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Re: Print[Plot] vs Print[text,Plot]?

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  • Subject: [mg88134] Re: Print[Plot] vs Print[text,Plot]?
  • From: Helen Read <read at math.uvm.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 03:42:01 -0400 (EDT)
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AES wrote:
> In article <fupm41$s4n$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Helen Read <hpr at together.net> 
> wrote:
> 
>> There are a *lot* of extremely useful things "New in 6.0" that are very 
>> much worth the effort to learn.
>>
> 
> Yes, I totally agree.
> 
> So, could you please point me to the well-organized, well-written, 
> well-illustrated introduction to (repeat: "Introduction to", not 
> "Detailed Reference Documentation for") the most important and useful of 
> these new things (and the ones most changed since 5.n), 
> 
> --that I can order for $20 or $30 from amazon (a very small fraction of 
> the cost of Mathematica itself) (although something that, with more 
> savvy software developers, comes in the box with the product itself)
> 
> --and  can read in the evening, or on my next plane trip, or in the 
> dentist's waiting room, or during a particularly dull meeting
> 
> --and can thereby get an _overview_ --- a _roadmap_ -- a _preview_ ---  
> of these useful new things, to let me know what I need to dig into 
> further to meet my particular, specific needs as a user (and which of 
> these I won't immediately need and can ignore).
> 
> What?  You want me to go to the Mathematica Documentation Center?  
> Several _hundred_ tersely labeled clickable links just on the initial 
> page?  Each of which leads, not to a simple introduction, but to a 
> complex formal documentation page with multiple further links to click?  
> And all of which can only be read and navigated _on screen_?
> 
> You and I, I'm afraid, just think differently.

Not to turn this into a flame-fest, but how exactly would you know how I 
think?

As for using the Mathematica Documentation Center to learn what is new 
in 6.0, I don't quite see what the problem is. Each of the major 
categories (Core Language, Visualization and Graphics, etc.) has a "New 
in 6" link at the bottom, which will take you directly to a succinct 
list of new functions in 6.0, with links to further information and 
examples of their use. I found the "New in 6" pages to be extremely 
helpful when I first upgraded to 6.0, and I still consult them regularly.

There is also a Virtual Book, which you can get to clicking on the book 
icon in the Documentation Center (up at the top, to the left of the 
search field).

--
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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