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Inline documentation of “Properties”

Context I find the documentation has become a bit of a maze, in particular given the more recent convention of having keywords has strings rather than Mathematica Keywords. For instance, ...
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Should local Documentation match reference.wolfram.com?

I've searched here for similar questions but was unable to find any. I have a specific example where my local documentation does not match the documentation on http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ ...
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Evaluating documentation example crashes the kernel

Save your work before attempting: Could someone confirm what looks like a bug (definitely occurs in v10 and OSX 10.8.5): In the documentation for Background and ...
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What really makes a Dialog expresion behave as a modal dialog?

CreateDialog[DefaultButton[], Modal -> True] creates a modal Dialog, one which needs to be closed before the front-end ...
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How to use Get on a folder

In the documentation for Get it says: If the file found by <<name is a directory, the Wolfram Language will try to ...
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Is the use of StringTemplate with a styled string documented behavior?

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that StringTemplate appears to work with styled (formatted) strings, with the style of the slots applied to the inserted ...
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Is there a documentation generator for Mathematica?

I'm looking for a way to document the functions of my packages inline, preferably inside comments. There should be a Doxygen type tool for this that takes comments and that generates html from markup ...
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Mathematica as Answer Set Programming (ASP) engine?

Maybe I need to rephrase this question, so that it might receive some attention: Are there any packages or examples of how to put Mathematica to good use in the field of ASP (Answer Set Programming) ...
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Purpose of VertexWeight

I am trying to partition a graph into partitions of equal weight (on the vertex). I looked at the documentation, and found VertexWeight, which seems to attach a weight to a vertex. In the details, ...
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How do I efficiently navigate the Documentation Center?

Back in the day, I read the Mathematica Book cover-to-cover, and I found it to be an enlightening experience. I realize that the Documentation Center is now an order of magnitude larger than the ...
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How to know the internal algorithms of functions like Predict or Classify?

The document centre seems only explain how to use these functions, but just in an very brief way. I know Mathmatica is not open source, so we can not expect to see the code of the function, but are ...
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Fixing links to symbol pages with special characters made with Workbench

I am writing documentation for a package using Workbench v2.0 and Mathematica v9.0.1, and certain Symbols defined by my package have special (Greek) characters characters e.g. ...
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Missing links in usage statements

The integration of the documentation center does not seem to be complete on my machine. I often access the documentation center via the usage statement links. ...
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How to remove box around “More Information” section in documentation Symbol Page generated by Workbench [duplicate]

I am using Workbench 2.0 with Mathematica 9.0.1. For some reason, the one section titled "MORE INFORMATION" is boxed (see screenshot). All other section headers look like built-in Mathematica symbol ...
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What can I do with “Syntax Templates” section at start of Symbol Pages (in Workbench)?

At the top of each Symbol Page, there are a bunch of little sections in grey (see screen shot). But I do not understand how to use them. I am particularly interested in the "Syntax templates" ...
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Documentation with Workbench: Paclet vs Package

I am writing documentation for my package in Workbench v2.0 with Mathematica v9.0.1. But for some reason, all of the help pages (and the index) of the package say that the various functions and ...
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Merging documentation from Workbench with handed-coded package

On the one hand, I have been writing my package (directly into the .m file) separately using the standard Mathematica front-end. My source .m files and the init.m files have the appropriate folder ...
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How to extract a list of available Method-s

The option Methodapplies for several functions, such as NDSolve, FindRoot, ...
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Listable functions thread over Associations; is this documented?

Thanks to a somewhat misapplied use of MapThread I learned of this behavior: ...
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How can I change the default font size of the Virtual Book?

How can I change the default font size of the Virtual Book?
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Non sequitur in documentation of MemberQ

Mr.Wizard's question about MemberQ and FreeQ got me to re-read the documentation for those functions. I find I don't understand ...
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Problem with Classify Documentation Center page

Every time I try to open the "Neat Examples" tab on the documentation center page for the function Classify Mma gets stuck showing "Progress Dialog". The problem ...
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Bug in Operator Form of StringCases

According to the documentation there's an operator form for StringCases ?StringCases Here is the normal form ...
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Get Documentation Search Results Programmatically

Currently I don't have access to Wolfram Workbench but would like to add my own pages to the documentation search results in Mathematica. How might I most easily manually add pages to the ...
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Switch Shift+Enter and Enter

How can I switch the functionality of Enter and Shift+Enter in Windows? I find mat labs functionality more intuitive sometimes.
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A documented syntax of FileNames doesn't work?

bug present as of 10.0.2 According to the documentation for FileNames: However when I attempt to use this syntax I get an error: ...
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Example in Help File does not evaluate as claimed

In the help file, under BellB, I read at 'Properties and Relations': "Sum can give results involving ...
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Pick bug? level 0 matching

A previous discussion of this issue (Is there a bug in Pick?) accepted that matching at level 0 is not a bug in Pick. Was that correct? I am not yet persuaded. ...
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$Path hijacked by PacletManager?

Summary: Since Mathematica version 6, the PacletManager seems to have engineered an escalating hijack of the $Path variable. Add-on packages need to have a ...
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How to obtain a complete list of WordData's “Properties”?

Command WordData["Word", "Properties"] seems have an endless list of properties, such as : "Definitions", ...
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Mathieu function periodicity problem

According to the documentation, the Mathieu characteristic function generates parameter a: The characteristic value Subscript[a, r] gives the value of the parameter a in y′′+(a-2q cos(2z))y=0 ...
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Is there a bug in the Part function of Mathematica 10?

I am using Mathematica 10 now. I typed code below {{1, 2}, {2, 4}, {3, 6}, {4, 8}}[[;; , 1]][[1]] and this gives result 1 ...
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Missing functions in the Raspberry Pi V10 release

There are a few Mathematica users beside myself that are running it on a Raspberry Pi, and we found out it does not always perform the same as the Desktop version [1][2]. During the testing of the ...
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Is there any metadata-holding mechanisms in Mathematica programming similar to Java annotations?

I'm re-implementing some tools previously implemented in Java in Wolfram Language. Is there any metadata-holding mechanisms in Mathematica programming similar to Java annotations?
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What is a “Region” in Mathematica 10?

"Region" seems to be a very important concept in Mathematica's latest version. Where can one find the more thorough introductory details about the concept of Region ...
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Incompatible Changes since Mathematica Version 7?

There is documentation of the incompatible changes made to Mathematica with each major release: Incompatible Changes since Mathematica Version 1 Unfortunately that documentation simply stopped ...
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Elements in `Reap` and `Sow`

Can someone help explain it to me: How does here e come out? Why b disappears? ...
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Conditions in SparseArray

I got confused by {i_, j_} /; in the following code. I didn't see an explanation in the SparseArray documentation. Can anyone ...
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Limits explanation in doc

Limit[expr,x->Subscript[x, 0],Direction->1] computes the limit as x approaches Subscript[x, 0] from smaller values. ...
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Scalar product operator of complex vectors

What is the scalar product operator for complex vectors (or matrices) in Mathematica? The usual $Dot[]$ doesn't work. E.g. here is what the Mathematica gives $$\{1,0\}.\{I,0\}=I$$ but the answer ...
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?function-name does not return function help

For some reason when I use ?function-name to ask for help on a function, I got a very clinical breakdown of that function with its options and attributes instead of the blurb about the function: To ...
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Documentation build failed with Workbench

I'm starting to use Wolfram Workbench 2 to develop a Mathematica package. For the first time I tried "Documentation - Build" under the "Application Tools" but got fatal errors: BUILD FAILED ...
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Extract a list of all built-in functions used in a notebook

I am writing my code documentation and need to list all the Mathematica built in functions I have used - explicitly written functions only. Is there a way to extract a list of all built in functions ...
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How to write documentation in Wolfram Style?

Rather than craft my own stylesheets for documentation, I'd like to emulate (copy? ape? borrow?) the Wolfram style. Here is a very small example (type this in the help-box, which you get by pressing ...
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how to make cells independent with each other in notebook

If we open DocumentationCenter and then run code, we will find that the Cells are independent from each other. For example: ...
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Example from Mathematica documentation (ExtremeValueDistribution) seems to be evualting “forever”

I am referring to this example at the reference page for the extreme value distribution: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/ExtremeValueDistribution.html#6764486 The first three commands ...
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Is it possible to auto-load documentation for current function? [duplicate]

As much as Mathematica amazes me with endless variety of integrated functions and packages, inconsistency with functions parameters or finding details about a function takes some time and isn't as ...
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Full documentation for AppearanceElements

As explained in this solution, ListAnimate[Table[Plot[Sin[n x], {x, 0, 2}], {n, 3}]]//InputForm will allow me to view the types of appearance element for the ...
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Derivative of generating function (Example from documentation)

In the documentation for GeneratingFunction, the following example is given under Examples -> Properties & Relations -> Derivative: ...
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Most influential and/or disrupting features introduced with new versions of Mathematica

This is something that has been bugging me for ages. With every upgrade, Mathematica has added new functionalities and amendend some of its bugs. In the process, though, some older functionality has ...