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Re: Prefix function syntax f @ x

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  • Subject: [mg66651] Re: [mg66638] Prefix function syntax f @ x
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 04:17:00 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200605250658.CAA03726@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 25 May 2006, at 15:58, Kristen W Carlson wrote:

> Hi,
>
> David Wagner emphasizes that he doesn't use the syntax
> function@argument (p. 37n), no explanation. To me it seems very handy.
> Any thoughts?


I also never use it (although until I now have never considered why).  
I guess the reason must be is that f[x] or f(x) is the standard  
mathematical notation for the value of a function f at x and I am  
used to it. I don't have this problem with @@, /@ or even @@@  
probably because these are programming constructs that do not  
correspond to any standard mathematical concepts.

Andrzej Kozlowski
Tokyo, Japan


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