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

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  • Subject: [mg93199] Re: [mg93169] Re: [mg93163] Re: Is there a way to make Mathematica commands and functions
  • From: peter <pl.0 at me.com>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 03:04:12 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ge6nf7$lhs$1@smc.vnet.net> <200810291050.FAA09552@smc.vnet.net>

I should apologise for my original shift-enter "complaint". In fact I was
just reacting to the whole uppercase/lowercase/shift saga in a frustrated
and bored outburst.Thanks to all those who answered me, with - in my view -
far too much patience.

peter

2008/10/30 fizzy <fizzycist at knology.net>

>  If you have a numeric keypad on your keyboard, you can just use the Enter
> on it to execute a command....
>
> jerry blimbaum
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* peter <pl.0 at me.com>
> *To:* mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 30, 2008 2:00 AM
> *Subject:* [mg93169] Re: [mg93163] Re: Is there a way to make Mathematica
> commands and functions
>
> ..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 stpatryck 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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