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Re: Augmenting Mathematica documentation - a serious proposal

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  • Subject: [mg115349] Re: Augmenting Mathematica documentation - a serious proposal
  • From: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at telia.com>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 03:39:55 -0500 (EST)

Of course Mathematica-users Wiki at http://www.mathematica-users.org is
available as resource and place for this kind of information. I am doing my
best to keep this site free from spam.
In connection to this I also want to inform that my SetFaceAndFont palette
contains four buttons for searching for help:
One "Search" button which searches wolfram.com.
One "MG" button, which searches MathGroup and Mathematica-users Wiki.
One "GC" button, which performs a Google Code search for published
Mathematica code containing the selected command/commands.
One "Web" button, which performs a general Google search.
Maybe someone could find this useful.
The SetFaceAndFont palette can be downloaded from
http://www.familydahl.se/mathematica 

Best regards

Ingolf Dahl
ingolf.dahl at telia.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Bailey [mailto:dave at removedbailey.co.uk]
> Sent: den 6 januari 2011 08:02
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg115264] Augmenting Mathematica documentation - a serious
proposal
> 
> On 04/01/2011 09:21, telefunkenvf14 wrote:
> 
> >
> > Now I'm intrigued... Can we make a wiki version?!? (Guessing WRI would
> > not be happy with this---umm...copy rights?)
> >
> > -RG
> >
> 
> I think a set of extra information about Mathematica functions would be
> a really valuable resource, and could include contributions from many
> people. Copyright needn't be an issue if we did it by programmatically,
> inserting a big "MORE INFORMATION" dropdown box at the start of a
> standard documentation notebook.
> 
> This could all-but eliminate a whole range of problems that beginner
> users encounter, such as
> 
> arr=expr//MatrixForm
> 
> The dropdown would supply a choice of links to websites that contained
> additional information for that particular function. Contributors would
> have to supply their web address to a central list, which would then be
> used by the installation program.
> 
> I would be willing to set this up if enough people show interest (and
> WRI don't raise serious objections :) ).
> 
> David Bailey
> http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk



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