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RE: Using Needs[] and Nodal

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  • Subject: [mg26739] RE: [mg26721] Using Needs[] and Nodal
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 02:14:15 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Assuming that the name of the package is Nodal.m and you have put it in the
Nodal directory, then you should be able to load it by:


The first part of the loading name is the directory it is in, and the second
part is the package name. Mathematica automatically looks in the
AddOns/StandardPackages and the AddOns/ExtraPackages directories.

A better place to put the package might be the AddOns/ExtraPackages/Nodal
directory, where it will be kept separate from the standard packages and yet
will load by the very same statements.

David Park
djmp at

> From: Adam Yudelman [mailto:yudelman at]
To: mathgroup at
> I am just starting with mathematica. I got this book, "Applied Electronic
> Engineering with Mathematica" and it came with a demo version of the Nodal
> software. I put the nodal .m files into //Mathematica
> 4/Addons/StandardPackages/Nodal/ but when I enter
> Needs["Nodal`","NodalDem.m"];
> as is recommended by the book, I get
> Get::"noopen": "Cannot open \!\(\"NodalDem.m\"\)."
> Needs::"nocont": "Context \!\(\"Nodal`\"\) was not created when
> Needs was \
> evaluated."
> Can someone tell me how to load in this package to use?
> Adam

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