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  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg51241] symbol replace
  • From: "symbio" <symbio at h0tmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 04:19:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I am facing 2 problems with Mathematica:
 1st problem)
With replace all command,  when I use it with subscripts I get an unintended 
effect, this is what I do:
E * (Eo) /. E -> (Eo)
I intend to replace only E with Eo, but Mathematica instead replaces all E's 
with (Eo) and I get this instead:
(Eo) * (Eo)o
Please note the 'o' in Eo is supposed to be a subscript here and reads Enot. 
Can anyone please help?
here is the Mathematica code:

In[1]:=
\!\(E\ *\ E\_0\ /. \ E -> \ E\_0\)
Out[1]=
\!\(\[ExponentialE]\_0\ \((\[ExponentialE]\_0)\)\_0\)

2nd problem)
I like to use descriptive names for my variables with Underscore to separate 
the names, it's really easier to read, but of course underscore is a special 
character in Mathematica unfortunately, so is there an alternative??   For 
example, I like to use variable Dynamic_Energy_of_Stars_With_Sand = 123;  Is 
there something else equally as obvious as Underscore that maybe used for 
purpose of separting words in a variables names??

Thanks a lot for your help 


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