Re: finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg54105] Re: [mg54065] finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 02:47:52 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <200502091427.JAA02776@smc.vnet.net> <opslxwdoz7iz9bcq@monster.ma.dl.cox.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Moving Enhancements to be a direct subdirectory of $UserBaseDirectory did NOT work for me! Neither <<Enhancements`RootSearch` nor <<RootSearch` find RootSearch.m. One thing that does work is to move Enhancements to be a subdirectory of ToFileName[{$UserBaseDirectory, "Applications"}]. But what I was hoping for was some way of setting some environment variable, e.g., so that Mathematica would search subdirectories of $UserBaseDirectory other than just Applications and its subdirectories. DrBob wrote: > 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). >> > > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`***From:*DrBob <drbob@bigfoot.com>

**References**:**finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>