Re: Variable names in Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92090] Re: Variable names in Mathematica*From*: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>*Date*: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 04:55:47 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: University of Bergen*References*: <200809181013.GAA14828@smc.vnet.net> <gavqlv$eng$1@smc.vnet.net>

Murray Eisenberg wrote: > 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. > Maybe confusing \[Alpha] with \[Proportional]? Use ESC a ESC to type alpha.

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