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Style for function calls?

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  • Subject: [mg97143] Style for function calls?
  • From: Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 04:25:57 -0500 (EST)

I'm fairly new to Mathematica and have a style question rather than a 
functionality question.

I'm aware with the operator forms for Postfix (//), Prefix (@), and 
Infix (~), and I've found the // operator useful for piping long results 
through the ...Form functions, or N, or the like, as a quick 
afterthought while typing a lot of stuff.

What are the analogous situations where @ or ~ are used?  Looking at 
random notebooks around I've from time to time seen them used but there 
doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason; it's not clear when 
stylistically they'd be useful, as opposed to the // operator, which I 
can see and use myself.

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