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Re: Re: More /.{I->-1} craziness

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  • Subject: [mg106244] Re: [mg106199] Re: More /.{I->-1} craziness
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 05:58:38 -0500 (EST)
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Unlike "The Mathematica Book", we don't read "Doc Center" in order, or  
even, really, notice that there IS an order.

Bobby

On Tue, 05 Jan 2010 00:43:00 -0600, Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com>  
wrote:

> Fred,
>
>
> On Jan 4, 6:01 am, Fred Klingener <gigabitbuc... at BrockEng.com> wrote:
>
> SNIP
>
>> further mention that that hidden level can be discovered even by an
>> "unsophisticated user" as the output of //FullForm would be like
>> sharing the secret handshake.
>>
>> First line in tutorial/Applying TransformationRules:
>>
>> expr/.lhs->rhs       apply a transformation rule to FullForm[expr]
>
> SNIP
>
> True.
>
> However, for what it's worth, FullForm appears straightforwardly in
> the Doc Center:
>
> In Doc Center . . .
> First section is "Core Language"
> First bullet is "Language Overview"
> First link is "Symbolic Expressions"
> First documented command is "FullForm"
>
> Then a one-liner for ReplaceAll occurs a few lines down. Yes, as you
> say, the one-liner needs an edit.
>
> I think this doc structure qualifies Mathematica as sufficiently
> "discoverable" [*].
>
> Vince Virgilio
>
> [*] I.e. 3rd bullet, second section, at:
>     http://accu.org/index.php/journals/1572
>


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