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prints as the standard Mathematica two-dimensional representation of expr.
  • StandardForm generates output that gives a unique and unambiguous representation of Mathematica expressions, suitable for use as input.  »
  • StandardForm incorporates many aspects of traditional mathematical notation.
  • StandardForm is the standard format type used for both input and output of Mathematica expressions in notebooks.
  • StandardForm uses special characters as well as ordinary keyboard characters.
  • The notebook front end contains menu items for conversion to and from StandardForm.
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