I would like to be able to use ResourceFunction's as top-level symbols:

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The reason being that some of them are so useful it would be really great not to have to type out ResourceFunction["FunctionName..."] each time.

Is there some way to load them all into System context once? For a bonus: add documentation locally.

The first issue is that I don't know how to find them all:



I'll post how I did it by scraping, but it's not a great solution:

html = Import[
names = StringCases[html, 
   "<h3>" ~~ Whitespace ~~ "<a " ~~ Shortest[__] ~~ ">" ~~ 
     x : Shortest[__] ~~ "</a>" :> x];
With[{u = ToExpression[#]}, u := ResourceFunction[#]] & /@ names

Then we have all of them

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In the system context

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Then they load on demand, but trying to load all at once takes 16 minutes:

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I haven't found a way to cache them and or to load the docs locally yet...


I dug and found where the names for the autocomplete are cached:

names = ResourceSystemClient`Private`publicResourceInformation["Names"]["Function"];

If that doesn't work do this:

names =
  ResourceSearch[{"ResourceType" -> "Function", "Name" -> "*"}, MaxItems -> 1000][[All, "Name"]] // Normal;

Now you can do something like:

 "System`" <> # & /@ names, 
  With[{sn = SymbolName[Unevaluated[#]]},
   SetDelayed[#, # = ResourceFunction[sn]]

And all the resource functions are dynamically loaded into the "System`" context

  • $\begingroup$ Looks like names has only 62 of the 447... $\endgroup$ – M.R. Apr 28 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ And wouldn't With[{u = ToExpression[#]}, u := ResourceFunction[#]] & /@ names be simpler... $\endgroup$ – M.R. Apr 28 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ @M.R. with all that I'm making sure a) the symbol doesn't already have an OwnValue and b) that ResourceFunction isn't evaluated multiple times. b) only covers a small bit of overhead, but it's a harmless little efficiency. As for names not having everything, you might need to reload the paclet? I have 485 entries in it. $\endgroup$ – b3m2a1 Apr 29 at 16:26
  • $\begingroup$ That makes sense. But after running PacletUpdate["ResourceSystemClient"] I have Paclet["ResourceSystemClient", "1.12.0", <> ], and it's only showing 69 names... $\endgroup$ – M.R. Apr 29 at 17:45
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    $\begingroup$ Right, ok so we get this behavior for free it seems. $\endgroup$ – M.R. May 1 at 18:31

Just do

DynamicMap = ResourceFunction["DynamicMap"]

and now you can use

DynamicMap[# + 1 &, Range[100]]

as expected.

  • $\begingroup$ Right, but see the updates... how to do for all programmatically? That's the tricky part. $\endgroup$ – M.R. Apr 23 at 17:22
  • $\begingroup$ that is the first thing I thought of, but there might be a bug in ResourceSearch... $\endgroup$ – M.R. Apr 23 at 17:44
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, my apologies, I didn't see your edit before answering. $\endgroup$ – Carl Lange Apr 23 at 17:57

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