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How to distribute Mathematica packages as paclets?

The following answer is not complete, but does give one possible solution. There's a lot more to learn about the paclet manager, so please contribute another answer if you can, or correct this answer ...
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PacletInfo.m documentation project

This is a community project to produce useful documentation for PacletInfo.m. Feel free to edit and improve this answer. While the Paclet Manager is loaded from <...
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Declaring Package with dependencies in multiples files?

Preamble I will interpret your question as a general question on how one can organize multi-file projects in Mathematica / WL. There are two main axes in this problem, and they are Loading procedure ...
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What to be aware when using new-style package?

I will give a FAQ-style presentation of some things I became aware of while transitioning one of my packages to this format. Leonid's description of the new package format is required reading before ...
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Computational Bayesian analysis in Mathematica: Any plans to develop MCMC?

Update: 2/7/2019 I have just released a new version of the package: MathematicaStan v2.0 I just have released a beta version of MathematicaStan, a package to interact with CmdStan. https://github....
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3D rigid body physics engine

Since this answer was originally posted, the Blender software package has undergone significant revision causing the Python scripts to break. I have modified the scripts so that they should work from ...
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Computational Bayesian analysis in Mathematica: Any plans to develop MCMC?

For the sake of completeness let me advertise someone else's code which implements MCMC in mathematica. Josh Burkart has implemented Mathematica Markov Chain Monte Carlo which is available on github....
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Pop-up appeared and then disappeared during first documentation search in 11.2

Version 11.2 features a completely rewritten documentation search system. This version is incompatible with the search indices created by previous versions, nor can previous versions read the new ...
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How to distribute Mathematica packages as paclets?

Szabolcs answer shows how we can build a .paclet, but the PacletManager also contains the possibility to serve packages from an own site. As I realized after writing this, most of the information here ...
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How to download "ResourceFunction" packages onto a notebook, so I can place it in a USB and access it on a different computer

Putting my comment into an answer, since it seems to have solved the question You can use ResourceFunction["PacletizeResourceFunction"] to package a ...
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What are the recommended settings for git when using with Mathematica projects?

The solution I am currently using is to work with *.wls script files. You can do nearly all the things you do with usual *.nb notebooks files (as shown in my screen shot). The big advantage is ...
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Is there any harm or benefit to Removing unneeded private symbols in packages?

I decided to take one of my large packages and Remove all symbols in the Private` context that have no definitions attached to them ... And is there any risk if only those symbols that are not used ...
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How can I install packages distributed as .paclet files?

Update: The paclet-related functionality is documented in Mathematica 12.1. See PacletInstall. This answer is for people who are not interested in package ...
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Package organization

The key point is not to set the usage message between BeginPackage and Begin["`Private`"], but just to mention the symbol. A ...
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What is the difference between a .wl package and a .m package?

As after half a year there is still no answer, here are some very short answers from my comments: the difference is just the file ending as far as I know. if you have installed MATLAB (or another ...
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Second argument of BeginPackage with nested package loading

I've certainly encountered this behavior before. While I can't speak authoritatively, I'd think this is as designed, although it does introduce certain inconsistency. I also think that this issue is a ...
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Package organization

It is possible, your code works. I don't see any downsides which aren't a matter of taste. I like to keep usages next to definitions too. But I hate using full names, you can just mention symbols in ...
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Import package with correct symbol contexts

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Mathematica Syntax Coloring in GitHub README

It seems to have been possible at least since March 16th 2016 and probably earlier (thanks to jkuczm) I found it here (cannot remember how I ended up there). Here's another example using it. If we ...
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What are the recommended settings for git when using with Mathematica projects?

A new possibility is to use mathematica-notebook-filter which parses Mathematica notebooks and strips all output cells and metadata so that these are not committed ...
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Creating Mathematica packages

Quick start tutorial This is a quick start guide on how to set up a package following the typical structure. It does not explain why it is usually done that way, and it does not discuss other ...
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How to remove a paclet downloaded from Wolfram Research Server?

Use PacletFind to find the installed versions, of the paclet, for exmaple: ...
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Attempts at backwards compatibility

If you just want backwards compatibility, there is no need to create any symbols in the System context. It seems like a bad idea to do such things. A package should create symbols only within its ...
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Why SciDraw can not handle the StreamPlot?

In short, this is due to a behaviour in Mathematica's graphics rendering that seems intentional, but it is very strange in this particular context: Scaled ...
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Bulletproofing packages against SetOptions of built-ins

The approach This seems to be a good case for applying some run-time metaprogramming / introspection. The idea would be to patch the already constructed definitions after they have been created, at ...
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Making a website with Mathematica

In my opinion, Mathematica's XML template feature makes this quite easy. You'd write your HTML code for each page using XML templates, and then populate the templates with data as necessary using <...
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Why do people split packages in different files?

Because I really don't like working on code where the file has more than about 2,000 lines. It's terribly distracting and makes it hard to find that bit of code I'm looking for.
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Computational Bayesian analysis in Mathematica: Any plans to develop MCMC?

This answer gives explicitly a (parallel) MCMC implementation in mathematica following closely this Wolfram Demonstrations Project. This basically involves only a few lines: ...
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How to use the Autoload directory?

In order for a package in Autoload to load, it must have the file Kernel/init.m. Thus, ...
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Package MathWorld

Yes, unfortunately, it has proved not feasible to keep the 5000+ MathWorld notebooks as well as the packages you refer to up-to-date with the latest Mathematica functionality. As a result, I wouldn't ...
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