Re: "Leibnitz" from for partial differentiation?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg61212] Re: [mg61188] "Leibnitz" from for partial differentiation?*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at yhc.att.ne.jp>*Date*: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 01:39:24 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200510120542.BAA09233@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at akikoz.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 12 Oct 2005, at 14:42, Steven T. Hatton wrote: > Much of the literature I'm looking at uses partial derivative notation > expressed by FractionBox["\[PartialD]", RowBox[{"\[PartialD]", "x"}]]. > Likewise for the total derivative. d/dt. IIRC, there is a Mathematica > notational form which displays and perhaps accepts this form of > derivative > notaton. ?*Form gave me several hits, but none that I've tried so > far seem > to be working. Does anybody know which notational form to use for > this? > Is it in a package? > -- > "Philosophy is written in this grand book, The Universe. ... But > the book > cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the > language... > in which it is written. It is written in the language of > mathematics, ...; > without which wanders about in a dark labyrinth." The Lion of Gaul > > I am not ture if I understand you correctly, but if you just enter D[f[x],x] or Dt[f[x],x] and then (without evaluating !) use ConvertToTraditionalForm from the Cell menu you will get what you seem to be asking for. However, I do not know of any way to convert the result of evaluating D[f[x],x] or Dt[f[x],x] (both are just f'(x)) to this form; in fact I do not think it is possible without some convoluted FrontEnd programming. Andrzej Kozlowski Andrzej Kozlowski Tokyo, Japan

**References**:**"Leibnitz" from for partial differentiation?***From:*"Steven T. Hatton" <hattons@globalsymmetry.com>