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  • Subject: [mg89700] Re: [mg89677] Re: [mg89527] Re: [mg89498] Re: snippets
  • From: "peter lindsay" <plindsay at>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 04:26:00 -0400 (EDT)
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yes, I find these helpful too. Many thanks.

2008/6/17 Jose Luis Gomez <jose.luis.gomez at>:
> Great! I was Not aware of those updated animations, thank you!
> Jose
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murray at]
> Enviado el: Jueves, 12 de Junio de 2008 10:20 p.m.
> Para: Mathematica news group mailing list
> Asunto: Re: [mg89527] Re: [mg89498] Re: snippets
> There is some nice tutorial material on those Mathematica web pages!
> On one page, "Animations that illustrate how Mathematica commands work",
> you reference the work of Keehong Song and link to his web page.  Are
> you aware that essentially (exactly?) the same thing was more recently
> made available at ?  Unfortunately
> it's hard to find if you do a search at, even for "animated
> Mathematica functions"!
> Jose Luis Gomez wrote:
>> I totally agree with Murray (see his message below), and if you know
> someone
>> who is already used to work with For, you can show her/him the tutorial in
>> the following link, in order to convince her/him that For should not be
> used
>> in Mathematica
>> (please notice that long URLs are usually broken in these messages, so
> that
>> you might have to copy-paste the entire link instead of just click on it)
>> HTH
>> Jose
>> MExico
>> -----Mensaje original-----
>> De: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murray at]
>> Enviado el: Jueves, 12 de Junio de 2008 01:57 a.m.
>> Para: mathgroup at
>> Asunto: [mg89527] Re: [mg89498] Re: snippets
>> 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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