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What is the purpose of tags like :Name:, :Context:, etc. in packages?

I noticed that all of the packages that come with Mathematica start with a header that is in a standard format. (See e.g. the header of NIntegrateUtilities` at the ...
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FiniteFields package is very slow. Any fast substitute for Mathematica?

I want to compute the inverse of matrix, say with dimensions $100 \times 100$, defined over a large finite field extension such as $GF(2^{120})$. I am using the package FiniteFields, but Mathematica's ...
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Inconsistent behavior of undocumented Encode->Import->StringToStream->Get on password-locked stream

Let's save a definition. Encode it with password/key and Get it again. We will not use Get ...
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$Path hijacked by PacletManager?

Summary: Since Mathematica version 6, the PacletManager seems to have engineered an escalating hijack of the $Path variable. Add-on packages need to have a ...
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Mathematica “prelude”

Is there any way to have the functions from a mathematica file be loaded on startup? For example, in this excellent answer, Jens helps me out and gives me some functions for creating legends for ...
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How to use Get on a folder

In the documentation for Get it says: If the file found by <<name is a directory, the Wolfram Language will try to ...
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Second argument of BeginPackage with nested package loading

I naively thought that the second argument of BeginPackage can simply be used to ensure the loading and availability in the ...
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How to provide your own example data for a custom package?

A nice feature of the mathematica documentation is the copious use of ExampleData in illustrating functionality. I would like to provide some example data for a ...
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Incompability between v5-6 and v10 with Graphs and Oriented Graphs pkgs?

Notice that "although the v6 Packages are available at the link in the answer above they are not fully compatible with v10". The errors 1, 2 and 3 in Mathematica 10 student edition may be due to ...
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How to use the Autoload directory?

According to the documentation, packages in $UserBaseDirectory/Autoload will load automatically on startup. I placed an .m file ...
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Same name for functions in package and Global context

I am using a package that was written for Mathematica 3 while I am now working on Mathematica 8. I have issues with 2 functions in particular, Order and GraphComplement. They are a part of this ...
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Naming conflicts with Dummy variables in several packages conflicts

I'm using several packages in a notebook. In each packages there is functions defined with dummy variables. When I load the several packages in my session, i've got a warning message: ...
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Custom package development: Basic steps [duplicate]

Every once in a while, I write a generic function that I use quite often for months to come. However, package development in Mathematica is not very well documented from what I can tell, and I was not ...
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Why is JLink loaded every time I start Mathematica?

When I start a Mathematica 8 session (either command line or with the notebook front end), I notice that there are several packages that have already been loaded for me (using ...
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Is Package development (via InitializationCells) compatible with creating new Notations (via MakeExpressions)?

Can new (lower-level) notations be readily used within package code? There are a few notational additions that might improve my code base but I'm not sure if these will end up being more trouble than ...
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Package relative file path specification

I have some packages inside a folder (named Packs) that is in the same file level of some executed package. ...
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Packages problems on version 9 under OS X

Using Version 9 on OS X, I've run into some problems with creating packages and accessing them. I've done the following: wrote all the function definitions in a notebook and tested that they all ...
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How to install packages?

This is always a problem when I distribute my packages to colleagues working on different platforms. I have my packages installed into a private directory and I autoload some of them when Mathematica ...
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Making a Mathematica package manager?

I'd like to get a serious discussion started about a package manager. This has come up elsewhere, and many people have implemented their own solutions. It would be nice to have a standardized way to ...
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Creating documentation for sub-packages in Workbench

I'd like to create proper documentation for a package of mine, and Workbench in principle provides the tools to do this. However, I've split my package into multiple sub-packages (because I found it ...
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How to find out what files are touched when Get is called?

Is there a way to capture all package files touched whenever a package is called via Get, Needs, ...
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Compile for deployment

Is there any way (other than the manual one) to grab all the functions a notebook uses from the different user-defined packages and putting everything into one file to deploy the code for e.g. CDF? I ...
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How to properly DumpSave & Get Global`s symbols inside packages while not touching Global context?

For efficiency reasons I prefer to use DumpSave instead of Save. For ease of access I prefer to save symbols in ...
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How can I make private functions inside packages

I want to make private functions.for that purpose,I wrote the following code. BeginPackage["Test1`"] Begin["`Private`"] function1[x_]:=x End[] EndPackage[] I ...
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Does anyone have experience with performing symbolic regression using Mathematica?

I understand that there is at least one Mathematica package, DataModeler commercially available for symbolic regression. I'm seeking any observations with this or any other similar tool. I'm ...
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Using a different R version with RLink

I wish to use a different version of R than what is provided by Mathematica 9. For example, I want to use the Macports version of R, where R_HOME is ...
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Load a Mathematica Package via .Net code

I'm using C# to pass data to Mathematica and return graphs: ...
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The introduction for Context in Wagner's book is out of date? [duplicate]

In Section 8.1.1 (P230 of the book, P249 of the PDF) of Wagner's book, the following example is shown: x = 5; temp`x = 6; Begin["temp`"]; {x, Global`x} The ...
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Problem with PlayerPro recognizing a proprietary package

This question follows on from my earlier question Can Wolfram's Player Pro Use Proprietary Packages. That question appeared to have established that, yes, PlayerPro can use proprietary packages. ...
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How to unprotect a variable in a package

In Mathematica 9, I had the function(s). I apologize for the weak formatting. ...
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How to ensure that a package is always loaded on startup, even in parallel kernels?

Is there a robust way to ensure that a package is always loaded on startup, even in parallel kernels? Parallel kernels do not read Kernel/init.m.
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Loading Packages with Parameters

I have some packages that uses database connections inside it, let's call it ConnPackage. The connection IP is a public package variable, and has a default value: <...
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How to use MathPSfrag package in Mathematica 10?

I am interested to use LaTeX like labels in the plots that I prepare in Mathematica, and hence, I downloaded the MathPSfrag package from this website http://wwwth.mpp.mpg.de/members/jgrosse/mathpsfrag/...
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Loading custom notation on startup without showing the Notation palette

I was creating some custom notations using the Notation package and it works fine. I put it in my default personal package, and it loads fine on Mathematica's startup. To make it complete I need just ...
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Errors when using ParallelTable inside a package

I'm developing a package that contains a function that requires evaluation of an expensive Table, so I use ParallelTable instead....
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How do I put my packages into Dropbox

I don't want to necessarily put my packages in Mathematica's $UserBaseDirectory, which is on my local hard drive. Can I somehow tell Mathematica to look for ...
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How to run an external program in parallel with a Mathematica package?

Under Mathematica 8 (Linux x84_64) I was able to run an external program in parallel from a Mathematica package. However this procedure breaks down under Mathematica 9. Within my Mathematica package ...
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How to clean up temporary files when the kernel exits?

There are Mathematica packages that must create temporary files to function. If we are implementing such a package ourselves, how can we ensure that the temporary files will get cleaned up when the ...
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ParallelTable behaves differently when it is run inside a package

I've been butting my head against some very weird behaviour by ParallelTable, and its interaction with packages, over the past few weeks, and making relatively ...
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How to define UpValues in a different context from within a package

I'm trying to create a function (in a package) to import a lot of data and create a symbol with UpValues to return specific results about the data. I've got it working fine in a regular notebook, but ...
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Any packages for vertex enumeration on Mathematica?

My work requires me to enumerate all vertices of a polytope defined by linear inequalities from time to time. And I'm mainly working with _Mathematica 9.0 on Mac OS X 10.9. So I wonder are there any ...
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FeynArts not working properly

So I have installed all FeynArts folders (from 3.5 to 3.7) with FeynCalc 8.0.1., and none of it is working properly :\ First I load the path to specific FeynArts package (3.5 for instance), then, by: ...
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Linearised Einstein equations

I need to compute the linearised Einstein Equations around a fixed metric $$g_{μν}=\text{Minkowski metric} + h_{μν}$$ which is not the flat metric. Does anyone know a Mathematica package or a ...
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Where does a package have to be loaded?

I'm trying to solve a very tricky bug in my program. It's tricky because it seems to be not working intermittently, and mostly not working when running with large data sets. The code itself is kind of ...
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Creating event handler with ImplementJavaInterface inside a package

I am trying to make my Mathematica function to serve as an event handler for the events generated by a Java object. Specifically, I have a Java object that connects as a client to a server that ...
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Perturbation theory in general relativity using xAct

I'm trying to use the xAct Mathematica package for manipulating tensors, and I'd like to plug in a metric into the perturbation equations to first order in general relativity, and have everything ...
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Linearized Einstein Equations with Mathematica

I need to compute the linearised Einstein Equations around a fixed metric $g_{\mu \nu}$ which is not the flat metric. Someone knows any Mathematica package or a review that can help me?
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VariationalD giving the wrong solution?

EDIT: As pointed out in the comments, VariationalD gives a variational derivative (which I don't want), not a derivative with respect to a function (i.e. $\frac{df[...
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How to use SuperLog by loading SMLE.m

I am researching a software reliability model that has many parameters that need to be estimated. I want to use a maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) to estimate those parameters. After I searched ...
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Function behaves differently inside a package than outside

I defined a function TestHead in a notebook as follows: TestHead[z___] := TrueQ[{z} == Cases[{z}, x_ /; Head[x] === avar]] to ...