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Re: work the way I want it to.

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  • Subject: [mg120531] Re: work the way I want it to.
  • From: "Christoph Lhotka" <christoph.lhotka at univie.ac.at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 06:14:51 -0400 (EDT)
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hello,

if you enter 45,65,56 into the input dialog it is converted to a rowbox,
if you enter it as 45 65 56 it is assumed to be the expression 45*65*56,
finally if you enter it as {45,65,56} it will be seen as a list of numbers.

think of typing it directly into your notebook...it is the usual notation

best,

christoph

On 26/07/2011 13:06, JonSilverman wrote:
> When prompted for an input by Input[], I want to input a list of
> numbers. But when i try to enter more than one number I get something
> like this:
>
> RowBox[{"45", ",", "65", ",", "56"}]
>
>
> What is that?
>
> If I added spaces then the space got automatically turned into a
> multiplication sign!
>
> How can I enter a list at the input prompt?






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