3.4.4 The Help menu
The Help menu contains commands that let you get information
about Xcas from various sources.
This menu contains the following entries:
This will bring up the help index.
(See help index
- Find word in HTML help (F12)
This will bring up a page which will help you search for keywords in
the html documentation that came with Xcas. The help will
be displayed in your browser.
This will bring up a tutorial for the Xcas interface. The
tutorial will be displayed in your browser.
- Reference card, fiches
This will bring up (in your browser) a pdf reference card for
This will let you choose from a variety of manuals for Xcas.
They will appear in your browser unless otherwise noted.
This will bring up a manual for Xcas.
- Algorithmes (HTML)
This will bring up a manual for the algorithms used by Xcas.
- Algorithmes (PDF)
This will bring up a pdf version of the manual for the algorithms
used by Xcas.
This will bring up a manual for two-dimensional geometry in
This will bring up a manual for programming in Xcas.
This will bring up a manual for statistics and using the
This will bring up a manual for using the Turtle drawing
screen in Xcas.
This will bring up a page of exercises that you can do with
This will bring up a page of mathematical amusements that you can
work through with Xcas.
This will bring up documentation for the GP/PARI functions.
The Internet menu contains commands that take you to
various web pages related to Xcas. Among them are the
This will take you to the Xcas forum.
- Update help
This will install updated help files (retrieved from the
- Start with CAS
This menu has the following entries.
This opens up the tutorial.
This opens up the solutions to the exercises in the tutorial.
- Tutoriel algo
This opens up a tutorial on algorithms and programming with
- Rebuild help cache
This will rebuild the help index.
This will display a message window with information about Xcas.
This will allow you to choose from a variety of example worksheets,
which will then be copied to your current directory and opened.