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Re: package loading

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  • Subject: [mg15164] Re: package loading
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 00:27:44 -0500
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <754v8m$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Don,

is the directory of your Borders.m in the $Path list ? If not and say it
is in


You must add 


On MS-Windows you may have your packages in 


and the line


may help.

Hope that helps

Don Keefer wrote:
> O Knowers of Mathematica,
> I have written a function to be used as a mapping application and have
> wrapped it up nicely in a package, using the general format that is
> described in the Mathematica Book.  My problem is that when I load
> mathematica and try and load the package using Needs or << the package
> does not load.  The error message I get from Needs is something like:
> No open, Context Borders was not created when Needs was called.  I have
> checked and rechecked my syntax, and the package loads nicely when I
> evaluate the cell that contains my funcion.  In addition, when I call
> Needs, I have made sure to specify the file to look for that contains
> the context definition, and I have made sure that the proper
> directiories are specified in Path. Suggestions as to the source of the
> problem are appreciated.
> J.Russell
> ******************************************************** Don
> Keefer                          dkeefer at
> Groundwater Geology Section             217-244-2786

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