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Re: RE: Re: How should I start with

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  • Subject: [mg85562] Re: [mg85498] RE: [mg85488] Re: How should I start with
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 07:45:11 -0500 (EST)
  • Reply-to: hanlonr at cox.net

Start the search with either of these forms of commands

?*String*

Names["*String*"]


Bob Hanlon

---- "`er=EF=BF=BDch Jakub" <Serych at panska.cz> wrote:
>
> > I completely agree - can you remember who it was who wrote a
> > "Mathematica book generator" and posted it here - if you can,
> > I will add a link to it on my site, because that is all that
> > we seem to have for the foreseeable future!
> >
> > I think WRI's approach to documentation is a real mistake.
> > Newbies must find it almost impossible to get into the
> > software. Also, some of the new features of 6.0 - such as all
> > the new capabilities of Import and Export are almost buried
> > and unusable because of poor, vague, Microsoft-style documentation.
> >
> > David Bailey
> > http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
> >
> As a newbie I must say, that it is not so difficult to get into Mathemati=
ca
> 6. The free web seminars are great, I hope, that WRI is preparing the new
> ones, as I have already attended most of the now offered.
>
> But what I'm missing for my work is some structured list of functions. Fo=
r
> example when I'm looking for let's say string manipulation functions, I s=
tart
> with writing word String and pressing F1 in notebook. Than I use "See als=
o",
> "More about" or "Tutorials" sections of the help and after while of click=
ing
> I usualy find what I need.
> But if I had such structured list of functions (may be printed on some bi=
gger
> format poster), I think this searching could be much faster.     
>
> Jakub
>
>



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