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RE: How to display package contents?

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  • Subject: [mg36741] RE: [mg36734] How to display package contents?
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 04:32:19 -0400 (EDT)
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I generally use the Needs statement to load a package. It avoids double
loading and all the error messages that result. Say


Then to obtain information on the routines in the package just use...


On Version 4.1 or later you obtain an active cell listing all the exported
names in the package. If you click on any of the names you obtain the usage
message for the name. (On earlier Mathematica versions you only obtain a
list of the names and you have to use ?name to obtain the usage message.)
Also on Version 4.1 or later the usage messages usually have an active
"More" link. If you click on that it will bring you to the relevant Help
page. (Private packages may not have that feature.)

David Park
djmp at

From: jose flanigan [mailto:jflanigan at]
To: mathgroup at

After I load  a package using

Is there a way to figure out what the package exports without editing
the source file?


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