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Starting using mathematica 5.2

  1. Apr 21, 2007 #1
    ive just started using mathematica from a server of my university (citrix), according to every tutorial of mathematica i should be getting at the prompt window, a line with In1:= but i dont see such a line.
    and another thing, ive just started with basic arithematic operations, and it states that in order to see the output of say '1+1' i should press after typing '1+1' shift+enter, but it doesnt give any output.
    how to reconcile this?

    thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2007 #2

    FredGarvin

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    You won't see the In1 until you evaluate the line, i.e. <SHIFT>-ENTER. Then You will see the In1 and OUT1 line markers.

    There is an option to turn the cell labels of/on (ShowCellLabel). Look it up in the on-line help (a great resource). Perhaps you need to turn them on.

    Did the cell get evaluated?
     
  4. Apr 22, 2007 #3
    i dont know really, i typed '1+1' (without '_') and then pressed shift+enter, and then the black line appeared i guess it bacause it passes to the next line.
    anyway, the showcelllabel is it a command should i type it or what exactly?
    i looked at it in the help browser but didnt understand how to check on it.
    anyway, i checked in the cell properties and the cell is open,editable and evautable.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2007 #4
    ok it works now, apparently i should have chosen at kernel-notebook kernel-local.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2007 #5
    i have a few questions im now using the tutorial here:
    http://documents.wolfram.com/v4/MainBook/1.1.7.html
    the special keys to enter input there im having difficulty using for example this example of theirs:
    N[esc p esc ctrl{^]2 ctrl{ctrl-space] ctrl{/]6ctrl{ctrl-space]]
    now the esc is okay, but with the control should i press with one stroke or one continuous stroke?
    thanks.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2007 #6
    i have a few questions im now using the tutorial here:
    http://documents.wolfram.com/v4/MainBook/1.1.7.html
    the special keys to enter input there im having difficulty using for example this example of theirs:
    N[esc p esc ctrl{^]2 ctrl{ctrl-space] ctrl{/]6ctrl{ctrl-space]]
    now the esc is okay, but with the control should i press with one stroke or one continuous stroke?
    thanks.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2007 #7

    FredGarvin

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    For the esc characters, it is sequential. Howver, when you are doing the control--- you do both keys at the same time.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2007 #8
    the problem is how exactly to do it? i know it's funny but i need something like five fingers to do this.
    it looks stupid to me to do this, but still it's good to know it.
    the art of typing (-:
     
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