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Re: Input alias for Surd not working

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  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357 at>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:40:39 -0500 (EST)
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No, I also have both version 8 and 9 on both of my machines. I was
guessing that the difference might have been that you had
inadvertently and unknowingly been working in v8 at the time. Sorry
about the confusion.

Bob Hanlon

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 3:22 AM, Bill Rowe <readnews at> wrote:
> On 12/19/12 at 4:54 AM, hanlonr357 at (Bob Hanlon) wrote:
>><Esc>surd<Esc> works on my Mac (MBA) with OS X (10.8.2) and my iMac
>>with OS X (10.7.5)
>>"9.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (November 20, 2012)"
>>Surd is new in v9. Do you still have v8 on your machine and were you
>>using v9?
> Interesting... I am running the same version of Mathematica on a
> MacBook Pro with 10.8.2 and I definitely do get the result you
> indicate. <esc>surd<esc> does nothing for me.
> I do still have version 8 installed. My usual policy is to
> retain installation of an older version until I find I am simply
> not using it for several months. That way, if I run into some
> unexpected difficulty with a new version, I can easily go back
> one version.
> Do you have experience indicating having version 8 installed
> impacts behavior of version 9? I've not seen this type of
> problem when moving from version to version in the past after
> I've modified my init.m file appropriately to prevent loading of
> stuff incompatible with one version or the other.

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