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Re: A new graphic user interface

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  • Subject: [mg111697] Re: A new graphic user interface
  • From: peter <plindsay.0 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 03:58:11 -0400 (EDT)

Perhaps an enterprising contributor from this forum could start a Wiki
where experts could contribute. Wolfram might allow a link to the Wiki
from within Mathematica ?

Peter Lindsay

On 9 August 2010 10:14, David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk> wrote:
> On 08/08/10 12:21, telefunkenvf14 wrote:
>
>>
>> 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!!
>>
> This is an excellent idea - I hope WRI are listening!
>
> For example, people would soon flag the fact that MatrixForm leaves an
> extra layer in expressions like:
>
> A = Transpose[B]//MatrixForm
>
> This is not obvious from the documentation.
>
> Of course, to make this work, WRI would have to vet the extra material,
> or give trusted users the right to add material.
>
> David Bailey
>
> http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
>
>


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