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Re: Re: Re: Re: ! operator

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  • From: DrBob <drbob at>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 01:10:45 -0400 (EDT)
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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.


On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 05:26:35 -0400 (EDT), David Annetts <davidannetts at> 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

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