Re: Single most useful dynamic/interactive capability in Mathematica?
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- Subject: [mg83083] Re: Single most useful dynamic/interactive capability in Mathematica?
- From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 03:39:10 -0500 (EST)
- Organization: Stanford University
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In article <fh1bvb$b84$1 at smc.vnet.net>, David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com> wrote: > On Nov 8, 6:18 am, AES <sieg... at stanford.edu> wrote: > > Q. What would be _the_ single _most useful_ dynamic or interactive > > capability that might be added to Mathematica? > > > > A. The ability to sort an already completed and displayed table on > > any column, simply by clicking on the top of that column, as one > > can do on the columns of Finder windows in List view in the Mac. > Hi, > > So, I think my point here is that it is unnecessary to "add features" > of this sort to Mathematica; the set of tools to create them is all > there. Thanks, I do understand that -- but it's also the case that Mathematica does come with certain semi-universally-standard and heavily used "point and click" interactive tools (aka "features") built into the Front End -- for example, the ability to select an entire word in a notebook by dbl-clicking anywhere in it, or the new interactive graphics editing tools, which appear to be very "Illustrator-like". So I guess I'm posting a vote that this kind of point-and-click table sorting capability would be widely useful enough that it ought to be very high on the list of future built-in features to be added (or anyway considered).