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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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“ParametricSensitivity” in ParametricNDSolve

"ParametricSensitivity" is listed as a Method in the documentation for ParametricNDSolve, ...
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LibraryLink Documentation

Bug fixed in version 10.0.0 The documentation for LibraryLink has the following example ...
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Problem with Classify Documentation Center page

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.2 Every time I try to open the "Neat Examples" tab on the documentation center page for the function Classify Mma gets ...
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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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Where is the “Function Navigator” and “Virtual Book” gone?

Under V9 "Help" was a Item each for "Function Navigator" and "Virtual Book" to find and one could work with it. Under V10 these Helpers are gone. Although under Documentation/English/System the ...
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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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Default behaviour of Hash[expr] and hashing in different versions of Mathematica

In different versions of Mathematica, Wolfram silently changed the behaviour of Hash when the algorithm is not specified explicitly ...
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A With expression local variable specification without head List

I just noticed a new form of With in its documentation: With[$x=x_0$, $expr$] specifies that all occurrences of the symbol $x$ in $expr$ should be replaced ...
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A documented syntax of FileNames doesn't work?

Documentation discrepancy present through 10.2 According to the documentation for FileNames under Details: However when I attempt to use this syntax I get an ...
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New AssociationThread forms in 10.2?

Is this another case of "documented" but "not implemented" ? or at least it is not explained clearly as I cannot make it work: Two new forms appears in the new 10.2 doc. of ...
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Documentation on the attribute OneIdentity [duplicate]

The documentation on the attribute OneIdentity says OneIdentity is an attribute that can be assigned to a symbol f to ...
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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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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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Is FrameTicks broken in 10.1.0?

On my system, Mathematica 10.1.0 under Windows, none of these FrameTicks documentation examples work correctly: ...
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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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How do I add my own help pages to the in-built Wolfram documentation?

How do I add my own help pages to the in-built Wolfram documentation ?
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What am I missing on this part of the documentation?

In the documentation for FullSimplify, under Options > Assumptions it is stated that: When assumptions are given as an argument, $Assumptions is used as well: ...
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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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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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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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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 amended some of its bugs. In the process, though, some older functionality has ...
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Documentation of the frequently-used functions in the context of Internal` and Compile` [duplicate]

In this site, I have gradually found out that there is a collection of functions in all kinds of answers. For instance, Compile`GetElement, ...
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Is there a way to make the “Details” section of the documentation expand by default?

By default, the Mathematica documentation opens with the "Details" section collapsed. This is never what I'm looking for — in fact, I've lost count of the times I've sought help on a feature and ...
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? (Definition) versus ?? (Information)

What is the difference between ? Definition and ?? ...
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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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Bug in Operator Form of StringCases

fixed in 10.1 (windows) According to the documentation there's an operator form for StringCases ?StringCases Here is 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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How to get a list of available appearance/styles/Methods?

This is a basic question but I haven't found any answer yet :/ Available appearances for Button[] are mentioned in Help, those ...
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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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Transform fancy usage messages in 1D string

When we look at the usage messages of built-in functions nowadays (not in the good old times, when they were a simple descriptions) we see that although they look pretty in the front end, it is really ...
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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 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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Managing formatted usage messages in Wolfram Workbench

We have numerous packages (defined in .m files) that we maintain and develop in WolframWorkbench (2.0), and in those packages, we use the traditional method of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$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 extract a list of available Method-s

The option Methodapplies for several functions, such as NDSolve, FindRoot, ...