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Re: Mathematica 8 install - ListPlot not working

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  • Subject: [mg116382] Re: Mathematica 8 install - ListPlot not working
  • From: Daniel Chisholm <dmc at>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 05:21:06 -0500 (EST)
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It sounds like you may have copied the "ListPlot...." from a help page
section, in which the "ListPlot" portion was actually a link to the manual
page.  This is why it is showing up as a radio button in your output.  Try
appending "//FullForm" to the line in your notebook and this might become

If this is the case the fix is easy, delete the "ListPlot" in your
notebook's input line and just type it in yourself.

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:22, Canopus56 <canopus56 at> wrote:

> I have installed Mathematica 8 on a Windows 7 laptop.  I tried to do
> ListPlot of data, but instead of plotting, Mathematica displays a grey radio
> box with the word ListPlot in it.  In the function, ListPlot is black and
> appears to be recognized.  How do I get this to work?  I understand that in
> Mathematica 8, ListPlot is built-in and does not require a separate package.
>  I am working in a project directory and not the Mathematica directory. -
> Thanks, Kurt

- Daniel
Fredericton, NB  Canada

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