Symbolic Formula

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg106328] Symbolic Formula*From*: John <jwa0 at lehigh.edu>*Date*: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 04:17:39 -0500 (EST)

Mathematica 6, Windows XP The left-hand-side of the equality appearing below is shorthand notation for the the probability that would be computed, if the right hand side was evaluated for specified values of n and p. The appearance of the equality is suitable for displaying in class on a projector. Grid[{{"P(X=j|n,p)=", Binomial[n, j] // TraditionalForm , "\!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\"p\", \ \"j\"]\)(1-p\!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\")\", RowBox[{\"n\", \"-\", \"j\"}]]\)"}}, Frame -> True, Spacings -> {.5, 2}, ItemStyle -> Directive[FontFamily -> "Tahoma", Bold, 24]] The cumulative distribution function includes a summation sign on the right-hand-side of the equality, but the appearance of my attempts to insert the summation sign are not acceptable. Appearance matters because the equality is displayed on a projector and viewed by students in class. John