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Re: Mathematica 8 docs online now!
On Nov 17, 9:27 pm, "Hans Michel" <hmic... at cox.net> wrote: > Please see the thread from 8/10/2010 " Frontend suggestions". You > are not the only one thinking of this. > > WRI has been asked the question in the past outside this forum. There > probably is a philosophy or principle behind the current workflow. I > currently can't find reference to such a principle. > > Anyone who has taught or sat in a class room with a blackboard when you run > out of vertical space you move horizontally to the next blackboard segment. > The analogy fails for Mathematica because you should be using it to solve > any initially stated problem, not to write out the steps. So if the > application is working as designed you should get an answer in the next > Out. But sometimes I want the Out in another column next to the In; > not vertically below it. > > We need compelling reasons other than I want my paper to look like journal > X's 2 column format. > > Why would we need alterative composition in the FrontEnd? > > Nevertheless, the new version 8 features look promising. > > Hans > Sorry if I've misunderstood, but are you talking about a "whiteboard" type paradigm like another system has? > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Peltio [mailto:pel... at twilight.zone] > Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 4:04 AM > Subject: Re: Mathematica 8 docs online now! > > Sjoerd C. de Vries scriveva il 15-Nov-10 : > > Subject says it all: right now the doc pages of the new mathematica > > version 8 are online on the WRI reference section. > > http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/SummaryOfNewFeaturesIn... > > Lots and lots of new (and sometimes very advanced) stuff, but still - > to my knowledge (*) - no simple way to arrange a notebook's text and > input cells on multiple columns. > It seems that Mathematica can only have a simple linear layout, > > | > | text > | > | formula > | > | figure > | > | text > | > | ... > | > | > V > > like most books printed in 18xx and 19xx. > > - Yes I'm aware one can create cumbersome tables and put text and > graphics in different columns. What Mathematica lacks (in my opinion, but > maybe > I am the only one on Earth thinking that) is a New Kind of Layout. > Perhaps a new supercell structure that can accomodate multiple cells > (input, text, graphics...) in two or more (simply expandable) columns. > > Just wishing. > Maybe the Front-end Gods will implement something like that in > Mathematica 14. :-] > > Peltio > > (*) I hope to be proved wrong.