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Re: precedence for ReplaceAll?

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  • Subject: [mg110739] Re: precedence for ReplaceAll?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • 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".

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