How can I search for help of a function on all Julia packages simultaneously?


#1

Is there any way to find the help about a function if I don’t if know what package contains the function?
I mean searching on Julia base and all packages altogether? Kind of centralized help.

Sometimes I try to study Julia code found on the Internet but I can’t find information about some function by searching on https://docs.julialang.org/en/v1/ because the command belongs to a package, I don’t know which one but I need to look at its specific doc site.


#2

No, but would be good to have. Regular search engines should work pretty well, and leads you to the correct package 9/10 times.


#3

apropos("findthis") can be pretty handy for things in the standard library


#4

I’ve tried but it seems it only finds information on the packages you already have installed.


#5

There is no centralized place you can search all packages. We do, however, have a tentative plan to create such a service for free for the open source Julia ecosystem.


#6

When I don’t know which package in the Julia Standard Library contains a particular function, I go to the Julia stdlib source code page on GitHub and search “this repository” for that function. In most cases the first search results point to the package that contains the function.