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Re: Question from Blind User

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  • Subject: [mg1190] Re: [mg1178] Question from Blind User
  • From: Richard Bowman <rbowman at bridgewater.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 22 May 1995 02:02:45 -0400

On Sat, 20 May 1995, Evan Reese wrote:

>      Just installed the DOS version of Mathematica - the very last copy 
> available, so they told me - and have run up against a problem in the way 
> it displays answers.  If you take the derivative of x^3, it gives the 
> answer as:
> 
>         2
>      3 x
>  
>      If I use a voice synthesyser to read the answer, it will come out as 
> 2 3x.  Using a braille display isn't much better, since I have to 
> remember to look on more than one line for the answer.
> 
>      Is there any way to get the program to display answers in a more 
> Fortran-like method? 

The quickest found solution is to simply add

     //InputForm

to the end of each input cell.  There should be a $-variable to set that
will make this the default option, but in my quick look, I did not find one.

Richard Bowman
Dept. of Physics
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA  22812
<rbowman at bridgewater.edu>



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