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Re: Re: Request for Collective Wisdom...

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  • Subject: [mg88670] Re: [mg88655] Re: Request for Collective Wisdom...
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 04:46:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200805111916.PAA08917@smc.vnet.net>
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This tip is more important than it might at first seem: Many Mathematica 
novices mistakenly believe that evaluations are localized to the 
particular notebook in which they are working, rather than to the 
session and, where relevant, the context.

(This misconception may be due to a difference in the way some other 
mathematical software handles this situation.)


Donald DuBois wrote:
> When defining a new function, have two windows open: 
> one for  building up the new function, and the other for trying out code to make sure it works before adding it to the function window.  Don't try to do everything in one window.  Seems wasteful at first but it's an enormous time saver in the long run.
> 

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