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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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How to find all tutorials for Mathematica? [duplicate]

Where can I find a central location to easily access all of Mathematica's tutorials and monographs on subjects such as (this is a very small sample and not representative of the many topics out there) ...
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How to customize the startup page for Mathematica

I am wondering if there is a way to customize the startup page for Mathematica: . I am aware that if this is possible it will involve modifying the program files for Mathematica in the back end. Where ...
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How to Learn as much about Mathematica as possible efficiently with the Documentation Center and books?

I have been using Mathematica for almost a year now and I am still learning about functions that make me kick myself for not knowing earlier. For example, I wish I had known about the functions ...
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How to manually input a row above the top row in a matrix?

Assuming you already have a 3x3 matrix but now you want to manually input a row above the top row. How can I do that? Pressing Ctrl + Enter only enter a row below ...
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Definition of a ResourceFunction

There is a feature called ResourceFunction in Mathematica. For example you can color a string with rainbow style. https://resources.wolframcloud.com/...
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New offset Dashing argument in 12.3

After finding out that in 12.3 two new optional arguments have been added to Dashing, I decided to have a look at them. Unfortuantely, I don't understand the way ...
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Searching the docs for commands that use a particular option

Concrete example: Pressing F1 on ListPlot brings up the documentation page. As an example, Exclusions is not an option for this command. Going to Exclusions page ...
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Link to Mathematica Help in a text cell [duplicate]

In a text cell e.g. The Mathematica built-in command to use is Solve..... I'd like to insert a link on the word Solve, not to the external URL of Wolfram Documentation Center, but to internal ...
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How to download pdf version of Mathematica documentation?

How can I download or create a pdf version of Mathematica documentation?
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Missing Hover and Autocomplete INFO Buttons for Custom Paclet

I've built my own paclet application with documentation using Workbench 3 (Eclipse add-in 10.1.822) with MM 12.1 (there are currently issues with 12.2-3 and the only Workbench add-in update, which I'm ...
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Workbench application project with documentation in eclipse

I am trying to make a simple workbench application project in Eclipse but I can't seem to figure out how to build the documentation. I have written a package, but when I click build (under ...
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How can I extract Information from a symbol?

I have defined usage statements for a few symbols, e.g., foo::usage="This is how to use foo"; If I type ? foo or ...
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Spherical Harmonics Parity

In Mathematica's documentation, the Spherical Harmonics are said to be defined as follows, for $l \geq 0$: Furthermore, we know that $\cos(x)=\cos(-x)$, hence one can be led to believe that $Y_l^m(-\...
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What is the best way to compare two notebooks?

I have two quite large notebooks with minimal differences. To compare them, I currently put them side by side and compare with my eyes, which feels quite inefficient. What are better ways to do this? ...
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IMO WSTP does not work with the Visual Studio 2019 tools, can you prove otherwise?

Can LINK addtwo.obj addtwotm.obj wstp64i4.lib /OUT:addtwo.exe actually work with Visual Studio 2019 tools, if so how? ...
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Where to place the essential WSTP files in Visual Studio 2019?

I have Visual Studio for C installed in : C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Enterprise\VC From https://reference.wolfram.com/language/tutorial/WSTPDeveloperGuide-Windows.html : "...
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How to know if a built-in expression is a function or not

Following the comments on the answer here I would like to know if there is a way to deduce from the documentation if a built-in expression is a function or simply "a variable that stores ...
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Understanding parameters in the documentation [closed]

In this post is given the following code: ...
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Open Details section in docs made with Workbench

I'm making some package docs with Workbench (10.1.822). The "Details" section is closed by default, which is a shame because I've got some useful info there that would be easy to overlook: ...
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Quick questions about a document example for Components and Data Structures

NDSolve can be broken into several basic steps for advanced usage according to Components and Data Structures. In the documentation, a simple example is given as ...
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White lines in Plot3D and exclusions in documentation

I am aware that this issue has come up before in a number of posts. However, my question is a little different and as far as I can see not answered previously. If I run the following code taken ...
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Confusion about Interpolation [closed]

Assume I have obtained a table of values,{x,y}. Now I want to interpolate them with Interpolatiion. If I write ...
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Error in definition of PeriodicBoundaryCondition?

The documentation for PeriodicBoundaryCondition (https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/PeriodicBoundaryCondition.html) has: Where it says $u ( x_{target} ) = a + b\ u ( f ( x_{target} ) )$, I ...
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Finding year that MMA functions were introduced via programmatic calls in the Wolfram Language [duplicate]

Is there a way to find the year that MMA functions were introduced via programmatic calls in the Wolfram Language? I would like to be able to create and manipulate such a list or dataset.
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Mathematica 12 crashes when I use F1 for documentation

I have been using Wolfram Mathematica for about 3 years and never experienced this before. Out of the blue, today it started behaving like this; anytime I try to look into the documentation of an ...
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Obscure explanation on Adaptive scheme of NIntegrate

I found the documentation of wolfram appears to be written hurriedly since it seems to contain a number of unclear statements, e.g., equation numbers were often missed, texts in codes and those in ...
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What is the difference between form and pattern in the documentation?

In the documentation, I see the term form and the term pattern. For example, see Cases and MatchQ for both usages. What is the ...
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Understanding of Mathematica's document website [closed]

I noticed there are a lot of empty webpage in Mathematica's website. Like this one at: https://mathworld.wolfram.com/AdjointMatrix.html Is it only shown to paid users or it's simply empty? If it's ...
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Branch cut of generalized hypergeometric function (error in Mathematica documentation?)

I am trying to compute the discontinuity around $x=1$ (equivalently, the branch cut) of generalized Hypergeometric functions ${}_{q+1}F_q(a_1,\dots,a_{q+1};b_1,\dots,b_q;x)$. Two formulae are given in ...
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Problem linking to tutorial in Workbench / DocumentationTools

I've picked up Workbench / DocumentationTools again to add some new tutorials. Everything was going fine until I tried to use the "Link to Tutorial" button in DocTools. Didn't work, and I got some ...
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How to obtain earlier look for Virtual book in the latest documentation center?

In V 12.1, on windows, typing tutorial/VirtualBookOverview in the help windows shows this Is it possible to obtain the earlier virtual book look, which is much ...
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how to download Finite ELements tutorial as PDF

For long tutorials, I prefer hard copy. Is it possible to download from somewhere this document https://reference.wolfram.com/language/FEMDocumentation/tutorial/FiniteElementOverview.html as PDF ...
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What is the meaning of "Introduced in ..." and "Updated in ..."?

I am looking at the documentation of a Mathematica function and at the bottom it says Introduced in 1988 (1.0) | Updated in 1996 (3.0). What exactly does this ...
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What is this documentation talking about? Re: hyper geometric functions [duplicate]

I am mucking about with hypergeometric functions and looking at some of the Wolfram identities. In the documentation I found this http://functions.wolfram.com/HypergeometricFunctions/...
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How can I list all tech note pages?

It seems since v12.1 a new doc type, tech note, is included in the documentation. However, I cannot find an index page for the tech notes. So how can I list all such tech note pages?
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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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Modifying default magnification of Documentation

Well, finally, after decades of Mathematica rendering notebooks incorrectly in Windows, and after many years of Mathematica not supporting high-resolution displays in Windows, finally version 12.1 ...
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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 deprecated?

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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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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