Is it possible to collect all inputs programmatically from every function in the Documentation Center in a list and wrap them in a HoldComplete?

My case: With some fundamental functions modified, I would like run a test of all functions to see what function will fail to execute.

  • $\begingroup$ Use NotebookImport on Documentation directory restricting it to InputCells. It is quite slow but you only have to do it once. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Jul 9, 2016 at 9:35
  • $\begingroup$ keep in mind that some examples are meant to fail to show some issues or are just Messages related. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Jul 9, 2016 at 9:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba thanks for the hint. In this case I may try to avoid importing the inputs from "possible issues", etc $\endgroup$
    – vapor
    Jul 9, 2016 at 9:38
  • $\begingroup$ You can but I bet it is not the only section where messages are generated. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Jul 9, 2016 at 9:39

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You may use the "DocumentationExampleInputs" property of the "WolframLanguageSymbol" entity or WolframLanguageData function.

With "WolframLanguageSymbol" entity:

EntityValue[Entity["WolframLanguageSymbol", "Round"], "DocumentationExampleInputs"]

For more than one at a time you can use "EntityAssociation" to have the entities as keys.

EntityValue[RandomEntity["WolframLanguageSymbol", 2], "DocumentationExampleInputs", 

Similarly for WolframLanguageData function:

WolframLanguageData["Round", "DocumentationExampleInputs"]

Getting all may take a few moments to download.

EntityValue[WolframLanguageData[], "DocumentationExampleInputs", 

Hope this helps.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! This is a lot more easier than extracting by hand. $\endgroup$
    – vapor
    Jul 9, 2016 at 13:20

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