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Re: A symbol for Floor

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  • Subject: [mg36564] Re: [mg36525] A symbol for Floor
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 13:28:00 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, Jack Goldberg wrote:

> A commonly used symbol for the Floor function is a square bracket with
> the upper indents removed.  Is this symbol part of Mathematica's
> built-in symbols?  I think not, so then, can it be constructed "by
> hand".

Is this what you're describing?

In[1]:= \[LeftFloor]x\[RightFloor]

Out[1]= Floor[x]

This notation is documented in Section A.2.6 of _The Mathematica Book_ 
(Fourth Edition).

-- 
P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.



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