Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
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- Subject: [mg115450] Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
- From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 06:58:47 -0500 (EST)
Sadly, Spotlight can be told NOT to search a drive or directory, but it can't be told (as far as I can tell) to search anything in the application packages or system directories. Bobby On Mon, 10 Jan 2011 23:31:50 -0600, John Jowett <john.m.jowett at gmail.com> wrote: > 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 - > > -- DrMajorBob at yahoo.com