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Re: Re: Clever Solution, How to quickly incorporate to

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  • Subject: [mg89331] Re: [mg89315] Re: Clever Solution, How to quickly incorporate to
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 06:45:44 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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You need not even try to keep such "gems" in a single notebook, so long 
as you include text (in headings or otherwise) with descriptive words 
and phrases: use Google Desktop Search with its Mathematica plug-in.

David Bailey wrote:
> W_Craig Carter wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I learned something new from this clever solution---I'd like to use it
>> again. However, I have a terrible memory.
>> Can anyone suggest a automatic method to dynamically add "Frequently
>> Used Commands" to a Palette?
>> In other words, I'd like to copy and paste commands I'd like to use
>> again, but don't remember, into a palette. In other other words: a
>> personal bookmarked list of useful functions.
>> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 6:44 AM, Will Robertson <wspr81 at> wrote:
>>>  SetDirectory@NotebookDirectory[]
>>> This is much more pleasant than the old way of doing it before v6 :)
>>> Still have to ensure I don't switch between notebooks in different
>>> folders without re-running this line, but it's not generally a problem.
>>> Will
> I keep a notebook containing various gems that I have come across or 
> discovered myself. I put each one in a separate section and try to make 
> the titles represent relevant keywords. When I need it, I just search it 
> with Edit/Find!
> This may sound low tech, but I think it is usually more effective than a 
> palette because there is a bit of context round the code. It is, of 
> course, easy to clip bits of code across into whatever I am working on.
> David Bailey

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