## Ctrl-E Question

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• Good morning! It appears that there is some limit as to the length of the data (operand) list which I can sum using CTRL-E, whether in number of characters, or
Message 1 of 4 , Jan 15, 2009
Good morning!

It appears that there is some limit as to the length of the data (operand) list which I can sum using CTRL-E, whether in number of characters, or number of lines, or something of the sort. How much is this limit?

Similarly, if I want to use the ^\$Calc function inside of a clip to sum some numbers, what is the maximum length of the data list I can use?

Thanks.
David.
• ... God evening to you! 40. But sometimes 41 seems to work. No idea why that is. Maybe in addition one of the numbers isn t seen as an invisible embedded
Message 2 of 4 , Jan 15, 2009
djust wrote:
>Good morning!
>
>It appears that there is some limit as to the length of the data
>(operand) list which I can sum using CTRL-E, whether in number of
>characters, or number of lines, or something of the sort. How much
>is this limit?

God evening to you!

40. But sometimes 41 seems to work. No idea why that is. Maybe in
addition one of the numbers isn't seen as an invisible "embedded parentheses".

"Expressions can have up to 40 imbedded parentheses. Note that you
may need to break down very long expressions into groups of
parentheses if you get an error message."

In practice that means this won't work..
1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1
+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1= [Error]

But this will.
(1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1)
+(1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1)=42

Lotta
• ... The quote s from the section Calculate in NoteTab in ordinary Help (not Clip help). Lotta
Message 3 of 4 , Jan 15, 2009
I wrote:
>"Expressions can have up to 40 imbedded parentheses. Note that you
>may need to break down very long expressions into groups of
>parentheses if you get an error message."

The quote's from the section "Calculate in NoteTab" in ordinary Help
(not Clip help).

Lotta
• Thanks! David.
Message 4 of 4 , Jan 16, 2009
Thanks!

David.
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