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Re: OSX version of Extrapackages folder

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  • Subject: [mg55962] Re: OSX version of Extrapackages folder
  • From: Roger Bagula <rlbagulatftn at>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 05:26:12 -0400 (EDT)
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I asked this very same question (phrased a little differently).
In your computer name file ( Users directory in unix has two: Shared and 
the name you gave your computer when you set it up)
you'll find
That is where you put what are called the m files for add on packages.
It works here with stuff I had in my Classic packages folder.
That where it will look first when you ask it to get the package.
It appears that you can have subdirectories in that folder as well.
Peter McCallum wrote:
> Hi
> I have to install some data sets from the website. I'm
> using a Mac with OSX v10.3.8 installed. Mathematica v5.0. 
> I have to install some files. The ReadMe says to put them in Wolfram
> Research/Mathematica/3.0/AddOns/ExtraPackages or whatever the equivalent
> is for the version of Mathematica I am using. 
> The problem is the ExtraPackages folder does not exist on my system. Any
> ideas what the equivalent of this is under OSX and Mathematica v5
> Unfortunately there's no contact for support on the website.
> Thanks
> Peter

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