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Tricks of the Trade
Edited by Paul Abbott

Apropos

Lou D'Andria

lou@wolfram.com

Sometimes searching by name is not enough.

Related functions such as GCD are missed by such a search. Apropos (Oxford English Dictionary: adj. having direct reference to the matter in hand) finds all directly relevant functions by searching through usage messages.

As a second example, we use Apropos to find all search functions in the Combinatorica package.



     
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