prints as a short form of expr, less than about one line long.
prints as a form of expr about n lines long.
- Short[expr] gives a "skeleton form" of expr, with omitted sequences of k elements indicated by k.
- In StandardForm, the characters used for this output are \[LeftSkeleton] and .
- Omitted sequences of elements are printed as Skeleton objects.
- Short prints long strings in skeleton form.
- The number of lines specified need not be an integer.
- Short can be used with InputForm and other formats as well as OutputForm.
- When an input evaluates to Short[expr], Short does not appear in the output. »
- Trying to feed k as obtained from Short back as input to the Wolfram Language in StandardForm will generate an error. »
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Basic Examples (2)
Properties & Relations (3)
Possible Issues (2)
The output of Short cannot be used as input if k appears in the result:
Even when an output omits Short from the top level, it is not stripped from subexpressions:
The output does not have Short in it:
However, the variable e does have Short in it, which may affect subsequent evaluations:
Assign variables first and then apply Short to the result to maintain computability:
Wolfram Research (1988), Short, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Short.html (updated 1996).
Wolfram Language. 1988. "Short." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 1996. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Short.html.
Wolfram Language. (1988). Short. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Short.html