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Re: Piecewise symbol in 5.1

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  • Subject: [mg52315] Re: [mg52304] Piecewise symbol in 5.1
  • From: DrBob <drbob at>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 01:28:49 -0500 (EST)
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I see a tall rectangle on top of a vertical bar, something like a stylized letter P (but not).

It looks like crap, and that's very disappointing -- Piecewise was the most interesting thing in the new release, for my money.

I'm running WinXP Professional.


On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 07:23:48 -0500 (EST), Murray Eisenberg <murray at> wrote:

> In the downloadable AddendumV51.pdf, the display of a piecewise
> definition, e.g., of
>    Piecewise[{{x < 0, -1}, {x >= 0, 1}}]
> is shown with a large curly brace to the left of the pieces.  But in my
> Mathematica 5.1 under Windows 5.1, I see a long vertical bar.
> What do you see?

DrBob at

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