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Re: HelpBrowser Mathematica Book 1.8.3 on Linux

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  • Subject: [mg37402] Re: [mg37382] HelpBrowser Mathematica Book 1.8.3 on Linux
  • From: Tomas Garza <tgarza01 at>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 02:04:18 -0400 (EDT)
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Try MatrixForm[{{a,b},{c,d}}]. There is no typo.

Tomas Garza
Mexico City
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg37402] [mg37382] HelpBrowser Mathematica Book 1.8.3 on Linux

> In the first box of section 1.8.3, the matrix displayed seems to be badly
> fromatted.  Is this what others also see?  Is this just a 'typo'.  IOW, an
> isolated minor problem, or is it indicative of something larger.  I
> it is the former.
> Please don't think that all I'm doing is trying to find fault with
> Mathematica.  And I'm not trying to be knit-picky.  If it weren't for my
> previous problems - many of which seem to have stemmed from a font
> configuration problem introduced by an operating system upgrade - I would
> simply shrug this one badly formatted block off as a goof of some kind.
> last time I noticed something like this, however, it turned into a few
> worth of banging my head against a wall trying to figure out what was
> Please, someone, take a moment to look at this, and let me know what's up
> it.  What I see is kind of like this, but with bigger parentheses:
> (
> a b
> c d
> )
> --
> Hatton's Law:
> "There is only One inviolable Law."

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