Re: Question from Blind User

*To*: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net*Subject*: [mg1205] Re: [mg1178] Question from Blind User*From*: Richard Mercer <richard at seuss.math.wright.edu>*Date*: Tue, 23 May 1995 03:07:37 -0400

Evan, Try executing $PrePrint = InputForm Then all text output will appear the same way it would be typed as a command, i.e. on a single line. In[33]:= 3 x^2 Out[33]= 3*x^2 A variation on this is to use $PrePrint = StringReplace[ToString[InputForm[#]],"*"->" "]& This will replace the asterisk for multiplication with a space. If you don't even want a space, remove the space from the between the quotes in this command. Richard Mercer > 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? > > 3x^2 > > I don't know how useful the program will be for me, if > I have to look at multiple lines for the results. It > is feasible to read equations spaced out on paper, but > except for some very early arithmetic books, braille math > books write equations and expressions one symbol after > another. Besides, refreshable braille devices can display > only one line at a time, and reading answers that way > would involve a lot of extra keystrokes over the course > of just a few problems. > > I would be grateful for any help. I would think > that a program as powerful as Mathematica would > allow for this kind of adjustment. Since the manual is > rather large, I have not read it all yet. If the answer > is in the documentation, just point me to it and I'll do > the rest. >