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Re: How to hide mathematica code?

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  • Subject: [mg64471] Re: [mg64431] How to hide mathematica code?
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 02:49:56 -0500 (EST)
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The answer is yes!

1) You could put the code in a package. Then you would see only the
statement that calls the code.

2) You could put the code in a separate Section of a notebook, say a
Routines Section. Then the reader would see the code only if they looked in
the Routines Section. (And in general it is useful to learn how to use the
Section-Subsection structure of notebooks.)

3) You could close the cell that contains the code. Use menu, Cell
Properties, or select the cell bracket and use Alt CRC. This closes the cell
and all the reader sees is a thin space and a thin bracket on the right. The
cell can still be evaluated and a reader may have to be reminded to actually
do the evaluation. This is especially useful for diagrams and graphics where
the graphics code might be quite long and detailed. All you want the reader
to see is the diagram.

David Park
djmp at

From: Alexander [mailto:beginning.physst at]
To: mathgroup at

Dear Mathgroup!

Is there any possibility to define a function and hide it's implementation?
The answer seems to be "no".


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