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Re: slightly malfunctioning Help -- a followup

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  • Subject: [mg100386] Re: slightly malfunctioning Help -- a followup
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at lanl.gov>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 06:45:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: LANL
  • References: <200906011442.08881.cfo@lanl.gov>
  • Reply-to: cfo at lanl.gov

  Ah. I note that closing and restarting the kernel makes the ? - command work again; it seems to time-out after several hours. It might be another time-out issue which Wolfram could look at.

       Cheers, 
                 C.O.

On Monday 01 June 2009 02:42:08 pm Curtis Osterhoudt wrote:
> Hi, all, 
> 
>    I have 7.0 for Linux x86 (32-bit). In the last two weeks or so, when I type a question mark and then a command name, the usual Help message doesn't pop up, with the short description of the function and a link to follow to the full documentation. All that shows is the context and Attributes of the function; if I type the function name into the full Help dialogue (Help -> Documentation Center), that works fine. 
>    For example, 
> 
> ?BesselJ
> 
> System`BesselJ
> 
> Attributes[BesselJ]={Listable,NumericFunction,Protected}
> 
> 
> and
> 
> ?FilePrint
> 
> System`FilePrint
> 
> Attributes[FilePrint]={Protected}
> 
> 
> 
> 
>    However, for my OWN functions, or those of David Park, the "? interface" works fine: 
> 
> ?ListDensityDraw
> 
> ListDensityDraw[array, opts] generates the primitive graphics of a density plot from an array of height values.
> 
> 
>            I'm quite certain that I've munged something up, perhaps in the Option Inspector somewhere. Does anyone have suggestions?
>                           
>                                Cheers, 
>                                            C.O.
> 


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