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Re: Printing "Alias" Definitions

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  • Subject: [mg45342] Re: Printing "Alias" Definitions
  • From: drbob at (Bobby R. Treat)
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 05:54:34 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <bsoe0b$emd$> <bsu18l$8gh$>
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There's no way (I think) to put this in the Init.m. I did get it to
work in the Options Inspector, but there a couple of caveats to watch
out for.

First I typed the list of replacements into Mathematica for

{"ff" -> "FullForm", "df" -> "DisplayForm"}

Notice I have the two-character form of the right arrow. The fancy
version won't work! Fancy arrows resulted from copying and pasting
your text, so I had to replace each of them.

Then open the Option Inspector, select Global at the top, search for

Select the above text from the open notebook, copy it, select the {}
after InputAutoReplacements in the Options inspector, and paste. I
found that with your longer list of replacements it took two
copy-pastes to get all of it. (Go figure!) The second time I started
copying at the point where the paste left off.

Don't forget to push Apply at the top, close the Options Inspector,
and you should be in bidness.


Harold.Noffke at (Harold Noffke) wrote in message news:<bsu18l$8gh$1 at>...
> Tom:
> Thanks for your advice.  Changing the Option Inspector worked as you
> said it would.  I do have some follow-up questions, though.  You said
> ...
> > Why not use instead the fully supported options InputAliases and
> > InputAutoReplacements. Both can be set within the Options Inspector.
> After clearing autoreplacements from the Option Inspector, I tried
> inserting the replacement expression below into my User INIT.M file,
> but it did not work.  It also did not work when I executed this
> expression from a Notebook.  The autoreplacements were not inserted
> into the Option Inspector, as I thought they would be.
> InputAutoReplacements {
>     "ff"->"FullForm",
>     "df"->"DisplayForm",
>     "mf"->"MatrixForm",
>     "tf"->"TraditionalForm",
>     "sf"->"StandardForm"}
> My questions are: Why did Mathematica not recognize these replacements
> in the User INIT.M file and insert them into the Option Browser?  Is
> my expression syntax in error?
> Also, does anyone know what rules Mathematica follows to determine
> which expressions in the User INIT.M file will be recognized/executed,
> and which ones will not?
> Thanks.
> Harold

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