# How to use Mathematica

I use and like Mathematica,
but if I had it to do it all again, I probably
would use Matlab and Marple (sp?).
I may still change.
**Plot:** A trivial example
script that plots an ellipse.
**Examples:** These scripts draw a
spirale,
julia set, and a
mandelbrot set.
These examples are from somewhere on the web.
I do not know the author anymore though.
**Vplot:** A perl script
that translates mathematica line drawings to vplot.
**Emacs, TeX:** A reference to a toolset
that integrates emacs, TeX, and Mathematica.
**TeX:** An example that integrates two mathematica figures
into a document.
The mathematica scripts f2a.ma
computes the figure FigR.ps and
f3a.ma computes FigM.ps.
The paper.tex file
integrates the figures into a TeX file using standard SEP TeX macros.
The makefile facilitates SEP's standard
reproducibility. Ray Abma wrote the example.
A few comments are in the README file.
**Animatioin:** This directory
includes a DMO paper with some
nice animation. I later did the same animation in vplot, I believe.
I will need to figure out the details of that example.
The original idea for the animation is from Jim Black.

### Some shortcuts in the X-interface

The `Mod1` key can be set by the user (see help menu).
The default seems to be the meta key.
Command |
Purpose |
---|

Mod1 c | copy |

Mod1 x | delete |

Mod1 v | paste |

Mod1 s | save |

Mod1 q | quit |

shift Mod1 |
select all cells |

Mod1 c copy
Mod1 x delete
Mod1 v paste
Mod1 s save
Mod1 q quit
shift Mod1 selsct all cells
the mod 1 key (as well as others) can be set in the help menu (X info box).
currently it defaults to the meta key.