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Variable names in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg92041] Variable names in Mathematica
  • From: amannuc1 <Anthony.J.Mannucci at jpl.nasa.gov>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 06:13:33 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Community,

I can't seem to get an answer to this simple question: are greek letters
allowed as variable names in Mathematica? I have tried this with limited
success (v 5.2). It seems that some greek letters are reserved, for example
alpha. I am not sure about that. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!

-Tony


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