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help -- help command

Description

Various ways to get help:
  • help "Macaulay2" -- displays the base of the online documentation tree.
  • help X -- displays the online documentation for X
  • help methods X -- displays help messages about the methods usable with things of type X
  • help methods res -- displays help messages about the methods usable with the function res
  • help methods symbol ** -- displays help messages about the methods usable with the operator **
  • help methods (res, X) -- displays help messages about the methods usable with the function res and a thing of class X
  • help methods (symbol **, X) -- displays help messages about the methods usable with the operator ** and a thing of class X
  • help methods (X, Y) -- displays help messages about the methods usable with a thing of class X and a thing of class Y
  • help about X -- displays documentation nodes from all installed packages whose keys contain X.
  • help about(X,Body=>true) -- displays documentation nodes from all installed packages whose keys or contents contain X.
The help command is used to display online documentation, as in the following suggestions. Use viewHelp to display the corresponding documentation in your web browser.
  • help
  • help ideal
  • help (ideal,List)
Some other potential help topics:
  • help "Gröbner bases"
  • help "multigraded polynomial rings"

See also

For the programmer

The object help is a command.