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Re: Piecewise symbol in 5.1

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  • Subject: [mg52313] Re: Piecewise symbol in 5.1
  • From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve_usenet at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 01:28:44 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <cnq2vo$2fs$1@smc.vnet.net>
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That's what I see as well (Mathematica 5.1 on Windows XP), except that the 
long vertical bar has a small empty rectangle at its upper right corner 
(occasionally the rectangle is replaced by a small T). I'm fairly sure this 
isn't intentionally a new notation, so there must be a font problem 
somewhere.

Steve Luttrell

"Murray Eisenberg" <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote in message 
news:cnq2vo$2fs$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> 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?
>
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