Shorten large expressions or subexpressions to compact, iconized forms.

Using the Menu...

Select all or part of an expression and choose Edit Un/Iconize Selection to shorten it to a compact, iconized form. The shortened expression evaluates just like the expanded expression:

To uniconize an expression, select the + and then select Uniconize at the bottom of the expanded iconized object:

  • To iconize or uniconize an expression, the keyboard shortcut ( ) can also be used.

Using Evaluate in Place...

Preserve large datasets in notebooks in iconized form by wrapping the input expression with Iconize and evaluating in place:

  • Evaluate in Place is also available in the contextual menu that pops up when you right-click the selection in an input expression.