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StandardForm

FilledSmallSquare StandardForm[expr] prints as the standard Mathematica two-dimensional representation of expr.

FilledSmallSquare StandardForm generates output that gives a unique and unambiguous representation of Mathematica expressions, suitable for use as input.

FilledSmallSquare StandardForm incorporates many aspects of traditional mathematical notation.

FilledSmallSquare StandardForm is the standard format type used for both input and output of Mathematica expressions in notebooks.

FilledSmallSquare StandardForm can be edited in the notebook front end.

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

FilledSmallSquare StandardForm is based on boxes.

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

FilledSmallSquare See Section 1.10.9 and Section 2.9.1.

FilledSmallSquare See also: TraditionalForm, OutputForm, InputForm, MakeExpression, ToBoxes.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 3.

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