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Re: What's legit here?

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  • Subject: [mg39977] Re: What's legit here?
  • From: Steve Gray <stevebg at adelphia.net>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 03:04:38 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <b4moed$inr$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 07:43:09 +0000 (UTC), Steve Gray
<stevebg at adelphia.net> wrote:

>	In the following function, most of which you can ignore,
>there is an If [ enalist ... etc. where several statements to be
>executed if the If succeeds are grouped with ( ) . This works but I
>thought the right way to group several statements together was with
>{ }. The latter does not work and I find I don't know what the correct
>way is. As usual, Mathematica did not complain with the { } or the ( ). The
>effect was to have the If always fail and for the function to always
>Return [ failu ].
>
> Whether  the comments get in the way, I don't know, but if someone
>would define what's legal here, I would appreciate it.
>	Thank you.

[snip code]

	Thanks to all who provided me with prompt, useful help.

	The work I'm doing with Mathematica involves searches over a huge
parameter domain for a certain class of geometry theorem. It is a
continuation of work appearing in the March 2003 American Mathematical
Monthly, which just came out. If anyone wants a PDF, just e-mail me.


Steve Gray


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