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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Is there official documentation for official documentation and getting help system of Mathematica?

Mathematica has very high quality and extensive documentation and good getting help system (? Solve as an example; there maybe are more too). Is there all including ...
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how to create a menu as the Documentation Center?

I am developing a package in Workbench and for documentation I want to make a menu of options such as the Mathematica documentation center. I could only make templates for guides, tutorials, etc; but ...
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Is FinancialData about to be depreciated?

A support case with the identification [CASE:4387967] was created. FinancialData seems to be losing information. For example in the documentation it says: ...
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Understanding FromContinuedFraction

In the detail section of the documentation page for FromContinuedFraction we read that: FromContinuedFraction[{a1,a2,…,{b1,b2,…}}] returns the exact number whose ...
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Quick & neat Mma actions [closed]

I know that the expressions Series[Exp[x],{x,0,2}] and Exp[x]+O[x]^3are equivalent in Mathematica. I was wondering if a similar ...
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local (Chinese) help documents does not respond initially using ? or?

One of my Chinese friend's MMA12, running on Windows 10 Pro X64, does not respond to help documents when ? or ?? is used. We ...
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How to author a workflow?

I find the workflow refpages in the doc center very helpful, and I'd like to make some of my own: Workflows seem to be notebooks of "Text" and ...
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Why use \[FormalN]?

Through a copy of some code from an answer on this site I discovered the existence of: \[FormalN] The documentation describes it as follows: ...
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Problem with links when using Workbench (Eclipse version) HTML Documentation Build

I am building a package documentation with eclipse workbench. I have used the Mathematica code in the following link Workbench (Eclipse version) HTML Documentation Build HTML issues to fix some ...
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Understanding Parallelize methods

In the documentation page for Parallelize, we find the methods that can be used. I do not quite understand the difference between Method->"CoarsestGrained" and <...
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What is meant by “curve” in the Mathematica documentation? [closed]

My system: Mathematica 11.2 I am missing something major in how to read the on-line help. Quoting from Mathematica help: Arrow[curve, …] represents an arrow ...
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documentation (F1) broken in 11.3 with MacOS update (10.14.6)

This summer [2019], after the MacOS Mojave updates (either to 10.14.5 or .6), my Mathematica 11.3 stopped being able to 'find' the documentation for anything that I click on, or even search for in the ...
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Is $2x$ documented?

According to the official documentation of Times[], multiplication of $x$ and $y$ is represented as one of x*y x×y ...
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Error in QuantumUtils in Mathematica

I installed QuantumUtils, but when I am running Needs["QuantumUtils`"] RunAllTest[] I have following error: ...
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Hyperlink to Documentation Pages

Is there a way to Hyperlink to a documentation pages. Since documentation pages are notebooks, does hyperlinking to these with file protocol opens them in the documentation center with all the ...
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How to make help open local help automatically instead of asking to choose each time?

Since I am asking today about new changes in version 12 display, I might as well ask about this change. Each time, when asking for help using ?Command, I now find ...
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What is CURLLink and where can I go to find more information about it?

All that I know about CURLLink is that it is a package, I believe. I need to find out more about CURLLinkUtilities but I'm not really sure where to start, and all ...
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How does PacletInstall work? And is it possible to find packages using PacletInstall?

It seems that many packages published could be installed using PacletInstall . For example, from this Rubi install instruction webpage, we could see the comman: ...
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Why does SystemModelSimulate not simulate a model when parameters and inputs are changed within a single association?

A support case with the identification [CASE:4265480] was created. I am a bit confused about the following behavior in Mathematica 12.0 (Windows 64) simulating a very simple Modelica model using <...
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How to “open all” examples in local help pages for Mathematica 12?

Sorry if this is easy to find, but I am not able to find it. When I do ?DSolve and select local help (this is new in V12), the ...
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How to find all “Featured examples” in the documentation?

How can I find all "Featured examples" in the documentation ? They are not neatly listed nor can they be simply searched using keywords. I thought this had been asked before , but I cannot find the ...
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Mathematica's deeper documentation

Is there Mathematica documentation on the methods that it uses? Documentation that goes into explanations of the methods that it employs.
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Version 12 Documentation bugs [closed]

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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Weather Data from Wolfram repository: The example from Help doesn't work

From the WeatherDatahelp: ...
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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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