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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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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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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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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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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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Time-frequency analysis beyond wavelets

What possibilities are there for time-frequency analysis in Mathematica beyond wavelet decomposition? I could not even find a simple STFT.
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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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Summa package problem

I need to use the features of the Summa package but it doesn't work in Mathematica 9. It gives the error Cannot open Utilities`FilterOptions` My question is: ...
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Inserting symbols' definitions during read time of the code

Let's say we've got a package: ...
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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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Non-commutative algebra (NCAlgebra): How to properly SetCommutingOperators

I am starting to work with non-commutative algebra in Mathematica and had a look at the NCAlgebra package. I installed it and can use its functions. However, what I am struggling with is the ...
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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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Recommendations about modifying usage of built-in symbols

In my package, I use some of the built-in Mathematica symbols in non-canonical ways. Right now, I use them as Options or ...
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Show StyleSheets and Palettes from custom directory in Mathematica's Menu

I'm working on a package that needs to be installed into an arbitrary, "non standard" path (i.e., not $BaseDirectory or ...
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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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What is the reason that $zz^*$ is not written as $ |z|^2$ sometimes?

For a general (complex) number $z$ I sometimes get terms that explicitly writes (for instance) $$2zz^*+|z|^2. $$ I should add that these expressions come from long calculations involving packages ...
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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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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 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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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: ...
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On Reverting Code that Mma Switches to Raw Input Form Back to Standard Form

I experienced a similar issue to what is described in this post while editing formatted usage messages (that contained italics) in the declaration section of a package that I'm developing in the ...
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Could a package be composed of references?

Could a package be composed of references (e.g. usage messages)? Do the code for an induvidual function implemented in a package has to be physically in that package file where it is referenced (i.e. ...
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Does the operating system matter when using Encode[]?

I have a package I want to distribute. I wrote the package in Version 9 under a Mac OS X operating system. I want to Encode[] the package. The end user will ...
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How get Singular.m package to interact with Singular itself?

I've installed the package Singular.m by Kauers and Levandovskyy from http://www.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/research/combinat/software/Singular/ as well as the Singular ...
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How to delay the definition of a function from the time of package initialization to when it is first called

I am writing a package where a couple defined functions take a very long time define at initialization time (because they are large CompiledFunctions). However ...
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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 store symbols in a package without being parsed?

I have a package file myPackage.m with the following content: BeginPackage["myPackage`"]; load[] := {a, b, c}; EndPackage[]; ...
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Installing packages on “Mathematica Online”

How can I install packages in Mathematica Online? In particular, how can I install the xAct package?
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SetSystemOptions in a package

I'm looking to update a large package (with subpackage files called in the same context) to be compatible with version 10. A lot of the functionality surrounds plotting, particularly some custom ...
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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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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 ...
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Command line execution of Mathematica notebooks and conversion to .m

Sometimes one may want to execute a notebook via the command line (for example to run it remotely). As far as I know it's not possible to run notebooks directly, but ...
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Load Mathematica packages from the network

Is it possible to load packages (.m) directly from the network (http, https) without installing it locally?
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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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Installing R packages using RLink on Mac OS X

Is there any updates regarding installing CRAN packages via RLink in Mathematica 10 on Mac OS X? Or are we still stuck with the base R package and that's it? I was able to point to my R distribution ...
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Does new MMA9 Time Series support obsolete the old TimeSeries Package?

MMA9 includes a fair number of functions and symbols that seem to overlap with the old TimeSeries package. The new features are documented here and the old material is documented here. Some of the ...
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How do I correctly embed VerificationTests in my packages?

I like to write my tests before I code and write them inline when developing a package, and when loading a package those VerificationTests should run and the load should fail and print a report if ...
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Support for Multidimensional Scaling (MDS)?

Does mathematica support MDS? Or, are there any libraries that support it? Basically, I have points and a distance function defined between them, and I want to plot them in 2D space, trying to ...
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Mathematica package for explicit matrix representations of group generators?

While there are several packages that are capable of working with weights and roots (for example LieArt), I couldn't find any package that spits out explicit matrices for the generators, for example ...
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Where is f2mma.zip, Fortran to Mathematica converter?

I want to convert the SOFA libraries to Mathematica, and found out about f2mma, a Fortran to Mathematica converter. Google points to many papers about f2mma, but the only link to the software ...
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Does one need to be careful about loading multiple (many) contexts or packages in the same session?

I have a number of large pieces of precomputed data which I am considering putting into individual packages in order to load them (via DeclarePackage) and unload ...
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Automatization of SyntaxInformation and argx?

Does anybody have a good way to automate the setting of SyntaxInformation for any custom function? I have a ton of functions for which I want to set SyntaxInformation, and doing it by hand seems a ...
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Package for voting systems

Is there a mathematica package that implements common voting systems (like IRV where voters will rank the candidates)?
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Simplifying the trace of a matrix expression

I have a long expression involving matrices that I derived using the NCAlgebra package. Can I simplify the trace of the expression? For example, say b is a scalar ...
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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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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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Working example for the built-in SavitzkyGolayMatrix for doing polynominal smoothing

Have been using various packages SavitskyGolay.m for Savitsky-Golay polynomial smoothing but just noticed the built-in matrix kernel. I am looking for an example ...
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Reloading package after accidental Remove[] of symbol

I was using Needs["PlotLegends"] By chance I removed ShowLegend by Remove[ShowLegend] How do ...
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How to write polynomial expression as commutator form?

I want to write some polynomial expressions as commutator form. For example : $$ \frac{\text{BA}}{2}-\frac{\text{AB}}{2} = -\frac{1}{2}[A,B] $$ or $$ ...