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Re: Is there a way to make Mathematica commands and functions

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  • Subject: [mg93264] Re: Is there a way to make Mathematica commands and functions
  • From: peter <pl.0 at me.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 05:11:56 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ge6nf7$lhs$1@smc.vnet.net> <200810291050.FAA09552@smc.vnet.net>

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2008/10/31 SaintPatrick <patrickmyu at gmail.com>

> David,
>
> I also hate the shift-enter thing.  Right now, if you just hit enter,
> Mathematica will go to the next line but won't evaluate.
>
> If we eliminate the shift and just hit enter to evaluate, what key
> would you propose we hit to get to the next line?
>
>
> Cheers,
> Patrick
>
>
> On Oct 30, 1:58 am, peter <p... at me.com> wrote:
> > ..and can we get rid of the shift-enter thing ? I'm getting exhausted
> typing
> > both these keys each time.
> > Peter
> >
> > 2008/10/29 David Bailey <dave at remove_thisdbailey.co.uk>
> >
> > > stpatryck wrote:
> > > > Hello All,
> >
> > > > I'm a newbie to Mathematica and find having to capitalize Mathematica
> > > > commands and functions somewhat annoying.
> >
> > > > Is there some way or program or module or notebook or whatever out
> > > > there that will make Mathematica accept lower case commands and
> > > > functions without my having to redefine all the functions?
> >
> > > > Please e-mail me at stpatr... at gmail.com with any suggestions or
> > > > solutions.
> >
> > > > Thanks very much in advance.
> >
> > > There is nothing to stop you defining your own commands to do the
> things
> > > that you want. The capitalisation mechanism is designed to avoid
> clashes
> > > between your commands and variable names and system ones. For example,
> > > prior to version 6, the was no command called Manipulate, so if you had
> > > written something using that name, it would have stopped working when
> > > you installed v 6.
> >
> > > For simple functions, your private definitions can be as simple as
> >
> > > sin=Sin;
> >
> > > but you need to take a bit more care with commands that use
> non-standard
> > > evaluation - such as If.
> >
> > > Remember that you can place useful initialisations in the kernel init.m
> > > file to get them pre-evaluated before every run, or you can start each
> > > notebook with a command such as Get[<some file of initialisation
> code>].
> > > You absolutely don't need to start from scratch each time!
> >
> > > David Bailey
> > >http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
>
>


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