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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)
  • References: <30170403.1179134292863.JavaMail.root@m35>

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



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