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CreateDocument with nested CellGroup problem.

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  • Subject: [mg121834] CreateDocument with nested CellGroup problem.
  • From: Syd Geraghty <sydgeraghty at>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 01:32:53 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi all,

 CellGroup[{TextCell[CountryData[#, "Name"], "Section"], 
      GraphicsRow[{CountryData[#, "Shape"], 
        Quiet[DateListPlot[CountryData[#, {{"Population"}, {1970, 2005}}]]]}, 
       Frame -> All, ImageSize -> 600], "Output"]}, Closed] & /@ 
  CountryData["Africa"], WindowTitle -> "Africa", 
 StyleDefinitions -> "Creative/PastelColor.nb"]

outputs a document with select information about all the countries in Africa.

I wanted to extend it to take any of the continents as an argument but got stuck at trying to make a very simple extension to nest the original cell groups under the title cell "Africa" .

After an embarrassing amount of time spent trying many alternatives based on the documentation for nested cells in CellGroup and examples in CreateDocument I could not get the desired result.

The code below does not work and it seems that the pure function is not wrapped properly

So this is the closest I got:

 CellGroup[{TextCell["Africa", "Title"], 
     CellGroup[{TextCell[CountryData[#, "Name"], "Section"], 
        GraphicsRow[{CountryData[#, "Shape"], 
           DateListPlot[CountryData[#, {{"Population"}, {1970, 2005}}]]]}, 
         Frame -> All, ImageSize -> 600], "Output"]}, Closed]}] & /@ 
  CountryData["Africa"], CellGrouping -> Manual, WindowTitle -> "Africa", 
 StyleDefinitions -> "Creative/PastelColor.nb"]

The "Title" cell is repeated for every country instead of nesting all the countries. A solution would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers .... Syd

Syd Geraghty B.Sc, M.Sc.

sydgeraghty at

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