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InterpretationBox

  • InterpretationBox[ boxes , expr ] displays as boxes but is interpreted on input as expr.
  • InterpretationBox provides a way to store hidden information in Mathematica output.
  • InterpretationBox is generated sometimes in StandardForm output, and often in TraditionalForm output.
  • The following options can be given:
  • If you modify the displayed form of InterpretationBox[ boxes , expr ] only boxes will be modified, and there is no guarantee that correct correspondence with expr will be maintained.
  • InterpretationBox has attribute HoldComplete.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.8.10.
  • See also: TagBox, FormBox, ToExpression, ButtonBox.