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Re: Non standard evaluation troubles.

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  • Subject: [mg20478] Re: Non standard evaluation troubles.
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 02:04:45 -0400
  • References: <7v3e1n$>
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I. Ioannou <iioannou at> wrote in message
news:7v3e1n$64r at
> Hi all,
> I've got a problem with Plot and Table "non-standard" evaluation.
> When I specify list1=Table[Evaluate[function[ksi]],{ksi,1,2,0.01}]
> I get 100 numbers that are not the values at ksi 1, 1.01, 1.02,...
> The same happens with Plot of the function.
> When I type function[1] I get the proper value though. Must be that ksi is
> held unevaluated and ends up mangled in my function. (which is a module
> that I wrote)
> How can I avoid this kind of behavior? I don't quite understand at this
> point the various evaluation schemes of Mathematica very well. Any
> didactic pointers wellcome.
> Thanks, John
> --
>       Ioannis   I    Ioannou                   phone: (206)-543-1372
>       g-2 group, Atomic Physics                fax:   (206)-685-0635
>       Department of Physics
>       University of Washington        e-mail: iioannou at

1) how does
2) are there any variables in the definition of function that are picking up
pre-assigned values?

Allan Hayes
Mathematica Training and Consulting
Leicester UK
hay at
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