- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg45828] Re: copying
- From: drbob at bigfoot.com (Bobby R. Treat)
- Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 01:53:42 -0500 (EST)
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
If all we wanted to do with the e-mails is READ them, you might be
right. Actually, though, we often want to copy and paste them back
Harold.Noffke at wpafb.af.mil (Harold Noffke) wrote in message news:<bv00pm$jg4$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> 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 ...
> Derivative[1, 2, 3][h][x, y, z]
> 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:= Derivative[1, 2, 3][h][x, y, z]
> -1 + a -2 + b -3 + c
> Out= 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,
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