Tag Archives: Focus

Tutorial

Searching...

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 reference.wolfram.com 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 reference.wolfram.com site (and only that site) for the word Transpose.

site:reference.wolfram.com 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.

site:reference.wolfram.com Transpose filetype:pdf

Give it a whirl on whatever sites you frequently search.