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Re: Re: What is the compatibility guide?

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  • Subject: [mg77624] Re: [mg77560] Re: What is the compatibility guide?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 05:19:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <f4laok$cps$1@smc.vnet.net> <200706131122.HAA06625@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

One can also type "compatibility guide" in the search field of the 
locally installed Mathematica 6 Documentation Center.  Unfortunately -- 
and this is really annoying -- one gets quite different results from the 
on-line search listing for the same thing.

In Mathematica 6 itself, there are 18 results:

   Package Bulletproofing
   System Information
   Package Development
     :
   Summary of New Features in 6.0
     :
   mprep
     :
   MLYieldParameters

 From the on-line search, one gets a more useful list of 31 results:

   Standard Package Compatibility Guide
   Package Bulletproofing
   Algegra` Upgrading Information
   Calculus` Upgrading Information
    :
   Utilities` Upgrading Information
   System Information
   Package Development
    :
   Summary of New Features in 6.0
    :
   MLYield Parameters

The most annoying thing is that the page "Standard Package Compatibility 
Guide" does not seem to exist in the local Documentation Center.  While 
Selwyn Hollis' HelpHelper palette compensates for that, surely Wolfram 
Research should add that page to the supplied documentation (and ensure 
that the indexing engine finds it).

dimitris wrote:
> Hello.
> 
> I don't have Mathematica 6,
> but the online documentation
> which I frequently consult seems
> to offer complete information.
> 
> Go to
> 
> http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/Mathematica.html
> 
> Type "compatibility guide" in the search field
> and the result will be a list of some important
> have changed in Mathematica 6 regarding packages
> of earlier versions.
> 
> For example try
> 
> http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/Compatibility/guide/NumericalMath/NumericalMathUpgradingInformation.html
> 
> For IntervalRoots package there is no information but since as I have
> understood the
> online help browser frequntly is updated soon it will have been added
> some information.
> 
> Dimitris
> 
> 

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