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Documentation and Online Help
for Modeling Software from RP Photonics

High quality documentation is an essential feature of any reasonable modeling and design software. After all, such software is used for doing more less complicated things, and it would not be acceptable that users spend excessive time on just finding out how the software works.

In fact, proper documentation needs to treat many aspects:

Note that producing high-quality documentation requires highly developed didactic skills, which not every programmer has got. The developer of the software, Dr. Paschotta, is very experienced in this area.

All software products from RP Photonics come with a comprehensive software manual in PDF format. (As an example, you may download the beginning of the RP Fiber Power manual with the table of contents.) In addition, RP Fiber Power, RP Resonator and RP Coating have a comprehensive context-sensitive online help system (see the screen shot below as an example).

online help of RP Fiber Power

Of course, any remaining questions can be clarified using the technical support.