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Re: Display Workspace

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  • Subject: [mg112367] Re: Display Workspace
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 05:43:48 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • References: <i6a5fq$kkt$1@smc.vnet.net> <i6crac$s4h$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <i6crac$s4h$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de> wrote:

> I don't know whether
> it is my background in Mathematica, but such an inspector is not a
> feature that I miss very much in Mathematica, why do you think it is so
> important to have it?

Speaking only for myself, when I'm building and repeatedly executing a 
lengthy notebook (or parts of same), and something puzzling is occurring 
way down in the execution or the notebook, it might be very handy to be 
able to click a button or menu command and have a window display 
essentially every variable or symbol I've created up to that point, or 
that's live and defined at that instant in the execution, along with its 
value -- could be a very helpful diagnostic tool.

["Oh, hey, I totally forgot I defined that variable, or reset that 
value, way earlier in the notebook."]


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