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RE: Quirk in MathLink for Excel

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  • Subject: [mg33136] RE: [mg33107] Quirk in MathLink for Excel
  • From: "John C. Erb, Ph.D." <John_C_Erb at>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 03:08:39 -0500 (EST)
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My system has been doing this also.

I'm using:
Windows 98SE / ME
MathLink for Excel 2.1
Mathematica 4.0.1

John C. Erb
email: John_C_Erb at

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Johnson [mailto:cjohnson at]
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg33136] [mg33107] Quirk in MathLink for Excel

Has anyone else had this problem?

I'm trying to copy a list from Mathematica (intel 4.1.2) to Excel 97 using
MathLink for Excel and the "MathematicaPaste" button.

The list is about 100 elements long.  When I do the paste, every 6th
element is preceded by a "\ ", and comes through as text.  It's not a
constant 6th, but sometimes 7th.  It's a remnant of some sort of internal
line break from Mathematica I assume.

Now if I convert the cell to Input Form and do the same
select-copy-MathematicaPaste, then it comes through fine.  Switching back
to Standard Form, the \ comes back.

Has anybody found a fix other than converting to Input Form before


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