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Re: Another Combinatorica loading problem

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  • Subject: [mg50137] Re: Another Combinatorica loading problem
  • From: "Dr. Wolfgang Hintze" <weh at>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 05:01:09 -0400 (EDT)
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Using Mathematica 4.0 I put NewCombinatorica.m in the same path as you 
did, viz.


and let Combinatorica.m (old) there as was.

Then, interestingly, I noticed different behaviour of Needs[] and Get[].

First trying


produced the error messages

 From In[1]:=
Needs::"nocont" : "Context \!\(\"DiscreteMath`NewCombinatorica`\"\) was 
not \
created when Needs was evaluated."

but nevertheless worked correctly.

Quitting the local kernel (or restarting Mathematica) and doing

<< "DiscreteMath`NewCombinatorica`"

worked from the start without any error message.

BTW: I took ?RandomGraph as an indication of the package version.


Steve Gray wrote:

> My Combinatorica.m is in
> D:\ProgramFiles\WolframResearch\Mathematica\5.0\AddOns\StandardPackages\DiscreteMath
> but neither
> << DiscreteMath`Combinatorica`
> nor
> Needs["DiscreteMath`Combinatorica`"];
> apparently loads it because NthPermutation[100,{a,b,c,d,e,f,g}] just echoes NthPermutation.
> My $Path is
> { D:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0\AddOns\JLink, 
>   D:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0\AddOns\NETLink,
>   D:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0\AddOns\StandardPackages\StartUp,   
>   D:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0\AddOns\StandardPackages\StartUp,
>   D:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0\AddOns\Autoload,
>   D:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0\AddOns\Applications,
>   D:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0\AddOns\ExtraPackages,
>   D:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0\SystemFiles\Graphics\Packages,
>   D:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.0\Configuration\Kernel  }
> (plus some other stuff)
>    How do I put the required path into $Path, and I wonder why wasn't it included in the package I
> received? I changed nothing about Path.
>    Thanks for any info. This will be holding me up.
> Steve Gray

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