Outputs are often lengthy and contain many nested brackets. Is there a way to identify the matching open bracket if I select a closing bracket in an output expression? (Mathematica 7)

  • $\begingroup$ Later versions of Mathematica highlight matching bracket pairs. Some previous versions had "Check Balance" in right click menu for square brackets. $\endgroup$
    – Feyre
    Commented Dec 22, 2016 at 19:40
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    $\begingroup$ Ctrl+. will expand selection so in your case up to the matching bracket. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Commented Dec 22, 2016 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ That works! Thank you $\endgroup$
    – Zardos
    Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 8:39

1 Answer 1


Some other possibilities:

  1. Triple click
  2. Use Check Balance from the edit menu (Shift Command B on a Mac).

Option 2 is useful when you are editing InputForm, e.g.:

ListPlot[Range[5]] //InputForm

where both triple click and Ctrl-. don't work.


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