Re: Variable names in Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92075] Re: [mg92041] Variable names in Mathematica*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:16:55 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <200809181013.GAA14828@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

NO, they are NOT reserved. Example (converted to InputForm, which I'd never use when actually entering Greek letters \[Alpha]=2; \[Alpha]+10 12 Perhaps you're confusing some Greek letters with similarly-shaped symbols, such as the Element symbol or the Sum symbol. 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 > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Variable names in Mathematica***From:*amannuc1 <Anthony.J.Mannucci@jpl.nasa.gov>