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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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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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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 ...
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How does `Simplify` resolve `LeafCount` ties? [closed]

The documentation for ComplexityFunction says With the default setting ComplexityFunction->Automatic, forms are ranked primarily according to their LeafCount, ...
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Download DocumentationBuild and Transmogrify without Eclipse

I've been playing with the HTML docs system recently, but want to download the core packages from the source (for downstream users / fun). My digging has gotten me this far: the DocumentationBuild (...
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Cell @ CellGroupData[… in Cells family

Bug introduced in V10.4 or earlier and persisting through V11.3 Background This question originates from two already posted questions updated with further doubts I've faced. I deleted one and merged ...
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calling up workbench-generated help pages for custom functions [duplicate]

Using Wolfram Workbench 2, I have succeeded in creating custom documentation for custom functions. After doing "Application Tools -> Deploy Application", I can Get ...

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