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Re: Where is the Mathematica Book in Documentation Center?
Igor, Here's an example. One of the dead ends I ran into was the Documentation Center entry for ToPackedArray (Developer/ref/ToPackedArray in the little window at the top). Nothing in there told me what the actual name of the package was, i.e. with an executable example showing the Get or a Needs to access the function. There was no testable example at all. Since the Needs["Developer`"] wasn't working, which is why I went to help in the first place, I had reason to suspect that perhaps the name had changed. The page does say DEVELOPER PACKAGE SYMBOL in fine print at the top. But that's hardly a testable example of how to access the function, and the name is wrong anyway, being all caps. Looking for another way out, there were no links to anything covering the Developer package itself. What else is in there? At the bottom are links for only FromPackedArray, ByteCount, and Compress. Why those? Why not PackedArrayQ? Uncompress? Why no link up to some sort of overall description of the Developer package? Poking around some more, I click on "Search for all pages containing ToPackedArray". I see in the list "Developer Utilities Package". Aha! I click on that. Now I get a list of what's in there. Still no example of how to access those functions. In fact, none of the functions in there have even one executable example when I click on them one by one. I'm still wondering what I should use in Needs. Is the name Developer`? Developer`Utilities`? Utilities`Developer`? None of the above? In Documentation Center, it's all a mystery. Mark