OutputForm

OutputForm[expr]

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

Details

  • 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 é as e'. »

Examples

open allclose all

Basic Examples  (2)

OutputForm of a typeset expression:

In[1]:=
Click for copyable input
Out[1]//OutputForm=

OutputForm of a graphic:

In[1]:=
Click for copyable input
Out[1]//OutputForm=

Scope  (8)

Properties & Relations  (5)

See Also

TextString  StandardForm  TraditionalForm  InputForm  TeXForm  MathMLForm  Short  FullForm

Tutorials

Introduced in 1988
(1.0)
| Updated in 1996
(3.0)