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Re: Needs[] and <<

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  • Subject: [mg23054] Re: Needs[] and <<
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 03:00:18 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


a) only S. Wolfram will know it, because he wrote the book
b) Get[] is the older construction, and read always the
   package. Needs[] is bit newer and will load the package
   only if it not already loaded. Since Needs[] only look
   for the context it will not work if you try to load a edited
   package again

Since the book is update from version to version it is no
need to replace a correct working line by an equivalen one.

Hans Friedrich Steffani wrote:
> Why does the examples in the Mathematica book say
> << Graphics`Graphics`
> instead of
> Needs["Graphics`Graphics`"]
> ?
> Hans Friedrich Steffani

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