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Mathematica Reference Guide
A.1 Basic Objects
A.1.1 Expressions
A.1.2 Symbols
A.1.3 Contexts
A.1.4 Atomic Objects
A.1.5 Numbers
A.1.6 Character Strings

A.2 Input Syntax
A.2.1 Entering Characters
A.2.2 Types of Input Syntax
A.2.3 Character Strings
A.2.4 Symbol Names and Contexts
A.2.5 Numbers
A.2.6 Bracketed Objects
A.2.7 Operator Input Forms
A.2.8 Two-Dimensional Input Forms
A.2.9 Input of Boxes
A.2.10 The Extent of Input Expressions
A.2.11 Special Input
A.2.12 Front End Files

A.3 Some General Notations and Conventions
A.3.1 Function Names
A.3.2 Function Arguments
A.3.3 Options
A.3.4 Part Numbering
A.3.5 Sequence Specifications
A.3.6 Level Specifications
A.3.7 Iterators
A.3.8 Scoping Constructs
A.3.9 Ordering of Expressions
A.3.10 Mathematical Functions
A.3.11 Mathematical Constants
A.3.12 Protection
A.3.13 String Patterns

A.4 Evaluation
A.4.1 The Standard Evaluation Sequence
A.4.2 Non-Standard Argument Evaluation
A.4.3 Overriding Non-Standard Argument Evaluation
A.4.4 Preventing Evaluation
A.4.5 Global Control of Evaluation
A.4.6 Aborts

A.5 Patterns and Transformation Rules
A.5.1 Patterns
A.5.2 Assignments
A.5.3 Types of Values
A.5.4 Clearing and Removing Objects
A.5.5 Transformation Rules

A.6 Files and Streams
A.6.1 File Names
A.6.2 Streams

A.7 Mathematica Sessions
A.7.1 Command-Line Options and Environment Variables
A.7.2 Initialization
A.7.3 The Main Loop
A.7.4 Messages
A.7.5 Termination
A.7.6 Network License Management

A.8 Installation and Organization of System Files
A.8.1 Running and Installing Mathematica
A.8.2 Overall Organization of the CD-ROM
A.8.3 Running the Executable Programs
A.8.4 The Installation Process
A.8.5 File Organization after Installation
A.8.6 Configuration Files
A.8.7 Documentation Files
A.8.8 Add-ons

A.9 Some Notes on Internal Implementation
A.9.1 Introduction
A.9.2 Data Structures and Memory Management
A.9.3 Basic System Features
A.9.4 Numerical and Related Functions
A.9.5 Algebra and Calculus
A.9.6 Output and Interfacing

A.10 Listing of Major Built-in Mathematica Objects
A.10.1 Introduction
A.10.2 Conventions in This Listing
A.10.3 Listing

A.11 Listing of C Functions in the MathLink Library
A.11.1 Introduction
A.12 Listing of Named Characters
A.12.1 Introduction
A.13 Incompatible Changes in Version 3.0
A.13.0 Incompatible Changes in Version 3.0