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Notation and Symbolize Packages

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  • Subject: [mg45972] Notation and Symbolize Packages
  • From: "Prince-Wright, Robert G SEPCO" <robert.prince-wright at>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 05:20:36 -0500 (EST)
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Does someone know if Mathematica 5 uses the same version of the Notation package 
as that posted at The web page below lists several files 
that are not continaned in the ZIP file.

The reason I looked at this site was to try and understand how to use 
Symbolize in the Notation package. This seems to be one of the most 
frustrating aspects of Mathematica, especially for engineers who routinely use 
subscripts, accents etc in their traditional notations. It seems like 
one mistake, like not using the palette because you copy and past can 
get you into unfathomable trouble - especially when using Modules. On 
that point - am I correct in thinking that you cant mix normal and 
Symbolized arguments to functions you are defining or have I made 
another unfathomable mistake?

Finally, if the folks at Wolfram are watching is there a reason by we 
can have an option to Symbolize all variables in a Notebook - I would 
doubt there are many engineers out there using subscripts as variables.

Robert Prince-Wright
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