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Re: Re: Strange problems about my mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg29373] Re: [mg29312] Re: Strange problems about my mathematica
  • From: "Mark Harder" <harderm at>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 02:23:42 -0400 (EDT)
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    I assume you are a new Mathematica user.  Therefore, I'm guessing that
the "outline" you mention is the bracket that marks the Cell into which you
are entering input.  Since Mathematica needs both a way to recognize new
lines within a cell, and a way to recognize the command to execute all the
code in a cell, you must press Shift-enter together to evaluate the cell;
Enter by itself gives you a new line.
    If I am right about your problem, you should take the time to read a
book about basic Mathematica; these are very basic issues.
-mark harder

-----Original Message-----
From: kai xu <kxu at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg29373] [mg29312] Re: Strange problems about my mathematica

>Hi, Steven:
> This problem only happens when I'm calculating arithmatic
>problems. And after my input of 4*5 and enter, Mathematica only give me an
>outline without answer.
> Thank you very much for your help! :)
>Kai Xu
>Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
>U. of Minnesota Duluth
>kxu at
>On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Steven M. Christensen wrote:
>> Are you saying that when you type anything into a Mathematica
>> session, you get no output?   What exactly do you get when you
>> type 4*5 in?  Does it just site there, or does it give and Out line
>> with nothing on it?
>> Please be more specific.
>> Steve Christensen
>> Moderator
>> > From news at Mon Jun 11 23:41:36 2001
>> > To: comp-soft-sys-math-mathematica at
>> > From: kxu at (Kai Xu)
To: mathgroup at
>To: mathgroup at
>> > Subject: [mg29373] [mg29312] Strange problems about my mathematica
>> > Date: 11 Jun 2001 20:39:42 -0700
>> > X-Trace: 992317183 10888 (12 Jun 2001
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>> > NNTP-Posting-Date: 12 Jun 2001 03:39:43 GMT
>> >
>> > When I try to evaluate any expression such as 4*5 using the
>> > mathematica 4 on a windows 98 machine, nothing comes out. What is
>> > happenning?
>> >

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