Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
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- Subject: [mg115404] Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
- From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
- Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 02:38:02 -0500 (EST)
I wouldn't call the documentation a disgrace, but it IS unequal to the task. Perhaps nothing could be equal to the task of documenting a system so huge, but Mathgroup itself comes pretty close, I think. Bobby On Sun, 09 Jan 2011 01:17:31 -0600, kj <no.email at please.post> wrote: > 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 > -- DrMajorBob at yahoo.com