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Re: Assertions in Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg113577] Re: Assertions in Mathematica?
  • From: Helen Read <readhpr at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 02:55:20 -0500 (EST)
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On 11/2/2010 6:01 AM, Nasser M. Abbasi wrote:
> On 11/1/2010 2:58 AM, Helen Read wrote:
>
>> On 10/31/2010 6:36 AM, Nasser M. Abbasi wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> What I like to see more in documentations:
>>>
>>> 1. more examples, and more examples, and yet more examples.
>
>>
>> Seriously? Most of the documentation pages are *loaded* with examples,
>> and I rarely come across a page where I am left wishing for more examples.
>>
>
> I just saw you post on the other thread, where you said
>
> "I find the examples to be the most useful part of the documentation,
> especially for the options.
>
> Well, if you find examples the most useful part, then it seems logical
> to have more of them since they so useful !

More does not always equal better. I find the Documentation to have an 
appropriate number of well chosen examples for most commands. If there 
were say 10 times as many examples, it would be a lot more difficult to 
find what I'm looking for. Imagine having to wade through say 1160 
examples on the page for Plot, instead of 116. It would be completely 
overwhelming and far less helpful.

-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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