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prints as a two-dimensional representation of expr using only keyboard characters.
  • The OutputForm of many kinds of expressions is quite different from their internal representation.
  • OutputForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.  »
  • OutputForm cannot be used directly for input to Mathematica.
  • When possible, OutputForm uses approximations to special characters. Thus is given as >= and é as e'.  »
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