Entering Commands Directly
Type this input and press to evaluate it.
automatically adds the In and Out labels.
Every calculation that you perform using a controller can also be done by typing and evaluating input in your notebook. With
experience, you may find this method faster and more convenient than using controllers.
Here is an example from algebra. To help you match brackets, the first bracket appears colored until the closing bracket is
Here is an example from calculus using the
You can look up the syntax of any command in the Help Browser. The Browser includes examples for each function, which you
can edit and evaluate in place by pressing .
for more information on the Help Browser.
Here are some conventions governing the syntax of
To auto-complete a command:
Type a part of the command into your notebook and select it.
Press Kto replace the selected text with the full command name (On Macintosh press K.)
If more than one command matches the text, a pop-up menu showing a list of matching commands appears. Select a command from
the pop-up menu to paste it into your notebook.
To get a template for a command:
Select a command name in your notebook.
Press K (or K on a Macintosh).
The template shows the full syntax of the command with dummy variables to indicate parameters you must specify.
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