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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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Recovering vertex names from Combinatorica Graph

According to WRI tech support: Combinatorica functionality is not technically deprecated, though it is our hope that future versions of Mathematica will subsume it entirely by incorporating its ...
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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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Mathematica package manager

I want to bundle up a Mathematica package that I've written and distribute it as open source. It has a couple of dependencies that I'd like to automatically download independently from my package as ...
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Using header files

I have a piece of code I keep using in new notebooks over and over again and I have to copy and paste it in each new notebook. Problem arises: if I update the code in one file I have to manually do ...
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What is the proper method to load a Mathematica package inside a DynamicModule

I have a DynamicModule that requires loading of Mathematica packages. The usual methods do not seem to apply (...
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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 replaced ListWaveform?

My old Mathematica code used ListWaveform to produce a sound file from a table of amplitudes and frequencies; this seems to no longer exist. What replaced it?
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How can I return private members of a Mathematica package as the output of package functions without the “PackageName`Private`” prefix?

I have created a Mathematica package that manipulates various types of input physics data into a common form of output data for further analysis. To make this process more efficient and manageable, I ...
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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 “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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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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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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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 to load a package without naming conflicts?

This question applies to any package, but I encountered this problem while working with graphs. There are symbols in the Combinatorica package (such as ...
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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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What exactly does AddTeX2Eps do and how does one use it?

What exactly is Janko Slavic's addon package AddTeX2Eps supposed to do, and exactly how does one get it to work? I do understand it's supposed to allow one to use TeX ...
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How do you get Weisstein’s Hyphenate package to run?

I've put Eric Weisstein's Hyphenate.m package in $UserBaseDirectory/Utilities; installed the requisite ...
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Listing the functions defined in a package

Assume that I know a package's (Context?) name that is loaded. Now I want to list the functions defined in this package. How can I do it? I remember that I found a way once, but I cannot re-find it. ...
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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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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 safe is Encode?

How safe is an encoded package (using locked, etc)? If I don't specify a personal key, I understand that the encoding key must be somewhere in the Mathematica program itself, and so it is not 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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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 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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Automated testing for compatibility with older Mathematica versions

I have several packages which I actively develop and maintain. I try to stay up to date with new releases of Mathematica and usually update within a couple of months of a new version coming out. As a ...
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What are recommended guidelines for developing packages?

This might be of general interest – I have different questions regarding naming conventions, contexts, subcontexts, shadowing, etc., but I do feel that they are closely related, thus I don't really ...
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What is a “Paclet”?

I often see references to "paclets", for example the PacletManager` context, the PacletInfo.m file in some packages and next to ...
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How to distribute proprietary Mathematica code

If I want to make package-code completely unreadable, in a way that the end-user can only call my functions, but has no way to re-engineer my definitions, how would I do that? I know I can use ...
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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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How to make a parallel auto-generated .m package from Initialization cells?

according to the documentation at ref/InitializationCell, When you first save a notebook that contains initialization cells, you have the option to make a ...
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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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How to install packages?

This is always a problem when I distribute my packages to colleagues working on different platforms. I have my packages installed into a private directory and I autoload some of them when Mathematica ...
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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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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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Strategies for avoiding and handling shadowing

When dealing with namespaces in Mathematica (BeginPackage, $ContextPath ...) one is unavoidably confronted with the problem of ...