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Getting File Directory Using Any Platform

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg34013] Getting File Directory Using Any Platform
  • From: "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at navair.navy.mil>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 03:27:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I want a line of code that will return the directory where the Notation
package is located and it should return a result consistent with the
operating system used.  If the following doesn't work on your platform
please let me know. I am also interested in any improvements to this code. 


In[1]:= 
  dirs=Which[
    $System==="Microsoft Windows","\\AddOns\\ExtraPackages\\Utilities",
    $System==="Machintosh",":AddOns:ExtraPackages:Utilities",
    True (* Unix *), "/AddOns/ExtraPackages/Utilities"
  ];
  DirectoryName[$TopDirectory<>dirs<>"Notation.m"]


Out[1]=
   C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\4.1\AddOns\ExtraPackages\

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Thanks, 
  Ted Ersek
  Get Mathematica tips, tricks from
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