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Re: MMA 3.0 The new is wearing off

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  • Subject: [mg7130] Re: MMA 3.0 The new is wearing off
  • From: onm010 at aixrs1.hrz.uni-essen.de (Dr. Stefan P. Mueller)
  • Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 01:55:34 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Nuklearmedizin Uniklinik Essen
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <5kp5q7$1p3 at smc.vnet.net>, sch at mitre.org (Stu Schaffner) wrote:

> [...] However, when I converted some
> of my old programs none of them worked.  The primary reason seemed to
> be that I had format statements that displayed complex data structures
> as text, and the converter substituted that text in all of my Modules,
> even in the argument lists. The converter also threw away the comments
> I had carefully added to each module specification and made an
> incomprehensible hash of the indentation.
> [...]

   If you want to get some work done quickly, you could always use the
front-end of Mathematica 2.2 with the new version 3.0 kernel. This way,
you wouldn't have to figure out the formatting issues until better
documentation becomes available (??) or you have the time to solve the
puzzle, and, at the same time, take advantage of the improved capabilities
of the new kernel.
   Another option maight be to turn off some conversion options (have you
tried not to convert input cells?). 

Stefan

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Dr. Stefan P. Mueller, Nuklearmedizin, Universitaetsklinikum, Essen,
 e-mail: onm010 at uni-essen.de, phone: <49> 201/ 723-4179, FAX: -5964


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