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Re: Newbie

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  • Subject: [mg24498] Re: [mg24490] Newbie
  • From: "Matt Herman" <Henayni at>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 03:01:40 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


The problem is that you have a semi-colon after D[x^2,x].
The semi-colon tells mathematica to compute your input, but not to
output. Instead, mathematica stores it. If you do D[x^2,x]; , then you can
get your result by typing % and then shift-enter.

----- Original Message -----
From: "WantToKnowPlease" <replyNewsGroubPlease at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg24498] [mg24490] Newbie

> I've just started using mathematica....
> When I type a command and press (shift)+(enter) I don't see any output
> unless I preceded the command by print command
> D[x^2];(shift)+(enter) doesn't do anything !!(at least I can't see what it
> does)
> Print[D[x^2]];(shift)+(enter) prints 2 x
> any help is greatly appreciated

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