Re: Style for function calls?
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- Subject: [mg97280] Re: Style for function calls?
- From: dh <dh at metrohm.com>
- Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 05:32:43 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Erik, as you mention, // is more like an afterthought, but @ seems rather like a "main" thought. It is mainly used in functional programming style where you feed the output of one function into the next function. If you use it, beware of precedence. Concening ~, I never used it so far. Daniel Erik Max Francis wrote: > 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. >