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Re: Re: Mathematica frustrations...

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  • Subject: [mg11696] Re: [mg11612] Re: Mathematica frustrations...
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 18:35:29 -0500
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <6cgf9k$> <6d0ah6$> <> <>

Mark Evans wrote:
> Anyone like YOU who relies that heavily on % and %n is going to draw
> bugs like a pile of sugar.
> I won't argue that % should disappear....


> ...but I disagree with the notion
> that it can be "absolutely indispensable" or "essential" by any
> stretch of the imagination.  IMHO that's just bad programming
> practice....  Add one line of code somewhere in your notebook and
> all the %n's break next time you try to run it.

AGREED!  I would not use %, %%, or %n for "programming" -- just
on-the-fly calculations.

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