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Re: What is this shorthand notation?

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  • Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 03:58:25 -0400 (EDT)
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On 8/30/12 at 4:10 AM, b.x.jian at gmail.com (Xiaojian Bai) wrote:

>I was looking for a mathematica code for logistic bifurcation. The
>following link caught my eye.

>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mathematica_logistic_bifurcation.
>png

>I am very curious about the shorthand notation in the definition of
>"logistic" in the second line. It looks like the shorthand "Rule"
>function or "RuleDelayed", but it can't be. It seems somehow a
>function is defined.

The long arrow shown is shorthand for Function and can be
entered as esc-fn-esc. Look up Function in the Documentation Center




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