The Help Window
The main method to get help in Euler is the Help Window. It opens at any time with F1.
- If a function has been used recently, it will open the help for this function.
- If text is marked in the notebook window, it will try to open this test as a topic.
- Double click on any command to open the help of this command.
The help window can display help for various kinds of topics depending on your input. The basics are explained, if the input is empty.
|text||any topic that starts with the text|
|text+blank or text(||a specific topic|
|*text||any topic containing the text|
|&text or blank+text||topic in the Maxima documentation|
|blank+text+blank||specific topic in the Maxima documentation|
|_command||built-in command, excluding Euler functions|
|filename.e||list functions in this file|
|type function||types the definition of this function|
|listvar text||variables with names containing text|
|list text||functions containing the text|
The return key selects the first specific topic from the list of found topics. The escape key clears the input or closes the dialog. The F1 key opens the selection in the browser.
You can also double click on any topic in the output of the help window. Some topics have a "see:" at the end of their help. Double click on any of these links to open the help for this link.
Help in the Browser
There are the following pages in the Euler documentation.
- Reference: This is a complete reference of all functions of Euler and Maxima.
- Documentation: A more technical documentation, e.g., this page.
- Tutorials: The main source of information for learning Euler.
- Examples: A collection of examples for Euler.
There are additional notebooks which are extracted from Euler files. These notebooks are linked from example or introduction notebooks.
Help in the Program
At any time, you see information related to the current cursor position in the status line. Moreover, there are the help and mxmhelp command. These commands are a bit outdated. The help window should be used instead.