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Re: Discrepancy betw HP unix and mac versions

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  • Subject: [mg7241] Re: [mg7211] Discrepancy betw HP unix and mac versions
  • From: David Withoff <withoff>
  • Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 19:13:49 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> I noticed a discrepancy in the way Mathematica for HP unix (version 2.2)
> and the Macintosh 3.0 versions handle the % operator for a series of
> commands WITHIN THE SAME NOTEBOOK CELL.
> 
> In the HP unix version, these commands in a single cell,
> 
> 2+2;
> x=%
> 
> gives as output and assign to 'x':
> 
> 4
> 
> But Macintosh version 3.0 assigns to 'x' the value of whatever command
> happened to be evaluated beforehand.
> 
> Will all 3.0 versions perform the same way? What gives? The 3.0 version
> for macintosh would seem to implement the series of commands in a single
> cell in an undesirable way.
> 
> BTW, if the same 2 statements were entered in the mac version 3.0 IN
> DIFFERENT CELLS, the results would be as in the HP unix case.
> 
> -- Stephen
> 
> stephenbou at aol.com

I suspect that one of these notebooks (the one on the unix machine) has
been set to use InputForm input cells, and the other is set to use
something else (probably StandardForm).  Check the cell type.  I
don't think there are any machine-dependent differences like this.

Dave Withoff
Wolfram Research


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