Questions on Mathematica packages, which are self-contained bundles of Mathematica code that add new functions and other functionality.

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How to get the directory of a package?

I have a package that I have placed in the $BaseDirectory\Applications directory so that Needs can find it. I have a logo in ...
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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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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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Variable not assigned to correct Context [duplicate]

I am trying to understand Mathematica's Context, but I do not understand why the short name of the variable defined in the temp` context (x) returns the Global definition. I am following the section ...
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Automatic AutoIndent while editing a Package (.wl)

The author of this question is interested to personally handle the code indentation and have the package editor, built-in in Mathematica 2012, preserve the manually chosen indentation level from line ...
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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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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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Load a package and use it's functionality inside C#

I am trying to make a windows C# form which uses some functions that I wrote inside Mathematica. Suppose that we have the following package: ...
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How to package a function for export?

I often post code for functions on Stack-Exchange, and then later find that they are unexecutable - that people can't use them because I mistakenly omitted some private functions or values that are ...
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Testing a package in Mathematica 9

I am in the process of writing a package, but my way of testing it just seems wrong and inefficient. Each time I edit the .m file, I save it, quit the kernel, call the package in a separate notebook ...
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Simplifying a product with indices by implementing a rule

I want to simplify a product of two operators including indices. Let's say my operators are $$ \mathcal{O}^{\mu \nu, \alpha \beta} = -p^2 \left( \eta^{\mu \alpha}\eta^{\nu \beta} + \eta^{\mu \beta} ...
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What is available for editing Mathematica source code with Emacs?

I can find several Emacs libraries for Mathematica, but I'm not aware of a clear favourite, a definitive list, or of a library which is actively maintained and developed. None of these appear to be in ...
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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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Annotation specifier like :Author: and sectioning like ::Section:: in package code

In packages, there is a special way to make basic formatting and annotation within normal comments. Here is another question related to annotation. Package file headers usually contain information ...
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Mysterious message posted when I move the cursor in a custom function

I wrote a function called CPlot for complex plotting which is supposed to act a lot like Plot in its input format, but ever ...
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Autoloading attempting to follow Roman Maeder's master package instructions

I am trying to use the Master Packages discussion from "Programming in Mathematica" by Roman Maeder. I have a directory: D:\at_work\mathematica\JacksPackages ...
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Using underscore in directory names and loading packages

Using an underscore with the SetDirectory command works fine. SetDirectory["D:\\at_work\\mathematica\\programming_maeder"] Now I can load a package using ...
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Package and imbricated compiled functions

I would like to build up a Mathematica package Pck which contains compiled functions. However when loading this library I obtain an error. When reduced to a minimal ...
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Can I view a package as a regular notebook?

How can I open a package as a normal notebook, i.e. without the toolbars and formatting of the built-in .m file interface.
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Where can I find documentation for the File->New->Package window?

I'm using 10.0.0 on OS X. When I go File->New->Package a window similar to a notebook appears, but with different coloration and a row of buttons on the top like 'Update' and 'Run Package'. I'm not ...
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Mathematica GUIKit

Does anyone of you know if the GUIKit package is still under some development by Wolfram Research or is the current version 1.1.0 the last one. Does it make sense to make GUIs using this package in ...
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How can I prevent a package from loading into a notebook run from Workbench?

I have a Workbench project in which I have created two packages: PackageA.m and PackageB.m. In the same project, there is a ...
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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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Using the variable in the MATLAB workspace using MATLink or any other packages

I have a program in MATLAB and after I run the program, I get some results in MATLAB's workspace. Now, I need to use these results in Mathematica. What I currently do is that I save the workspace as a ...
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ContextPath and autocompletion with subpackages

I'm developing a larger package which includes several subpackages. My problem is, that I can't introduce the symbols in the subpackages to the autocompletion by loading the main package, but by ...
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Simplify BeginPackage with Package of Packages

I have a group of Packages that I use to create a lot of other Packages. Let's see an example: ...
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Package function not evaluating

I have a short package like this: ...
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Why is there a seeming discrepancy with the expression Cofactor?

I was trying to find out the cofactors of a square matrix. Then I came across the command Cofactor in Combinatorica package. ...
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Is there any Robotic Package in Mathematica?

Is there any Package in Mathematica that deals with Robotics and their application?
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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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Factoring an ideal in a number field into prime ideals

I'd like to factor an ideal in a number field into prime ideals, exactly as in this example from the Sage documentation: ...
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Is this a bug in NCAlgebra library?

In course of my work with NCAlgebra package for Mathematica, http://math.ucsd.edu/~ncalg/ , I encountered unexpected behavior of replacements. I am using ...
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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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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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$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 can I call the R-programming packages in my Mathematica?

I am trying to call the R-programming package called highfrequency in my Mathematica so that I can use its function rCov. I ...
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Is it possible to have a function with non-global parameters? [duplicate]

If I have functions in two packages that have parameters such as length_, width_ and height_; is there any way to have both packages loaded without generating messages such as "Symbol length appears ...
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A Stupid Question Maybe - EigenNDSolve

I would like to find out how accurate and how useful the chebyshev (collocation?) method is in finding many eigenvalues to a second-order ODE in one go. Specifically, I used the Mathematica package ...
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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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Problem in downloading “ToMatLab” package [duplicate]

Iam trying to download "ToMatLab" Package from http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/MathSource/577/ but it is showing me an error message by showing a big question mark and "File could not be ...
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Can a Mathematica Application be inside another Application?

The file structure of a simple MMA Application can have the form: MyApplication MyApplication.m SomeAuxiliarPack.m Kernel init.m Where ...
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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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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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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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Mathematica 8: EdgeList and CommunityStructureAssignment shadowing problem

I'm facing some issues when trying to use the CommunityStructureAssignment function from the GraphUtilities package in Mathematica 8. I'd like to output a ...
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How to overwrite a private symbol value temporarily?

I have a package file mypackage.m with BeginPackage["Foo`Bar`"] Begin["`Private`"] tmp=2; foo=2*tmp; myprogram[foo] ... End[] EndPackage[] The file is VCS ...
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Symbol resolution for contexts inside packages

Say I create $UserBaseDirectory/Autoload/MyPackage/init.m containing: ...
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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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Load Mathematica packages from the network

Is it possible to load packages (.m) directly from the network (http, https) without installing it locally?