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Re: init.m problem, WinXP with

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  • Subject: [mg53608] Re: init.m problem, WinXP with
  • From: Helen Read <read at>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 03:47:49 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: EM Computer Facility, The University of Vermont
  • References: <csl1np$6v5$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Curt Fischer wrote:

> I run Mathematica for Students on on Windows XP Professional, 
> and haven't had any problems until recently when I began to change my 
> init.m file.
> Now on first loading the kernel, the message window displays errors such as
> ---Error message below:---
> Syntax::sntxq: The string starting at "Begin[\"System`Private`\"]"
>                                                ^
>       has no closing quote. (line 18 of "C:\Program 
> Files\Wol<<40>>ion\Kernel\i
>        nit.m")
> ---End error message---
> For reference, below is my init.m file.  I do not see any extraneous or 
> missing quotation marks, so I cannot figure out what the problem is.
> ---Begin init.m file---
> (** User Mathematica initialization file **)
> (** Decide how to display graphics on this machine **)
> Begin[\"System`Private`\"]

I have


in my init.m

That is, no backslashes in there.

Helen Read
University of Vermont

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