Re: Where is the Mathematica Book in Documentation Center?
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- Subject: [mg76123] Re: Where is the Mathematica Book in Documentation Center?
- From: dimitris <dimmechan at yahoo.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 05:43:14 -0400 (EDT)
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But it talks about version 5.2 of course! Has is got any changes to keep up with the new version? Dimitris =CF/=C7 DrMajorBob =DD=E3=F1=E1=F8=E5: > 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