I have seen in some notebooks that functions called with ResourceFunction["PairwiseScatterPlot"] appear with a red set of square brackets enclosing a red filled square. It would be great to know the shortcut instead of having to type out ResourceFunction every time. Any help is appreciated. enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think there is one. This is a display form, not a form one types in manually. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Dec 2, 2020 at 13:14
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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps ResourceFunctionInput over at the function repository will do what you are asking: resources.wolframcloud.com/FunctionRepository/resources/… $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 2, 2020 at 14:27
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    $\begingroup$ (+1) Mostly for the pointing out PairwiseScatterPlot. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 2, 2020 at 14:28
  • $\begingroup$ @JoshuaSchrier that’s it for sure, you should post it as an answer so that OP can accept it! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 11:52

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ResourceFunctionInput (over at the Wolfram Function Repository) achieves this goal.

As described in its documentation:


permanently adds an interactive input for ResourceFunction symbols as input alias esc-rfi-esc that allows for inline creation of ResourceFunction symbols. There are also other options for adding menu bar items and other ways to use this functionality.

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    $\begingroup$ This needs to become built-in. $\endgroup$
    – Chris K
    Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ Not sure why but on my machine (Ubuntu 18.08 with MMA 12.0) this fails with the message System`PacletUninstall::shdw: Symbol PacletUninstall appears in multiple contexts {System`, PacletManager`}; definitions in context System` may shadow or be shadowed by other definitions. Anyone having the same experience? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 18, 2021 at 17:37
  • $\begingroup$ For the record, upgrading to MMA 12.2 fixed the issue. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 19, 2021 at 16:32

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