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Re: documentation program

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  • Subject: [mg110715] Re: documentation program
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 08:17:32 -0400 (EDT)
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And, or course, there is this:

with a screencast about it on

Direct link:


On Jul 2, 2:55 am, "David Park" <djmp... at> wrote:
> If I understand you correctly you are asking if one can write application=
> in Mathematica that provide new resources to a user and then document the=
> so they are easy to use.
> The answer is definitely yes.
> As a first step you could write a notebook that contains the routines in =
> Initialization section of the notebook, and then write Sections that
> textually describe and illustrate the use of the routines.
> Then, if you get the Wolfram Workbench program, you can write a complete
> Application that has the routines in a package or packages, and has full
> documentation that looks and behaves pretty much like the regular
> Mathematica documentation. It is some work to learn how to do this, and s=
> work to actually do it. For example, you would not only write a usage
> message for each function you provide, but also a documentation page with
> notes and examples. However, if you are doing serious work, and building =
> serious capabilities this is a very good way to organize and preserve you=
> work, and make it available to others.
> This all should, in principle, work on various computer platforms. But
> Windows and Mac are probably the most robust.
> David Park
> djmp... at comcast.net 
> From: Dirk Fehse [mailto:dirk.fe... at]
> Hi,
> I just want to ask here whether anyone know or use a good program for
> document Mathematica software. I?d would like to use them for some
> structure diagrams of the software kit.
> One think will very nice too, when it runs under Winxp and Linux.
> Cheers
> Dirk

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