Re: How to create a notebook outside of Mathematica?

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• Subject: [mg114745] Re: How to create a notebook outside of Mathematica?
• From: kj <no.email at please.post>
• Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 07:51:24 -0500 (EST)
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```In <ie7m5q\$b4p\$1 at smc.vnet.net> Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de> writes:
>> P.S.  I realize that regular notebooks generated by Mathematica
>> are just text files, describing cells, etc., as Mathematica
>> expressions, and, of course, I could just write *that* out, i.e.
>> not just the expressions I'm interested in, but also the surrounding
>> cell specifications.  This is way beyond my grasp of Mathematica's
>> internal notebook format, and this is an area in which the
>> documentation is *particularly* cryptic, so I prefer not to go
>> anywhere near such a solution.
>>
>I don't think it must be that complicated. If you need just InputForm
>expressions separated in one cell each, this would be a prototype:

>Notebook[{
>  Cell["(x+y)^1", "Input"],
>  Cell["(x+y)^2", "Input"],
>  Cell["(x+y)^3", "Input"]
>  }]

>I think this should not be too difficult to generate also from other
>languages...

Thanks for pointing this out!  It's indeed much simpler than my
attempts at reverse engineering notebooks had led me to believe.

~kj

```

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