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Re: newlines, newlines ...

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  • Subject: [mg77860] Re: newlines, newlines ...
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 07:05:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <f4r4nh$ad6$1@smc.vnet.net> <f4ti9u$f4a$1@smc.vnet.net> <f503l6$pbb$1@smc.vnet.net>

David Bailey wrote:
> Jean-Marc Gulliet wrote:
>> alexxx.magni at gmail.com wrote:
>>> I am wondering if there is a way, in M, to Print without getting a
>>> newline each time.
>>> It happens often to me when debugging, to introduce some kind of
>>> progress indicator, say:
>>>
>>> Print[Floor[100*i/max_i], "%"]
>>>
>>> but I didnt want to clutter the screen so much. Besides, hundreds of
>>> other possibilities come to mind when thinking about output without
>>> ending newline...
>>>
>>> As a side note, trying to solve this (minor) problem, I happened to
>>> find:
>>>
>>> ProgressIndicator[Dynamic[x]]
>>>
>>> something which seemed perfect!
>>> Yet, I'm still unable to use it: for some reasons it is not updated
>>> <until> the calculation (which requires the progress indicator) is
>>> finished. At that point, useless, the bar moves from zero to full (and
>>> yes, dynamic updating is enabled)
>>>
>>> Any hint for either problem is really welcome!
>>>
>>> Alessandro Magni
>> You could use *WriteString* and the standard output stream as in,
>>
>> WriteString["stdout", "Here we are: "]
>> Do[WriteString["stdout", StringJoin[ToString[n], " .. "]], {n, 10}]
>> WriteString["stdout", "The End!"]
>>
>> Here we are: 1 .. 2 .. 3 .. 4 .. 5 .. 6 .. 7 .. 8 .. 9 .. 10 .. The End!
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jean-Marc
>>
> That was interesting - I had not realised that you could do that! 
> Perhaps you know the answer to a related question. Can you MOVE the 
> place where the ordinary output from a command will go - maybe to 
> elsewhere in the same notebook, or (more usefully) to another notebook? 
> SelectionMove does not achieve this.
> 
> David Bailey
> http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
> 

Hi David,

Unfortunately, I am clueless regarding your question.

Best regards,
Jean-Marc



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