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A dragging matter of Interpretation

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  • Subject: [mg112273] A dragging matter of Interpretation
  • From: magma <maderri2 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 02:03:39 -0400 (EDT)

If you go to the Interpretation page in the Doc center, and try to
reproduce the example described there: Interpretation["x",1] on
another nb, you may - or may not - succeed.

The documentation says that you can copy and paste the output of
Interpretation["x",1] onto another cell and you should get something
that looks like "x", but when evaluated acts like 1.

Well...I did not succeed in replicating this at first.
That is because I often, very often, select things by multiple-
clicking on them.
In this case, this technique does not work.
I do get the "x", but it stays an "x". That is: it is not interpreted.
You can check this also by looking at the cell expression.
But I found out by chance that the ONLY permissible way to select (and
then copy) the "x" seems to be:
DRAG your mouse over the x and then copy it.

This is obviously a limitation of Interpretation which should be
pointed out in the documentation

Is there a way, perhaps with some option, to allow multiple-clickable
interpreted objects in Mathematica?


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