Re: A new graphic user interface
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg111651] Re: A new graphic user interface
- From: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>
- Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 05:12:45 -0400 (EDT)
In addition to the weekly full system backup on the PC backup drive, and a monthly backup to DVD of all my important files, I also have a short term CurrentBackup folder on my desktop. I make quick copies into there from the home folder for current notebooks that I've been doing a lot of work on. It's a simple low-tech method. Make the Documentation Center like Wikipedia so users could edit it and add examples or caveats? If it works for Wikipedia it might work for Mathematica. Then could MathLeaks be far behind? David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ From: telefunkenvf14 [mailto:rgorka at gmail.com] On Aug 7, 5:22 am, Mihail <macherkass... at gmail.com> wrote: 3. I'm not totally in favor of integrating backup features. I can imagine cases where this would cause problems, slow-downs and crashes, especially if notebooks are large. Perhaps a backup feature that ignores output cells would work? The irony is that as you get better at Mathematica you don't code as much notebook crashing garbage, making backups redundant. (haha) Of course this doesn't comfort new users... I use Microsoft LiveSync to sync my notebooks across machines, and along with regular system backups, this seems to be enough. 4. While I've also REALLY grown to love the documentation materials (especially compared to other languages!!), I do wish there were a way WRI could somehow include a way for users to contribute to it and customize it. (i) When a user comes across a documentation example they find confusing, it would be nice if there were small/discrete button that linked to additional explanations provided by the community. This would be a way to document 'gotchas' and points of confusion amongst users---and would surely be useful summary info that WRI could use to improve the product. (ii) I'd also like to be able to bookmark locations in the documentation and save scraps of customized code ideas, tagged to those bookmarks. I know this would cut down on the mountain of scrap notebooks I have!!