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Re: Conclusion: Mathematica will output plain text

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  • Subject: [mg39875] Re: [mg39853] Conclusion: Mathematica will output plain text
  • From: Dr Bob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 05:30:02 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200303080752.CAA23714@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

TextForm is undocumented, and that really seems dumb.

Sometimes I get around the THOUSANDS of keywords missing from the installed 
help files by searching at the online Documentation Center --- but that 
doesn't help with TextForm.  There are no articles about it.

However, a search of the MathGroup archives yields 20 matches, some of 
which should be useful.

You can't search for it unless you already know its name, of course.

Bobby


On Sat, 8 Mar 2003 02:52:27 -0500 (EST), Carlos Felippa 
<carlos at colorado.edu> wrote:

> Thanks to all people who replied to me privately.  The
> use of TextForm, as suggested by David Park, seems to be closest to what 
> I want:
>
> TextForm["hello, world"]>>textfile
>
> writes exactly 12 visible characters on the file.
>
> For Print[TextForm["hello, world"]] a Save Selection
> -> Plain Text works the same way.
>
> I could not find TextForm in my Mac/Mathematica 4.2.1 help file (wish I 
> had; in fact I searched for PlainTextForm PlainForm, etc.,  before the 
> OP).  I wonder if it
> appears in the helpfile for other machines, or is an 
> undocumented/experimental feature.
>
> Carlos Felippa
>
>



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Bobby R. Treat



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