Re: What is this shorthand notation?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg127905] Re: What is this shorthand notation?*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 03:58:25 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net

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