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Re: Re: Re: Conveniently Restarting Notebooks

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  • Subject: [mg51249] Re: [mg51229] Re: [mg51150] Re: [mg51114] Conveniently Restarting Notebooks
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 01:57:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200410090818.EAA09677@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
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>> Then you type the closing bracket and bang again. Gone.

What do you mean by that?

>> I like the horizontal scrolling with unmatched parentheses

What?

>> , but would like to see the thing stabilized in the vertical direction

Huh?

Bobby

On Sat, 9 Oct 2004 04:18:48 -0400 (EDT), Tom Aldenberg <Tom.Aldenberg at rivm.nl> wrote:

>
> Hope this is not off the point too much.
>
> I never understood why the notebook front end allows you to play in
> multiple windows with the same kernel, to jump around within each of them,
> and between them, yielding a nonlinear sequence of Ins and Outs, and why
> the calculation order, nor which (other) notebooks are involved in the
> project, is not saved at all, hence cannot be recovered.
>
> The front end is fantastic of course for scientific communication. I have
> still some complaints.
>
> 1. Once in a while the In-Out combinations go astray, and the corresponding
> Out of an In is not overwritten, but pushed down. Don't know when/why that
> happens. I can't get rid of it. It spreads through the whole notebook.
>
> 2. I started using mixed color font coding within identifiers, say to
> highlight word segments like Global or Default. After a while tiny white
> space gets between the colors, and the Find (Ctrl + F) utility cannot
> retrieve the whole words anymore. Had to stop doing that. Find needs more
> options, whole words, formatting, color.
>
> 3. I create input cells spreading over multiple screens, extensively using
> Maeder's Class mechanism. If you edit inside these inputs, unbalanced
> parentheses or brackets cause the text to scroll unpredictably and the
> cursor to jump from top to bottom to the middle and so forth. Each time you
> have to find back the cursor. Then you type the closing bracket and bang
> again. Gone. If you have to do that for hours you go completely nuts. I
> like the horizontal scrolling with unmatched parentheses, but would like to
> see the thing stabilized in the vertical direction, when  you are just
> typing within a line.
>
> Regards,
> Tom
>
> Tom Aldenberg
> RIVM
> PO Box 1
> NL-3720 BA Bilthoven
> Netherlands
> T: +31 30 2743137
> F: +31 30 2744413
> E: tom.aldenberg at rivm.nl
>
>
>
>
>



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