MathGroup Archive 2008

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Fw: Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD

  • To: mathgroup at
  • Subject: [mg87915] Fw: [mg87763] Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD
  • From: "fizzy" <fizzycist at>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 23:52:20 -0400 (EDT)

After applying Jens correction, I was hoping to be able to use the =
DifferentialD  with x, etc. and then use the 'dx' , where 'd' here is =
DifferentialD (just dont know how to add it here in the email),  so it =
would be a Symbol....but this didnt work....I realize I can use the =
straight forward   dx , etc.  symbol but I want to highlight the =
Differential....any way to 'fix' this?....when I type in  DifferentialD =
, from the Palette, and then add x to it and perform  //Head on it , it =
just returns DifferentialD

thank you....jerry blimbaum

----- Original Message -----
From: Jens-Peer Kuska
To: mathgroup at
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:14 AM
Subject: [mg87915] [mg87763] Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD


this is a bug, add

MakeBoxes[DifferentialD[x_], fmt_] :=
  RowBox[{"\[DifferentialD]", ToBoxes[x, fmt]}]


Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
> The documentation for DifferenitalD states:
> DifferenitalD[x] displays as  dx , where instead of d appears the 
> smybol entered as "esc   dd esc" (without the spaces). Yet when I 
> enter DifferentialD[x] and evaluate I get back DifferenitalD[x] (not 
> "esc dd esc x ").
> The documentation for CapitalDifferentialD seems identical to that for =

> DifferentialD. Yet when I enter CapitalDifferentialD[x] I get  Dx 
> where D is the symbol entered as "esc DD esc".
> Moreover, "esc dd esc x" evaluates to DifferenitalD[x] but "esc DD esc =

> x" evaluates to "esc DD esc x".
> It is all so confusing I feel like giving up on Mathematica 
> typesetting altogether. Can anyone explain what is going on here?
> This is with
> $Version
> "6.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (March 13, 2008)"
> $ReleaseNumber
> 2
> Andrzej Kozlowski

  • Prev by Date: Re: Product command with matrices
  • Next by Date: Re: Problems to find the local extrema of an InterpolatingFunction
  • Previous by thread: Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD
  • Next by thread: Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD