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prints with the elements of list arranged in a regular array.
  • In StandardForm the array is shown enclosed in parentheses.
  • MatrixForm prints a single-level list in a column. It prints a two-level list in standard matrix form. More deeply nested lists are by default printed with successive dimensions alternating between rows and columns.
  • Elements in each column are by default centered.
  • MatrixForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.
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