4.2 Help

On-line help is available either by clicking on the help button or by entering help item (where item is usually the name of a function or primitive). apropos keyword looks for keyword in a whatis file.

To add a new item or keyword is easy. Just create a .cat ASCII file describing the item and a whatis file in your directory. Then add your directory path (and a title) in the variable %helps (see also the README file there). You can use the standard format of the scilab manual (see the SCIDIR/man/subdirectories and SCIDIR/examples/man-examples). The Scilab LATEX manual is automatically obtained from the manual items by a Makefile. See the directory SCIDIR/man/Latex-doc.