Re: Re: Re: Request for Collective Wisdom...
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- Subject: [mg88686] Re: [mg88670] Re: [mg88655] Re: Request for Collective Wisdom...
- From: "J. McKenzie Alexander" <jalex at lse.ac.uk>
- Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 06:40:04 -0400 (EDT)
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Another suggestion which is related to these tips: open new notebooks whenever performing scratch calculations. Once you figure out what works or what is relevant to the task at hand, copy the relevant cells into the notebook which acts as the "permanent record" for saving. Until I started doing this, my notebooks would gradually accumulate a lot of unnecessary, irrelevant cruft that would drift to the end of the notebook. Jason On 12 May 2008, at 09:46, Murray Eisenberg wrote: > 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 > -- Dr J. McKenzie Alexander Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method London School of Economics and Political Science Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE Please access the attached hyperlink for an important electronic communications disclaimer: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/secretariat/legal/disclaimer.htm