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Interaction with programs

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  • Subject: [mg5651] Interaction with programs
  • From: Tim Coutts <tcoutts at>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Jan 1997 22:56:42 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I have written a package that I want users to be able to interact with.
For example, when the program is loaded into a new notebook, I want
the user to be given a statement "this program
the ENTER key when you are ready"
Then a message should be received which says something like
"enter the data and hit the ENTER key when you have finished"
 I also want to be able to assign symbols to each of a series
of numerical quantities that the user will enter in this way.

It has to be easy but I don't know how to do it!  Any helpful\
suggestions will be gratefully received.

Tim Coutts
tcoutts at
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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