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Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)

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  • Subject: [mg105001] Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 05:15:23 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • References: <hdjekb$blg$1@smc.vnet.net> <hdlkbk$hir$1@smc.vnet.net> <hdqb2s$6mn$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <hdqb2s$6mn$1 at smc.vnet.net>, fd <fdimer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Most of the complains about documentation, from my part, are when it
> is too brief and does not contain many examples. In the ColorFunction
> case I mention above, for example, the documentation gives you how to
> retrieve all available options, but it is concealed - personally I
> would show emphasize this a lot more, but the Mathematica developers
> surely have a different set of personal preferences, so I do not
> complain about it.

I certainly recall a while back wanting to try our a variety of 
different ColorFunctions so I could find an optimal choice for a series 
of plots I was making, and finding the whole topic very complex and 
arcane, and the process of finding or creating demos of different 
functions very much of a hassle.


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