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

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  • Subject: [mg126026] Re: What characters are allowed in mathematica variable names? i.e. how
  • From: Jesse Perla <jesseperla at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 04:49:53 -0400 (EDT)
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Thanks.  How would I type that in ascii and would it show up escaped in
\[....]in a text file on the server?  Assume that I am editing things
purely in a text file.

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>wrote:

> If you insist on using a character as separator, you could use breve,
> typed as Esc bv Esc (without the spaces, of course).
>
>
> On 4/12/12 2:35 AM, 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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