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Re: How to bring up specific doc page programmatically?

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  • Subject: [mg114472] Re: How to bring up specific doc page programmatically?
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:52:05 -0500 (EST)

On 12/4/10 at 6:16 AM, no.email at please.post (kj) wrote:

>In <idagaa$jqh$1 at smc.vnet.net> Patrick Scheibe
><pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de> writes:

>>and since these are all notebooks, something like

>>NotebookOpen["paclet:ref/List"]

>>should work too.

>I've learned that when working with Mathematica, one always, always,
>always has to "do the experiment".  Deductive reasoning doesn't go
>very far with it.  It is the height of irony that, despite the name
>"Mathematica", working with it remains very much an *experimental*
>science. :D

Yes, there is a lot of truth to your comment above.

>(FWIW, the expression you posted evaluates to $Failed and beeps when
>I run it.)

But on my system, pasting NotebookOpen["paclet:ref/List"] into a
new cell and executing it causes the documentation page for List
to be displayed in a new window.

In[13]:= $Version

Out[13]= 8.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (November 6, 2010)



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