Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
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- Subject: [mg115364] Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
- From: kj <no.email at please.post>
- Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 02:17:31 -0500 (EST)
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In <ig97qk$1sa$1 at smc.vnet.net> Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> writes: >A wiki, controlled by WRI or outside, could be valuable. But not at the >expense of the built-in documentation, where, for example: > - the F1 key or the >> link in a ?name output in a notebook takes you >directly to the relevant reference page; > - you can directly execute input in a doc page, as is or when you >change it in place; and > - you can copy input cells or groups directly into your notebook, >without any conversion difficulties. >Moreover, my experience with on-line help for other programs is that the >browser itself, however minimal, wastes valuable screen space. The >economy of the Documentation Center window surpasses that of any on-line >docs I've used. Well, like I've written before, I happen to think that the standard Mathematica documentation is a disgrace, something that all those responsible for ought to be ashamed of. I know that no one shares my opinion, and I won't attempt to argue for it further. But I think you can see that, to someone who has my opinion, your post will sound like "looking for one's lost keys under the lamppost", i.e. placing convenience over effectiveness. ~kj