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FilledSmallSquare Short[expr] prints as a short form of expr, less than about one line long.

FilledSmallSquare Short[expr, n] prints as a form of expr about n lines long.

FilledSmallSquare Short[expr] gives a "skeleton form" of expr, with omitted sequences of k elements indicated by k.

FilledSmallSquare In StandardForm, the characters used for this output are \[LeftSkeleton] and \[RightSkeleton].

FilledSmallSquare Omitted sequences of elements are printed as Skeleton objects.

FilledSmallSquare Short prints long strings in skeleton form.

FilledSmallSquare The number of lines specified need not be an integer.

FilledSmallSquare Short can be used with InputForm and other formats as well as OutputForm.

FilledSmallSquare Short acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.

FilledSmallSquare Trying to feed k as obtained from Short back as input to Mathematica in StandardForm will generate an error.

FilledSmallSquare Short is used to limit the length of output in standard Mathematica warning and other messages.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 1.4.8 and Section 2.9.5.

FilledSmallSquare See also: Shallow, Format.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 1; modified in 3.