Re: Re: Mathematica Book and Documentation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg85730] Re: [mg85693] Re: Mathematica Book and Documentation*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 06:59:22 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <foud3s$lg6$1@smc.vnet.net> <200802190702.CAA28061@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

It's precisely for such reasons that web-based user forums have "stickies". Szabolcs Horv=E1t wrote: > David Park wrote: >> There were some postings in the 'How should I get started with Mathematica' >> thread about the lack of a printed book. >> >> In August 2007 there were postings on the question of the old book >> organization and Thomas Muench posted some code that would create a Virtual >> Mathematica Book from the documentation material. I have pasted his code at >> the end of this posting. Paste it into a blank notebook and evaluate. It >> will create a Virtual Book notebook. One nice thing about this virtual book >> is that it has a listing of all the supplied 'standard' packages, which I >> find otherwise difficult to find. > > Very useful indeed! I missed this too the first time it was posted. > > These contributions shouldn't be left to sink to the bottom of the > google groups archive. They should be at least posted to a web page, > maybe to library.wolfram.com if there is nothing better. (But a "real" > community website, one with a lower participation barrier, would be even > better.) > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: Mathematica Book and Documentation***From:*Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat@gmail.com>