In Mathematica there exist several very useful Resource functions , for example ResourceFunction["MeanCurvature"] and ResourceFunction["GaussianCurvature"], which I detected by accident .

Is it possible to search systematically for such functions? For example a resource function which calculates the principal curvature? (Unfortunately ResourceFunction["PrincipalCurvature"] doesn't exist )



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There is the function ResourceSearch.

Indeed, one can search for entries containing "curvature"


You then find that there exists a resource with the name "PrincipleCurvatures".

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much, that's the way! $\endgroup$ Aug 13, 2020 at 8:06
  • $\begingroup$ @UlrichNeumann Personally, I find it quite unfortunate that you cannot simply search the documentation for "principle curvature" and find what you want. But I guess we have to use the tools we're given. $\endgroup$
    – Natas
    Aug 13, 2020 at 8:10
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, my direct search ResourceFunction["PrincipalCurvature"] could have earned a hint that ResourceFunction["PrincipalCurvatures"] exists! $\endgroup$ Aug 13, 2020 at 8:28
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    $\begingroup$ You can also find them all on the Wolfram Function Repository (including a search) resources.wolframcloud.com/FunctionRepository/recent $\endgroup$
    – SHuisman
    Aug 13, 2020 at 8:58

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