Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
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- Subject: [mg115425] Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
- From: John Jowett <john.m.jowett at gmail.com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:31:50 -0500 (EST)
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A specific point: it is easy (and has been for a few years) to tell Windows Desktop Search to index the Mathematica documentation. On this thread more generally, I cannot recall encountering any software better documented than Mathematica. It is a vast system and the documentation scheme, while not perfect, should be appreciated for what it is: a fairly precise basic description of each function, supplemented by examples and tutorials for several generic fields of application. The Mathematica book and other resources built upon and within the help system (and on the Web) provide a lot of added value and paths for learning. Just look at all the free material available via http://www.wolfram.com/support/learn/ Even so, I don't think one can expect it to cover all possible applications and modes of using the system. There are many excellent print/electronic books on the market that can take you further in specific directions. And Mathgroup, here, is very valuable. There has already been at least one attempt at making a Wiki http://www.mathematica-users.org/webMathematica/wiki/ John Jowett On Jan 5, 12:51 am, DrMajorBob <btre... at austin.rr.com> wrote: > Finally, this may be a way to make Mac's Spotlight "see" Mathematica > documentation. > > Bobby > > On Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:29:00 -0600, Alexey Popkov <lehi... at gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > > > > Hello, > > If you use Windows and have NTFS file system on the drive where > > $InstallationDirectory is placed, you can convert corresponding subfolder > > into a junction point referring to any directory on any drive. See > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junction_point > > for details. > > I recommend for this "Junction" utility written by Mark Russinovich: > >http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDisk/Junction.mspx > > > "kj" <no.em... at please.post>news:ifs321$oq0$1 at smc.vnet.net... > >> In <ifpk99$bs... at smc.vnet.net> David Bailey <d... at removedbailey.co.uk> > > writes: > > >> >It might help to explain why you want to do this. There is probably an > >> >easier way to achieve whatever it is you want to do. > > >> Well, if you want to know, I've copied all the Mathematica > >> documentation notebooks to a personal directory, so that I can > >> modify them at will. The ultimate goal is to supplement these > >> notebooks with important information that they lack, and to fix > >> factual errors in them. I want all the built-in Mathematica help > >> facilities to point to these annotated notebooks rather than to > >> the "official" ones. > > >> ~kj > > -- > DrMajor... at yahoo.com- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -