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Re: A new graphic user interface

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  • Subject: [mg111708] Re: A new graphic user interface
  • From: telefunkenvf14 <rgorka at>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 04:45:44 -0400 (EDT)
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On Aug 10, 2:58 am, peter <plindsa... 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

Good news if all you want is a Wiki.... there already is a one!!!

However, the server has always been slow and buggy when I've tried to
access it. Your mileage may vary. (Perhaps we could chip in for a
server upgrade?!? Or maybe WRI could host it on their infrastructure?)

> On 9 August 2010 10:14, David Bailey <d... 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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