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- Subject: [mg35737] Package Puzzlers?
- From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 03:32:12 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
I want to make some simple packages. Not even much worried about contexts or protection, since all symbols likely to be global anyway. But I would like to put multiple cells including notebook type header cells in these packages -- primarily, I suppose, because this makes the code so much easier to edit and more readable, for me anyway, than using (* *) style comments. 1) All the package demos and templates I've seen seem to be single cells (though that's not always very clearly stated). Do packages have to be single cells? Or can they have multiple cells, including header cells? 2) How come compound expressions in these single-cell packages don't seem to need semicolons between the expressions? 3) As an alternative to a package, suppose I just want a cell in notebook A to execute the entirely of another notebook B, again with no context concerns, all symbols global, and notebooks A and B both open on the desktop. What exactly do I need to put in notebook A to do this? (I can read all about the NotebookCreate, NotebookWrite, NotebookFind commands -- I just can't find a "NotebookRun" or "NotebookExecute" command.) Mac PB G3, OS 9.1, Mathematica 4.0.