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Re: Mathematica syntax problem: tsntxi

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  • Subject: [mg119692] Re: Mathematica syntax problem: tsntxi
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 05:51:32 -0400 (EDT)

On 6/16/11 at 3:59 AM, olga.botvinnik at (unabashed) wrote:

>Hello, I am new to Mathematica and cannot figure out this syntax

>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.

In Mathematica, square brackets [] are always used to enclose an
argument to a function. It appears you tried entering the stuff
between the quotes by itself. For this to be valid it *must* be
preceded by a function name. That is entering


is valid syntax but entering


is not valid.

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