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Profiling from Mathematica

I've always wished I could do some profiling like you get in Wolfram Workbench, but directly from Mathematica, without using or having Workbench. If it is possible, how can I do it?
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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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Recommended settings for git when using with Mathematica projects?

Background I'm relatively new to git — currently overseeing an offshore .NET-based development project on GitHub within a private business account, but little experience beyond that. I'd like to set ...
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Getting serious about Mathematica programming

I'm at a point in my Mathematica journey where I need to be a little bit more strategic about my coding. Presently, I have a bunch of notebook files organized using the filesystem of the OS and ...
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How to install the Wolfram Workbench plugin into Eclipse Kepler?

Trying to install the Wolfram Workbench plugin into Ecplipse Juno fails. How is it possible to install in into Eclipse Kepler ?
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Wolfram Workbench - Mathematica Development Alternatives

Are there any alternatives (IDE or other workflow) to Wolfram Workbench for development and debugging? Elaboration: An open source alternative.
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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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NotebookFind and String Pattern Expressions

Is there a way that NotebookFind can be used to match string pattern expressions rather than just strings? The documentation for ...
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Creating documentation for sub-packages in Workbench

I'd like to create proper documentation for a package of mine, and Workbench in principle provides the tools to do this. However, I've split my package into multiple sub-packages (because I found it ...
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Inspecting non-variable state from a breakpoint in Workbench

Suppose I'm stopped at a breakpoint in Workbench, say at one of the y = ... lines in: ...
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Incremental build in Workbench 2 Is it possible?

I am developing a package which currently has 129 symbols and 13 tutorials. Each time I run a build WB takes about 11 minutes to build the documentation files. Each time I make a small change in just ...
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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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When is the output of examples in function documentation rasterized?

Upon building documentation in Workbench, Workbench sometimes converts the output of examples on function pages into rasterized images, and sometimes not. Does anybody know what controls this ...
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Workbench Profile[] question

I previously posted this question on Mathgroup but received no response I am using Workbench to profile my code. Suppose I have 2 modules, let's call them A, B (they are too long to replicate here). ...
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How can I access documentation from the Workbench?

In Mathematica there is a hot key for searching words (that your cursor is within or adjacent to) in the documentation center, is there a way to do this from the Workbench instead of having to first ...
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How to work with Application Project files in Wolfram Workbench?

I have figured out that in a basic project I simply have to call the main package (m file) from the notebook using <<nameofmfile` and then the notebook ...
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Wolfram workbench syntax highlighting for local variables inside compile

Lately I've been working quite a lot with Compile. I also started using Wolfram Workbench. So a natural question arises: Is it possible to have syntax ...
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Workflow in the Mathematica and Workbench IDE

After visiting one of the Wolfram presentations, I started writing code for my number theory research project in Mathematica because I found it to be faster than Sage. I downloaded Workbench and ...
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Working in a team in Workbench

Imagine the following scenario: user A is developing a project with documentation in workbench. She wants to share her (unfinished) work with a small group (4-5) of users (B,C,D,E) , so that all ...
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Conditional break point in Wolfram Workbench?

Is it possible to set up a conditional break point in Wolfram Workbench? For example I want the code to stop if an index i is equal to a given value.
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Improving the source-code indentation in Wolfram Workbench

One thing that I like about the more recent versions of the Mathematica front-end is that I think it does a good job indenting code. The language's functional nature, in my experience, leads to a lot ...
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Where does Workbench deploy to?

After a few months pause, I am using Workbench again and I cannot determine where is WB sending (deploying) my built package. WB does not ask for a destination folder, so I guess it must use some ...
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Problems running Mathematica 10 with Workbench 2 Windows 7 64 bit

My Workbench runs perfectly using Mathematica 9, however simple things which run just using the Mathematica 10 front end won't run when using Mathematica 10 and Workbench 2. These simple two lines of ...
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Using citations with Workbench

I have written a tutorial (.nb file) for a package using Workbench. In the tutorial there are some citations created with the recently introduced citation management system. They are simply numbered ...
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How can I dynamically get a file whenever it is saved in Workbench?

I want to get a file once and only once at the start of a coding session. Then, whenever I save the file in the Wolfram Workbench, have it be gotten automatically. How can I construct such a utility?
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Unit testing J/Link projects in Workbench

I am having some problems setting up the MUnit testing framework for a J/Link project and would be grateful for advice. I do have J/Link working when running or debugging the .nb notebook in ...
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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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Mathematica Workbench - when to expect an update? [closed]

I'm considering getting Mathematica Workbench 2. Looking at the videos on Workbench 2 and on "Profiling Mathematica code" @ 01:09 I see the current version nr 2 dates back to at least oktober 3 2007 ...
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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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MUnit test debug breakpoints in Workbench not working

When I create a breakpoint in Workbench 2 for an MUnit test, and run a debug build, the breakpoints are not breaking execution. The MUnit output is updated like a normal run without breakpoints. Why ...
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Wolfram Workbench - how to rename local variables

I'm refactoring some old code. I used really short names for local variables, which I'm coming to regret. Is there an easy way to rename local variables in scope using Wolfram workbench? Here is an ...
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workbench: how to see values of global variables during debugging

Consdier the following package ...
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Running unit tests while debug session is running in Workbench

Is it possible to run unit test while a debug session is already open in Wolfram Workbench 2.0? A typical use case follows: I have a debug in Workbench session open. I evaluate some cells in a ...
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Error trying to open a notebook in Wolfram Workbench [duplicate]

I recently set up Mathematica 9.0.1 on a new computer, along with x64 Eclipse Indigo with JRE 1.7, and the Wolfram Workbench 2 plug-in. Something is amiss, because when I try to do any sort of task ...
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Searching Notebooks for String Patterns using Workbench v2

The Workbench webpage describing new features in version 2 lists the ability to "Search notebook documents with the Mathematica pattern search utility" under the heading Mathematica Front End ...
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Wolfram Workbench autocomplettition

Suppose I have some project in Wolfram Workbench. In some packages need DatabaseLink`. I write it in this way: ...
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Find Definition (F3) doesn't work within workspace or referenced projects

For a single project in Workbench, the "Find Definition" feature (F3, when a function name is selected) takes you to the place where the function was defined, see documentation. According to this ...
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How to migrate or export projects with Workbench

Imagine the following scenario: user A is developing a project with documentation in workbench. She wants to give her (unfinished) work to user B , so that user B can continue work on the project and ...
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Value of $BaseDirectory within Ant script?

I'm using an ant script to install my application from the Workbench (as suggested in this answer). In past I've used two ways of specifying the destination for the build: Hard-coded directory, like ...
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How to make DocumentationTools palette useable?

I am writing the documentation for my package using Wolfram Workbench 2. But when I open DocumentationTools under Palettes, I get this unpolished piece of junk: The top half is a total waste of ...
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MUnit creating a hierarchy of TestSuites

I would like to create a hierarchy of TestSuites. However it appears that it is not possible to call a TestSuite from another ...
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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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HTML documentation build issue with Wolfram Workbench 2 and MMA 9

Using the Wolfram Workbench 2 (and Mathematica 9) to build HTML documentation for a package I am developing, I am ending up with HTML pages that contain a lot of text elements that look like this: ...
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Auto line breaks in workbench

I have been using Mathematica for a while and thought of using Worbench to structure my project better. However, moving my code from .nb-files to .m-files in a Workbench project does not really work, ...
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Workbench Installation Issue on Windows 8.1

Has something changed between Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8.1 64 bit with respect to installing the Workbench to avoid the "An internal error occurred during: "FrontEnd Job::Open Notebook" issue? ...
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Changing font in Workbench (stand-alone) code editor

How do I change the font-size and the font set in the front-end code editor of Workbench 2.0 (stand alone)?
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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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Renaming projects in Wolfram Workbench

I write my whole package by using Mathematica front end, and I am currently in the process of writing the documentation using Workbench. I'm about 50% done, but realized I need to change the name of ...
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How do I set up initialization code for Wolfram Workbench MUnit tests?

Say I have a couple of tests like the following: ...