Wolfram Language & System 11.0 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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prints as the standard Wolfram Language two-dimensional representation of expr.


  • StandardForm generates output that gives a unique and unambiguous representation of Wolfram Language expressions, suitable for use as input. »
  • StandardForm incorporates many aspects of traditional mathematical notation.
  • StandardForm is the standard format type used for both input and output of Wolfram Language expressions in notebooks.
  • Graphics and Graphics3D are displayed graphically in StandardForm.
  • StandardForm can be edited in the notebook front end.
  • StandardForm uses special characters as well as ordinary keyboard characters.
  • StandardForm is based on boxes.
  • The notebook front end contains menu items for conversion to and from StandardForm.
Introduced in 1996
| Updated in 2007