Re: Creating a hybrid cell

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg108893] Re: Creating a hybrid cell*From*: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>*Date*: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 07:24:38 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <hpcjda$mrl$1@smc.vnet.net>

Geico Caveman wrote: > I am doing a calculation. Let us say that the result of the calculation > is in variable X1 (which was extracted from a list using [[]] type > constructs - unimportant, but it is a result). > > I want to add text cells later in the notebook that refer to the value > of X1 (not the string "X1"). I have tried doing this with the use of > inline cells crtl + ( and ctrl + ), but when I evaluate the notebook, I > just get something like : > > "We calculated X1 earlier to be X1." instead of the expected "We > calculated X1 earlier to be <<value of X1>>". > > I am trying to use Mathematica as a tool to create a handout for a class. > > I am not a Mathematica newbie, though I am new to using it for any > purpose other than as a calculation program. > > Any ideas if this is possible ? > This question is rather vague, but I have two suggestions: 1) Post some actual code that doesn't do what you expect, for us to look at. 2) Learn to do real Mathematica programming. What I mean is that most of the cells in your notebook should do nothing but define functions (that typically call each other). Then at the bottom of the notebook, you have a few cells (often just one) that actually calls one of the functions to do the calculation. It is a bit hard to figure out what you are doing, but I don't think your work is organised that way. David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk