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Re: Mathematica & the Mac--file locations.

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  • Subject: [mg13927] Re: Mathematica & the Mac--file locations.
  • From: chenrich at (Christopher J. Henrich)
  • Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 01:22:52 -0400
  • Organization: Monmouth Internet
  • References: <6ssvh4$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <6ssvh4$m9c at>, rlove at (Robert
B. Love ) wrote:

> Greetings,
> I've just installed Mathematica on my Mac and have a question on where
> to  put my own packages so that Mathematica can find them.  I moved
> working notebooks off of a NeXT and moved the supporting packages from
> a private library and placed them on my shiny new Mac.  However, while
> the notebooks start up, the package loading always fails with a "can't
> find" message.  Where do _my_ packages go?  In with the  AddOns?  
> Also, is there a preferred location for my notebooks?

If I have a folder called "SomeProject" and I put an alias for this
folder in "...:AddOns:Applications", then Mathematica is able to see
the contents of "SomeProject" for the purposes of the "Needs" command.

I could also put the original folder inside AddOns:Applications.  I used
an alias because it seemed to make the minimal alteration to the tree
of  folders
that was installed.  Also I happened to have the installed software on
one disk and my own notebooks on another.

Christopher J. Henrich
chenrich at

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