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Re: $Path for Mathematica3.0?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg7330] Re: [mg7296] $Path for Mathematica3.0?
  • From: jpk at max.mpae.gwdg.de
  • Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 22:26:49 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> From lmchung at cse.cuhk.edu.hk Thu May 22 17:19:08 1997
> Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 09:20:04 -0400 (EDT)
> From: lmchung at cse.cuhk.edu.hk (Siu Ming)
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg7330] [mg7296] $Path for Mathematica3.0?
> 
> 	Is '$Path' a env. variable set by 'SET' in the autoexec.bat
> to search for packages? What's its syntax? Suppose I've put the
> packages in c:\pc\packages. If I've set '$Path', is it correct if
> I type <<abc.m . 'abc.m' is a package under c:\pc\packages.
> 						Raymond
> 
> 
Hi Raymond,

no. Mma has it's own path varibale $Path. The environment variables
of DOS/Win unix have nothing to do with it. By the way the $varname
is the reference to a shell variable in unix, the reference to an
environment variable in DOS/Windows batch files is %varname%.

You must set the Mma $Path variable in Your init.m file with

AppendTo[$Path,"c:/pc/packages"]

Hope that helps
Jens


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