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How to unload automatically loaded packages?

I know that this has been discussed here (How do I clear all user defined symbols?), but my case is somewhat different. How does one unload packages during runtime that were loaded with the start of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to work with Application Project files in Wolfram Workbench?

I have figured out that in a basic project I simply have to call the main package (m file) from the notebook using <<nameofmfile` and then the notebook ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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MaTeX for Mathematica 9

There's a great package called MaTeX that @Szabolcs wrote which allows one to easily use LaTeX within Mathematica for things like axes labels. After hours trying out various other solutions I ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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How to protect functions in a Mathematica Package?

I'm writing a Mathematica Package with many functions, but only two can be seen/public. I have: ...
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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 ...
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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'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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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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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 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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$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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How to sort the functions in a Package?

Once a Package like abc` has been installed, we can use "?abc`*" to scan all the functions defined in this Package. Now I ...
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Looking for a package regarding Schur Polynomials and Kostka numbers

I'm currently looking for any Mathematica package that involves Schur polynomials and/or Kostka numbers. More generally, I'd be happy with anything that expands on symmetric polynomials in general. ...
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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 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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FindSelectedFunction for packages - how to make it work?

The Mathematica help menu contains an entry Find Selected Function (Cmd+Shift+F on OSX). If you are working with say Transpose and want to look up its reference ...
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How can I get Mathematica to recognize the documentation for a newly installed package?

To install a new package on one's machine, one first downloads and unpacks the package into the $BaseDirectory/Applications directory. The tutorial Installing ...
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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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Maximum number of literal values for SetDelayed?

Under what circumstances should I expect Mathematica to turn a delayed assignment into an immediate assignment? I have put together a minimal example (available here) which demonstrates this behavior. ...
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How to execute a function in the package from java?

I use Wolfram Workbench 2.0. I can get a KernelLink object and evaluate some simple expressions like "2+2". But I don't know how to export a package and execute ...
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Importing parts of Packages

Some programming languages offer the possibility of importing a single function from a library, as in from x import y I'm looking to import only one function ...
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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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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 properly remove the CUDAResources paclet?

I have Mathematica 8.0.0.0 installed on my Mac, and while I tried to see what it could do with CUDA, it downloaded a large directory (~1 GB) named ...
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Function to compute the probability of exactly one event occurring out of N independent events

Is there a built in function (or a function in one of the standard packages) that allows you to compute the probability of exactly one event occurring out of some known set of probabilities for N ...
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How to suppress automatically generated header in packages?

At the top of the .m file which is automatically generated from initialization cells in a notebook there appears a header: ...