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sq[x_]:=x*x vs sq=Function[x, x*x]

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  • Subject: [mg113847] sq[x_]:=x*x vs sq=Function[x, x*x]
  • From: kj <no.email at please.post>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 05:52:00 -0500 (EST)


One could define a squaring function as either

sq[x_] := x*x

or

sq = Function[x, x*x];

Why/when would one want to choose one form over the other?

TIA!

kj


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