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

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  • 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


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