Re: Using Mathgroup Effectively -- cutting and pasting expressions
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg34873] Re: Using Mathgroup Effectively -- cutting and pasting expressions
- From: Mike Yukish <may106 at psu.edu>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 05:00:41 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Richard Palmer wrote: > Hi Steve, > > Thanks for your reply. I know it isn't your problem as the mail group > moderator, but I am personally annoyed at the difficulty of copying and > pasting sections of Mathematica code as text. When I cut and paste from a notebook > using an ASCII text editor (TEXTEDIT on the MAC) the result comes out like > > Cell[BoxData[ > \(InverseFourierTransform[\((\(\[ExponentialE]\^\(1\/2\ \[ImaginaryI]\ > t\ \ > \((2\ \[Mu] + \[ImaginaryI]\ t\ \[Sigma]\^2)\)\)\ \((1 + Erf[\(\[Mu] + \ <goobledygook snipped> > This is absolutely worthless for communication. To make matters worse, If I > open up a Mathematica session and paste the expression above into the session, > Mathematica throws an error. Actually, I wish Mathematica had the ability to do a "Paste Clean" or a "Write Clean" to the clipboard or a file. Where this really would help is in the automatic generation of packages. A lot of the formatting currently gets carried into the *.m files where it isn't needed, and where it causes odd little niggling errors that cause me endless grief. So if someone happens to have a function that strips the pretty printing from code, I'll beta test it. Maybe when things slow down here I'll write one.