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A Package to Find Options and Named Characters Matching a String Pattern

Ted Ersek
Organization: Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division
URL: http://www.verbeia.com/mathematica/
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Packages for Mathematica Versions 3 and 4 are provided in (Info3.m) and (Info4.m) respectively. Once the appropriate package is loaded the Options[obj,opt] and (?Aaaa) features are enhanced. The enhancement for options allows one to find options of an object that match a string pattern. For example Options[$FrontEnd,Display] returns all front end options, and their settings, which match the string pattern "*Display*". The package changes the (?Aaaa*) feature so that it ignores internal symbols with no use to the user. The package also defines a new function (NamedCharachters) which allows one to find all named charachters matching a string pattern. For example, NamedCharachters[Circle] returns a list of charachter names and the actual characters which have a name matching the string pattern "*Circle*". All enhancements are explained and demonstrated in the notebook (info.nb).

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Info.nb (98.7 KB) - Mathematica Notebook
Info3.m (106.9 KB) - Mathematica Package [for Mathematica 3.0]
Info4.m (116.5 KB) - Mathematica Package [for Mathematica 4.0]