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Why does Mathematica order polynomial forms in reverse from traditional order?

I could very well be missing something obvious, but this has always bugged me with Mathematica and I don't know why it does it or how to fix it. If I enter any polynomial, say, x^2 + x - 1 for ...
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How can I turn off SingleLetterItalics in PlotLabel, etc, when the Options Inspector won't do it?

One of the requirements set for the graphing project I am working on is that plot and axis unit labels sometimes need to include superscripts. Here is an approximately minimal example (I have some ...
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How to set a TraditionalForm output for a symbol

How do I set a TraditionalForm output for a particular symbol/function? In particular I would like my user-defined symbol ...
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Official status of TraditionalForm?

In Mathematica versions prior to 11.2 or 11.3 (not sure at the moment) it was possible to select the default format type of new output cells via ...
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How can I prevent kets to from growing too large?

In TraditionalForm, Mathematica formats kets incorrectly in certain expressions. For example, if used in a summation with indices indicated, a ket becomes too "...
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Can I enter the traditional form for Binomial as input in an expression?

Is there a way to enter the traditional form of a binomial coefficient, i.e. ${n \choose k}$ instead of Binomial[n,k], like I would enter a radical sign $\sqrt{x}$ ...
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How to change brackets in TraditionalForm output

I'm trying to improve TraditionalForm's output by using different brackets when there are more than one. For instance, instead of $u(v(r(b))))$, I'd like to get $u\{...
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Why doesn't defined MakeBoxes display what is constructed in RHS?

Inspired by the @ybeltukov 's answer to this question, if I have the following polynomial poly = a^2 + (a^2 + b^2 - c^2)*x + b^2*x^2; var = x; this generates ...
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When is it unsafe to use TraditionalForm output in subsequent input?

Suppose I have MMA's global preferences set to always give me a TraditionalForm output. If I copy-and-paste one of these TraditionalForm outputs into a subsequent input and try to evaluate it (not my ...
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How to make all cells be displayed in TraditionalForm

I'm writting a test on Mathematica, where most of the text is in Text style. I want that all cells be displayed as if I had gone to Cell>Convert to>TraditionalForm Display without having to do this ...
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preventing TraditionalForm from getting "squished"

TraditionalForm[] does a great job generally speaking, with complex equations like the following, ...
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TraditionalForm overriding settings given to Column for row alignment

With the code below, the alignment at the equal sign is performed as expected: Column[{HoldForm[y] == x, HoldForm[R^2] == 0.998}, Alignment -> "\[Equal]"] ...
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How use TraditionalForm input in InputField?

Inside a Manipulate, I'd like one of the controls to be an InputField and to allow the input entered to be in traditional form. ...
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How to format symbols with tooltip in TraditionalForm?

This is a follow up to this previous question, where a TraditionalForm formatting was defined for the symbol pvB, so that ...
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Removing spurious parenthesis in `TraditionalForm`

I don't understand the following behavior (in v 9.0.1) of TraditionalForm regarding insertion of parenthesis. Let us start with the a definition for ...
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Formatting standard function names in plot legends

Consider the following: Quit[] Format[Exp[x_], TraditionalForm] (* e^{x_} *) Format[Log[x_], TraditionalForm] (* log(x_) *) Now ...
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Hiding independent variables of a function in Traditional Form

I would like to perform a computation which involves fourth-order derivatives of a composite function of four variables. I am defining my function as ...
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Using CellPrint with a TraditionalForm string

I am trying to use CellPrint to print a cell that asks a user to solve an equation. This equation is randomly generated right beforehand, and I would like to have it print in Blue. The whole Cell ...
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How to customize traditional form for inactive functions?

Let's say I define Lg[n_]:=Log[2,n]. How do I make Inactive[Lg][x]//TraditionalForm output ...
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How to generate images of mathematical equations?

I would like to use Mathematica to generate nice-looking equations for my presentation on Google Slides (which as far as I know can only be an image an image). What's the best way? To be more concrete,...
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DisplayForm problem with $\pi$ in FractionBox

The following line produces an output with the text "Pi" displayed instead of the symbol (greek letter) $\pi$. Code line: FractionBox[π,2] // DisplayForm ...
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Easy way to enter conventional forms of limit expression?

(1) I want to insert into a Text cell conventional in-line mathematical notation like $\lim_{x\to a} f(x)$. I know I can do it by typing the StandardForm ...
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Interval notation for NumberLinePlot

Consider: NumberLinePlot[Abs[3 - 4 x] < 2, x, PlotStyle -> {Thick, Blue, PointSize[Large]}, Ticks -> {Range[0, 1.5, .25]}] Which produces this image: ...
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Stop TradtionalForm evaluating expression

I'm trying to get this expression to display as typed instead of evaluating the 1/1.121. ...
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Is there a way to substitute a Bracket for a Matrix Rather than a Parentheses When Using Traditional Form

I'm trying to use Mathematica to work my way through some Linear Algebra problems given by Gilbert Strang (Introduction to Linear Algebra). Consequently, I would like to use his notation as much as ...
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How do I display function application with square brackets in traditional form?

If I type C[x, y] // TraditionalForm I get something that looks like C[x, y] But if I type ...
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How to pull out negative signs through subscripted variables while displaying output in traditional form?

I am trying to get an expression to display correctly in TraditionalForm, with the negative sign in front of other symbols: ...
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Traditional notation option?

I have a simple prime counting function using the Cyclotomic function. ...
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How to define floor/ceiling like TraditionalForm?

We have Floor[x]//TraditionalForm with output ⌊x⌋ If we define ...
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How to insert a mathematic formula in a Graphics in TraditionalForm?

If a type Style[x^2 + y^2 <= 9, Red, 20] I get: But if I include that in a plot or graphic, mathematic function appear as: How can I get the mathematic formula ...
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How to make a control label display traditional form notation

How do you make a control label display notation in tradition form? I would like the label to display the function "f(x)= (1/2)x+1" but in traditional form. How could I modify this code so it works? ...
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Keeping Parentheses in TraditionalForm

I have an equation that I want to display, emphasizing one part by putting it in parentheses. However, Mathematica removes the unnecessary parentheses. I'm looking to output something like:
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Maintain size of integral sign with limits

In a text cell, I am trying to typeset an integral. Notice the large size of the integral sign in this example: But as soon as I try to include limits of integration next to the integral sign, the ...
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How to write a TraditionalForm for non-commutatively multiplied objects

I would like to write a TraditionalForm output for a string of non-commutatively multiplied objects. I don't really like the default output of the built-in symbol <...
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Definition of TraditionalForm

This is a followup of "How to check for Mathematica’s definition of XY?, a question by uli on how to access the definition of a built-in symbol. That question focused on ...
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Change Alphabetical Order of TraditionalForm

I'd like to give my students a little visualization of the fact: $$x^n-a^n=(x-a)(x^{n-1}+x^{n-2}a+\cdots+x a^{n-2}+a^{n-1})$$ So, I've tried: ...
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Define custom StyleData in webMathematica application

I need to set some options to customize the style of TraditionalForm expressions inside a webMathematica application. I asked to Wolfram's Techcnical Support if StyleSheet can be used from within ...
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How I create a 'TraditionalForm' expression in which only parts are evaluated?

I have an expression for the form Subscript[W, f[a, b]][c] = ρ^f[a,b]ω[c]ρ^-f[a,b] that I want to render in TraditionalForm ...
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No difference between TraditionalForm and StandardForm in Graph labels

TraditionalForm seems not to be working properly on Mathematica 11.3 when used in Graph. The following MWE ...
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Retrieving a formula in a text cell

I was entering a formula in a text cell and all was going well until I selected the formula and pressed ctrl-'/' and then the formula got converted to this: ...
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Change Tensor Product symbol for aesthetically pleasing output

I'm trying to find a way of keeping an ordered list of subscripted integers which can be outputted in an aesthetically pleasing way to make analysis easier. The idea is to have a list of numbers that ...
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Output function definition as TeXForm with big bracket

I've checked this answer. While it works in Mathematica, the $\LaTeX$ output is weird. ...
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force maximum simplification of radicals in a traditional way-How to do it?

this should be simple but I can't get mathematica to simplify a radical or a set of radicals and express them in the traditional way for example by simplifying this ...
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Certain Mathematics symbols in Graphics labels [duplicate]

I want to put the following two labels in my mathematica (3D) graphic: In $\LaTeX$ it would be: $D^2 \times \{ 1 \}$ and $\partial D^2 \times D^1$ For the first one the hard part for me was the ...
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Label in traditionalform with text

I want to have a figure with a label x_P, in style of LaTeX, TraditionalForm[Style[Subscript[x, P], FontSize -> 24]] But ...
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inverse trigonometric functions in traditional form

Is there a way to have 'arcsin' rather than 'sin^-1' as arcsin in TraditionalForm? I couldn't find any way to set options for customizing the way in which expressions are turned into traditional form, ...
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How do I create inline TraditionalForm expressions, and control their formatting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to replace the style of the inline cell in a StyleSheet I'm trying to figure out the best practice for creating short, inline expressions that display as ...
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Rasterizing an equation makes it low res

I've checked some quick tutorials to export equations as images, and all of them use the function Rasterize, but when I try to follow this method I get a very low res image of the equation. Can anyone ...
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Showing the coordinates on a plot in TraditionalForm

I just want to show the coordinates (Log[y/x],Log[x/y]) of a point on a Graphics object, but TraditionalForm fails to convert it,...
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Source of SetBuilder, Mapping, and Math

Somewhere I obtained definitions of functions SetBuilder, Mapping, and Math, which produce ...