#; the respective line is ignored starting at this letter. Variable names are case-sensitive, not, however, the names of builtin functions. Long calculations and infinite loops in programs can be interrupted using the menu-option Run - Interrupt or by typing
Ctrl-c. This does not work, however, with builtin functions.
The following list summarizes how argument data types in the subsequent reference tables are characterized.
||typewriter||constant literal text|
|name||slanted||textstring, always quoted (single ' or double '')|
|italic||algebraic expression, with or without symbols, scalar, vector, matrix.|
|italic||vector, numeric or symbolic (except Lapack)|
|italic||matrix, numeric or symbolic (except Lapack)|
|COUNT||small capitals||integer, often required.|