prints as a two-dimensional representation of expr using only keyboard characters.


  • OutputForm is an approximation to StandardForm which uses only ordinary keyboard characters.
  • The OutputForm of many kinds of expressions is quite different from their internal representation.
  • OutputForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation. »
  • OutputForm cannot be used directly for input to the Wolfram Language.
  • When possible, OutputForm uses approximations to special characters. Thus is given as and as . »
Introduced in 1988
| Updated in 1996
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