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Re: Statistics functions in packages

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  • Subject: [mg26849] Re: Statistics functions in packages
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 01:13:26 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <94m9ng$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

There is a good treatment of this problem, with an example using the
Statistics packages, in
HelpBrowser > Add-ons > Standard Packages >
Appendix: How Mathematica ... > Advanced Topic: Basing new packages ...

Allan Hayes
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"Tom De Vries" <tdevries at> wrote in message
news:94m9ng$3og at
> Hello everyone!
> I really hope someone can help me with this question!!
> I have written a few packages that needed the functionality of other
> packages....
> So far, I haven't had any trouble, I include the name of the package I
> 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
> 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
> trouble....
> Most users do not need to be aware of them, but if you are writing your
> packages using functions defined by a Statistics package, it is wise to
> check whether symbols you need are introduced via one of the Common
> packages.
> If anyone has any advice for me, I would appreciate it.
> Tom De Vries

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