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Re: What is the compatibility guide?

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  • Subject: [mg77619] Re: What is the compatibility guide?
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 05:16:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <18171672.1181627891522.JavaMail.root@m35> <f4ome8$7if$>

DrMajorBob wrote:
> "The compatibility guide" doesn't appear to exist, as such.

Correct. The only incarnation of a "Compatibility Guide" that I am aware 
of is the one provide by Selwyn Hollis's "Help Helper" palette [1]: the 
third button of the palette, called "Compatibility Guides", gives access 
to the scattered documentation about compatibility issues.



> There are guides in subdirectories of this directory:
> ToFileName[{$InstallationDirectory, "Documentation", "English",
>    "Packages", "Compatibility", "Documentation", "English", "Guides"}]
> including one on Numerical Math. I've found no way to get this page  
> through Help, even knowing where it is... but you can go there and open  
> it. It doesn't mention IntervalRoots, though.
> Bobby
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 00:20:07 -0500, Andrew Moylan  
> <andrew.j.moylan at> wrote:
>> Sometimes Mathematica advises me to look in the compatibility guide:
>> "NumericalMath`IntervalRoots` is now obsolete. The legacy version
>> being loaded may conflict with current Mathematica functionality. See
>> the Compatibility Guide for updating information."
>> What is this compatibility guide? Needless to say, the new help system
>> is of no use in locating it...

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