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

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  • Subject: [mg120347] Re: I think Omitting the multiplication sign is a big mistake
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:59:19 -0400 (EDT)

On 7/18/11 at 6:14 AM, dave at removedbailey.co.uk (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?

In the MacOS X FrontEnd, you can change this behavior by doing
cmd-, to bring up the preferences dialog. Then within that
select the Appearance tab and next the Multiplication sub-tab.
There you will find a check box that enables/disables the
automatic multiplication display as well as a menu item that
gives you a choice of how this automatic display is to be done.
I assume there is an analog to the steps above for other
operating systems.



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