Re: Which Convert files where?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg18500] Re: Which Convert files where?*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 23:08:52 -0400*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <7lunaa$lgi@smc.vnet.net> <7lvjsd$ams$2@dragonfly.wolfram.com>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

How does one use DumpSave with the later sources ConvertCommon.m, ConvertInit.m, TeXConvert.m, and HTMLConvert.m to create a replacement for the distributed ConvertInit.mx? The README.txt file included in Convert.zip makes no mention of this. It only indicates how to properly locate the new source files into the directory hierarchy and then to edit the systemwide kernel init.m so as to add a Get[] expression. "P.J. Hinton" wrote: > > In article <7lunaa$lgi at smc.vnet.net>, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> writes: > > > (Sorry, this is complicated -- because I'm confused!) > > > > Installing Mathematica 4.0 (Windows 98 version) installs the > > DumpSave-format package > > > > > > C:\Mathematica4.0\SystemFiles\Kernel\SystemResources\Windows\Convert\ConvertInit.mx > > > > and the LaTeX 2.09 style file > > > > C:\Mathematica4.0\SystemFiles\IncludeFiles\TeX\notebook.sty > > > > (where "Mathematica4.0" is my name for the top Mathematica directory). > > > > A .tex file generated from a whole notebook includes the comment: > > > > %%Implementation-specific instructions for installing TeX-related files > > %% can be found at this URL. > > %% > > %% http://www.wolfram.com/support/FrontEnds/Export/TeX > > > > That URL, in turn, has a link to a page specifically for 4.0 that > > includes the link: > > > > http://www.wolfram.com/suppport/FrontEnds/Export/HTML/Convert.zip > > > > The file Convert.zip includes among others the following files, all > > dated 5/20/99:, > > > > ConvertCommon.m > > ConvertInit.m > > HTMLConvert.m > > TeXConvert.m > > notebook.sty > > notebook2e.sty > > > > along with a README.txt file telling where to install these. > > > > QUESTIONS: > > > > 1. Is the functionality of these four .m files subsumed by > > ConvertInit.mx? > > The four .m files comprise the code which is used to create > ConvertInit.mx when we build a CD-ROM. The instructions set > up your kernel so that it uses the definitions in the .m files > rather than the .mx file. > > > 2. If so, is the content of these four .m files more recent than > > ConvertInit.mx (whose date is 4/21/99) more recent than that of > > ConvertInit.mx? > > Yes. They will continue to be updated with time. > > > 3. What is the relationship of notebook.sty in that .zip file with > > notebook.sty that is installed as part of installing Mathematica 4.0? > > (Note that the version numbers and dates of these two files are > > inconsistent--the one installed says "v.30 December 20, 1998" whereas > > the one from the .zip file says "notebook.sty,v 1.5 1999/05/05"!) > > The version of the notebook.sty file in the .zip file replaces the one > that sits in > > SystemFiles\IncludeFiles\TeX > > > 4. How come installing Mathematica 4.0 installs notebook.sty (which > > seems to be exclusively for LaTeX 2.09 or else Plain TeX) yet does not > > install notebook2e.sty (which is for the now-standard version of LaTeX, > > namely, LaTeX2e)? > > It _does_ install notebook2e.sty. The file sits in the deeper down > in the directory tree. > > SystemFiles\IncludeFiles\TeX\texmf\tex\latex\wolfram > > The files that are used with LaTeX 2e sit in a TeX directory standard > tree to make it easier to copy the files to your existing TeX installation. > > -- > P.J. Hinton > Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com > Wolfram Research, Inc. > Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone. -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. phone 413 549-1020 (H) Univ. of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) Amherst, MA 01003-4515