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Re: init.m problem, WinXP with 5.0.1.0

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  • Subject: [mg53608] Re: init.m problem, WinXP with 5.0.1.0
  • From: Helen Read <read at math.uvm.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 03:47:49 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: EM Computer Facility, The University of Vermont
  • References: <csl1np$6v5$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Curt Fischer wrote:

> I run Mathematica for Students on 5.0.1.0 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

Begin["System`Private`"]

in my init.m

That is, no backslashes in there.

--
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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