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Re: Missing information in Mathematica 6.0 Documentation

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  • Subject: [mg80398] Re: Missing information in Mathematica 6.0 Documentation
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 05:04:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fabp0i$4rk$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: HPR <read at math.uvm.edu>

Owen, HL (Hywel) wrote:
> In Mathematica 5.2 I knew I had to load a Graphics package to plot things like
> Histograms. In Version 6.x, I assumed that a lot of these functions had
> gone into the core, so didn't need to be loaded.
> 
> For example, I tried just running:
> Histogram[Table[RandomReal[{1-0.05,1+0.05}],{100}]]
> 
> Nowhere in the documentation for 6.0 can I find that I now need this
> command:
> Needs["Histograms`"]
> 
> Luckily I found an example on the Demonstrations website.
> 
> Can the Mathematica Documentation team put this sort of stuff into the
> documentation please? This stuff should be in the help files.

Try looking up "standard package compatibility guide" in the Documention 
Center.


-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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