Variable names in Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Variable names in Mathematica***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>