Statistics functions in packages

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg26830] Statistics functions in packages*From*: "Tom De Vries" <tdevries at shop.westworld.ca>*Date*: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 01:13:12 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello, I posted a question earlier about using Statistics packages in user defined packages. I was having some trouble with the imported functions not being recognized. Thanks to David Park for the suggestion he made that fixed the problem. Here is a simple example.... Suppose you want to use the function NormalDistribution in a package you have created. NormalDistribution is in the Statistics`NormalDistribution` package. However, what worked for me was to place Statistics`NormalDistribution` and Statistics`Common`DistributionsCommon` in the BeginPackage line of my package. I don't know if that made any sense, or if there is something else I should have done, but that has worked. Is that the way to correctly do things.... if a function is in a "common" package, put the package name and the common package name in the BeginPackage line? Thanks again to the many helpers in this group! It really is an amazing resource and I always appreciate the time that is spent helping out. Tom De Vries