Re: Re: Types in Mathematica
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- Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 00:38:49 -0500 (EST)
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Steven T. Hatton wrote: >I may be mistaken, but I believe 5.2 comes with an independent indexing >facility which acts something like htdig. I have the usual helpbrowser index >functionality, but I don't believe that provides a full text search. > >Steven > It certainly doesn't provide a full-text search. One might very well go for YEARS (as I've done) without knowing of many of Mathematica's built-in functionalities, such as many of the Optimization packages. They're built-in, they have extensive example notebooks available if you know where to look (try, for just one example, loading "Optimization`UnconstrainedProblems`"), and yet one can't really find references to them anywhere in the HelpBrowser Index. I'm VERY glad that they're around, as they've saved me many hours (probably days or more) of work, and helped me to think about some optimization problems in different ways. I just wish that they were more obvious. Is it that Wolfram doesn't think they're ready to "reveal"? If that's the case, why ship them in current versions? (Again, I'm glad they're there; don't get me wrong!). Curtis O.