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Re: Delete All Output (bug)

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  • Subject: [mg30582] Re: Delete All Output (bug)
  • From: Tom Burton <tburton at>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 03:51:28 -0400 (EDT)
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On Wed, 29 Aug 2001 06:14:32 +0000 (UTC), in comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica you wrote:

>Suppose this notebook has been run, creating the 20 plots; and I want to 
>make some changes and tests, maybe run just one other value, without 
>re-running all these plots while I'm testing the changes.  Easy way to 
>disable the data cell is to convert its Format temporarily to Text 
>instead of Input.
>If you do this, and then later select Delete All Output from the Kernel 
>menu, the 20 plots are *not* deleted.

It seems that a group of Output cells (graphics or not) is not deleted unless it follows an Input cell. Slightly inconsistent with the on-line help. But IMHO, the help should be tweaked, not the operation. In most cases of my experience, and orphan Output cell has been pasted in from some somewhere else, and so it cannot be easily regenerated. So I am *pleased* that an orphan is not deleted by this command.
Tom Burton

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