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Re: Quit versus Clear["Global`*"]

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 17:55:39 -0400 (EDT)
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First, Clear, whether for a single object or an entire list of objects, 
does not remove their Attributes, e.g., just their values. You might 
want ClearAll instead.

Second, did you try evaluating one of the following?


Or looking up Quit (or even "quit") in the Documentation Center? That 
will answer your second question!

On 9/3/11 8:05 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:
> What is the difference between quitting the kernel and executing Clear["Global`*"]?
> Is there a command to quit the kernel, instead of selecting Quit/Local from there Evaluate menu?
> Thanks

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