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Re: Eliminating line break characters


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.

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