Many data points = frustration

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg14899] Many data points = frustration*From*: Brian Boonstra <boonstb at cmg.FCNBD.COM>*Date*: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 17:48:21 -0500*References*: <728kgi$egt@smc.vnet.net> <199811180629.BAA19031@smc.vnet.net.>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Has anyone come across a way of, say, setting a maximum amount of output per cell? I have several lists of 15,000 data points I need to manipulate. If I forget a semicolon, or have a typo, I am often treated to a five minute wait while Mathematica prints (an obvious error message and) 15,000 irrelevant data points. One can, of course, turn off some error messages with the Off[] function, but this does not completely solve the problem. What I want is for Mathematica to recognize I couldn't possibly want to see all that stuff. For a toy version of the problem, see below, and imagine many more points: In[8]:= Off[General::spell1] In[9]:= sins = Table[N[Sin[2 Pi i/10]],{i,20}]; In[10]:= ListPlo[sins] Out[10]= ListPlo[{0.587785,0.951057,0.951057,0.587785, 0,-0.587785,-0.951057,-0.951057,-0.587785,0,0.587785,0.951057,0.951057, 0.587785,0,-0.587785,-0.951057,-0.951057,-0.587785,0}] Regards, Brian _______________________________ Dr Brian K Boonstra Vice President, Quantitative Research First National Bank of Chicago 1 First National Plaza Chicago, Illinois 60670

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