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Re: AW: Loading a Package

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  • Subject: [mg45708] Re: [mg45695] AW: [mg45681] Loading a Package
  • From: "Bruce W. Colletti" <bcolletti at>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 04:54:52 -0500 (EST)
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Thanks for the reply.  Jens-Peer Kuska and Dave Withoff (Wolfram) say the
same, and your common solution works (Jens-Peer also said to use
ContourPlot3D...I had missed the obvious).

I'm still puzzled.  Why does it work when the foreign package sits in
AddOns\StandardPackages\Graphics but not AddOns\Autoload\Graphics (after
all, this autoloads the Graphics routines when Mathematica activates)?  To
create the latter, I simply copied/pasted the former right into Autoload.
What am I missing?

Thanks again.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Klamser" <Klamser at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg45708] [mg45695] AW: [mg45681] Loading a Package

> Hi,
> the package file *.m is a text file.
> Open it with a text editor and look for
> BeginPackage...
> You find
> BeginPackage["Graphics`ImplicitPlot3D`","Utilities`FilterOptions`"]
> therefore you know you have to copy it to the
> G:\Programme\Wolfram
> Research\Mathematica\5.0\AddOns\StandardPackages\Graphics
> directory.
> Needs["Graphics`ImplicitPlot3D`"]
> works fine.
> Regards
> Peter
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Bruce W. Colletti [mailto:bcolletti at]
> Gesendet: Montag, 19. Januar 2004 11:15
> An: mathgroup at
> Betreff: [mg45681] Loading a Package
> Am using Mathematica 5.0 and can't load a v2.0 package
> (ImplicitPlot3D.m) downloaded from MathSource ("3D Plots of Implicitly
> Defined Surfaces").
> Since the package says its context is Graphics`ImplicitPlot3D`, I've
> copied it to the Graphics folder in AddOns/Autoload.  Unfortunately,
> when I use the ImplicitPlot3D command, nothing happens.  Clearly, I
> don't know how to load packages correctly but don't know what's wrong.
> Is it because it's a v2.0 package?  Must I copy the package to the
> Graphics folder in Standard Packages (and then use
> Needs["Graphics`ImplicitPlot3D`"])?  Is a change needed to some init.m
> file?  Or something else?
> Thanks.
> Bruce

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