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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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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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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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