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

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  • Subject: [mg120345] Re: I think Omitting the multiplication sign is a big mistake
  • From: Gary Owen <jloughlin at loughlinconsulting.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:58:57 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jul 18, 3:19 am, David Bailey <d... at removedbailey.co.uk> 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?
>
> David Baileyhttp://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk

Edit=>Preferences=>Appearance=>Numbers=>Multiplication.  Check the
box beside 'Automatically display multiplication symbol between
multiplied numbers'.


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