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Re: Readability confuses mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg44536] Re: Readability confuses mathematica?
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 05:57:54 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <botcm2$ci7$>
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In article <botcm2$ci7$1 at>,
 patrick.m.lahey at (patrick_m_lahey) wrote:

> I am new to mathematica so perhaps there is a simple answer to this
> Consider:
> In[1]:= D[x-x0,x]
> except that x0 is really x ctrl-- 0 (x subscript 0).  Normally that
> would be a completely independent variable from x but not according to
> mathematica!
> Out[1]=1-Subscript(1,0)[x,0]
> (the (1,0) is a superscript of Subscript).
> One of the things that attracted me to mathematica was the ability to
> work with expressions that closely mirrored the true expressions of
> interest (a readability issue really...).
> Is there anything that can be done here?

You could use Symbolize in the excellent Utilities`Notation` package.


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