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Re: Interaction with programs

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  • Subject: [mg5690] Re: [mg5651] Interaction with programs
  • From: buttgereit at (Peter Buttgereit)
  • Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 14:28:57 -0500
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Tim Coutts wrote:
> I have written a package that I want users to be able to interact with.
> For example, when the program is loaded into a new notebook, I want
> the user to be given a statement "this program
> the ENTER key when you are ready"
> Then a message should be received which says something like
> "enter the data and hit the ENTER key when you have finished"
>  I also want to be able to assign symbols to each of a series
> of numerical quantities that the user will enter in this way.
> It has to be easy but I don't know how to do it!  Any helpful\
> suggestions will be gratefully received.
> Tim Coutts
> tcoutts at
> National Renewable Energy Laboratory
> 303-384-6561

Hi Tim,
Roman Maeder gives some examples in his book "The Mathematica
Programmer" (Boston: AP Professional, 1994, pp. 87). Can't tell you
more, because I don't have the book - just found that reference.

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