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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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Where to download the MathWorld package?

I was trying to run some notebook I downloaded from MathWorld, but lots of them need << MathWorld`Curves` I tried to google it , only to find this, but ...
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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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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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How can Private functions be made completely opaque?

I want to make Private functions. From my point of view, being a Private function means that the function is not accessible from other packages. For that purpose I wrote the following code. But my ...
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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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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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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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Evaluate notebook from other notebook

I have a notebook ("notebook 1") which in the beginning sets some parameters, does something depending on their value and saves the result to a file, say: ...
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How to load a custom mathematica package from a .m file?

I would like to load the package groebner50.m which is available through the website of David A. Cox. It's supposed to contain some useful tools for commutative algebra, but I haven't been able to get ...
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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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Loading Level Scheme error [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica. When I am using: Get["LevelScheme`"]; it gives the following error: Get::noopen: "-- Message text not found -- ...
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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 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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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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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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What's the goal of the Macros` package?

I see in the Mathematica install a Macros` package. In windows the paths is for example: ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 unprotect a variable in a package

In Mathematica 9, I had the function(s). I apologize for the weak formatting. ...
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Attaching the same message to several symbols

It is common in many packages, as well as system symbols, that the same message can be issued by several functions. Here's an example: One mechanism that can be used for this is to define the ...
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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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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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How to transform a DumpSaved .mx file to .m file conveniently?

I have many DumpSave-d .mx files under a directory. They are generated under Linux. The .mx ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Use of Ito's lemma in ItosLemma.m (or any other method in Mathematica)

This is a follow-up question on this question: Use of Ito's lemma in ItoProcess My problem is to find some method how to use Ito's lemma in Mathematica. As an example: How can I apply Ito's ...
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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 ...
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Package autoloading not working in CDF and Player Pro

I have made a package BeginPackage["top`"] t[x_]:=MessageDialog["This is top"] t1[x_]:=MessageDialog["This is top1"] EndPackage[] and used the code of this ...
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Best Practice for using Notation, $Pre, MakeExpression in a package [closed]

I'm setting up a package that defines a custom notation. I'd like to inquire about best practices and possible issues of: using the Notation Package using $Pre ...
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Package to read in data from excel files

I want make a package to add a function to Mathematica that reads all excel files is the working directory that is set after the package is loaded. ...
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Is there a bug in AssociatePairs?

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.1.0 In Version 10, the GeneralUtilities package contain some useful functions. ...
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Is there a way to revert to the built-in function after overwritting it using Unprotect

When using Unprotect, we can overwrite a functions definition: Unprotect[Sqrt] Sqrt[x_]="blahblah" Protect[Sqrt] Once this is done, can we revert to the built-in ...
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$InputFileName backwards compatibility

What would be a good replacement for $InputFileName (which has been added recently to Mathematica 8) to achieve backwards compatibility with let's say M6 and M7? I ...
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Coordinate free differential forms package

I am looking for a package in Mathematica which can handle differential forms in a coordinate free manner. I am aware of several packages which do differential forms, but it seems that for all of them ...