Re: precedence for ReplaceAll?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg110739] Re: precedence for ReplaceAll?
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 03:09:18 -0400 (EDT)
Except that Wolfram Alpha is often more forgiving than Mathematica itself with respect to word order, punctuation, and choice of words. On 7/2/2010 2:57 AM, AES wrote: > > A special aspect of Mathematica as a language is that just knowing its > vocabulary is a long way from enough. That vocabulary has to be used or > "spoken" with absolute accuracy: absolutely perfect spelling, absolutely > perfect perfect word order, absolutely perfect punctuation (defined by > some very complex and arcane rules), absolutely perfect choice of words > used -- to be of any use at all. There's no such thing as "pidgin > Mathematica". -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305