Re: Button Question

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• Subject: [mg84336] Re: Button Question
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
• Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:55:26 -0500 (EST)
• References: <fkanep\$de5\$1@smc.vnet.net>

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Hi John,

you entered the probabilities as strings not as numbers.

hope this helps, Daniel

John wrote:

> The cell, pasted below, is in my notebook. When the cell is evaluated,

> It prints a button, labeled simulate, but clicking on the button does

> not  print the six simulated integers that RandomInteger  computed.

>

> The error message says that the list of probabilities, entered as

> shown below, is not a probability distribution recognized by the

> system, but {1/6,1/6,1/6,1/6,1/6,1/6} is a valid multinomial

> distribution.

>

> ButtonEvaluator, not mispelled, is printed in red. The color red must

> be an indication of an error of some kind, but I have no idea what it

> is.

>

> Cell[ButtonBox["Simulate", Active -> True,

>    ButtonFunction ->

>     Print[RandomInteger[

>       MultinomialDistribution[

>        100, {"1", "/", "6", "1", "/", "6", "1", "/", "6", "1", "/",

>         "6", "1", "/", "6", "1", "/", "6"}], 1]],

>    ButtonEvaluator -> Automatic] // DisplayForm, "Output"],

>

> In one example, I saw, the arrow between ButtonFunction and Print is

> short and preceded by a colon. If if that notation is necessary, I

> don't know how to do it.

>

>

> John

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