[Maxima] A smallish proposal about help
milan at eskimo.com
Sat Feb 10 18:34:27 CST 2007
Have you tried describe("mod",exact)?
* Alasdair McAndrew <amca01 at gmail.com> [2007-02-11 09:47:28 +1100]:
> If I want to find out about the mod function (for example) I type "? mod" or
> "describe(mod)" and I'm presented with a list of 19 items (all including the
> string "mod") to choose from. I think there should be a way of going to the
> help for mod directly. As I see it, "describe(mod)" or "? mod" should do
> just that, and the current behaviour of describe should be relegated to a
> function called, say, "lookfor" (which is used by Matlab).
> "? mod" or "describe(mod)" shows the help file for "mod"
> "lookfor(mod)" shows a list of all commands including the string "mod"
> Of course, I don't know if this would be easy or hard to implement, and I
> don't know if there's some clever lisp command which might do what I want
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