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Re: Re: Mathematica Book and Documentation

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  • 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
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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.)
>

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