Re: Simple question about packages

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg19497] Re: Simple question about packages*From*: paulh at wolfram.com (P.J. Hinton)*Date*: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 15:53:18 -0400*Organization*: "Wolfram Research, Inc."*References*: <7q21bo$qa8@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <7q21bo$qa8 at smc.vnet.net>, rotud at aol.com (ROTUD) writes: >Why is it that all the documentation shows that loading a package is done by >typing: > ><< Directory'PackageName' > >That doesn't work for me, it says Cannot Load Directory'PackageName'. I have to >type > ><< Directory\PackageName.m > >Does everyone use this method of loading packages or is it just me? I am >running on a Windows 98 machine by the way. Any explanation would be greatly >appreciated. It's just you and just about every other beginning Mathematica user who has mistaken the apostrophe (') for the backquote (`) character. :-) Try rewriting your first example above this way: << Directory`PackageName` On most PC keyboards, the backquote is entered by pressing the key immediately to the left of the "1" key. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.