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Re: What characters are allowed in mathematica variable names? i.e. how

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  • Subject: [mg126027] Re: What characters are allowed in mathematica variable names? i.e. how
  • From: Yi Wang <tririverwangyi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 04:50:14 -0400 (EDT)
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It's an interesting question. I also tried to find the answer. The only character that I found is $. Say you can write my$first$variable. But anyway I am more used to myFirstVariable than $.

Best,
Yi

On Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:44:22 AM UTC-4, Jesse Perla wrote:
> In other languages like C++, _ is a kosher character to be in variable names.  It is not in mathematica, so things like "my_first_variable" don't work.  I have been using a ` to separate out the words to get things like my` first`variable, but now realize it is creating other issues due to the scoping it introduces.
>
> Are there are other characters I can use to separate out words in variable names?
>
> Thanks




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