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Re: recovering from forgetfulness

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  • Subject: [mg7794] Re: [mg7759] recovering from forgetfulness
  • From: Luci Ellis <elisha at>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 22:41:08 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

If you haven't accidentally already evaluated too many expressions with
unloaded function names in them, you can use:


If you forgot to load the package, evaluated the expression, slapped your
forehead, loaded the package and got the shadowing message, try:

not sure if this first ` mark should be there, I'm doing this from memory.

Mma thinks of the erroneous symbol as Global`whatever and the symbol in the
package as PackageGroup`PackageName`whatever, so you need to indicate which
one you mean to remove.

Hope this helps.


>Is there a way in Mathematica to recover from forgetting to include a
>package?  For example, I type:
>and Mathematica returns the same thing back.  So I go, "Ooops, I forgot
>to load a package."  So I type:
>but instead of being all nice and good this gives me errors like:
>Set::write:Tag ImplicitPlot in Options[ImplicitPlot] is Protected.
>Clear[ImplicitPlot] does not help.  Even after trying to load
>ImplicitPlot, I am still stuck with an expression that just evaluates to
>Is there any way to reset Mathematica without quitting even the kernel?
>michael at

Luci Ellis:  elisha at

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