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

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  • Subject: [mg120325] Re: I think Omitting the multiplication sign is a big mistake
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:55:21 -0400 (EDT)

I thought it was now the default -- but only for actual numbers, not 
symbols.

The relevant option is:

   Formatting Options > Expression Formatting > Display Options
       > AutoMultiplicationSymbol



On 7/18/11 6:14 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?
>
> David Bailey
> http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
>
>

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