Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg129840] Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog*From*: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at KevinMcCann.com>*Date*: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:00:43 -0500 (EST)*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*References*: <17970505.41376.1360749164450.JavaMail.root@m06> <20130214071039.1C141692F@smc.vnet.net> <6677682.92132.1360917763169.JavaMail.root@m06> <20130216061024.D0AE569B7@smc.vnet.net> <kfq6n5$4vg$1@smc.vnet.net>

I find the auto completion to be a major annoyance in the following circumstance. Suppose I wish to type GM/r in the "upright" form that you get by doing ctrl-/. If I type GM in the top box and tab to the bottom to type r - great, nothing to it. Now suppose that I have defined GM=1, say. If I then type GM in the upper box, I am offered the auto completion of GM; so, when I hit the tab to go to the lower box, instead it inserts the GM I already typed and leaves me at the end of that. This occurs so often in what I do that I have turned off the auto completion, since I usually type while looking at my notes rather than at what Mathematica is doing to "help". Kevin On 2/17/2013 4:08 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote: > To the contrary, I find the new (by default) auto-completion a > significant improvement over having to use Ctrl+K. E.g., say I want to > type ChiDistribution. I type 'Chi' and get the drop-down list of 3 > possible completions. Only one of these 3 has 'D' as the next letter. So > I just type 'D' and press Return. Mathematica completes the rest. > > That's a fairly short example. I've found that I can type long > expressions, with many names in them (`System or `Global) much faster > now. > > This helps makes up for Mathematica's verbose descriptive language, in > contrast with languages where names are short but often cryptic. > > On Feb 16, 2013, at 1:10 AM, "djmpark" <djmpark at comcast.net> wrote: > >> ...All the doo-dads are to me a nuisance. The one thing I liked was > the Ctrl+K >> (which I could type faster than you can say Jack Rabbit) command > completion. >> But now Ctrl+K is gone and what replaces it is ill-conceived and > horrible. > > --- > Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu > Mathematics & Statistics Dept. > Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) > University of Massachusetts 413 545-2838 (W) > 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 > Amherst, MA 01003-9305 > > > > > >

**References**:**Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog***From:*"djmpark" <djmpark@comcast.net>

**Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog***From:*"djmpark" <djmpark@comcast.net>