I thought I was pretty good at finding information using Google and other search engines, but after the recent Mathematica seminar I went to I realise that actually I could be searching smarter using Google.

For example, all of the Mathematica documentation sits on one site and I could trawl this if I wanted, or even add the domain into the search field to help give it some focus, maybe even break out some simple BOOLEAN algebra to proper show off…. or I could read how to use Google properly and just constrain all of my search results to this site using site:

For example, entering the following into Google searches the site (and only that site) for the word Transpose. Transpose

Now to take it a step further I could limit all of the responses to be PDF files incase they are tutorials that would be helpful. Transpose filetype:pdf

Give it a whirl on whatever sites you frequently search.

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