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Re: A new graphic user interface

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  • Subject: [mg111698] Re: A new graphic user interface
  • From: peter <plindsay.0 at>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 03:58:22 -0400 (EDT)

sorry, just noticed David Park has already suggested this.

On 9 August 2010 16:38, peter <plindsay.0 at> wrote:
> 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> 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

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