• lhs := rhs assigns rhs to be the delayed value of lhs. rhs is maintained in an unevaluated form. When lhs appears, it is replaced by rhs, evaluated afresh each time.
• lhs := rhs returns Null if the assignment specified can be performed, and returns $Failed otherwise.
• You can see all the assignments associated with a symbol lhs by evaluating ?lhs or by clicking on the Calculation controller.
• See also: Clear, Set.
Here are the InstantCalculators for the SetDelayed function. Enter the parameters for your calculation and click Define to see the result.
Plot f from 0 to 8.
Plot f2 for x from to 2 and y from to 2.
Entering Commands Directly
You can paste a template for this command via the Text Input button on the SetDelayed Function Controller.
Define a custom function as .
Values of the function at distinct points can be calculated.
A plot can be generated.
The function can be symbolically manipulated.
Multivariable functions can also be defined. This uses the ordinary mathematical notation for Exp.
Clear the function definitions.