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initial help

Welcome to Macaulay2

Try entering '2+2' at your next input prompt, which begins with i. The two output prompts begin with o. The first one, with the equal sign, '=', gives the value computed from your input, and the second one, with the colon, ':', tells what type of thing the value is.

Type one of these commands to get started reading the documentation:

  • copyright -- the copyright
  • help "Macaulay2" -- top node of the documentation.
  • help "reading the documentation" --
  • help "getting started" --
  • help "a first Macaulay2 session" --
  • help x -- show documentation for x
  • help about x -- show documentation about x
  • help about (x,Body=>true) -- show documentation mentioning x
  • ? f -- display brief documentation for a function f
  • printWidth = 80 -- set print width to 80 characters
  • viewHelp -- view documentation in a browser
  • viewHelp x -- view documentation on x in browser

To read the documentation in info form, in case you happen to be running Macaulay2 in a terminal window, replace help by infoHelp in any of the commands above.