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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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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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FindSelectedFunction for packages - how to make it work?

The Mathematica help menu contains an entry Find Selected Function (Cmd+Shift+F on OSX). If you are working with say Transpose and want to look up its reference ...
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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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How can I get Mathematica to recognize the documentation for a newly installed package?

To install a new package on one's machine, one first downloads and unpacks the package into the $BaseDirectory/Applications directory. The tutorial Installing ...
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ImageAdjust Documentation issues

A recent thread raised several concerns regarding the Documentation page for ImageAdjust. The first issue is related to the first statement under the "...
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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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What does the AspectRatio option actually do?

The Documentation for AspectRatio on its first line under the "Details" section states: "AspectRatio determines the scaling for ...
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Methods Available for Derivative Pricing in Mathematica?

I am using Mathematica to price options (built in functions, no need to reinvent the wheel, right?). In the documentation, the Binomial method is used as an example of specifying a non-standard method....
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How to create a documentation page for a given message issued by a (user-defined) function?

I want to create properly linked documentation pages dedicated to specific messages issued by my own functions inside a package, similar to those for messages of built-in functions like ...
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Is It Safe to Remove the Documentation Notebooks?

I am running Mathematica 10 on linux and noted that the directories containing Mathematica's documentation come to over 3GB. Am I safe to delete these directories without affecting how Mathematica ...
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Recommendations about modifying usage of built-in symbols

In my package, I use some of the built-in Mathematica symbols in non-canonical ways. Right now, I use them as Options or ...
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What are \[InvisiblePrefixScriptBase] and \[InvisiblePostfixScriptBase]?

In the non-printing characters documentation, I see two named characters that are largely undocumented: \[InvisiblePrefixScriptBase] and ...
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Monitor function doesn't show continious change of values

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.3 Mathematica version: 10.2 Monitor[i = 0; While[i < 100, Pause[0.1]; i++]; i, i] The above code is from ...
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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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Why does Table behave differently in Mathematica compared to WolframCloud?

In Stephen Wolfram's elementary introduction to the wolfram language it says you can use the table function like this: Table[5, 10], to create a table of the ...
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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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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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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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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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Trouble with links to symbol pages generated by Wolfram Workbench

I am having some troubles with documentation generated by wolfram workbench. When i try to open symbol page created with workbench by pressing F1 I get a search page instead of my symbol page. When I ...
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Documentation for user-defined functions; undocumented documentation feature? [closed]

I stumbled on some strange behaviour when trying out the new function template and documentation features, now purportedly working in v 9.0.1. I defined a function ...
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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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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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Parameter of “CopySpecial” can't be “MathML” or “CopyAsTeX”?

Consider the following sample: ...
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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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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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“PostProcess” and “Tolerance” in DifferentialEvolution? [closed]

What is "postprocess" option in DifferentialEvolution method (for instance when using ...
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why does ReadString[“fname”,term] open a persistent stream, and how to close it?

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.3.0 Create a file temp.txt with the following content: test1 ;;; test2 ;;; test3 ;;; ...
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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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Search/query the documentation programmatically

I wonder if it is feasible to query the documentation center for e.g build-in functions that contain a "Neat Examples"-section in their respective documentation page. Another functionality that ...
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Why does documentation search fail on substrings?

For example many times I have to type the full string exactly which defeats the point of a search, so perhaps this is a bug?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What is the current structure of a simple package? [duplicate]

Currently, from a variety of examples, and (mostly) the template generated by my IDE, I get: ...
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errors in CUDA example

It seems that there are some errors in the documentation page Consider these functions in the documentation CUDA Programming. However, I'm not a expert in CUDA nor C, could you check whether these are ...
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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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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. ...