Questions tagged [paclets]

Mathematica package distribution format. Includes using and understanding the paclet manager, creating, distributing, and customizing paclets, and functionality that creates or uses paclets.

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Install Function from “Wolfram Research Server” Offline

I recently used Mathematica's IntegerName function, but upon calling it for the first time, I was surprised to be greeted by a message reading: "Installing data ...
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CUDADeviceCount is 0 on Mathematica 11.3 and Paclet 11.3.82

I am Normi. I am using Mathematica 11.3 and trying to use CUDA Kernel on Windows 10. My Graphic Cards NVIDIA Tesla K20c (it is not in the list of supported GPU. But it has Tesla K20 in the list) ...
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How to enforce priority on custom directory over paclets default repository

As explained in $Path hijacked by PacletManager? loading packages from custom directories may not be so intuitive. Not to mention absolute lack of documentation of interaction between ...
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Mathematica 11.3 keeps crashing on initializing Kernel

I have been using a licenced mathematica, provided by my research institute, for a while. Weeks ago it happened to me that at the startup of my mathematica (while initializing Kernel), mathematica ...
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Import Converter as a Paclet

In short, I have a package that can load a proprietary device file-format. The underlying reading code is written in Java, packed into .jar, and in a Mathematica ...
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Weather Data from Wolfram repository: The example from Help doesn't work

From the WeatherDatahelp: ...
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Robust packages installation and updating on Cloud

Questions: What is an idiomatic way to upload/install a paclet in own Wolfram Cloud account? What is an idiomatic way to update/overwrite existing paclet? It is not tough but: PacletManager works ...
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How to obtain list of Installed Packages loadable by Get (<<)

When Get["MyPackage`"] is executed, Mathematica looks for a package in $UserBaseDirectory/Applications, and it does, it will ...
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BugTracker in Mathematica paclet

I've been dealing with bugs in a very ad hoc fashion, mostly hitting them as they come or trying to write a note in my code to deal with them. As my codebase has broken the 50000 loc mark I find it's ...
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What is a Full Function Paclet?

Following the steps in this Wolfram Community post by Emerson Willard adds a new checkbox option to the New Application Project Wizard in Workbench (10.1.822) for "Full Function Paclet". Question: ...
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Creating Paclet with Workbench

I've followed Emerson Willard's guide to creating a paclet with Workbench but am stuck on the step "Build your project and documentation as usual and then create your Paclet file and deploy." I hit ...
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Multipart package creation, development and maintenance [closed]

I am a physics major. I focus on theoretical and mathematical physics. After spending some time with Mathematica I found that it is not straightforward to create separate files for logically distinct ...
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Package documentation separately from code

Mathematica documentation is heavy duty stuff. Of the 7.75GB my Mac says Mathematica 11.3 takes up, 5.46 of that is documentation. So when I write my own packages I don't want to do what WRI did and ...
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Get[…, Path-> {…}] does not shield against paclets directories

Let's create a test package/paclet in a standard $UserBaseDirectory/Applications: ...
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Improving paclet formatting

Cross posted on Wolfram Community For such an increasingly relevant data type the Paclet has a particularly useless formatted form. Can we do better? In ...
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Finding paclets on a server

If I'm given a paclet server, "http://paclet.serv.er/" how can I determine what paclets are on it to install? E.g. how could I find all of the ...
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Building a convenient package distribution system

The PacletManager is nice, but it's not really a low-effort system to work with. Installing a package can be made pretty easy, but only if the location from which ...
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Startup error Part::partw

When I started mathematica, this message popped up. Part::partw: Part 5 of PacletManager`Utils`Private`$taskData[2] does not exist. Does anyone know what this is?...
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Paclet server down?

out and unable to connect to the paclet server and Mathematica asking me to log in. Is very annoying and gets worse. Do other users also have this problem?
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How can I set up a local paclet server? (easy package sharing via shared DropBox)

I want to set up a local paclet server (i.e. on my own machine, not the web), how can I do this? Sample Reason My very numerous group of very real friends like to work on very real projects together....
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How can I use GitHub as a paclet server?

I want to use GitHub as a paclet server, but this fails: ...
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Install paclets into $BaseDirectory on multi-user system

PacletInstall will install paclets into the $UserBaseDirectory by default. How can we install them in ...
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How to remove a paclet downloaded from Wolfram Research Server?

How can I remove a paclet that was automatically downloaded when I used a function for the first time (i.e. NetChain)? I believe the download was faulty, ...
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Installing a Paclet from GitHub (or other non-paclet server site)

How can I install a package from GitHub as a paclet? Can such a process be formulated in general?
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Using DocumentationBuild and Transmogrify to generate web docs

I build my docs in Mathematica, rather than using Workbench and the DocumentationTools. But now I want to be able to build HTML versions of my docs. I knew Workbench (partially) supported this and ...
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How to get InstallR to download latest version of R?

I just ran InstallR and it installed an incredibly old version of R from year 2011. ...
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Google Drive API connection: (or how can I build a service connection to an OAuth2 service?)

From here I know how to build a a basic service connection. And that's fine in simple authentication cases but how do I do this for OAuth services? Even more specifically, how can I do this for ...
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Creating a custom web API ServiceConnection

Can I build a custom API service connection that links into the standard framework? I know there are paclets that seem to implement this. How are they structured and how can I write my own?
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Custom curated data function for multiple datasets

I have a bunch of curated data that I can't practically distribute as a single curated function, but I don't really want to pass it around as a bunch of paclets as it's really all just one big dataset....
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Hosting a curated data function / server in Google Drive

I want to make a curated data function, but I have no good place to store the paclets. Per the pricing page I only get: And that's really not enough to host all of my data plus give me room to do ...
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Automating documentation generation

Outside of kernel symbols Mathematica provides access to lots of usage info, e.g. DownValues, Options, ...
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Can I build my own curated data function?

I love the huge curated datasets, but they don't cover everything. I have my own huge dataset which is too much to distribute as an EntityStore so is there a way to ...
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How can I disable system updates only?

Suppose I'm quite happy with my current Mathematica installation and wish to keep the system in its current form just reliably working. Since there were already at least two cases[1,2] when a lot of ...
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Extracting data from Data paclet

In the $UserBasePacletsDirectory there are lots of paclets that have only Data as an element. These are loaded via the ...
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Mathematica stuck in “running” for every calculation I attempt, kernel error

Bug introduced in 11.1.1 and fixed in 11.1.1 Bug was caused by a paclet update and fixed by a paclet update. I downloaded Mathematica this morning to do an implicit polar plot. I attempt to run the ...
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Is there a way to turn off paclet updating altogether? [duplicate]

We are running Mathematica 11.1 on a remote Linux box that has a pretty locked-down set of ports (enough for SSH and not a whole heck of a lot else), and it keeps trying to update things in the paclet ...
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How can I install packages distributed as .paclet files?

I downloaded a Mathematica package. It came as a file with the .paclet extension. How can I install or uninstall it?
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What are installed older versions of Paclets good for?

This question was triggered by Szabolcs excellent questions and answer here and here. One of the open questions is why the paclet manager obviously keeps older versions of paclets installed even ...
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PacletInfo.m documentation project

Packages can be made into paclets, which provides easy distribution and versioning. The paclet metadata is in the PacletInfo.m file. The PacletInfo settings also ...
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Disable “Load at Startup” checkbox in Add-Ons list

When a package comes with documentation, it will show up in the Installed Add-Ons list in the Documentation Center. This list can be accessed at ...
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How to distribute Mathematica packages as paclets?

Mathematica does have a nice package manager. Packages are called paclets, and they can be managed using the functions from the PacletManager` context. How can I ...
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Paclets updating awareness and tracking

It turns out that some silent updating may be done in our computers with paclets. See for example here. How are we aware that something has been changed ? Can we track updating/versions of paclets ? ...
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How to cache a paclet permanently? [duplicate]

I have needed to use a paclet when I did not have internet and was out of luck. Is there some way to tell Mathematica to cache and never re-download a list of certain paclets?
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New directory: Knowledgebase

With the installation of Version 10.4, I've noticed a new directory at $UserBaseDirectory: Knowledgebase. Contents appear to be (generally) binary -- either Dump[] files or Encrypt[], and their size ...
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Mathematica 10.0.x freezes in Initializing kernels

Bug caused by paclet update and fixed by paclet update. I updated to Windows 10 and have been running Mathematica fine on it for over a month. For some reason, it has just stopped working. I don't ...
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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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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 ...