Re: Re: Request for Collective Wisdom...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

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. > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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