The Help Browser
The Mathematica Help Browser, a complete, fully interactive, typeset-quality help system, contains all the Mathematica documentation.
- The Mathematica Book
- Mathematica Standard Add-on Packages
- Getting Started with Mathematica
The documentation consists entirely of fully indexed
Mathematica notebooks, which offer the same high typesetting
quality as the printed documentation. Additionally, all of the Help
notebooks are fully interactive, so you can execute calculations, make changes,
and copy and paste. Developers and other advanced users can add their own help
notebooks and comments. (By default, the Help Browser discards any changes to
its contents, but that can be customized.)
To get to the Help Browser, either press SHIFT-F1
or select Help from the
Help menu. To look up specific information, type
the name of the function
you want to look up and press F1 or select Find Selected
Function... from the Help menu.
By default, the Help Browser searches only the Built-in
Functions part of
the index. If you do not find the answer you are looking for there, click
the Master Index button and repeat the search.