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Re: I think Omitting the multiplication sign is a big mistake

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  • Subject: [mg120354] Re: I think Omitting the multiplication sign is a big mistake
  • From: Helen Read <readhpr at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 07:00:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ivoskf$q69$1@smc.vnet.net> <j011b4$qbn$1@smc.vnet.net>

On 7/18/2011 6:19 AM, David Bailey wrote:
> On 15/07/2011 09:09, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> With current versions of Mathematica, of course, you get a
>> multiplication sign between adjacent numbers by default. And it's a
>> "real" multiplication sign -- the kind that looks like an x (no serifs)
>> -- and not the computerese * symbol.
>>
>
> I don't see that explicit multiplication sign - certainly not on the
> default notebook that opens when you start Mathematica. However, I know
> I have seen it somewhere - do you know how to turn it on?

Edit, Preferences -> Appearance -> Numbers -> Multiplication

Checkbox "Automatically display multiplication symbol between multiplied 
numbers"
dropdown offers choice of symbols.


-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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