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This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Mathematica system, and is subject to change.
is an option for notebooks that specifies whether initialization cells in a notebook are automatically evaluated when the notebook is opened.
  • With the default setting InitializationCellEvaluation->Automatic, a dialog box appears when the notebook is opened, asking the user to specify whether initialization cells should be evaluated.
  • With the setting InitializationCellEvaluation-> False, the initialization cells are not evaluated when the notebook is opened.
  • With the setting InitializationCellEvaluation->True, the initialization cells are evaluated without any action by the user.
New in 4.0