Re: Eliminating line break characters

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg5580] Re: Eliminating line break characters*From*: "David B. Wagner" <dbwagner at princon.com>*Date*: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 01:58:57 -0500*Organization*: Principia Consulting*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

PaulC0958 wrote: > > In Mathematica 3.0, if I evaluate a large number like 200!, it breaks > across several lines; each line has a ghosted backslash character at the > end, which also appears in printouts. How do I get Mathematica to stop > printing this character? There is a function called StringBreak that you can override to do this. (For some reason, this function was documented in version 2 but has been dropped from the documentation in version 3). StringBreak[n] is called to format the n'th line-breaking character in a multiline output. So you can define Format[StringBreak[_]] := "" to eliminate all the line-breaking characters. A similar function, Continuation[n], is called to format the character at the beginning of continued lines. So, for example, the definition Format[Continuation[n_]] := StringForm["(``)",n] would place a line number inside of parentheses on the second and subsequent lines of a multi-line output. -- Dave Wagner Principia Consulting http://www.princon.com/princon/ Tel: (500) PRN-CPIA