Re: Mathematica crashed -- where did my notebook go?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg99180] Re: Mathematica crashed -- where did my notebook go?*From*: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>*Date*: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 06:36:52 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200904270514.BAA18674@smc.vnet.net> <gt6fhn$roc$1@smc.vnet.net>

David Bakin wrote: > It is disappointing. Considering how much of Mathematica's non-mathematical > core is based on Lisp I'm surprised they didn't borrow the "dribble" file. > > (But surely it is something that can be coded by a user? Can't you supply > an appropriate function to $Pre or $PreRead that writes out all your input > to a file?) > > -- David > On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:14 PM, Bob F <deepyogurt at gmail.com> wrote: > >> Mathematica just crashed on me in the middle of writing a program, and >> of course everything I had done is gone. Is there any temporary file >> or anything still left on the disk that contains anything of what I >> was working on at the time of the crash? I tried to do a bit of >> investigating, but could not see any open files that exist while >> working on a new notebook, so where does Mathematica put everything I >> type into a notebook until I save it? >> > I don't think there is any Lisp in Mathematica - perhaps you are thinking of another system? Of course, a good alternative to providing crash recovery, would be to make the software crash proof :) David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk

**References**:**Mathematica crashed -- where did my notebook go?***From:*Bob F <deepyogurt@gmail.com>