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Questions tagged [documentation]

Questions about making your own documentation similar to the built-in documentation style. Also about finding things in the documentation, working with the documentation, errors in the documentation, missing documentation, Context used in the documentation etc.

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Version 12 Documentation bugs [on hold]

Not a question but would like to ask if anyone else has installed version 12 of the wolfram language and found links missing or pointing in the wrong direction on the guide pages. For example, on <...
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Where to find information about models, data and labels used by Image/AudioIdentify?

I am thinking about using Mathematica 12's ImageIdentify and AudioIdentify functions for an interdisciplinary research project. The social science part of it requires to describe a little bit the ...
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How can I extract docs data from a WRI Workbench template?

I would like to move my docs out of Workbench in something simpler, but it's painful to imagine moving over all of the pages that I already have. DocuTools has lots of custom style names and has ...
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What are the 'special or interesting points in the set' returned by FindInstance?

The documentation for FindInstance[] says: The instances returned by FindInstance typically correspond to special or ...
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What are the recommended best practices for and common pitfalls of using Compile? [duplicate]

As evidenced in my last question there is much I do not know about how to write compilable functions. The basics are clear: one must load the appropriate packages ...
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Where to find order of arguments for default functions

Lets take for example the Laplacian. So I want to apply it in spherical coordinates, so I go the the associated documentation page (https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Laplacian.html?view=all) ...
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Open all documentations/help pages in a single window [closed]

1 Anyone else face this issue of Left and Right sides clipped in the Documentation center? At 100%, 75% and 50% as below 2 How can I set the documentations/help_pages to open in the same Wolfram ...
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How to export functions from a package without declaring them at the beginning of the package?

When making a package, I find it a bit difficult to remember to add functions as public, and update the ::usage tag. Is there some neat trick to automatically ...
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How to not show line mesh elements

Let's say I make a mesh from a collection of random points: SeedRandom[1234] points = RandomReal[1, {20, 2}]; mesh = VoronoiMesh[points] For the purposes of my ...
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Styles inheritance stack for elements of a Graphics/GraphicsBox

You can skip to the bottom if you only care about the question. My original goal was to control FrameLabel color from a notebook level opposed to doing it ...
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Built-in help stopped working

At some point recently, the built-in help seems to have disappeared on my copy of Mathematica. When I try to use it, the help window has a message like "Your search - GraphLayout - in Documentation ...
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How to create multilingual documentation inside Wolfram Workbench?

I am relatively new to Mathematica package development. Currently I am trying to migrate a single .m file to a fully grown paclet for future maintainability and currently I am hitting a brick wall: ...
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Binomial coefficients for negative entries [duplicate]

Mathematica evaluates the binomial coefficient $\binom{-1}{-1}$ to 1. That agrees with an application I have in mind. However many books, such as Concrete Mathematics, e.g. see here, define $\binom{...
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Directory of Wolfram Language reference tutorials

The online reference for the Wolfram Language includes tutorials on various topics. Is there a table of contents or directory containing links to all of these tutorials?
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What does this graph mean?

Mathematica 11.3.0 includes a new command FindEquationalProof having good prospects. Studying it, I consider a somewhat modified example from the help ...
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Using “?” to get function details has changed?

I'm running Mathematica 11.0 (I should upgrade, I know) and it used to be that if I entered something like ?Integrate, Mathematica would output basically a mini ...
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Import Notebook in Wolfram Workbench

Wolfram Workbench 3* Eclipse (2018-09), Windows 10, MMA 11.0.1.0 [New Eclipse & Workbench installations & this is the 1st test] (* I can no longer find a version ref, all I know for certain ...
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Function[{u}, g[u]] vs. Function[u, g[u]] : In which the behavior between differs?

Function[{u}, g[u]] Function[u, g[u]] The documentation lists both variants without specifying the difference. Does the behavior differ in some circumstances?
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Silent change (bug?) of Join after v9

Consider the following sample: Join[{A[x]}, {A[x]}, 2] It causes Join::headsd warning in and before v9 and returns the input: ...
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`:` versus `:=`

I am going through the Fast introduction for programmers tutorial on Mathematica. The page on patterns has the below line: x_ (short for x:_) stands for a pattern whose value will be named x ...
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F1 unresponsive at start up

I have Mathematica 11.3 installed on two PCs. My home PC runs Linux and does not have a problem. On my office PC (Windows 7) I find that on start up, pressing F1 to get context sensitive help is ...
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Understanding Sow and Reap documentation

Both in Sow and in Reap documentation there is the example: ...
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Why will functions from the SystemModelConfiguration` package not evaluate?

A support case with the identification [CASE:4155306] was created. According to the tutorial Compiler for System Modeling I should be able to verify the installation of a C++ compiler for the system ...
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How to use ? (short help of multiple functions)

I want to use ? Command in multiple functiones to make a list of quick references for the most common mathematica commands and print it as pdf. For example ...
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Where to look up information about some symbols, such as “,”, “[” and “]” (not string)?

Searching { in F1 documentation, one at least gets an item for List. But the same thing is not happening for ...
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Wolfram workbench Documentation Tools palette

I have the latest version of Wolfram Workbench plugin installed on Eclipse. But the Documentation Tools palette contained in this does not have all the styles that ...
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How to prevent duplication in usage message for Information and Double Usage Line within DocumentationTools

In DocumentationTools palette within Wolfram Workbench there a Double Usage Line which is used to write usage description in the ...
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Creating Paclet with Workbench

I've followed Emerson Willard's guide to creating a paclet with Workbench but am stuck on the step "Build your project and documentation as usual and then create your Paclet file and deploy." I hit ...
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Documentation example gives different answer in Mathematica 11.3 [duplicate]

I have been looking at the very first example on this page of the documentation in Mathematica 11.3 (default installation options) and I get a different result: ...
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Programming paradigms [closed]

I need a comparison table showing the solution of the same problem with different paradigms like function based, rule based, procedural etc. I remember seeing such a comparison in the Wolfram ...
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Way to expand all cells of a help doc page at once?

If I wish to look through a long documentation page (e.g., that for Integrate or Plot), I find it helpful to first expand all the cells. I can then search for what I seek with either a visual scan or ...
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Is the documentation center broken?

I just installed version 11.3. I opened the documentation center at 200% zoom, and it's now a total mess (and I can't click on anything): I guess zooming/scrolling is broken? I assume this is a bug? ...
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Package documentation separately from code

Mathematica documentation is heavy duty stuff. Of the 7.75GB my Mac says Mathematica 11.3 takes up, 5.46 of that is documentation. So when I write my own packages I don't want to do what WRI did and ...
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help example blank in 11.3 under ref/ExclusionsStyle

I only found this one case so far, by chance. In version 11.2, under the help page ref/ExclusionsStyle or ?ExclusionsStyle, the ...
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How has Hash changed in 11.3?

There are already few topic related to Hash[_String]: How does Hash calculate hash for strings? Incorrect calculating Hash SHA256 But it looks like changes are ...
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Dynamic triggered but renders the same content

Documentation bug introduced in V10 or eralier and persisting through V11.3 It is a documentation bug because the undocumented optimization method by FE makes major assumptions. The example is not ...
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Language`* documentation project

Language` context is around for a long time. It is also heavily used (APIFunctions / FormFunctions dependencies deployment rely on it). It is undocumented and ...
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What to expect from Interpreter[“Expression”]?

Sometimes it works ok Interpreter["Expression"]["1"] 1 sometimes not: Interpreter["Expression"]["Graphics[{}]"] Why ...
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MaTeX documentation not available in documentation center [closed]

Typing "MaTeX" in the documentation center doesn't give any hits. Do I have to do anything before this works? I tried uninstalling and re-installing MaTeX (via ...
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Is Depth[x, Heads->True] historical?

I randomly found that Depth has a boolean option called Heads: ...
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Good Textbook on Boundary Integral Equation or Boundary Element Methods Using Mathematica

Is there a good textbook out there that treats Boundary Integral Equations or Boundary Element Methods Using Mathematica? I have scouted around a bit and could not find a good textbook that treats ...
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How to disable opening new Documentation Window when selecting an item from the Documentation Home page?

When I open the Wolfram Documentation Center, a new window opens to the Home page. If I select an item from the top category drop down (eg, Core Language & Structure -> Lists), a 2nd Documentation ...
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Can I implement something like the old documentation help browser?

Old versions of Mathematica had a help browser that was more click through and structured. How can I reimplement something like that for the new (since v6) docs?
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How can I implement my own documentation search function?

The current documentation search doesn't allow for very sophisticate searching, can I write my own function to search through the docs?
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How to create search indices for custom documentation pages?

I have a package that uses custom documentation pages that are not generated with Wolfram Workbench. How can I create search indices for these pages? Requirements: Searching should work in ...
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Pop-up appeared and then disappeared during first documentation search in 11.2

After installing Mathematica 11.2, the first time I searched for something in the help center a pop-up appeared and then disappeared. It didn't appear on a subsequent search, even if I restarted ...
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? vs Information - Making UpValues less destructive

I'll first state the main question of this, what follows afterwards are some of my thoughts/attempts at fixing it and additional questions about possible improvements (getting an answer to those would ...
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Is Wolfram's example of solving PDEs in 3D inconsistent?

I am slightly puzzled over the example "Solve PDEs over 3D Regions" provided by Wolfram. The example shows how to solve Laplace's equation over a space shuttle mesh. However, if I run the code in 11.0....
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How to calculate CellularAutomaton rule numbers in higher dimensions?

Where can I find documentation of the rule number convention for CellularAutomaton for higher than 1 dimension? I understand the convention for elementary 1D ...