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Re: Variable names in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg92061] Re: Variable names in Mathematica
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 07:26:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gat9lm$egd$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

foo[\[Alpha]_, \[ScriptA]_] := \[Alpha]*\[ScriptA]

and

foo[2, 3]

gives
6

and
foo[2, \[Beta]]

gives

2 \[Beta]

Regards
   Jens


amannuc1 wrote:
> 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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