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Jul
8
comment What is the difference between Update, Run Package, Save and Install for packages?
The scenario I mentioned above happened to me recently on a project I was working on. Specifically, I was using a palette notebook (installed) to create a document (CreateDocument), and then inside that I used Get to call a script containing Print. The only way I could get my Print output to display inside the created document, was to replace Print with TextCell statements. I'm not sure if this behavior is linked to some special attributes of palettes (or created documents) or perhaps $Output. (Also, my apologies for misspelling your name in my first comment.)
Jul
7
comment What is the difference between Update, Run Package, Save and Install for packages?
@Szabolics. Very nice answer, however, you state: "You could evaluate the same expressions in a notebook instead of using Get to read them from a file, and the effect would be the same." There are some subtle gotchas where this is not true. Try Print["hi"] in a notebook, and you get "hi" displayed in the notebook. Try Get containing code with Print["hi"], and Mathematica prints to a Messages notebook, not the notebook that called the package. Subtle, but sometimes important.
Jun
16
accepted Behavior of code changes after a palette is installed
Jun
16
asked Behavior of code changes after a palette is installed
Jun
10
comment Mathematica keeps crashing my machine — is there a way to prevent Mma from eating up so much system resources so this doesn't happen?
Can you provide a specific example of code that causes this crash? Your question seems so generic that I doubt much help can be provided. Perhaps the instability in your system is not Mathematica, but something else.
May
27
accepted Behavior of custom file chooser code changes when placed inside DynamicModule
May
19
answered Behavior of custom file chooser code changes when placed inside DynamicModule
May
15
asked Behavior of custom file chooser code changes when placed inside DynamicModule
May
7
accepted How do you programmatically update a tag using the TaggingRules mechanism?
May
7
comment How do you programmatically update a tag using the TaggingRules mechanism?
Problem solved. I don't know what I would do without StackExchange and the kind folks that share their expertise and time. Thank you!
May
2
comment How do you programmatically update a tag using the TaggingRules mechanism?
@Kuba Tired eyes. Yes, your observation about [] after EvaluationNotebook is certainly appreciated. That explains why the notebook kept "beeping" at me. Unfortunately, the primary issue still remains.
May
2
asked How do you programmatically update a tag using the TaggingRules mechanism?
Apr
15
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
15
accepted How can I force an installed, user-created palette to automatically evaluate?
Mar
15
comment How can I force an installed, user-created palette to automatically evaluate?
You have explained exactly what I was doing wrong! I was confusing the source notebook used to construct the palette with the palette notebook that is actually created upon executing the source notebook. Thank you for the kindness of your reply! That takes care of "gotcha" number 4,387,203. ;)
Mar
14
asked How can I force an installed, user-created palette to automatically evaluate?
Feb
22
comment citation insertion from bibtex file does not seem to work
I have had success using a literature database created by JabRef (jabref.sourceforge.net), which uses BibTex. I've been able to get Mathematica V8, 9 & 10 to work with it, under Windows. Even so, the current citation management of Mathematica is very frail and prone to crashing.
Jan
26
awarded  Yearling
Jan
21
accepted Can a System symbol spontaneously leak into a Global namespace?
Jan
19
revised Can a System symbol spontaneously leak into a Global namespace?
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