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Re: What does & mean?

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  • Subject: [mg107071] Re: [mg107050] What does & mean?
  • From: Michael Knudsen <micknudsen at>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 03:26:47 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <> <20100201074148.0SOWZ.181064.imail@eastrmwml49>

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM, Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at> wrote:

Hi Bob,

> "&" indicates a pure function. Select "&" and hit F1 and the search results will include a link to Function.  #1 == #2 & is shorthand for Function[#1 == #2]

Thanks for your very thorough reply. I'm on a Mac, and the F1 thing
does not exist there -- I found out, since a colleague found the
solution today on a Windows machine. I have just discovered that there
is a similar function here, it is even called "Find selected
function", but I overlooked it.


Michael Knudsen
micknudsen at

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