Re: problems with simple things

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg30556] Re: problems with simple things*From*: "Oliver Friedrich" <oliver.friedrich at tz-mikroelektronik.de>*Date*: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 01:40:01 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <9mfn6q$26g$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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 gwu.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:9mfn6q$26g$1 at smc.vnet.net... > I am a novice using Mathematica. I have been primarily following a book and > 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 me > baffled. My best guess is that my typing is bad, but I haven't been able to > spot typing errors. > > I do not quite understand how to convert a Mathematica notebook to a format > suitable for e-mail. At any rate, it may be easier to spot what I am doing > 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 to > create the attachment. > > Would appreciate help. I've created more problems, but thought I'd start with > the two error messages in the attachment. > > David Zalkind >