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 Author Comment/Response Aleksey Naumov 12/21/98 12:53pm Hi, I have problems defining very simple functions, like the one below: sumRowsColumns[Matrix_]:=    Module[{WithRowSums},    (* Add row sums as an extra column *)       WithRowSums=RowJoin[Matrix,Partition[Apply[Plus,Matrix,{1}],1]];          (* Add column sums as an extra row *)             Append[WithRowSums,Plus@@WithRowSums]          ] This is what I get: Syntax::''sntxf'': ''\''\!\(TraditionalForm\`\(Module[\)\)\'' cannot be followed by \ \''\!\(TraditionalForm\`\(\\[LeftSkeleton] 1 \ \\[RightSkeleton]\)\)\''.\!\(TraditionalForm\`\''\''\)'' sumRowsColumns[Matrix_]:= Module[{WithRowSums},       WithRowSums=RowJoin[Matrix,Partition[Apply[Plus,Matrix,{1}],1]]; Append[WithRowSums,Plus@@WithRowSums]] This could be easily fixed by making any change in the definition cell (like deleting a character and typing it back) and reevaluating the cell. But it's extremely inconvenient, since I'd like to make function definitions initialization cells. I suspect this has to do with some formatting changes I do to make the definition look better. Sometimes when I define a function and use comments within it, Mathematica alligns rows in a strange and inconvenient way. I'd like to have rows alligned (for easier reading), so I sometimes have to add tabs or spaces before rows. Does it affect evaluation? Is there a way to control allignment of lines other than adding spaces/tabs? Also, again for easier understanding, I'd like to color-code lines, for example, make comments blue. Does that affect evaluation? Thanks Aleksey URL: ,

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