Re: = ?
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- Subject: [mg121994] Re: = ?
- From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
- Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 05:34:08 -0400 (EDT)
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On 10/6/11 at 4:23 AM, weh at snafu.de (Dr. Wolfgang Hintze) wrote: >What about setting up a regular column "esoteric of the week" naming >functions that are rarely used ? The difficulty is a determination of rarely used. Who decides? And how? >I would start with >Clip[x] >which I (shame on me) didn't know until this evening. Did you? Yes, but for me Clip is not a rarely used function. It is not that I use it as often as say /@. But, it is a function I use often enough I don't need to look up the syntax. For me at least, the operational definition of rarely used would be those functions I have to look up syntax to use correctly. Also, rarely used isn't really equivalent to esoteric. For example, I rarely use DSolve and would have to look up syntax to be sure I was correctly using it. But I wouldn't consider DSolve as esoteric.