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Re: What is the funny-looking "i" in the palette?

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  • Subject: [mg6590] Re: [mg6539] What is the funny-looking "i" in the palette?
  • From: seanross at
  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 1997 02:11:40 -0500 (EST)
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robpeterson at wrote:
> Now that I've found the palette, I wonder what some of the symbols in
> it mean.  Since there is vanishingly small info on the notebook
> interface (in 3.0), I spent quite a bit of time looking thru the help
> files and the book but found no clues what this funny i is (it has two
> vertical bars, not one plus a dot).
> At first, I thought it meant Root[-1] but only capital I works for
> that, I tried it.
> Any clues would be appreciated.

Try looking on page 1288 of the mathematica book.  It is indeed 
equivalent to I or Root[-1] and can be written with the keyboard 
shortcut escape ii escape.

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