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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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Can Wolfram's Player Pro use proprietary packages?

A few entwined/related questions: Can Wolfram's Player Pro use proprietary packages? I have searched Wolfram's site pages on Player Pro and don't see anything that provides a clear answer to this ...
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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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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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Automatically load packages at startup

I'm a physics student and I try to simplify my day with Mathematica. Every time I use Mathematica I need Div[], Grad[], ...
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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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$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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How do I create a package from an existing notebook?

I have a notebook containing some functions, for example: f[x_] := 2*x g[x_] := x^2 Now I would like to convert this notebook to a package, ...
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Plotting ErrorBars with a different style

I would like to plot the error bars of ErrorListPlot with a different style than the points. I know of ErrorBarFunction, but ...
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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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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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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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Globally loading packages while using a CellGroup as the default context

I have a notebook I wish to set up where the sections are conceptually related to each other. But, I wish to isolate them from each other programmatically, so that they do not interfere with one ...
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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 abbreviate context names?

It's convenient to abbreviate often-used function names, eg Dim = Dimension. Is it possible to abbreviate long context symbols, e.g. Combinatorica when the context ...
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Can't load LevelScheme package

I am trying to use Mark Caprio's LevelScheme package for customizing graphics, but I haven't been able to get Mathematica to load the package using Get or ...
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How do I create and use Mathematica packages?

I have created a package following the tutorial in Mathematica 8 virtual book. However this tutorial is quite, let's call it, "short". I have a TestPackage.m file: ...
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Predictive code completion and custom functions in contexts

Suppose I work for organisation PQR, and have been developing a suite of packages, PQRUtilities, PQRVisualization etc, all of ...
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Package automated way of ReadProtecting all symbols

My template for building packages has, at the end, the following expression that automatically ReadProtects all symbols defined in my ...
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How can I include functions from a package into a CDF file?

I am building an application which I would like to deploy as a CDF file, and I am struggling to make the CDF exports work correctly with functions pulled from a .m package file. What are good/best ...
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Game theory packages

Is there any game theory package around? I mean supporting functions which take a game in matrix form and tell you all about nash equilibra, best strategies, ect
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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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When is the output of examples in function documentation rasterized?

Upon building documentation in Workbench, Workbench sometimes converts the output of examples on function pages into rasterized images, and sometimes not. Does anybody know what controls this behavior?...
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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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Is there a package for Bayesian Linear Regression?

Is there a Mathematica package for Bayesian linear regression? Thanks
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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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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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Future-proofing access to packed array tools

Most of the Mathematica users beyond beginner level will be aware of the phenomenon of Packed Arrays. The user-accessible functions related to packed arrays live in the ...
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Is there a way to find out who is importing a package?

After calling some functions, if I look into $ContextPath, I can see that JLink` is in there. Is there a way to find out what ...
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Preserving indentation when creating a new line (when editing in a package)

Background: This is the third question in a row of questions about how to make editing packages in the front-end much more bearable (the other two are here and here). It seems that the front end is ...
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Numerical integration of a numeric data available as a nested list

I have some numerical data in the form of a list with the following structure: {...{x,y,z},...} defining a surface z=z(x,y) in a 3D space (x,y,z). The data came from a simulation, and I am post-...
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Two x-axis with different units connected by function using CustomTicks

I am trying to make a plot of some photoluminescence data, where wavelength is on the x-axis, and intensity is on the y-axis. Also, I would like to have the graph boxed, with the upper x-axis having ...
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Possible Bug of loading Package @ Mathematica 10.1

When I open mathematica, there will pop-up some messages where << package` is in the following file ...
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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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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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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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Lie algebras packages (with E6, F4 & alii … included)

I am looking for an add-on that deals seriously with computations inside exceptional Lie algebras (and obviously classical ones ...): I want at least all standard basic data concerning them & ...
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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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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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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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Coding practice Notebooks vs. Packages: ClearAll?

I have a pretty robust workflow for developing in Notebooks. One element of that workflow is the reflexive habit of saying ClearAll just before a definition so ...
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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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SciDraw error loading package

I am running Ma 10.3. When I try to Get SciDraw package I get the following error: ...
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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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FeynRules vs FeynCalc (or anything else?)

I was looking for a Mathematica package that can take Lagrangians and calculate Feynman diagrams for any given n-point function. (..like if a software can draw and calculate arbitrary loop corrections ...
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Mathematica File Organization

Last year I asked how to integrate notebooks to the documentation center in stackoverflow. Back then I was only interested in seeing those notebook and being able to search for them. Unfortunately, it ...
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What is the purpose of Dump contexts?

Motivation I've been trolling through some internal code, trying to glean design practices WRI developers employ when extending Mathematica using top-level code. During my ...
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How to define a package without adding it to $ContextPath

How can you introduce a package, so that it is listed in $Packages, without adding it to $ContextPath? Note that this question ...
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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. ...