Questions on implementation details and how the parts of Mathematica are arranged or configured to work. Avoid this tag for issues that are confined to a specific operating system.

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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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Is there a system Reset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I clear all user defined symbols? The normal way I reset the Mathematica kernel to its initial state is through the notebook interface: ...
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Which Mathematica files may be deleted to save space

After installation Mathematica 8 for Linux takes more than 3GB in the /usr/local/Wolfram/ directory. I suspect that not all of it is relevant if I want to do some occasional computations. Are there ...
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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 can I use the Klingon alphabet symbols?

Note: This functionality is presently missing. See: How to add named characters to Mathematica 10? Mathematica apparently supports the Klingon alphabet: ...