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Re: Definition of Deploy

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  • Subject: [mg109571] Re: Definition of Deploy
  • From: "E. Martin-Serrano" <eMartinSerrano at>
  • Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 06:08:13 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Tomas:

The Spanish Word for "Deploy" is "Desplegar" (no doubt at all).

Anyway, the term, in Spanish, is fairly polysemic, but it is not exact to
say that "Desplegar" conveys only military meaning. The meaning of
"Desplegar" can be paraphrased in Spanish as: "Distribuir y ubicar un
conjunto de recursos en el lugar adecuado de tal modo que su utilidad se
ajuste a un determinado proposito y quede listo para operar". The closest
English words would be "Arrange" or "set out" or, more precisely, the
expression "Put something in place and gets it ready just for its intended
use". I think that the term "Deploy" for that command conveys a similar
meaning. When you write "Deploy[graphic]" you do that to actually "release"
the graphic in the form you expect the user should use it. 

It is my cent, and hope it will help/Espero que te ayude. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Tomas Garza [mailto:tgarza10 at] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 12:31 PM
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg109571] [mg109543] Definition of Deploy


I'm trying to teach a first course in Mathematica to Spanish-speaking
students and there some words I haven't found the equivalent in Spanish. For
example, Deploy is a word the concept of which I can understand, but looking
at the on-line help it is rather difficult to figure out what would be the
appropriate equivalent. The dictionary definition is rather discouraging,
since it is supposed to be a word to be used "only in military context". I
would be grateful if somebody could come forward with a description of the
term in general language, and smoothly lead me into its specific meaning in
Mathematica - not its technical description in the documentation center
(e.g., Deploy: Deploy[expr] yields a deployed version of expr...etc. ;
Deployed: Deployed is an option for displayed objects which specifies
whether their contents should be considered deployed...etc.). This I find
rather a perverse game.


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