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Mathematica: copying math without pretty-print?

  1. Mar 2, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Mathematica: copying math without pretty-print?

    how do you turn off the pretty print? i did this once by axcident but i can't figure out the keys i pressed... it was helpful cause i needed to do that anyway to paste it in matlab... anyone know how i did it so you can explain it to me? :P
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  3. Mar 3, 2008 #2


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    Control + Shift + I converts to InputForm, as does applying InputForm to the expression.
    Then expressions will be written like
    Integrate[Sqrt[-(I*x)^2], {x, 0, Pi}]
    instead of with the fancy integrals and doublestruck and greek symbols.

    (For completeness, Ctrl + Shift + N produces the fancy-print)
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
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