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Re: Re: Compatibility woes

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  • Subject: [mg76710] Re: [mg76658] Re: Compatibility woes
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 04:31:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <f2btsp$iha$1@smc.vnet.net><200705230901.FAA23231@smc.vnet.net> <200705251038.GAA08121@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

Then maybe a consensus developed among the Mathematica designers that 
it's a bad thing to make it easy to suppress In[] and Out[] labels.

My observation of my own work and that of my students is that it is 
indeed often essential to see those In[] and Out[] labels in order to 
know the order in which input cells have been evaluated -- and indeed 
from one session to the next in the same notebook whether a cell has 
been newly evaluated at the current session.

Mark Adler wrote:
> On May 24, 3:34 am, Murray Eisenberg <mur... at math.umass.edu> wrote:
>> Just apply this at the Notebook level (if you want to do this for the
>> entire notebook).
> 
> Yes, someone else pointed me to the pull down menu with "Selection",
> "Selected Notebook" and "Global Preferences".  Picking Selected
> Notebook and then toggling ShowCellLabel under Cell Options does the
> same thing as the old Kernel menu item Show In/Out Names.
> 
> In fact now I can do even better than that by picking Global
> Preferences.  Now every new notebook already has that turned off!  So
> I don't have to worry about it anymore.
> 
> I'm still not happy though about having to drill down in some option
> list with sneaky pull down options to do something that used to be a
> simple menu item.
> 
> Mark
> 
> 

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