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Re: Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)

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  • Subject: [mg104923] Re: [mg104852] Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 05:55:47 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200911917250.789293@jfultz2winlap> <hdbhn2$jol$1@smc.vnet.net>
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Documentation that documents? Are you CRAZY, Vince?

Why would we want to know what Automatic means, for goodness sake!

Bobby

On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 05:00:13 -0600, Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com>  
wrote:

> 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.
>


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