Re: How to bring up specific doc page programmatically?
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- Subject: [mg114508] Re: How to bring up specific doc page programmatically?
- From: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>
- Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:58:43 -0500 (EST)
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Hi, > 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. > > "Should"? If I had a dime for every time that Mathematica refuses > to do what it "should" do (based on my understanding of it), I'd > be a lot richer than Wolfram! :) There is a point in what you say, there are many subtleties that are not sufficiently detailed in the documentation. On the other hand, I would to some extent suggest that it might also be your understanding of it that might fool you every here and then... > 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 > > (FWIW, the expression you posted evaluates to $Failed and beeps > when I run it.) What version are you using? From my experiments (as an educated physicist, I have no problem with that :-)), NotebookOpen["paclet:ref/List"] will only work with version 8, but not with version 7 or lower. I didn't find that this will work in the documentation of NotebookOpen neither in version 7 nor version 8, so we are left with guessing whether that working is the intended behaviour or just an incident... hth, albert