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

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  • 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)
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\[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
>>>
>>>
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>>
>

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