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Re: Help Defining Variables (with long names)

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  • Subject: [mg16880] Re: [mg16720] Help Defining Variables (with long names)
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 02:24:20 -0400
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>What is the best way to declare variable with a 'long name'?  I am
>currently using the underscore to separate the words.  For example:

There is another solution to this problem besides using caps and
jamming the words together as LiquidDensityOfEthyleneGlycol.

There are a number of letter-like forms which can  be used as
separators in long names. These are described in Section 3.10 of the
Mathematica Book, pages 917 and 919. They consist of letter-like forms
such as \[UnderBracket], \[VerticalEllipsis] etc., or diacritical
marks such as \[Breve] or \[DownBreve]. They are available at the
bottom of  the Textual Forms section of the CompleteCharacters
palette. They are not quite as convenient as a direct keyboard
character, but if one really wants word separators they look nice and
serve the purpose.

David Park
djmp at

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