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Specify and control how Mathematica formats its output, including rich text, equations and graphics.

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You can use HoldForm[48^(1/3)] for display purposes. But this expression cannot be calculated with. The right solution depends on what you actually want to achieve. There is also Inactive/Inactiv …
answered May 6 '17 by Szabolcs
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Mathematica has several number formats such as ScientificForm, EngineeringForm, etc. Are there any that can be configured to omit a redundant decimal point, or alternatively: work on exact numbers? …
asked Sep 28 '16 by Szabolcs
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Just type it as usual. Type "x", select the x, press Command - Shift - T to convert it to traditional form, then type and format as you normally would. See the Format menu and the usual shortcuts for …
answered Dec 15 '17 by Szabolcs
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You can change u[1] := 1; to u[1] := HoldForm[1]; The resulting expression will stay in the form you requested. However, it will not be suitable for computations. It is only usable for display …
answered Sep 20 '18 by Szabolcs
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I originally developed MaTeX to deal with various similar formatting issues. What pushed me over the line was noticing how exporting to PDF sometimes changes the formatting. While many of these issues …
answered Jul 5 by Szabolcs
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You can also use the undocumented (and probably deprecated, so beware!) PolynomialForm. poly = Expand[(1+x)^10] TeXForm@PolynomialForm[poly, TraditionalOrder -> False] (* ==> "1+10 x+45 x^2+120 x^3 …
answered Dec 18 '12 by Szabolcs
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Hopefully, this works, but I am not fully confident that it will not break in any case. One reason is that I am not sure what GraphLayout syntaxes are valid. Note that pattern I used to test if the …
answered May 13 '17 by Szabolcs
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First you need to be aware of what boxes are and the fact that MakeExpression works only on boxes. "Boxes" are Mathematica expressions that represent stuff that appears in a notebook. They are bou …
answered Mar 10 '16 by Szabolcs
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Let's define the matrix and path first: matrix = Partition[Range[25], 5]; path = {{1, 1}, {2, 1}, {3, 1}, {4, 1}, {5, 1}, {5, 2}, {4, 2}, {3, 2}, {2, 2}, {1, 2}, {1, 3}, {2, 3}, {3, 3}, {4, 3}, …
answered Feb 7 '12 by Szabolcs
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Set ImageSize in GraphicsBoxOptions for the current notebook within the Option Inspector. This will affect existing and future graphics in the notebook that have ImageSize -> Automatic. To do this …
answered Jan 16 '17 by Szabolcs
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If you mention your use case, we might be able to give better answers. I believe that tick marks are places using Inset or an equivalent mechanism (Text and Inset seem to be pretty similar: Text also …
answered Apr 27 '12 by Szabolcs
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Times has the Orderless attribute so this sorting cannot be prevented if you also want to do calculations with the expression. However, if you only need to display it once, then you can do something …
answered Oct 24 '14 by Szabolcs
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Mathematica will always attempt to render graphs, no matter how large they are. This is often very inconvenient because visualization can be slow, and a large graph that is present in a notebook even …
asked May 13 '17 by Szabolcs
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Use Distribute. Distribute[Conjugate[a + b]] (* Conjugate[a] + Conjugate[b] *) A safer version is Distribute[Conjugate[a + b], Plus] It will only distribute over Plus. This is even safer: D …
answered Jul 14 '18 by Szabolcs
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This has nothing to do with N. You are observing the fact that by default Mathematica truncates machine precision numbers to 6 digits for displaying them. Enter 1.000001 without N and evaluate it: y …
answered May 22 '16 by Szabolcs

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