Re: copying

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg45798] Re: copying*From*: Harold.Noffke at wpafb.af.mil (Harold Noffke)*Date*: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 03:04:54 -0500 (EST)*References*: <butdo6$9qu$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

David: I added Bobby Treat's InputForm palette to my library. One reason I prefer to post plaintext from a MathKernel or MS-DOS window is that subscript/superscript expressions print more intuitively than from the InputForm palette. Consider the following example from "Built-in Functions > Algebraic Computation > Calculus > Derivative", equation 11. Using the InputForm palette, we have this raw text ... In[11]:= Derivative[1, 2, 3][h][x, y, z] Out[11]= a*(b - 1)*b*(c - 2)*(c - 1)*c* x^(a - 1)*y^(b - 2)* z^(c - 3) Using a MathKernel TextForm window, we have this raw text ... In[11]:= Derivative[1, 2, 3][h][x, y, z] -1 + a -2 + b -3 + c Out[11]= a (-1 + b) b (-2 + c) (-1 + c) c x y z To my eye, the TextForm expression is more intuitively and rapidly read than Bobby's "PaletteForm" expression. That's why I recommend it for postings. Best wishes, Harold