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This section gives an alphabetical list of built-in objects which are supported in Mathematica Version 5.

The list does not include objects such as CirclePlus that are associated with operators such as , but which have no built-in values.

The list also does not include objects that are defined in Mathematica packages, even those distributed as a standard part of the Mathematica system.

Note also that options which appear only in a single built-in Mathematica function are sometimes not given as separate entries in the list.

A few objects in the list, mostly ones related to external operations, are not available on some computer systems.

New in Version ... indicates in what version of Mathematica a function first appeared.

Modified in Version ... indicates in what version substantial changes of functionality were last made.

The internal code of Mathematica is continually improved and enhanced, and between each major version the code for a great many built-in functions is modified in some way or another. So even if an object is not indicated by Modified in ... in this listing, it may well have been substantially enhanced in its efficiency or in the quality of results it gives.

This listing includes only standard built-in Mathematica objects that reside in the System` context. In a typical version of Mathematica there may be additional objects present both in the System` context, as well as in the Developer` and Experimental` contexts. For production work it is best to use only documented objects in the System` context, since the specifications of other objects may change in future versions. The online documentation for your version of Mathematica may contain information on Developer` and Experimental` objects. Further information is available at the Wolfram Research website.

Contexts for built-in objects.

In many versions of Mathematica, you can access the text given in this section directly, typically using the Help Browser (see Section 1.3.8). Typing ?F to the Mathematica kernel will also give you the main description of the object F from this section.

More information on related packages mentioned in this listing can be found using the Help Browser, or by looking at Standard Add-on Packages published by Wolfram Research. Note that the specifications of functions in packages are subject to incompatible changes in future versions of Mathematica.

Many functions listed below are implemented using Mathematica programs which are distributed in source code form with most versions of Mathematica. Information on the location of these programs can be found in online documentation.

There are a total of 1226 objects in this listing.