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Re: Request for Collective Wisdom...

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  • Subject: [mg88702] Re: Request for Collective Wisdom...
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 07:09:35 -0400 (EDT)
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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.
I came across someone with exactly this misconception. He was using a 
whole mass of flaky code, finishing with SelectionEvaluate to run stuff 
from a second notebook!

David Bailey

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