example, lets say I want to make a plot ...
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Edit plot after creation [duplicate]

I try to find a way to manipulate a plot I created before. (for full code take the fuction x[t_]:=Sin[2t] ) Let's say I have a plot: ...