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Re: Are notebooks platform dependent ?

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  • Subject: [mg23973] Re: Are notebooks platform dependent ?
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 03:00:57 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
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On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Madhusudan Singh wrote:

> Among the many errors that I get are : (see end of email). (this one
> opens in a separate message window and casts a doubt on the validity
> of all other messages - I am not using any graphics, just a
> complicated (extremely) function which is integrated over three
> variables and summed over the fourth).
> These errors do not occur over the Linux systems on which the same version of
> Mathematica is installed.

Errors of the form:

Front End Message (12:57:24 on 6/16/0) 
Mathematica has detected a possible internal error. If possible, report
the error to support at, quoting "Assertion 'nboxesToSend == 1'
failed at matheditio.c:1326", and describe in as much detail as possible
what you were doing when the error occurred.

which appear in the front end's message window are being triggered by the
front end's typesetting system.  Often they will occur when the user is
editing a cell that uses either the StandardForm or TraditionalForm format
types.  They may also occur as a front end attempts to intrepret and
display the contents of a cell that has been just loaded or generated.

Is it true that the errors occur when a notebook, saved by a Mathematica 4
front end, is reopened on a Mathematica 3.0.x front end?  It may be an
issue due to backward incompatibility rather than platform
P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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