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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg126037] Re: What characters are allowed in mathematica variable names? i.e. how*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 04:53:43 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

\[Breve] For such things, in the Mathematica front end, just open the Special Characters palette. When you locate the character you want and mouse over it, you'll see a display of its short-cut abbreviation (with Esc). To see the "purely ascii" On 4/12/12 9:45 AM, Jesse Perla wrote: > 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 >>> >>> >> -- >> Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com >> 80 Fearing Street phone 413 549-1020 (H) >> Amherst, MA 01002-1912 >> > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305