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Incompatible Changes since Mathematica Version 7?

Prelude The items in this post are not generally regressions; they are simply changes and enhancements that may break code or cause problems in moving from one version to another. The work-arounds ...
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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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How to extract a list of available Method-s

I use this function ...
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List of symbols marked [[EXPERIMENTAL]] in the documentation

Edit: This solution no longer works due to changes in the Entity framework. The "UnderDevelopment" ...
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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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Inline documentation of "Properties"

Yes, it is possible: The idea is to look at the underlying cell expressions in the documentation for those string property tables. As I said already in my comment above, basically we have two ...
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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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Default behaviour of Hash[expr] and hashing in different versions of Mathematica

how to reproduce the default hashing behaviour when explicitly choosing a method ...
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Is FrameTicks broken in 10.1.0?

This is not a bug, the tick specification used in the documentation is incorrect. The tick specification in these examples is {bottom, left} which is the short ...
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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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Where is the "Function Navigator" and "Virtual Book" gone?

Update for V13 Sometime by or before V13.0, the functionality changed, and it appears the old navigator is gone. Now you can access the doc page (the same as in Mr.Wizard's answer) with this new ...
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Where is the "Function Navigator" and "Virtual Book" gone?

Although I haven't examined it to see how complete it is, putting Virtual Book into the search bar of the Documentation Center quickly found this: http://reference....
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What does the AspectRatio option actually do?

Padding Without padding of any kind the over-all aspect ratio and element (primitive) aspect ratio are the same and as specified: ...
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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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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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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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Most influential and/or disrupting features introduced with new versions of Mathematica

I've been really shocked at how much the features supporting Associations and Datasets have changed my coding style. ...
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How to use Get on a folder

Shortly: automatic behavior happens when you use a backtick `. I think there are multiple typos in docs for Get. I added ...
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"ParametricSensitivity" in ParametricNDSolve

The choices allowed for "ParametricSensitivity" can be seen from the following error message ...
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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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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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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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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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Definition of a ResourceFunction

ResourceFunction["RainbowText", "Definition"]
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