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.