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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 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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“PostProcess” and “Tolerance” in DifferentialEvolution? [closed]

What is "postprocess" option in DifferentialEvolution method (for instance when using ...
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Latest changes in Documentation Center

I used to be able to copy code selectively in the Wolfram Documentation Center. Clicking on every piece of code used to generate a pop up in the format of InputForm (I think?). I really liked it ...
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How can I get Snippet in TextSearchReport in V10.4

In the help page, there is a column named snippet which is very useful, but I cann't see it when I evaluate the Function TextSeachReport on V10.3 or V10.4
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How to generate docs for your package? [duplicate]

I don't have Wolfram Workbench, is there any other simple way to build documentation notebooks (like the built in documentation) for your custom packages?
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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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How to get divider line in function/option table in Wolfram Workbench

In the tutorial pages in the documentation to my package, I have a table that contains functions and their definitions. In the sample tutorial page, I see a divider line separating the header from ...
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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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What is the recommended writing style for WDC pages? [closed]

I am in the process of writing some documentation for functions in my package, and I was browsing through some of the documentation for built-in functions for guidance. I noticed that occasionally, a ...
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Creating cross-version compatible documentation with Workbench

Wolfram Workbench allows you to create documentation for your own packages that is similar to the build-in documentation center. Integrating this type of documentation with the documentation center is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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List of symbols marked [[EXPERIMENTAL]] in the documentation

Some of the built-in Wolfram Language symbols are marked as [[EXPERIMENTAL]] in the documentation. For example How can I get a list of all the symbols marked as ...
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A documented syntax of FileNames doesn't work?

Documentation discrepancy present through 10.3 According to the documentation for FileNames under Details: However when I attempt to use this syntax I get an ...
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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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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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User-defined usage message template; removing repeated text

In Mathematica 9.0.1, I want to write a user-defined template for a function that I wrote: myfunc ...
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Abnormal behavior of RealDigits[x]

In the Details of the document of RealDigits writes the following line: RealDigits[x] normally returns a list of digits of ...
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Fail to implement region specification in NDSolve - Misreading the doc?

Potentially simple, but I fail to implement it. Consider the following example: ...
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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 ...
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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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Pop-up documentation for “The new function of the day”

The Wolfram Language has more than 5000 built-in functions and constants. ...
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New AssociationThread forms in 10.2?

Bug introduced in 10.2.0 and fixed in 10.3.0 (The extension of AssociationThread is not (yet) implemented and the corresponding documentation has been removed) ...
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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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Why are CellPrint cells not overwritten?

Quoting https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/CellPrint.html Cells generated by `CellPrint` by default have `GeneratedCell->True`, so that they are overwritten if they are regenerated. An ...
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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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Two issues about Underline(d)

From the Help Browser Style["abcd xyz", FontVariations -> {"Underline" -> True}] abcd xyz The text is NOT Underlined, contrary to the online version Also ...
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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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DSolve documention on web differs greatly from distributed MMA 10.2.0 version

In the course of improving my answer to 95361, I noticed that the DSolve documentation on the web is much better written than that distributed with Mathematica ...
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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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How to get complete Documentation Center graph of guide pages?

On the very last image below you can see a typical path of walking through Documentation Center guide pages. What is the best way to get the graph data and visualize the whole structure of these ...
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“ParametricSensitivity” in ParametricNDSolve

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