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Associating symbol pages with symbols (Workbench)

Normally when you have symbol Abc, WorkBench creates a symbol page named Abc. Then when you make a build, type Abc and then press the F1 key, you are sent to the Abc symbol page. Suppose however ...
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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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Where to find a summary for Q functions? [duplicate]

Is there a summary for all Function like NumberQ, LetterQ and so forth? data=123; IntegerQ[data] True
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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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What's the simplest way to plot an ErrorListPlot with only y error bars?

Sometimes I get really tired of Preparing data for making an ErrorListPlot using Thread and friends. Is there a simpler way to plot an ErrorListPlot with only y ...
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Write-protect documentation for self-written Add-on package

My package works fine so far, and now I want to add some documentation. I have put a file in ...
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Capturing an F1

I teach an Intro to Mathematica course, and one of the things I try to reinforce early on is just how helpful Mathematica's help is. In the very first lab for the course, I even give the students a ...
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? (Definition) versus ?? (Information)

What is the difference between ? Definition and ?? ...
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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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How to display cell groups in documentation pages

I recently introduced my WildCats package in the Meta Thread What third-party packages do you use? and @Szabolcs promptly observed that: "I noticed that there are many cell groups in the documentation ...
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Why does TreePlot ignore the vertex labels in a TreeGraph argument?

Example (watch the vertex labels): aTree = TreeGraph[{"a" -> "b", "a" -> "c"}, VertexLabels -> "Name"] ...
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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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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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Problem with EllipticE documentation

The complete elliptic integral of the second kind, EllipticE, is defined as, Integrate[Sqrt[1-m Sin[t]^2],{t,0,z}] According ...
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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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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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FindDivisions behavior changed?

I seem to recall using FindDivisions as a quick way to get all numbers in an interval that are divisible by a member of some set of integers, e.g. ...
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Key to get help about current function

I know you can hit F1 to pop up the documentation center, and then type the name of a function and search for it. I'd like to know if there's a key that just pops up the help page of the function ...
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Is there a quick way to find a built-in function by name search?

Is there a quick way to search all built-in Mathematica functions by name? Say I want to find all functions whose name contains "Graph", such as GraphPlot, NeighborhoodGraph, Subgraph, and so forth. ...
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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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How to open directly the help/reference window from a notebook

I'm used to do ??symbol when I want the reference for a given symbol, then I click on the >> arrows to open the help window. Would it be possible to ...
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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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Where can I access documentation for old versions of Mathematica?

Some documentation of functions available in old versions of Mathematica (and old packages) is available online, e.g. http://reference.wolfram.com/language/Combinatorica/ref/Vertices.html Is there ...
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LibraryLink Documentation

The documentation for LibraryLink has the following example ...
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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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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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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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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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Methods for NSolve

I've been using NSolve a moderate (50-100 equations) size system of linear equations and it has been working splendidly (Solve ...
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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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How to use the Find and Replace Dialog Window?

The Find edit box in the Find and Replace Dialog Window shows a default word while opening. How do I tell it to show the word in which the mouse cursor is located in the Notebook, rather than the last ...
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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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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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How to obtain a complete list of WordData's “Properties”?

Command WordData["Word", "Properties"] seems to return an endless list of properties, such as: "Definitions", ...
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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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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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Using PlotRange to cut off outlying points

In the documentation for PlotRange, there is the following line: If a particular minimum or maximum is specified as {Automatic, α}, this means that the range ...
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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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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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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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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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Autoupdate Section Numbers? - Technical Document Authoring with Mathematica

Technical document authoring systems are structured ways to create, manage, and update documentation for various mediums such as print, pdf, web, etc. Take a look at this technical document ported to ...
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What does the slash-colon symbol do?

I came across a bit of code that uses the syntax /: and I don't know what it does. I can't find its documentation, or maybe I'm just not looking properly. The code ...
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Ways to access lists inside lists

I have gone through some reference material but I am not getting really good links that will help me grow understanding of ...
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3D Printing in Mathematica Tutorials

Are there thorough tutorials on 3D printing for Mathematica? It seems that being able to export Mathematica files for 3D printing is unfortunately still a novelty, but it's vital for my business ...
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Generate a list of all user defined functions including their argument patterns

I have defined a bunch of functions over several different files, and I would like a list of prototypes of all the functions I have defined in my current session (I want the mathematica equivalent of ...
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Editing the Virtual Book?

It's my understanding that the Virtual Book (of mathematica 9) is in notebook (.nb) format. It appears to be a very polished style of documentation which I want to reuse (parts) of it to create my own ...
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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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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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Print documentation (or front end) with all Openers open?

From the online reference: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/Opener.html a JS function javascript:open_ES() is invoked to open all Openers within a section. Note (1) this feature is ...