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Re: Mathematica documentation - for newest and older versions

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  • Subject: [mg98852] Re: Mathematica documentation - for newest and older versions
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:08:00 -0400 (EDT)
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Options are always good, but actually I don't see how having a PDF
would be better than having the doc centre. For starters, if you
intend to read the PDF on your computer: the doc centre already has a
Virtual Book built-in and if you like it on paper: this PDF is so huge
that you're never going to print it (it's going to cost you at least
$150).

Cheers -- Sjoerd

On Apr 20, 7:25 am, Bob F <deepyog... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just discovered that Wolfram now has all the documentation collected
> in one place for older versions of Mathematica and webMathematica and
> gridMathematica and Mathematica CalcCenter and Publicon, apparently in
> English, Japanese, Chinese, French, and German, along with about 20
> packages. It is located athttp://reference.wolfram.com/siteindex.html
> -- and there is even a PDF version of Stephen Wolfram's classic
> "Mathematica Book" for version 5 athttp://reference.wolfram.com/legacy/v5=
_2/Mathematica_V5_Book.zip
> if you don't already have a copy (this is the 1464 page book that is
> no longer in print and is a wonderful source of information IMHO).
>
> I have not noticed this before, but think it's a great resource that
> people can use. Thanks very much Wolfram for putting all this into one
> nice web site tree like this!!!
>
> Now if only the PDF versions of the Documentation Center content for
> version 7.0 were done, life would be grand indeed!!!! (but they are
> are on their way the web site says -- seehttp://www.wolfram.com/learningc=
enter/tutorialcollection/
> to see what they are intending to have if you have not seen this
> before. It appears that you will be able to order hardcopies (for a
> fee) of all the 7.0 documentation as well as download free versions of
> the PDF files for each of the sections. I am hoping that they also
> have one complete PDF file that has everything in it to make searching
> for things in the Mathematica documentation possible without the
> Documentation Center, although I agree that not having the ability to
> treat the documentation as a normal Mathematica notebook to play
> around with, will be hard to get used to not having. But I think it
> will provide a nice addition to the family of tools available to help
> with learning and using Mathematica!!
>
> Kudo's to Wolfram for providing these sorts of tools!!
>
> -Bob



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