Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
-----
 /
MathGroup Archive
1999
*January
*February
*March
*April
*May
*June
*July
*August
*September
*October
*November
*December
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 1999

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

creating input cell with unevaluated expression?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg20089] creating input cell with unevaluated expression?
  • From: Aaron Gross <aaron+usenet at bfr.co.il>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 02:43:06 -0400
  • Organization: speaking for myself here
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Can anyone tell me how to do the following?  I want to write an
expression that creates and inserts (at the current position in the
front-end) an input cell containing a given *unevaluated* expression,
just as if the user had typed it in himself.  For instance, I'd like
to create an input cell containing the expression "1+1", so that if
the user then evaluates the cell, he gets an output cell containing
"2".

I tried 

	StylePrint[HoldForm[1+1],"Input"]

but that doesn't work -- the input cell still has the "Hold" tag, so
when the user evaluates it by hand, he gets an output cell containing
"1+1" rather than "2".

I also tried 

	StylePrint[Unevaluated[1+1],"Input"]

but that just gave me a "2" in the input cell.  So what's the "right"
way to do this?


  • Prev by Date: Mathematica programming language
  • Next by Date: Re: Hatching a Rectangle?
  • Previous by thread: Mathematica programming language
  • Next by thread: Re: Mathematica 3.0 "Report Summary"