Basic Input & Output in Programs

In Mathematica's standard notebook interface, you are directly giving input and getting output every time you press Shift+Enter. Although much more rarely needed than in more primitive languages, Mathematica also allows you to get input and generate output as side effects in a computation.


Print print any expression, including graphics, as output

PrintTemporary print temporarily, cleaning up when a computation is complete

Formatted Output »

"string" (String) ▪ Row ▪ Column ▪ ...

Input, InputString put up a dialog to request input of an expression or string

Pause ▪ Beep ▪ EmitSound

File Operations »

Import, Export import and export in hundreds of formats

OpenWrite ▪ OpenRead ▪ Write ▪ Read ▪ ReadList ▪ ...

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