Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
-----
 /
MathGroup Archive
2007
*January
*February
*March
*April
*May
*June
*July
*August
*September
*October
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 2007

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Importing and retaining graphics

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg75253] Re: Importing and retaining graphics
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 05:09:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • References: <f079ri$48g$1@smc.vnet.net> <f09gmp$149$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <f09gmp$149$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Took me a lot of searching around before I discovered how to format the 
> > right path, and what paths Import[] actually searched.
> 
> And Menu Input -> Get File Path does not help?
> 

Yes, this does help.  

My point is that

IF an ordinary user is starting at Import[] help, 

AND IF Import[] is a command and a process whose success depends heavily 
on file paths

AND IF paths is a fairly complex topic with which said ordinary user may 
not have great previous familiarity 

[all of these being hypotheses which I think are reasonable ones]

THEN it would be helpful to put just a simple note of, or pointer to, 
the path concept in the Import[] help documentation.


  • Prev by Date: strange behavior of Integrate
  • Next by Date: Integration Question
  • Previous by thread: Re: Importing and retaining graphics
  • Next by thread: Piecewise and Integral