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Re: Re: snippets

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  • Subject: [mg89527] Re: [mg89498] Re: snippets
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 02:56:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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  • Reply-to: murray at

That's a useful tutorial on your blog. Of course the palette shown 
reflects your own interests and needs.

But the title "Newbie.nb" for this palette jarred when I saw the For 
expression on one of the buttons.  In general, it's a bad idea to look 
right away to For in order to do iteration.  I recommend that "newbies" 
not even be told about For until all other, more reasonable constructs 
-- Table, Sum, f@@expr, f/expr, Nest, etc. -- be tried first for fit to 
the problem.

In short, when in Mathematica-land, code in the best 
"Mathematica-speak", not in FORTRAN-speak, C-speak, etc.

bobeuland at wrote:
> Since nobody answered my question I had to do some digging myself. The
> best approach I found was to make a custom palette for my snippets.
> You can see how I've done it at

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