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TraditionalForm

TraditionalForm[expr]
prints as an approximation to the traditional mathematical notation for expr.
  • Output from TraditionalForm cannot necessarily be given as unique and unambiguous input to Mathematica. »
  • TraditionalForm incorporates a large collection of rules for approximating traditional mathematical notation.
  • The notebook front end contains menu items for conversion to and from TraditionalForm.
Formatting of a trigonometric function:
Formatting of a hypergeometric function:
Partial derivative of an arbitrary function:
Formatting of a trigonometric function:
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Out[1]//TraditionalForm=
 
Formatting of a hypergeometric function:
In[1]:=
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Out[1]//TraditionalForm=
 
Partial derivative of an arbitrary function:
In[1]:=
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Out[1]//TraditionalForm=
Integer, Rational, Real, and Complex numbers:
Arbitrary-precision Real and Complex numbers:
Special constants:
Characters and strings of characters:
Control characters for strings:
Polynomials:
Different ways of representing Power expressions:
Special typeset expressions:
The same expressions entered as typical input:
Different list structures:
Mathematical functions with special representations:
Some objects use a special output representation:
Compare the TraditionalForm with the underlying FullForm of the expression:
Some objects use an elided output representation:
The elided information is visible in the InputForm:
Graphic objects display as graphics:
Euler's formula in traditional mathematical notation:
A triangle inequality:
TraditionalForm is two-dimensional:
StandardForm is two-dimensional and unambiguous for input:
OutputForm uses only keyboard characters:
InputForm and FullForm provide one-dimensional formatting:
Use ToBoxes to see the underlying box structure:
Use ToExpression to convert the boxes to the original expression:
Add formatting via Format:
TraditionalForm is ambiguous, i.e. different expressions can display similarly:
The following box structure has similar display:
When interpreting the boxes, a particular interpretation is selected:
Mathematica-generated formatting includes data for unambiguous interpretation:
Nested roots:
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