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Re: Variable names in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg92065] Re: Variable names in Mathematica
  • From: magma <maderri2 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:15:03 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sep 18, 1:31 pm, Peter Breitfeld <ph... at t-online.de> wrote:
> amannuc1 schrieb:
>
> > Dear Community,
>
> > I can't seem to get an answer to this simple question: are greek letter=
s
> > allowed as variable names in Mathematica? I have tried this with limite=
d
> > success (v 5.2). It seems that some greek letters are reserved, for exa=
mple
> > alpha. I am not sure about that. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!
>
> > -Tony
>
> for variable names you can use all latin, greek, script and gothic
> letters. Exceptions are the "one letter" functions or constants:
> C, D, E, I, K, N, O and $, which are protected.
>
> K isn't protected, but lives in the System` context and is used
> internally e.g. as summation variable. It will not be cleared with
> Clear["Global`*].  
>
> Gruss Peter
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> Peter Breitfeld, Bad Saulgau, Germany --http://www.pBreitfeld.de

.....and of course greek Pi is protected too.


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