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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Why are delayed definitions in scoping functions NOT documented?

As outlined here, := may be used in scoping constructs like With to give delayed definitions, but this is undocumented. This ...
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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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Is there a documentation generator for Mathematica?

I'm looking for a way to document the functions of my packages inline, preferably inside comments. There should be a Doxygen type tool for this that takes comments and that generates html from markup ...
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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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More documentation on stylesheets?

I am finding the "help" for manipulating stylesheets in Mathematica is limited. I have a found a number of helpful tips in the documentation center and StackExchange, including help with ...
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Enabling “Update” button for installed packages

I found that if you navigate to the "Installed Add-Ons" page in the *Wolfram Documentation Center" accessed by following Help ▸ Wolfram Documentation ▸ Add-ons and Packages you will find a listing ...
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Monitor function doesn't show continious change of values

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 11.0.0 Mathematica version: 10.2 Monitor[i = 0; While[i < 100, Pause[0.1]; i++]; i, i] The above code is from the ...
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Associating symbol pages with symbols (Workbench)

Normally when you have symbol Abc, WorkBench creates a symbol page named Abc. Then when you make a build, type Abc and then press the F1 key, you are sent to the Abc symbol page. Suppose however ...
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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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How to generate docs with the new style?

Is there a way to make the Wolfram Workbench generate HTML with the new documentation styles of version 11.1?
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why does ReadString[“fname”,term] open a persistent stream, and how to close it?

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.3.0 Create a file temp.txt with the following content: test1 ;;; test2 ;;; test3 ;;; ...
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Derivative of generating function (Example from documentation)

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and persisting through 11.0.1 or later In the documentation for GeneratingFunction, the following example is given under Examples -...
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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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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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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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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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Convert Doc Notebook to HTML

Is there any built-in utility to convert a documentation notebook to the type of page that's on the Wolfram website, e.g. the web version of FormFunction from the ...
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Customizing documentation from workbench?

The documentation generator is working now for me, but I'm hoping someone knows how to customize the html generation in any of the following ways: Is there a way to keep input cells as text (instead ...
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Mathematica documentation in PDF

How can I find the pdf versions of the topics in Mathematica Documentation Center? It is not practical to open the pages of functions one by one and read. I am not talking about the tutorial ...
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errors in CUDA example

It seems that there are some errors in the documentation page Consider these functions in the documentation CUDA Programming. However, I'm not a expert in CUDA nor C, could you check whether these are ...
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Example in Help File does not evaluate as claimed

In the help file, under BellB, I read at "Properties and Relations": Sum can give results involving ...
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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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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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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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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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Understanding the difference between EvaluationNotebook and ButtonNotebook (and their FrontEnd` versions)

The Documentation for ButtonNotebook says: ButtonNotebook[] gives the notebook, if any, that contains the button which ...
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Mathematica freezes often when using third party library

I am one of the maintainers of the quantum-utils library for Mathematica. We have been unable to sort out a problem that started with Mathematica 11 (on macOS, windows, and linux). The symptom is that ...
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Building integrators and how they compare across platforms

I'm interested in building some numerical integrators. Specifically symplectic integrators. Now, my Mathematica has been coming along, day by day, slowly but surely. Still not at a stage where I can ...
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Finding the Mathematica package for time series

I'm studying time series. Searching at internet I found this pdf file with a lot a useful information and examples about time series. I want to know if some one knows how to get the required package ...
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Is it possible to export documentation to PDF with hyperlink relinking?

I am establishing local Mathematica documentation website. We're decided export documentation to PDF, then display the pdf files in the browser. But currently we found the hyperlink will become to ...
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Latest changes in Documentation Center

I used to be able to copy code selectively in the Wolfram Documentation Center. Clicking on every piece of code used to generate a pop up in the format of InputForm (I think?). I really liked it ...
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Why are CellPrint cells not overwritten?

Quoting https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/CellPrint.html Cells generated by `CellPrint` by default have `GeneratedCell->True`, so that they are overwritten if they are regenerated. An ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Any Colocalization measuring methods or WL functions?

[Cross-posted on the Wolfram Community.] Is anyone aware of any Wofram image-processing tutorial or documentation/example that specifically address: 1) Intensity Correlation Coefficient-Based: (e.g. ...
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How to get divider line in function/option table in Wolfram Workbench

In the tutorial pages in the documentation to my package, I have a table that contains functions and their definitions. In the sample tutorial page, I see a divider line separating the header from ...
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Is there any metadata-holding mechanisms in Mathematica programming similar to Java annotations?

I'm re-implementing some tools previously implemented in Java in Wolfram Language. Is there any metadata-holding mechanisms in Mathematica programming similar to Java annotations?
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Autoupdate Section Numbers? - Technical Document Authoring with Mathematica

Technical document authoring systems are structured ways to create, manage, and update documentation for various mediums such as print, pdf, web, etc. Take a look at this technical document ported to ...
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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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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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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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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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Error in QuantumUtils in Mathematica

I installed QuantumUtils, but when I am running Needs["QuantumUtils`"] RunAllTest[] I have following error: ...
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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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Same functions in plot but in different ways get different graph

According the documentation in Wolfram, Plot uses in below way, Plot[f,{x,xmin,xmax}] So, there is my original code. ...