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Re: Variable names in Mathematica

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  • 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.


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