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Re: docs on bracket shapes

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg18140] Re: docs on bracket shapes
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 00:51:43 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <7ka75d$io9@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Murray,

what is with Pauls excelent tutorial at

http://www.mathsource.com/Content/General/Tutorials/Programming/0209-810

? It is just updated to version 4. 

I expect that the most of the users never mind about the funny blue
lines
on the right margin of the notebooks. 

Regards
  Jens

Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> 
> Mathematica ver. 2.x in print documented the various shaped cell
> brackets -- the ornaments indicating active/inactive, initialization,
> sound, etc.  Mathematica 3.x did not, and a number of users called
> attention to that omission.
> 
> Unless I am mistaken, the new ver. 4.0, once again, fails to document
> the kinds of brackets.  If I am correct, why is this simple matter still
> not attended to?
> 
> (This is not a matter of idle curiosity.  My students have repeatedly
> asked about this over the several years I have been teaching with ver.
> 3.0 and 3.0.1.)
> 
> --
> Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
> Mathematics & Statistics Dept.       phone 413 549-1020 (H)
> Univ. of Massachusetts                     413 545-2859 (W)
> Amherst, MA 01003-4515


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