another thought re Documentation Center vs. The Book

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg80220] another thought re Documentation Center vs. The Book*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 04:13:39 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

I don't know why I didn't realize it until just now, but in addition to the two faults (among a GREAT many advantages) of the version 6 Documentation Center as contrasted with "The Mathematica Book"... (1) the former is electronic only, the latter also came in print; (2) the former lacks the linear/spiral organization of the latter ... is a third: (3) the former lacks the lovely two-column layout of examples in the latter, with pithy legends/descriptions to the left of the displayed Input and Output. That layout is a lot easier to comprehend, often at a glance, I find, than having to read going downwards from a text cell to an Input/Output pair to another text cell. -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305