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Understanding Sow and Reap documentation

I'll be totally honest with you and admit that I had no idea how these functions worked (or what the point of them was) for a long time, so you're not alone in your struggle trying to understand the ...
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Automating documentation generation

DocGen Paclet Note: the main function is no longer GenerateRefPages but rather GenerateSymbolPages The paclet can be gotten by ...
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Pop-up appeared and then disappeared during first documentation search in 11.2

Version 11.2 features a completely rewritten documentation search system. This version is incompatible with the search indices created by previous versions, nor can previous versions read the new ...
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How can I list all tech note pages?

The old documentation center used to have index pages for things like tech notes, but that seems to be absent in version 12.1. But until they reappear... "Tech note" in 12.1 is not so much a first-...
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Directory of Wolfram Language reference tutorials

Here's a little thing you can use. First the code to compile the TOC: ...
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Mathematica 13 doesn't show local documentation,

In my installation package (for Windows), Local documentation is installed separately by M-WIN-Documentation.en-us.msi module
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Language`* documentation project

Language`*Mutation* First seen here, implemented by Taliesin Beynon What do they do? The only functions I really know about in this bunch are the ...
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Is there a "precedence table" for the canonical Sort ordering?

So I think the docs are mostly clear, if hard to visualize. Here's my version of such a table: ...
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Mathematica's deeper documentation

Depends on what you're looking for more information on. Here are a few advanced guides that give details on implementation in different areas: Advanced Numerical Differential Equation Solving in the ...
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Are you interested in a Wolfram Workbench Update?

Are you interested in a Wolfram Workbench Update? No, because it is based on Eclipse, and I prefer IntelliJ IDEA. The Mathematica plugin for IntelliJ IDEA is absolutely great and fairly sufficient ...
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Language`* documentation project

Language`*ExpressionStore This is a hash-map system (without vectorized calls) that stores items without incrementing the ref count allowing them to be garbage ...
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Is $2x$ documented?

From Your First Wolfram Language Calculations: 2x means 2*x. Examples of no-space multiplication from ...
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Understanding Parallelize methods

Suppose you are using ParallelMap on a list of 16 elements, such as Range[16], and that you have 4 kernels. Items from the list ...
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Why use \[FormalN]?

A simple example of the use of formal symbols is for mathematical tasks that require the use of dummy variables. Most functions like Plot will localize their dummy ...
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Searching the docs for commands that use a particular option

You can use the "WolframLanguageSymbol" entity type, Entity["WolframLanguageSymbol", "Exclusions"]["SymbolsUsingAsOption"]
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Definition of a ResourceFunction

ResourceFunction["RainbowText", "Definition"]
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What is a printer's point?

There are three kinds of units for measuring on-screen length, i.e. pixels, points and physical units (like inches/centimeters/etc.). For me the confusing part is pixels vs. the so-called "points". ...
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How has Hash changed in 11.3?

I guess the reason for that has nothing to do with the "MD2" or "MD5" sum, which hasn't changed. The reason is that the input ...
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Default behaviour of Hash[expr] and hashing in different versions of Mathematica

I repost here from https://stackoverflow.com/a/39029618/3449795 (more visible) The code below is pseudo-C, the highlight is wrong. Not my fault :D I've been doing some reverse engeneering on 32 and ...
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Using DocumentationBuild and Transmogrify to generate web docs

tl;dr The Workbench packages are out-of-date for 11.1 and the whole system is not configured to easily work from Mathematica using a structure differing from the standard ...
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How has Hash changed in 11.3?

There is already discussion about String and ByteArray in the linked previous Q & A, so I'll comment a bit about general ...
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How to use CompilerOptions?

These are accepted as valid rules for CompilerOptions -> { rules }: ...
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Finding year that MMA functions were introduced via programmatic calls in the Wolfram Language

find the year that MMA functions were introduced via programmatic calls You can use, as an example ...
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Dimensions --- counter-intuitive?

So you would like Dimensions which only respects List head? Good question. -- Kuba From the documentation: The "array&...
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Language`* documentation project

Language`*Definition* [...] Language`ExtendedDefinition and ...
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How to find all tutorials for Mathematica?

The tutorials are located here: tutorialloc = FileNameJoin[{$InstallationDirectory, "Documentation", $Language, "System", "Tutorials"}]; ...
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Are you interested in a Wolfram Workbench Update?

I installed it for a short while, played with it somewhat and then decided it was not for me. I have been using IDEs for various languages and environments, but my development style for Mathematica ...
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List of symbols marked [[EXPERIMENTAL]] in the documentation

List available as EntityList[EntityClass["WolframLanguageSymbol", "Experimental"]]
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Workbench (Eclipse version) HTML Documentation Build HTML issues

Update 10-2017: I noticed that they released an update of these tools, so some of these steps are outdated. I adjusted this answer to the newest release of Workbench 10.1.822. It has become somewhat ...
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Can I implement something like the old documentation help browser?

Update This code is no longer the most up-to-date. The properly up-to-date code is in the package on GitHub. For a run-down of the changes between this and that see the discussion between b3m2a1 and ...
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