OBSOLETE WOLFRAM LANGUAGE SYMBOL

$FormatType

As of version 6.0, has been superseded by explicit settings for FormatType in Graphics and related functions.


gives the default format type to use for text that appears in graphics.

DetailsDetails

  • The default setting for the standard notebook front end is $FormatType=StandardForm.
  • The default setting for the textbased front end is $FormatType=OutputForm.
  • A common alternative setting is TraditionalForm.
  • Boxbased format types such as StandardForm and TraditionalForm can be used only when a notebook front end is present.
  • gives the default value for the FormatType option in graphics.
Introduced in 1996
(3.0)