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Re: finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`

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  • Subject: [mg54089] Re: [mg54065] finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 02:46:29 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200502091427.JAA02776@smc.vnet.net>
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Eliminate the "ExtraPackages" layer in the directory structure.

Bobby

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 09:27:48 -0500 (EST), Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote:

> Various packages suggest they should be installed in subdirectories of
> ExtraPackages.  For example, Ersek's RootSearch.m, is to be installed in
> subdirectory Enhancements of ExtraPackages.
>
> I keep all such 3rd party add-ons in a directory tree separate from the
> Mathematica install directory tree.  Namely, in a directory to which
> $UserBaseDirectory points.  Thus, RootSearch.m is in directory:
>
>    ToFileName[{$UserBaseDirectory, "ExtraPackages", "Enhancements"}]
>
> Yet still a command such as
>
>    <<Enhancements`RootSearch`
>
> or
>
>    Needs["Enhancements`RootSearch`"]
>
> fails to find its target.
>
> How can I make this work?
>
> Platform: Mathematica 5.1 for Windows (XP).
>



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