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Q: About PAUSING in V2.2

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  • Subject: [mg5066] Q: About PAUSING in V2.2
  • From: sergio at (Sergio Rojas)
  • Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 22:48:08 -0400
  • Organization: City College Of New York - Science
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hello Folks:

   A simplified version of a mathematica program I am using, is as follow:

testing = "n" ;
While[ testing != "y" ,

After reaching the sentence: testing = InputString["To continue, enter: y "]
the program wait around 30 seconds to receive an answer. If no answer
is given between 30 seconds, the While loop is ended and the program
continues with the next sentence. How this can be avoided? How to keep
Mathematica waiting until an answer is given?

The working enviroment is Mathematica 2.2 under OSF/1 in a DEC(alpha)


Sergio Rojas

e-mail: sergio at

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