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Re: A symbol for Floor

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  • Subject: [mg36566] Re: A symbol for Floor
  • From: "Carl K. Woll" <carlw at>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 13:28:05 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Washington
  • References: <almra9$4k8$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Jack,

It turns out that Mathematica does have the floor symbols! Use esc l f esc
for the left floor and esc r f esc for the right floor. In fact, if you type
in esc l f esc a esc r f esc Mathematica will interpret the input as

Carl Woll
Physics Dept
U of Washington

"Jack Goldberg" <jackgold at> wrote in message
news:almra9$4k8$1 at
> Hi Group!
> 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".
> Jack

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