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Function & Format (2)

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  • Subject: [mg5105] Function & Format (2)
  • From: F Renard <renard at>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 22:03:59 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Thanks for your answer (See included message below), 
but I'm afraid it's not exactly what I want:

I want the function fun to RETURN, say x^2, but PRINT "-FUN-".
It's like Graphics, that PRINTS "-Graphics-", but RETURNS a more
complicated object, that it's possible to re-use for any other problem:

In[1]:= g = Graphics[...]

Out[1]= -Graphics-

In[2]:= Show[%]

Out[2]= -Graphics-

It's like the difference between InputForm and OutputForm...

Francois RENARD
renard at

------Beginning Included Message----------------------------------------

The function to solve your problem seems to be simple:

 fun[x_]:= ( x^2 >>> "abc";     (* This appends the result x^2 to your
                                   (existing) file  abc. 
                                   (Example for your action)
            "-FUN-"             (* Alternative: Print["-FUN-"]


I hope, it helps

G. Lamprecht
lamprecht at

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