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TraditionalForm

  • TraditionalForm[ expr ] prints as an approximation to the traditional mathematical notation for expr.
  • Output from TraditionalForm cannot necessarily be given as unique and unambiguous input to Mathematica.
  • TraditionalForm inserts invisible TagBox and InterpretationBox constructs into the box form of output it generates, to allow unique interpretation.
  • TraditionalForm can be edited in the notebook front end.
  • TraditionalForm uses special characters as well as ordinary keyboard characters.
  • TraditionalForm incorporates a large collection of rules for approximating traditional mathematical notation.
  • TraditionalForm prints functions in Global` context in the form f ( x ).
  • ToExpression[ boxes , TraditionalForm] will attempt to convert from TraditionalForm.
  • The notebook front end contains menu items for conversion to and from TraditionalForm.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.10.9Section 2.8.1.
  • See also: StandardForm, TeXForm, MakeExpression, ToBoxes.