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Re: Where is the Mathematica Book in Documentation Center?

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  • Subject: [mg76046] Re: [mg75987] Where is the Mathematica Book in Documentation Center?
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 04:57:11 -0400 (EDT)
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The Mathematica Book is online at

http://documents.wolfram.com/mathematica/book/

Bobby

On Mon, 14 May 2007 02:49:32 -0500, Mark Adler <madler at alumni.caltech.edu>  
wrote:

> The old help function was actually helpful.
>
> Aside from the fact that I now need to know how to spell in order to
> get help from the "Documentation Center", I can't find the good stuff
> that used to be there.  (Apparently you can use asterisk as a wild
> card to help a little with the spelling thing.)
>
> Most notably the Mathematica Book is missing in action.  I used to be
> able to simply read the book, chapter and verse, find references to
> functions in several places in the book, and use the book's index.
>
> Now I can't find any of that.
>
> Also when I look at functions that are in packages, there is no
> information or examples about how to load or depend on the package.
> All I want to see is the relevant Get or Needs expression to be able
> to use the function.
>
> The information on functions now seems rather terse, with no real
> explanations or decent examples.  (Yes, I click on all the things I
> can click on to see what's there.)
>
> Another funny thing is that even though the Documentation Center
> doesn't try to complete what you're typing like the old Help did,
> typing in Documentation Center is monumentally slow!  I can type much
> faster than the text displays in the window.  I then watch it fill in
> what I typed.  What's with that?
>
> Overall, this seems like a horrible downgrade from the Help in 5.2.
>
> Mark Adler
>
>
>



-- 
DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com


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