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