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Re: DisplayForm

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  • Subject: [mg71036] Re: DisplayForm
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 02:52:38 -0500 (EST)
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I made this work and then committed the change.

On 11/4/06, Chris Chiasson <chris at> wrote:
> can someone please explain this?
> In[1]:=
> "Unimodal"
> DisplayForm@ToBoxes["Unimodal"]
> Out[1]=
> Unimodal
> Out[2]//DisplayForm=
> "Unimodal"
> From my understanding of DisplayForm, it should exactly match the
> output generated in Out[1]. However, it does not seem to pick up on
> the "Output" style rule of not drawing string characters. Why?
> This is important to me because I am trying to mimick the behavior of
> the "Output" style (in StandardForm) when the expression is
> formattable as a string. I have a function that is pretty close, but
> the string quoting is off a bit.
> If you want to see the version in the trunk, look for toString in
> --


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