Managing Computations in Notebooks

Mathematica's sophisticated notebook paradigm provides a uniquely powerful way to manage, organize, document, and present computations—from a few input and output lines to industrial-size applications.


Executing Computations

Shift+Enter evaluate the current cell

Ctrl+Shift+Enter evaluate the current selection in place

Aborting, Interrupting & Debugging

Alt+. abort a computation

Alt+, interrupt a computation, entering a subsession

Debugger start the debugger

Arranging Computations in Notebooks

Ctrl+L copy down an input line (Insert ► Input from Above)

Ctrl+Shift+L copy down an output line (Insert ► Output from Above)

double-click input cell bracket — hide the output to a computation

double-click output cell bracket — hide the input to a computation

Delete All Output ▪ Notebook History

Kernel Management

Quit Kernel quit kernel, leaving the front end running

Notebook's Kernel specify the local or remote kernel to use for a notebook

Notebook's Default Context how much to localize variables in each window

Initialization Cell a cell to evaluate when the notebook is opened

NotebookAutoSave whether to automatically save after each computation

Session History »

Out(%) ▪ $OutputSizeLimit ▪ ShowCellLabel ▪ NotebookAutoSave ▪ ...

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