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Re: Variable names in Mathematica


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.


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