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Re: Re: Using Mathgroup Effectively -- cutting and pasting expressions

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg34864] Re: [mg34834] Re: Using Mathgroup Effectively -- cutting and pasting expressions
  • From: "Jonathan Rockmann" <MTheory at msn.com>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 05:00:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Yeah, I support Richard's comments regarding the inability to just cut and
paste from Mathematica to email as well as go back to Mathematica and like
Richard I also have had no luck with text editors.  MathGroup might work
more efficiently in
general if this innovation were added to Mathematica.  I have had the experience with
old pros in MathGroup that were having this same problem.  And
if any problems resulted from this ability, they could always be controlled.
Alot of us in MathGroup are Professors or Professionals who are doing are
best to manage our time constraints and yet work with MathGroup.  
This addition to the technology would make things a whole lot easier for 
some of us.
Thank You,
Jonathan Rockmann
mtheory at msn.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Palmer
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg34864] [mg34834] Re: Using Mathgroup Effectively -- cutting and pasting
 expressions
 
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] + \
\[ImaginaryI]\ t\ \[Sigma]\^2\)\/\(\@2\ \[Sigma]\)])\)\)\/\(1 +
Erf[\[Mu]\/\(\
\@2\ \[Sigma]\)]\))\)\^n, t, x, FourierParameters \[Rule] {1, 1}]\)],
"Output"]
}, Open  ]],


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.

My hope is that something will give and either Mathgroup can find a way to
post notebooks or Mathematica can find a way to cut and paste expressions
 in some useful and readable way into emails.

If you feel it is appropriate, please post our conversation into mathgroup.
Perhaps I am missing something here.  Thanks in advance.

Richard Palmer

On 6/2/02 12:40 AM, "Steven M. Christensen" <steve at smc.vnet.net> wrote:

> I think that your best bet is to describe your problem and notebooks
> in your main email as best you can and then offer to email attached
> notebooks to anyone who wants to see them.  Otherwise you can just
> bring up a notebook in an ascii editor and cut and past the notebook
> or bits of the notebook to your email.
>
> Steve C.
>
>> From dickp at bellatlantic.net Sat Jun  1 08:08:52 2002
>> Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2002 08:04:54 -0400
>> Subject: [mg34864] [mg34834] Using Mathgroup Effectively -- cutting and pasting 
expressions
>> From: Richard  Palmer <dickp at bellatlantic.net>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>>
>> I understand it is your policy not to post emails containing notebook
>> attachments.  What is the best way to cut expressions from a notebook 
into
>> email so others can paste them into their Mathematica notebooks to see
 what you are
>> talking about?
>>
>> If host machines make a difference, I'm using a MAC G4 under OSX.
>>
>> Richard Palmer
>> --
>>
>>
>>

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