Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg104852] Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)*From*: Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 06:00:13 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200911917250.789293@jfultz2winlap> <hdbhn2$jol$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Nov 11, 4:36 am, fd <fdi... at gmail.com> wrote: [snip] > What I'm not quite happy with is when some options are given as > strings (for e.g. the ColorFunction option in DensityPlot[Sin[x y], > {x, 0, 3}, {y, 0, 3}, ColorFunction -> "BlueGreenYellow"] ), this > confuses me a bit as I can't know all the options available apart from > looking in the documentation . . . [snip] "documentation" is precisely where all available options should be listed [*]. Fun as it might be, Mathematica should not assume or tacitly rely on users spelunking to find approved options (not obsolete, deprecated, or experimental). Vince Virgilio [*] This applies as well to default option values. For example, PlotStyle's spec as Automatic in Plot[] would benefit from some elaboration.