I was experimenting with the Wolfram Programming Lab, but it doesn't seem to be working. I tried running this code in a notebook:
but it gives the error
$RecursionLimit: Recursion depth of 1024 exceeded during evaluation of 2x.
and gives this as the output (the
x after the
∂ is subscript):
It offers the button "release hold", but clicking that doesn't solve the problem. I get the same recursion error and slightly different, though still bizarre, output:
Even just typing
2 * x gives a recursion error. My understanding is that Wolfram Language is designed around symbolic computation, so why isn't this working?