Re: Mathematica syntax problem: tsntxi

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg119666] Re: Mathematica syntax problem: tsntxi*From*: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>*Date*: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:06:42 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <itcd67$cre$1@smc.vnet.net>

On 16/06/2011 09:00, unabashed wrote: > Hello, > I am new to Mathematica and cannot figure out this syntax problem: > > Syntax::tsntxi: "[((x-a)/A)^2+((y-b)/B)^2-2*r*(x-a)*(y-b)/(A*B)]" is incomplete; more input is needed. > > Can someone give me some insight? > Thank you very much. > Is that your complete expression - because if so, it is obviously wrong because it starts with "["? Pasting the expression inside [] into Mathematica seems to work just fine. Sometimes, it is worth typing an expression in again if you can see no obvious reasons for an error (or cut and paste the expression outside Mathematica, and then back in) because occasionally the box structure of an expression can get corrupted in non-obvious ways. David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk