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Re: copying

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg45819] Re: copying
  • From: drbob at bigfoot.com (Bobby R. Treat)
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 01:53:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <butdo6$9qu$1@smc.vnet.net> <bv00pm$jg4$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Just to clarify: Omega Consulting wrote that palette, and posted it
here a year or two ago.

Bobby

Harold.Noffke at wpafb.af.mil (Harold Noffke) wrote in message news:<bv00pm$jg4$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> 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


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