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Re: total newbie

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  • Subject: [mg111079] Re: total newbie
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 02:11:28 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Reply-to: HPR <read at math.uvm.edu>

On 7/18/2010 1:07 AM, Helen Read wrote:
> On 7/17/2010 8:16 AM, Michael Robinson wrote:
>> I downloaded mathematica tonight so I can do an assignment.  I have to
>> modify a file our teacher posted on the class website, solve some equations
>> and generate a curve...
>> okay, this file ends in the extension nb.
>> I need to know how to make the commands in the file execute.
>>
>> Now don't laugh.  I put the  cursor at the end of the line (for example a
>> ParametricPlot command) and hit enter.  I get a carriage return.
>>
>> My problem is so elementary that the help menus don't even address it.
>
> Shift-Enter (that is, hold down the shift key while you press Enter).
>
> Here's a getting started video that I made for my own students that you
> might find useful. Try doing the examples in Mathematica along with the
> video. If it goes too fast, pause the video so you can catch up.
>

It might help if I actually include the link to the video.

http://www.uvm.edu/~cems/mathstat/mathematica/screencasts/mathematica_getting-started.mp4

-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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