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Statistics functions in packages

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  • Subject: [mg26810] Statistics functions in packages
  • From: "Tom De Vries" <tdevries at>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 04:18:48 -0500 (EST)
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Hello everyone!

I really hope someone can help me with this question!!

I have written a few packages that needed the functionality of other

So far, I haven't had any trouble, I include the name of the package I want
to use  in the BeginPackage line and it has worked fine....

I am totally baffled in that I am now using  (or trying to) some Statistics
functions in my own package and I can't get them to work.     I am getting
error message that lead me to believe that I am not asking to use the
functions in the proper way, but I have tried various things with no
success.  Here is an example of the error I am getting....   

q731`Private`NormalDistribution[70, 12]

Here is something I read in the Help files that might be related to my

Most users do not need to be aware of them, but if you are writing your own
packages using functions defined by a Statistics package, it is wise to
check whether symbols you need are introduced via one of the Common

If anyone has any advice for me, I would appreciate it.

Tom De Vries

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