Re: Re: Re: Re: ! operator

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg56006] Re: [mg55972] Re: [mg55943] Re: [mg55933] Re: [mg55927] ! operator*From*: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>*Date*: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 01:10:45 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200504120926.FAA27669@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: drbob at bigfoot.com*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

OK, but ! starts escape sequences in the notebook interface, so Help isn't helping when it says this happens in text-based front ends. And it's not helping when it says "escape sequence" with no explanation. Bobby On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 05:26:35 -0400 (EDT), David Annetts <davidannetts at aapt.net.au> wrote: > Hi Bob, > >> Hmm... what does "text-based front end" mean, and is there >> another kind? Is the standard notebook interface a text-based >> front end? What's an example of a non-text-based front end >> for Mathematica? > > It means exactly that, text based rather than the 2D input you have in the > front end. Eg. with the FrontEnd, you can pick off the integral operator > from a palette and enter limits as you would on paper (GUI right?). With > the text-based interface, you have to type Integrate[kernel, {int_var, > lower_limit, upper_limit}]; > > There are two(!) text-based interfaces supplied with Win32. They are > $TopDirectory\\MathKernel.exe & > %TopDirecory\\math.exe > > The first of these opens a notepad-like window while the second is used in a > console. Try plotting in both. > > Regards, > > Dave. > > > > -- DrBob at bigfoot.com

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