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Re: Input Format

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg81194] Re: Input Format
  • From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 04:10:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fcddht$omg$1@smc.vnet.net>

roby.nowak at gmail.com wrote:
> hello,
> I prefer using a line by line postfix notation for sequential data
> processing.
> e.g. there is some data which has to be processed sequentialy by a
> number of dataprocessing functions, if you input the whoole thing Mathematica
> formats like this:
> 
> data //
>     R //
>    S //
>   T //
>  U
> 
> this is not very nice for my usage and results from the fact that Mathematica 
> generates \[IndentingNewLine] for every <RETURN> key pressed..
> 
> i would rather had it formatted like this (or similar):
> 
> data //
>     R //
>     S //
>     T //
>     U
> 
> i could enter
> 
> data//\[NewLine]\[RawTab]R//\[NewLine]\[RawTab]S//\[NewLine]\
> [RawTab]T//\[NewLine]\[RawTab]U
> 
> but this is not realy a pleasure.
> is there a short way to key in \[NewLine] instead of \
> [IndentingNewLine]
> 
> any suggestions ?
> thx robert

Key assignments are read from the file KeyEventTranslations.tr 
(SystemFiles/FrontEnd/TextResources/[Windows]).  Here is an example:

Item[(some key event),
      FrontEndExecute[{FrontEnd`NotebookWrite[FrontEnd`InputNotebook[],
      "\[NewLine]", After]}]]

Just make sure that you back up that file before you make any changes, 
and do NOT create any additional .tr files in the TextResources directory.

(But I strongly advise against changing the meaning of keys like 
"Return", or "Tab", so if you *really* need that \[NewLine] for your 
special custom formatting, choose some other key event to override.)

-- 
Szabolcs


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