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TraditionalForm

FilledSmallSquare TraditionalForm[expr] prints as an approximation to the traditional mathematical notation for expr.

FilledSmallSquare Output from TraditionalForm cannot necessarily be given as unique and unambiguous input to Mathematica.

FilledSmallSquare TraditionalForm inserts invisible TagBox and InterpretationBox constructs into the box form of output it generates, to allow unique interpretation.

FilledSmallSquare TraditionalForm can be edited in the notebook front end.

FilledSmallSquare TraditionalForm uses special characters as well as ordinary keyboard characters.

FilledSmallSquare TraditionalForm incorporates a large collection of rules for approximating traditional mathematical notation.

FilledSmallSquare TraditionalForm prints functions in Global` context in the form f(x).

FilledSmallSquare ToExpression[boxes, TraditionalForm] will attempt to convert from TraditionalForm.

FilledSmallSquare The notebook front end contains menu items for conversion to and from TraditionalForm.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 1.10.9 and Section 2.9.1.

FilledSmallSquare See also: StandardForm, TeXForm, MakeExpression, ToBoxes, MathMLForm.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 3.

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