- displays online help information for
topic using the currently
set help browser. If no
topic is given, the title page of the
manual is displayed.
? may be used instead of
topic can be an index entry of the SINGULAR manual or the
name of a (loaded) procedure which has a help section.
topic may contain wildcard characters (i.e.,
If a (possibly "wildcarded")
topic cannot be found (or
uniquely matched) a warning is displayed and no help information is
topic is the name of a (loaded) procedure whose help
section has changed w.r.t. the help available in the manual then,
instead of displaying the respective help section of the manual in the
help browser, the "newer" help section of the procedure is simply
printed to the terminal.
The browser in which the help information is displayed can be either set
with the command-line option
--browser=<browser> (see Command line options), or with the command
"<browser>"). Use the command
system("browsers"); for a list of
all available browsers. See The online help system, for more details
about help browsers.
help; // display title page of manual
help ring; // display help for 'ring'
?ringe; // equivalent to 'help ringe;'
==> // ** No help for topic 'ringe' (not even for '*ringe*')
==> // ** Try '?;' for general help
==> // ** or '?Index;' for all available help topics
==> // ** No unique help for 'ring*'
==> // ** Try one of
==> ?Rings and orderings; ?Rings and standard bases; ?ring;
==> ?ring declarations; ?ring operations; ?ring related functions;
==> ?ring.lib; ?ring_lib; ?ringtensor; ?ringweights;
help Rings and orderings;
help standard.lib; // displays help for library 'standard.lib'
Command line options;
The online help system;