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Re: finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`

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  • Subject: [mg54103] Re: [mg54065] finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 02:47:42 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200502091427.JAA02776@smc.vnet.net> <420A3FF9.9020103@wolfram.com>
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So perhaps package authors should take note of this and change their 
recommended install location.

Thanks.


Igor C. Antonio wrote:
> Murray,
> 
> That's because $UserBaseDirectory\ExtraPackages\Enchancements is not a 
> directory that Mathematica searches through (it's not defined in $Path).
> 
> You should place it in a directory within
> $UserBaseDirectory\Applications\
> 
> ie:
> 
> $UserBaseDirectory\Applications\Enhancements
> 
> Igor C. Antonio
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
> www.wolfram.com
> 
> Murray Eisenberg 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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