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Re: problems with simple things

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  • Subject: [mg30556] Re: problems with simple things
  • From: "Oliver Friedrich" <oliver.friedrich at>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 01:40:01 -0400 (EDT)
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Hallo David,

1. Please don't post any attachments in this newsgroup, it is not
appreciated by the moderator (although it would make things easier when
posting a small example notebook, that's my opinion)

2. Try to write down expressions in the E-Mail with normal characters. You
can use FullForm[expr] to display expr in the internal Mathematica format.
This format you can paste into an E-Mail.
For example try FullForm[Sin[x^2+h]] and see what happens.

3. It took me quite a pile of time to get familiar with the Mathematica
language, the syntax, the functional programming paradigm. In fact, it is
sometimes strange to understand, it's different to other languages. But keep
on learning, Mathematica is fantastic !

4. If you have a problem with something. a) Try to explain, what you want to
have at the end b)Explain, how you attempt to do it c)Give a piece of
example code.

So tell us from your problem in more detail

Oliver Friedrich
"David Zalkind" <dlz at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:9mfn6q$26g$1 at
> I am a novice using Mathematica.   I have been primarily following a book
> trying minor variations.  The software does not like to follow my
requests.  I
> have managed to coax it to supply me with some error messages which have
> baffled.  My best guess is that my typing is bad, but I haven't been able
> spot typing errors.
> I do not quite understand how to convert a Mathematica notebook to a
> suitable for e-mail.  At any rate, it may be easier to spot what I am
> wrong in the original format.  I copied and pasted inputs and outputs from
> Mathematica into MS Word and then back to a Mathematica notebook in order
> create the attachment.
> Would appreciate help. I've created more problems, but thought I'd start
> the two error messages in the attachment.
> David Zalkind

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