Re: Sometimes <space> means multiple , sometimes not

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg75358] Re: Sometimes <space> means multiple , sometimes not*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 03:34:53 -0400 (EDT)

On 4/25/07 at 5:27 AM, siewsk at bp.com wrote: >As a newbie, I was taught that <space> character in Mathematica >means multiple. But sometimes it does not. >For example: <examples snipped> Mathematica allows spaces to be placed before or after any operation. Consequently, a space is only interpreted as a multiply when there is no other operator or other possible interpretation. So, -4 -2 is the same as -4 - 2 or -4-2 and gives -6 but -4 (-2) will yield 8 -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four