An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language
15The Scope of the Wolfram Language
You can go to the Documentation Center to start exploring all these functions.
The front page of the Wolfram Language Documentation Center:
Lets pick Geometry as an example.
Open the Geometry tile:
The Documentation Center has guide pages with overviews of functions related to particular topics.
The function page for Parallelogram:
Theres a summary at the top, then lots of examples of how the Parallelogram function can be used, as well as a section to open to get more details.
Run the first example from the Parallelogram function page:
Click for copyable input
Whenever you start typing the name of a function, youll see an autocomplete menu. Click the to see the function page for a particular function.
Press the to see:
How do I get to the Documentation Center?
It depends where youre running the Wolfram Language. If youre using the web or mobile, click the icon. On the desktop, go to the Help menu.
How do I try examples in the documentation?
Often you can just run them right inside the documentation. Alternatively, copy them to your working notebook and run them there.
How long does it take to learn the whole Wolfram Language?
How much of the Wolfram Language does one need to know to use it in practice?
One needs to know its principles, as they are covered, for example, in this book. As with a human language, one can have a comparatively small working vocabulary, not least because there are usually many ways to express a given thing. Its easy to expand vocabulary in any particular case just by looking at documentation.
How can I read Wolfram Language code if Im not fluent in English?
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