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Re: finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`

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  • Subject: [mg54203] Re: finding package in ExtraPackages`Enhancements`
  • From: tt at
  • Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 00:21:33 -0500 (EST)
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As suggested, use the AppendTo[$Path, your_directory]  and
put in the kernel init.m file. This is where the searching path is
defined (you will see where in the init.m file). The kernel  init.m
file is in the directory:

C:\Program Files\Wolfram


On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 14:54:09 +0000 (UTC), Murray Eisenberg
<murray at> 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`
>   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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