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Representations of Data in *Mathematica*
If I enter a list in *Mathematica,* its internal representation may be different from the `OutputForm` .
The basic common representation for lists (and all expressions) is given by the `FullForm` .
Each integer you see in the list is itself an expression. Internally in the *Mathematica* C code, the data stored carries information about the type of the expression (in this case, list, or number, which is a machine integer).
If I enter the data a different way, it is internally stored in a different way.
The basic print forms are all the same. For all intents and purposes these are the same.
You can only tell that they are stored in a different way by using a `Developer`` context function.
Converted by *Mathematica*
May 1, 2000
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