Where can I install the Wolfram ExtraPackages? Especially the "Notation`" package? I do not seem to have it by default (In the Utilities, I have only two documents, called CleanSlate.m and URLTools.m) and I cannot find any information on that.


You can easily get the path to any installed package file using FindFile, for example:

"C:\\Program Files\\Wolfram Research\\Mathematica\\11.3\\AddOns\\Packages\\Notation\\Kernel\\init.m"

If the package isn't installed, you could search it in several places on the Internet. Don't forget about this site, old Wolfram Library Archive and also brand-new Wolfram Function Repository.

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Oh ok, so after some further reading, it seems that doing:

<< Notation`

does the trick. I was trying to do something like


but with no success. I am not very sure where Wolfram takes the package from though?

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    $\begingroup$ I believe the Notation package can be found by calling SystemOpen[$InstallationDirectory] and then navigating to the folder AddOns > Packages. These are all preinstalled packages, they just aren't loaded into system memory when Mathematica is opened (presumably to reduce load times and memory usage for typically non-critical packages). $\endgroup$ – MassDefect Jan 7 '19 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ It is exactly as MassDefect said. You can open the folder directly with SystemOpen@ FileNameJoin[{$InstallationDirectory, "AddOns", "Packages", "Notation"}]. $\endgroup$ – Henrik Schumacher Jan 7 '19 at 19:33
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    $\begingroup$ and you could have used Needs["Notation`"] or Get["Notation`"] just as well. << is just a shortcut for Get and will automatically convert its argument into a string. Both Get and Needs should work and usually Needs is the better choice. $\endgroup$ – Albert Retey Feb 14 '19 at 14:08

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