Maxima Manual. Node: Definitions for Help
29.5: Definitions for Help
- Function: DEMO
this is the same as BATCH but pauses after each command
line and continues when a space is typed.
In NIL macsyma, DEMO does file searching like BATCH does, and in addition
searches for files on the [DEMO] directory in the Macsyma directory
hierarchy, and also for files with extensions of .DEM, .DM1, and .DM2
in addition to .MAC. This is to make it easier to run demo files which
come supplied with NIL macsyma, which are named things like
- Function: DESCRIBE
prints out information about "cmd", which may be any
MACSYMA command, switch or variable. Certain key words have also been
included, where they seem appropriate, thus DESCRIBE(TRIG); will print
out a list of the trig functions implemented in MACSYMA. Some
function names or operators may require quotation marks around them,
e.g. DESCRIBE("DO"); or DESCRIBE(".");. See also APROPOS(string)
which allows you to locate command names even if you aren't sure of
the full name. Do DESCRIBE(APROPOS); for details.
- Function: EXAMPLE
will start up a demonstration of how command works
on some expressions. After each command line it will pause and wait
for a space to be typed, as in the DEMO command.