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Mathematica Menu Item

Cell Convert To InputForm

InputForm
converts the selection to Mathematica InputForm.
  • The expression is regenerated in the specified format by the Mathematica kernel. Syntactically incorrect expressions will generate an error.
  • The conversion process will remove any Mathematica comments in the cell.
  • CellConvert ToInputForm can convert PostScript, PICT, and bitmap graphics into Mathematica graphics primitives.
  • CellConvert ToInputForm can convert sounds into a list of numbers (samples) in the form of a Mathematica list.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Shift+Ctrl+I (Windows); Shift+Cmd+I (Macintosh); Shift+Ctrl+I (X).