Re: Variable names in Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92104] Re: Variable names in Mathematica*From*: amannuc1 <Anthony.J.Mannucci at jpl.nasa.gov>*Date*: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 04:58:26 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200809181013.GAA14828@smc.vnet.net> <gavqlv$eng$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Sep 19, 2:16 am, Murray Eisenberg <mur... at math.umass.edu> 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. > > amannuc1 wrote: > > 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 > > -- > Murray Eisenberg mur... at math.umas= s.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 OK. Thanks. I can't seem to reproduce the problem. I will keep learning. -Tony

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