Re: Introducing the Wolfram Mathematica Tutorial Collection
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- Subject: [mg99730] Re: Introducing the Wolfram Mathematica Tutorial Collection
- From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 03:10:38 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Stanford University
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> On May 9, 1:21 am, Bill Rowe <readn... at sbcglobal.net> wrote: > > In fact, on the Mac, I cannot see any benefit to PDF > > documentation over the existing online documentation. and (if I'm kept the threads straight) Bill F replied > You can set your own Bookmarks, you can add notes, you can search for > a string and see all the occurances at once and then click on any one > of them to go to a specific spot in the document, you could even merge > your own notes into the document by inserting pages from one PDF to > another and the resulting document would be a whole lot more useful to > your specific needs. I would wager there are more... > > > So, can you do any of that with the DC interface - NOPE. Are these of > benefit? For some yes, and some no. And Bill F is exactly right -- and there are more such benefits. PDF is a long-standing, stable, high-quality open standard that was designed for "documentation" (online and printed); is near universally used for it (in myriad ways); and is very good at it. Mathematica isn't.